Just in time for the Superbowl, here's the perfect snack. Did you know, there are a few key criteria for determining the perfect Superbowl snack?
- Contains cheese and/or bacon
The version of these snacks that I made didn't have any bacon in them but they certainly could have. It would be so easy to put pretty much anything in them. I used some sun-dried tomatoes and also made some with some extra guacamole I had. Cheese in all of them of course. After creating the pretzel dough, you roll it out flat and then put a line of filling along the dough. Wrap it up and cut it into bite size, or larger pieces and let them rest. To get that perfect pretzel texture, you quickly boil the pieces and then bake them until golden brown. Brush with butter and sprinkle with salt.
Don't try these without the Honey Mustard though! It's so easy to make and throw in the jalapeno's to add some kick.
Cheese Pretzel Bites with Jalapeño Honey Mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon packed light brown sugar, divided
1/4 cup warm water (110-115°F)
1 cup warm milk (110-115°F)
2 1/2 to 3 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup finely chopped sharp Cheddar, divided
6 cups water
4 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 cup Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons finely chopped seeded fresh jalapeños
1 tablespoon mild honey
1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted
1 to 2 tablespoons pretzel salt or coarse salt