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Bacon Egg and Cheese Pretzel Bites

These Bacon Egg & Cheese Soft Pretzel Bites are stuffed to perfection!  They are a great recipe to get kids in the kitchen to help with! Great after school snack idea or breakfast on the go! 

Author Larisha Campbell

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup warm water + 1 tsp divided
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 tsp yeast
  • 4 1/2 cups flour divided
  • 6 tbsp melted butter divided
  • 1 lb bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 7 large eggs scrambled
  • 2 cups cheese we used 1/2 mozzarella and 1/2 cheddar
  • 10 cups water
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1 egg yolk beaten
  • pretzel salt or coarse salt

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, add warm water, brown sugar, and salt. Stir to combine.
  2. Sprinkle yeast over top of water mixture and let sit for 5 minutes.
  3. In another large bowl, add 4 cups flour, 3 tbsp melted butter, and yeast mixture.
  4. Using a wooden spoon, stir to combine.
  5. Using the remaining 1/2 cup flour, lightly flour a workspace, roll out dough and knead in remaining flour.
  6. Knead for 5 minutes.
  7. *Note: If using a stand mixer, add all the flour together at once and knead in mixer for 5 minutes.
  8. Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl and tightly cover with plastic wrap.
  9. Refrigerate overnight (minimum of 8 hours).
  10. Remove from fridge and place chilled dough on a lightly oiled surface.
  11. Cut dough into 8 equal pieces.
  12. Take one piece and roll out into a 6 inch log.
  13. Cut log into 6 even pieces.
  14. Repeat with remaining 7 pieces to end with a total of 48 small pieces.
  15. Roll out a piece into a circle about 4 inches wide and layer with egg, bacon, and cheese (about 1 tsp of each).
  16. Seal the edges of each well.
  17. Repeat with remaining 47 pieces.
  18. In a large pot, boil 10 cups of water.
  19. Once boiling, add baking soda.
  20. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  21. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  22. Gently add bites to boiling water, careful not to overcrowd.
  23. Let boil for 30 seconds and carefully remove to parchment lined baking sheet.
  24. Mix egg yolk with 1 tsp water.
  25. Brush yolk mixture on top of pretzels.
  26. Sprinkle with coarse salt (lightly as the bacon will add a layer of salt).
  27. Bake for 10-12 minutes until a deep golden brown color.
  28. Remove from oven and brush with melted butter.
  29. Wait until cooled to eat.
  30. If any remain (unlikely), you can keep in fridge for 3 days or freeze and thaw as needed.