Cinnamon & Sugar Pretzel Bites
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Cinnamon & Sugar Pretzel Bites

Ingredients

  • teaspoons active dry yeast
  • cups warm milk 110°-120°F
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup baking soda

Coating

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 tsp cinnamon

Cream Cheese Dip

  • 3 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp butter - room temperature
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk more if you want a thinner consistency

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper- set aside
  • Add milk into mixer bowl
  • Sprinkle yeast over top
  • Add corn syrup and stir with a fork gently
  • Allow yeast to bloom for 5-10 minutes
  • Once it is nice and foamy, it is ready
  • Fill large stock pot with water and bring to a boil over medium high heat
  • Add flour and salt to mixer
  • Knead with dough hook until the dough comes together in one ball
  • Add more flour a tablespoon at a time as needed- Dough should be tacky- not sticky
  • Place dough on counter top and form dough into a ball
  • Using a pastry cutter or butter knife- cut this ball into 60-65 pieces
  • The easiest way to do this is to quarter the ball of dough
  • Roll each quarter into an 15-20” strand
  • Cut that into equal pieces
  • Carefully, add baking soda to boiling water just a little sprinkle at a time.
  • CAUTION: IT WILL BOIL RAPIDLY.
  • Place dough pieces into boiling water about 10-15 at a time
  • Remove with a slotted spoon after 30 seconds
  • Place on prepared baking sheet and repeat until all bites have been boiled
  • Arrange all pretzel bites so they are not touching
  • Bake for 7-9 minutes until the tops are browned
  • In a small bowl melt butter for coating
  • Combine cinnamon & sugar to another small bowl & keep near
  • Remove bites from oven & immediately add several to melted butter to coat & then transfer to cinnamon/sugar mixture to coat
  • Return to baking sheet while you work on repeating process with remaining bites

Cream cheese dip

  • Combine all ingredients in mixer bowl & beat until smooth
  • Enjoy immediately - unfortunately these don't keep well for an extended period of time
  • Store any unused dip in refrigerator