Appetizers, Snack

Pretzel Bites & Cheese Dip

This one is a winner! It was gobbled up by me and my kids…my husband didn’t even get to try it. 🙁 

These pretzel bites are another great idea for a Superbowl 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!

Pretzel Bites and Cheese Dip

  • Servings: 10
  • Difficulty: easy
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Yields: 10 servings (3 pretzels with 2 tablespoons of cheese dip = 5 Freestyle points)

Ingredients:

  • 5 Pillsbury Grands biscuits
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/3 cup baking soda
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 1 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Cut each biscuit into 6 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball.
  3. Bring 6 cups of water and baking soda to a boil.
  4. Drop the dough balls into the boiling water for one minute.
  5. Line a baking pan with parchment paper and spray with no-stick cooking spray.
  6. Remove the pretzels with a slotted spoon and place them on the baking pan.
  7. Brush each pretzel with the egg. Sprinkle with salt.
  8. Bake 11-13 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. While the pretzels cook, melt butter in a small saucepan. Add flour and whisk together.
  10. 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 whisk together until cheese is melted and blended.
  11. Season cheese with salt and pepper.

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4 thoughts on “Pretzel Bites & Cheese Dip”

  1. How many points would it be if you did not use the cheese dip. Could you freeze the pretzels when done cooking and pop in microwave and heat up when you just want a snack ??? Thank you for a great looking recipe.

    1. The pretzels are 1 point each without the cheese dip. I haven’t tried to freeze them but I think it would work. Let me know if you try it!

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