Warm Homemade Pretzels For The Win

homemade pretzel

Ah, who doesn’t love a freshly made pretzel?! This beloved snack has been around for centuries and its history is as delicious as its flavor.

Pretzels are believed to have originated in Europe during the early Middle Ages. It is said that a monk created the pretzel as a reward for children who had memorized their prayers. The traditional shape of the pretzel, which resembles two arms crossing in prayer, is believed to represent this origin story.

Pretzels quickly became popular throughout Europe and were brought to the United States in the 1800s by German immigrants, who continued to shape and bake them in the traditional way. Today, pretzels are enjoyed all over the world in a variety of shapes, sizes, and flavors.

And now for the best part – making your own pretzel bites! This recipe for pretzel bites with cheddar cheese sauce is sure to be a hit.

Pretzel Ingredients:

-1 package of store-bought pretzel dough
-1/4 cup melted butter
-1 teaspoon garlic powder
-1 teaspoon onion powder
-1 teaspoon salt
-1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
-1/2 cup milk
-2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

For the Cheese Sauce:

-1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
-1/4 cup milk
-1 tablespoon butter
-1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Roll out pretzel dough into a 1/2 inch thick sheet.
  2. Cut into 1-inch squares and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  3. In a small bowl, combine melted butter, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. Brush the butter mixture over the pretzel bites.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
  5. While pretzel bites are baking, prepare the cheese sauce. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  6. Whisk in flour and cook for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in milk and bring to a simmer.
  7. Reduce heat to low and stir in cheddar cheese until melted.
  8. Remove from heat and set aside.
  9. Once pretzel bites are done baking, remove from oven and let cool.
  10. Serve warm with cheese sauce and optional garnishes such as chopped chives, diced tomatoes, or diced jalapenos.

Kitchen Equipment Needed:
-Rolling pin
-Parchment paper
-Baking sheet
-Small bowl

Optional Garnishes:
-Chopped chives
-Diced tomatoes
-Diced jalapenos

Enjoy your homemade pretzel bites with cheddar cheese sauce!

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