Recipes For My Boys: Stuffed Soft Pretzel Bites

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Stuffed Soft Pretzel Bites

I love soft pretzels and thought I would try my hand at making them from frozen dough.  Super easy and fun!  I stuffed them with everything!  Chocolate chips, colby/jack cheese, hot dogs, rolos, broccoli and cheese,  and even chocolate chip cookie dough.  Yes, I did!  ~smiles~  Only thing was....they got mixed up and I didn't know what was in each one!  LOL  We had fun guessing and biting into each one.  It was like a box of chocolates.  You just don't know what you are getting until you dive in and take a bite out of it.  And, just like chocolates...you have to eat what you get.  ~smile~  Mix yours up too, for a little added fun!  Enjoy!


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Stuffed Soft Pretzel Bites
Ingredients

18 to 36 Rhodes Bake-N-Serve White Dinner Rolls 
whatever you want to stuff in the bites
6 cups water
1/2 cup baking soda
1 egg beaten plus one teaspoon water*
kosher salt or cinnamon sugar

Directions

Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. 
Thaw dough,  once thawed but still cold   Cut each roll in half.

The boys wanted cookie dough inside!  ~smile~ To stuff, stretch the dough a little bit and put a tiny bit of filling on dough.

Fold over and seal completely.  Place seal side down to rise until doubled in size.
Once risen, heat water to boil in a large pot.  
Carefiully, add baking soda.  It will make the water RISE and may overflow if added all at once.
Check to make certain bites are sealed and add a couple at the time

Boil, in a gentle boil, for 30 seconds..flipping at flip and cook another 5 to 15 seconds.  Remove with a slotted spoon. Drain over a paper towel and put on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper right away. 
*Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven 6 to 8 minutes, depending how brown you like them.
 Once done, take out of oven.  Turn oven to broil.  Spray with margarine. Sprinkle with kosher salt and put under the broiler until  a dark brown.  Leave oven door opened a crack so you can watch them carefully.  They will brown very fast and can burn if you are not constantly watching them.  This gives them a hard, buttery and salty top.  Enjoy!  

*Alternate method....Brush tops with egg wash.  Generously coat with kosher salt before baking and skip spraying margarine, adding salt and broiling.  Cook as directed.
IF STUFFED SOFT PRETZEL BITES WITH PERISHABLE FOOD INSIDE ARE NOT EATEN IMMEDIATELY, PLEASE KEEP IN THE REFRIGERATOR.

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