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Thursday, September 22, 2011

parmesan pretzel bites {recipe}

These are so so yummy!! 
I've made several batches lately for get-togethers and football games and I never ever get to bring any home. It's sad really... 

But the recipe is completely fabulous! 
It might seem complicated at first but once you try it, it's super simple.


 - thawed dinner rolls {1 roll makes 4 pretzel bites}
 - melted butter
 - parmesan cheese

I start with these as my dough. Any frozen {thawed} round roll should work though. 

First, preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
Set a large pot of water on the stove to boil. 

While these two things are heating up, cut each roll in quarters.

Place the cut dough on a greased cookie sheet. 
Let it sit five to ten minutes out in the open to allow the dough to rise a little.

In the meantime, prep a platter or dish with paper towels on top.

When your water is boiling, toss in 10-12 pieces of dough at a time. Let them sit in the boiling water for 45 seconds. Then place them on the paper towels to drain/cool off.

{Are you tired of seeing my orange Rachel Ray cookware? Blame J.B., they're his.}

Note: the dough balls are going to look kind of weird and shriveled. 
Don't worry, the oven will fluff them right up

Next, grab the original baking sheet and regrease it. 
Place the dough balls back on the sheet and stick them in the oven about 15 minutes or until they're golden brown.

After you take them out of the oven, generously brush them with the melted butter.

Then roll the pretzel bites in the parmesan cheese.
{taste test here for the perfect amount of cheese on each}

And you're done!! These are so great that they don't even need a dipping sauce. Though I bet some warm marinara would be good ... hmm, a new idea!

You could also roll the pretzel bites in Kosher salt if you want more of the original  pretzel taste. Maybe serve with some mustard or cheese?

OR you could roll them in cinnamon and make a sugary dipping glaze for a dessert pretzel!!


  1. OMG I have seen pretzel recipes all over Pinterest but this seems sooooo easy! I am going to give these a try very soon! Thanks!