The beginning of fall also means the beginning of game day food spreads. Impress your guests with homemade pretzel bites and honey mustard sauce this season. Make the sauce ahead of time, refrigerate and save even more time on food prep. You can buy your pizza dough ready-made or if you want make you own give this pizza dough recipe from Romina a try.
16 oz. pizza dough of your choice (if frozen leave time for thawing)
9 cups water
½ cup baking soda
1 egg, beaten
Sea salt or coarse Kosher salt for sprinkling
Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce:
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1/4 – 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper (adjust to your preferred level of heat)
- Preheat oven to 425°F. Line one bakers half sheet with a silicone baking mat.
- Divide the dough into four equal parts and roll each part into long ropes. Cut the ropes into 1½-inch pieces to make bites.
- Bring the water and baking soda to a boil in a large pot. Drop the bites from one rope into water and let sit for 20 seconds or until they float. Remove with a slotted spoon and place onto the prepared baking sheet; spacing them evenly so that they do not touch. Repeat this process with the other three ropes.
- Brush beaten egg over each pretzel bite. Sprinkle with sea salt. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Do not overbake.
- While pretzels are baking, in a small bowl, whisk together honey mustard ingredients until smooth. Set aside.
- Remove from oven and serve with honey mustard. Best served warm.
These pretzels are begging to be dipped into all types of sauces. Maybe it is your families favorite nacho cheese or the old reliable ranch dip? You could turn savory to sweet by sprinkling with cinnamon and sugar instead of salt and make an icing dip. Or leave them plain and make a yummy chocolate sauce. What sauce will you use to jazz up your pretzel bites? Give me your suggestions in the comments below.