This one is a winner! It was gobbled up by me and my kids in just minutes.
These pretzel bites are perfect for any party. Your guests will be impressed that you can make pretzels and they won’t even realize this is a perfect recipe for Weight Watchers.
This recipe isn’t too time consuming. I used Pillsbury Grands biscuits which were perfect. No need to make your own dough!
It also has an easy to make cheese dip that is low in points.
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How to make Pretzel Bites and Cheese Dip:
Start by cutting each of the biscuits into 6 pieces and roll them into a ball.
Bring 6 cups of water to a boil, then slowly add in the baking soda.
It might sound weird to add so much baking soda to the water, but it’s what gives the pretzels their brownish crispy exterior while remaining soft on the inside.
Boil the pretzels for 1 minute, they should be floating. Remove them with a slotted spoon and add them to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Brush each pretzel bite with egg wash and add the salt. Bake 11-13 minutes or until they have the signature brown pretzel color.
While the pretzels are baking you can make the cheese sauce. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a small saucepan. Add the flour to the butter and whisk together.
Slowly whisk in the skim milk. Let the mixture come to a simmer and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the cheddar cheese and garlic powder. Keep mixing until the cheese is completely melted.
Yield: 5 servings (each serving is 3 pretzels with 2 tablespoons of cheese dip)
- 5 Pillsbury Grands biscuits
- 6 cups water
- 1/3 cup baking soda
- 1 egg, beaten
- Coarse salt
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup skim milk
- 1 cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Cut each biscuit into 6 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball
Bring 6 cups of water to a boil and add baking soda. Drop the dough balls into the boiling water for one minute.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with no-stick cooking spray. Remove the pretzels with a slotted spoon and place them on the baking sheet.
Brush each pretzel with the egg, then sprinkle with salt.
Bake 11-13 minutes or until golden brown.
While the pretzels cook, melt butter in a small saucepan. Add flour and whisk together.
Slowly add the milk to the saucepan while whisking. Allow the mixture to simmer for a minute until it thickens slightly. Add the cheddar cheese and garlic powder, then whisk together until cheese is melted and blended. Season cheese with salt and pepper.
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