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Homemade Soft Pretzels and Pizza Stuffed Pretzel Bites

Okay, there is no way these pretzels can outshine the fresh-from-the-oven pretzels from Brave Horse Tavern. I’d need to buy some rye flour to even begin to compete. But these pretzels blow anything you can buy at a ballpark out of the water.

Here is a link to the recipe I used for the dough that has nice step-by-step instructions and pictures.

I used half of the dough to make plain pretzels topped with sea salt, but I used the other half to make pizza stuffed pretzel bites. I used the dough equivalent required to make one regular pretzel to make two pizza pretzel bites. Instead of forming them into a pretzel shape, I rolled the dough into a ball, then flattened it before adding a slice of pepperoni and as much shredded mozzarella as I could fit in, then pinching all of the ends together to form a ball. I used the same boiling and baking process as the regular pretzels.

The regular pretzels are a great vehicle on which to serve many kinds of dips,¬†and the pizza pretzel bites taste great dipped in marinara sauce. Dustin said they reminded him of something that he used to get from Double Dave’s. I think they are a lot better than those microwavable pizza bites you can buy from the grocery store. Next time we are having a football-watching party, I think I’ll try stuffing the pretzels with something else equally delicious for a different spin on this recipe!

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