Need a yummy game day snack?! I got a great one for you! While scrolling through Pinterest (where MOST of my recipes come from) I found the pretzel bites recipe from the blog Fooduzzi and knew I had to try it! You can get the original recipe here.
I made a few changes, so here is my adapted recipe!
Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 20 minutes Makes about 30 pretzel bites
• 1 packet instant dry yeast
• 1 and 1/2 cups warm water
• 1 tsp. salt
• 1 Tbsp. raw sugar
• 3.5-4 cups Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour
• 9 cups water
• 2/3 cup baking soda
• For topping: “everything” bagel seasoning, salt, etc.
1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. (I had to use two baking sheets)
2. Add yeast, water, salt, and sugar in a bowl and whisk together. Using a hand mixer on the medium-low speed, slowly add your flour to the mixture until combined. The dough should come together and not be too sticky. (The original recipe uses a stand mixer with the dough attachment, but we only have a hand mixer and it worked just fine!)
3. Meanwhile, bring your water and baking soda to a boil in a large pot.
4. Turn the dough out on a floured surface and form into a flat circle. Cut into 2-inch strips, then cut each strip into 1 and 1/2 – 2 inch bites.
5. Take 5-10 bites and carefully drop them in your boiling baking soda water for 20-30 seconds. Carefully remove with a slotted spoon and place on your prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with desired toppings – I used salt. Continue this process until all of the bites are boiled and topped.
6. Bake 18-22 minutes, or until the pretzels are nice and golden brown on the outside and cooked through on the inside. Serve immediately – these get really dense and chewy after a few hours at room temperature.
These are seriously AH-mazing! They were easy to make and I love how few ingredients there were. I made them Sunday after church and my husband and I ate almost all of them in one sitting while we watched the Panthers play! Next time I want to try a new topping like cinnamon sugar! They would be a tasty sweet snack too!