Stuffed Pretzel Bites + Homemade Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

These Stuffed Pretzel Bites are filled with smoked cheddar cheese – serve ’em up with this Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce for a real gameday treat!

THESE ARE AMAZING! Perfect for gameday appetizers! Stuffed Pretzel Bites with Homemade Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

I’m a pretty big sports fan.  By pretty big sports fan, I really mean a die-hard, crazy, live-for-Saturdays-and-Sundays kind of sports fan.  And like any true sports fan, I love a good gameday appetizer.  I’ve been loving the pretzel craze that has swept the country lately, and the other day I decided the time had come to make some Stuffed Pretzel Bites as a tasty gameday treat.  I added some shredded smoked cheddar cheese and then just sealed the little bites up.  Ummm…woah!  These little bite-size nuggets are totally delicious!!  And to make it even better, I whipped up a quick Homemade Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce using Colman’s Mustard.  These tasty treats have quickly raced to the top of my all-time favorite appetizer list!  And the best part?  They’re surprisingly very easy to make.

THESE ARE AMAZING! Perfect for gameday appetizers! Stuffed Pretzel Bites with Homemade Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Several weeks ago, I entered a mystery ingredient contest.  The rules were pretty simple.  A mystery ingredient would be mailed to me, and I then had to create a recipe using that ingredient.  I was admittedly a bit nervous about participating in this one.  What if I opened the box and the ingredient was something wild and crazy?  What if I had no idea what to do with it?  As it turns out, I didn’t have to worry about that.  I opened up the mystery box to find…Colman’s Mustard!

I immediately knew that pretzels had to be involved somehow.  After all, pretzels and mustard just go so darned well together.  After a bit of experimenting in the kitchen, I ended up using some of the dry mustard in the actual dough to boost the flavor.  And I also whipped up an easy honey mustard dipping sauce using some of the same Colman’s Dry Mustard. These Stuffed Pretzel Bites are not only easy to make, but they’re also super tasty.  Pretty much a win-win if you ask me!

THESE ARE AMAZING! Perfect for gameday appetizers! Stuffed Pretzel Bites with Homemade Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Disclaimer: Colman’s Mustard supplied the mustard to me at no cost, but the recipe and opinions are entirely my own.

THESE ARE AMAZING! Perfect for gameday appetizers! Stuffed Pretzel Bites with Homemade Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Stuffed Pretzel Bites + Homemade Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

These Stuffed Pretzel Bites are filled with smoked cheddar cheese - serve 'em up with this Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce for a real gameday treat!
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 32 pretzel bites
Calories: 75kcal

Ingredients

For the Pretzel Dough

  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ Tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ Tbsp Colman’s Dry Mustard
  • 1 packet 2 ¼ tsp active dry yeast
  • 7/8 cup warm water

For the Soaker

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 Tbsp baking soda

For the Pretzels

  • Coarse salt
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup smoked cheddar cheese shredded

For the Dipping Sauce

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp Colman’s dry mustard
  • Tbsp honey
  • ½ Tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp cider vinegar
  • Pinch cayenne pepper

Instructions

  • Using a countertop mixer with the dough hook attached, combined all of the dough ingredients (flour, salt, brown sugar, Colman’s dry mustard, yeast, and water). Mix on medium speed for 6 minutes.
  • Transfer dough to an oiled bowl. Cover and place in a warm (85°F) location for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the soaker by combining the boiling water with the baking soda. Mix until baking soda has fully dissolved, and set aside to cool.
  • After 30 minutes, divide the dough into 8 pieces of equal weight. Allow dough to rest uncovered for 5 minutes, then roll each piece of dough into a rope about 18” long. Cut each rope into 4 pieces of equal length. Roll each piece flat with a rolling pin, fill with ½ Tbsp of shredded cheese, and then fold the edges over and pinch together to create the bite.
  • Place pretzel bites in the Soaker mixture for 2 minutes. (If the mixture does not cover the top of the bites, then just spoon some of the mixture over the top of each bite.) Transfer the pretzels to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with coarse salt, and allow the pretzels to rest for 10 minutes uncovered.
  • Bake at 475°F for 9-10 minutes, or until pretzels are golden brown in color. Remove pretzels from oven and brush with melted butter.
  • To make the Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce, combine all of the ingredients (mayonnaise, Colman’s dry mustard, honey, brown sugar, cider vinegar, and cayenne pepper) in a small bowl. Stir vigorously until mixture is smooth.

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10 Comments

  1. First time on your blog; voted for your pretzel receipes and look forward to trying more of the Thanksgiving ones. Great job! Hope you win the contest.

  2. Ugh…happened to read this right at lunch time and I want some pretzel bites. NOW! 🙂 I voted already and I hope everyone else will too. I can’t believe how easy it is to vote in this one…one simple click a day for the next couple of weeks. Easy Peasy!

  3. Hubby and I are those crazy sports lovers, so we would totally devour this perfect football snack! I voted for your recipe:-) For a mystery ingredient you pretty much scored! The pretzel bites look delicious! Take care, Terra

    1. Thank you so much, Terra! I did indeed get lucky with this mystery ingredient. And thank you so much for voting…you have no idea how much I appreciate it!!

  4. David – We need this recipe – perfect for Oktoberfest parties and Tailgate parties.
    Voting for this one.

    1. Thank you so much, Mary Ann and Gerry! I love this recipe, and yes, it would be great for Oktoberfest and Tailgating. And I appreciate the votes…thank you!

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