Homemade Pretzel Bites W/cheddar Cheese Sauce Recipe

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  1. 1. Combine water, sugar, yeast, and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer and mix until combined. Let sit 5 minutes.
  2. 2. Add the salt and flour and mix on low-speed (using dough hook) until combined. Increase the speed to medium and continue mixing until dough is smooth and begins to pull away from the side of the bowl. This will probably take about 3-4 minutes.
  3. 3. If dough appears too wet, add more flour a tablespoon at a time.
  4. 4. Remove the dough from bowl, place on a flat, floured surface and knead into a ball.
  5. 5. Coat a bowl with olive oil, add the dough and roll to coat with oil. Cover with plastic wrap, place in a warm draft-free spot and allow to rise until doubled in size.
  6. 6. Preheat oven to 425.
  7. 7. Bring water to boil in a medium-sized sauce pan, add baking soda.
  8. 8. Remove the dough and place on floured surface. Divide dough into eight equal pieces.Roll each piece into a rope about 22 inches long. Cut dough into about 1-inch pieces.
  9. 9. Boil the pieces in the water solution in small batches, about 10-15 at a time.Boil for about 30 seconds. Remove with a slotted spoon.
  10. 10. Place pretzel bites on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Try to keep the bites from touching.
  11. 11. Brush the tops with the egg wash and sprinkle liberally with salt.
  12. 12. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.
  13. 13. Remove to baking rack and allow to cool for 5 minutes before eating.
  14. 14. While pretzel bites are baking, make cheese sauce.
  15. 15. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and cook 1 minute. Whisk in the milk and cook until slightly thickened.
  16. 16. Remove from heat, stir in the cheese until smooth and all of the cheese is melted. Add the salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Stir until smooth.
  17. 17. Enjoy! :)
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1344.36 Kcal (5629 kJ)
Calories from fat 474.42 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 52.71g 81%
Cholesterol 165.2mg 55%
Sodium 17568.39mg 732%
Potassium 419.67mg 9%
Total Carbs 169.76g 57%
Sugars 9.03g 36%
Dietary Fiber 7.11g 28%
Protein 43.28g 87%
Vitamin C 0.4mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 10%
Iron 3.1mg 17%
Calcium 784.7mg 78%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 89.82 Kcal (376 kJ)
Calories from fat 31.7 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.52g 81%
Cholesterol 11.04mg 55%
Sodium 1173.76mg 732%
Potassium 28.04mg 9%
Total Carbs 11.34g 57%
Sugars 0.6g 36%
Dietary Fiber 0.47g 28%
Protein 2.89g 87%
Iron 0.2mg 17%
Calcium 52.4mg 78%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 30.5
  • 35

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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