Pretzel Bites With Cheese

Recipe by Sharon123
READY IN: 50mins
YIELD: 1 batch




  • Combine the yeast, 1 teaspoon brown sugar, and warm water in the bowl of a stand mixer and let rest 5-8 minutes until foamy.
  • In another bowl, stir together the remaining 2 tablespoons brown sugar and warm milk until dissolved.
  • Add 2 1/2 cups flour and milk mixture to the yeast. Attach the dough hook and knead dough at low speed until a smooth and elastic ball forms, 5 to 7 minutes(or knead by hand). If dough is sticky, you can add up to an additional 1/2 cup flour.
  • Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled large bowl and turn it to coat with the oil. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise at room temperature until doubled in size, about 2 hours.
  • Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Divide into 4 equal pieces. Roll one of the four sections into a 12×4 inch rectangle.
  • With the long side facing you, gently press 1/4 cup of cheese into the bottom third of the dough.
  • Roll as tightly as possible, starting with the end that has the filling.
  • Cut into 12 1-inch pieces and transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat with remaining 3 portions of the dough.
  • Let rest, uncovered, at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a large saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Add the baking soda and lower heat to a simmer. Carefully boil pretzels in batches, putting the pretzels into the poaching liquid, seam side down.
  • Poach for 10 seconds then carefully turn the pretzel over in the liquid. Poach the other side for 10 seconds then remove with a slotted spoon to the prepared sheet pans, seam side down. Repeat with the remaining pretzels.
  • Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  • Brush warm pretzel bites with melted butter and sprinkle with salt. Serve warm with honey mustard dipping sauce. Enjoy!