No matter what sporting event you are into, food is always a huge part of the day. Enjoy these snack-worthy pretzels bites for the Super Bowl and beyond.
By Gina Kleinworth
We take game days quite seriously in out house. With the playoffs happening now & the Super Bowl game coming up I am in full party food mode around here. You would think it all dies down once the season ends. Well, not exactly. We are also HUGE NASCAR fans. We make a huge homegating spread here & watch the races on the big screen with the surround sound going. The food is a huge part of making the experience great – starting with these Soft Pretzel Bites.
- 2¼ teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1¼ cups warm milk (110°-120°F)
- 2 tablespoons corn syrup
- 3¼ cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ cup baking soda
- 1 large egg
- coarse salt (or pretzel salt)
- Preheat oven to 450°F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper- set aside
- Add milk into mixer bowl
- Sprinkle yeast over top
- Add honey 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
- In a small bowl beat egg and 2 tablespoons water with a fork -Set aside
- 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
- Brush each with egg wash
- Sprinkle with course salt
- Bake for 7-9 minutes until the tops are browned
Gina is the author & photographer behind Kleinworth & Co. She is a homeschooling mom to 3 and devoted wife with a passion for all things creative. Gina lives in Northern Idaho but is a So Cal native & spent 12 years living in various parts of the Nevada desert. Kleinworth & Co is a creative blog where Gina shares recipes, gift ideas, crafts, simple & cost effective ways to decorate your home, creative & fun projects for the kids & photography tips. Come visit to learn, share & get inspired on a budget.