Easy Shortcut Pretzel Bites

When you think Superbowl snacks, what is the first one that comes to your mind? A quick internet search proves that people think pretzels when they think football. So, this week, I have a soft pretzel recipe, kicked up a notch, for you to try at your Superbowl parties!

Easy Shortcut Pretzel Bites

These pretzel bites use a shortcut – and every so often, we all need shortcuts! This recipe uses premade store bought roll dough instead of making dough from scratch. Some days are meant for the full on recipe, from scratch process, but for those other days, when you want to whip up something for a crowd – these are a great way to enjoy delicious soft pretzels made at home.

roll dough

There are two topping options to roll these pretzel bites in, parmesan and garlic or cinnamon and sugar. Both are great, but totally different tastes, one for the sweet tooth and one for the salty, savoury fans. These pretzel bites are not a typical soft pretzel, they are buttery and doughy, almost like a donut hole, but with a chewy crust and the best coating ever!

Try them out and let me know which flavor you like best – find me on Facebook, Twitter or comment on the blog!

Easy Shortcut Pretzel Bites

You’ll need: Frozen roll dough (find this is the freezer or bakery section at the grocery store) and butter
Two Choices for toppings: coarse salt, parmesan and garlic, or cinnamon and sugar

Thaw the rolls. Once thawed, cut each roll into four equal pieces. 
Place each bite on greased sheets and cover with plastic wrap (Make sure to spray the plastic wrap with non-stick spray) to let dough rise, it should double in size. This may take about 35-45 minutes.

Bring a large pot of water to a gentle boil. 

pieces in pot

When dough has risen, toss about 10 pieces into the boiling water, for about 45 seconds. Remove with slotted spoon, and place them on paper towels to drain slightly.  Now move the bites back to the greased baking sheets and bake at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes or until done and golden brown.

For Garlic Parmesan Pretzel Bites: Make a mixture of parmesan and garlic: About 1 cup parmesan cheese and 1 1/4 tsp of garlic powder with some coarse salt sprinkled in, and mix well. Brush bites with melted butter, and toss in Parmesan cheese mix until well coated.

For Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites:  Make a mixture of Cinnamon and sugar:  About 1 cup sugar and 1 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon, and mix together well. After you brush the pretzel bites in melted butter, toss in cinnamon and sugar mixture.
Cinnamon Sugar Garlic Parmesan (1 of 1)

Enjoy! Let me know what you think! 

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