Thu, Feb 09 2017 post by Jasey M From jaseyscrazydaisy

Parmesan Pretzel Bites

These delicious Parmesan Pretzel Bites are just like those those found in shopping centers. Their chewy crust and soft tender insides are incredible when dipped in butter and Parmesan che...

Parmesan Pretzel Bites

Hello everyone, it's Jasey from Jasey's Crazy Daisy, here to share my recipe for Parmesan Pretzel Bites with you! Now if you are anything like my kiddos, you're favorite part of shopping at your local mall is stopping for pretzels. It may be the only reason my kids go without putting up too much of a fight. Their very favorite thing to order is a cup of Parmesan pretzel bites with a cup of frozen cherry limeade. What's your favorite pretzel treat? I'm not sure it was a very smart decision to create these pretzel bites at home, because I probably just lost my bribing power for the shopping mall. These are good. Really Really good. Like make them right now and forget about the mall good! They are simple to make, use only four ingredients (how can you go wrong starting with Rhodes frozen Texas Rolls) and so incredibly delicious! Let's make some and you can decide what you think....

Start with 12 frozen Texas Rolls. You can use the regular rolls in a pinch, but these are the perfect size! You are going to place them on a baking sheet that's been sprayed with non-cook spray or greased. Just like so,

Parmesan Pretzel Bites

You are going to let them sit just long enough to thaw so that they are soft, but haven't started to rise much, usually 30-45 minutes. When they are soft, you'll cut each roll in half.

Parmesan Pretzel Bites

And then each half in half one more time making 4 pieces total. Just like this. If you use scissors, make sure they are clean first ;).

Parmesan Pretzel Bites

You'll end up with 48 dough babies. Aren't they cute?

Parmesan Pretzel Bites

Now let's back up just a bit. When my rolls are nearly soft, just before I start cutting them apart, I add 1/3 cup baking soda to 8 or 9 cups of water and put it on high heat so that it's ready for the dough bits after they are cut.

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Once it starts boiling, grab an adult for help, you are going to drop the pretzel bits into the boiling water with a slotted spoon in batches of about 6.

Parmesan Pretzel Bites

 They will sink to the bottom. After about 30-45 seconds, you will see them pop back to the top where they will float. They will have become slightly darker in color and puff just a bit. That's when you will know they are done. Use a slotted spoon to remove them.

Parmesan Pretzel Bites

Place them on a cooling rack that's been placed over a baking sheet to catch any excess water that might drip off. Repeat until you have given every dough baby a soak in the soda bath. 

Parmesan Pretzel Bites

Can you see how they are a little darker now? Transfer the pretzel bites onto a baking sheet that's been sprayed with cooking spray OR lined with parchment paper and bake them for about 15 minutes. Parmesan Pretzel Bites

They will turn a beautiful golden brown. While they are baking, melt 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter in the microwave. Use short intervals of time to keep it from spattering all over, 15 seconds at time works well. Leave it to cool while the pretzel babies finish cooking. When they are done, remove them from the oven. Now take a gallon size ziploc baggie and pour your cooled butter in it. It should still be liquid, but not crazy hot. Pop your pretzel bites in, seal the bag and shake very gently until they are coated in butter. Now add some Parmesan cheese to the bag and shake again. Just like this.

Parmesan Pretzel Bites

Once they are all dusted with Parmesan, spread them onto the cooling rack for a couple minutes to let the flavors blend.

Parmesan Pretzel Bites

Serve right away - these are incredible while they are warm! It is really important that you don't leave them in the baggie to cool. If you do, they will turn out all gross and soggy. If you have left overs, you can store them in a baggie or other air-tight container. That is if you have leftovers, I'd almost bet you don't!

Parmesan Pretzel Bites




Parmesan Pretzel Bites

Servings: 12 | Skills: Beginning | Prep Time: 20 min (not including thaw time) | Bake Time: 15 min

Parmesan Pretzel Bites
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Ingredients

12 frozen Rhodes Texas Rolls
1/3 cup baking soda
½ cup butter
1 cup grated Parmesan

Instructions

Place 12 frozen Texas Rolls (you can use the regular rolls in a pinch, but these are the perfect size) on a baking sheet that's been sprayed with non-cook spray or greased. Let them sit just long enough to thaw so that they are soft, but haven't started to rise much. usually 30-45 minutes. When they are soft, cut each roll in half. Cut each half in half one more time making 4 pieces total. just like this.


Now let's back up just a bit. When the rolls are nearly soft, just cutting them apart, add 1/3 cup baking soda to 8 or 9 cups of water and put it on high heat so that it will be ready for the dough bits after they are cut. Also, preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Once it starts boiling, grab an adult for help, you are going to drop the pretzel bits into the boiling water with a slotted spoon in batches of about 6. They will sink to the bottom. after about. 45 seconds, you will see the pop back to the top where they will float. They will have become slightly darker in color and puff just a bit. That's when you will know they are done. Use a slotted spoon to remove them.

Place them on a cooling rack that's been placed over a baking sheet to catch any excess water that might drip off. Repeat until you have given every dough boy a soak in the soda bath.  Transfer the pretzel bites onto a baking sheet that's been sprayed with cooking spray OR lined with parchment paper and bake them for about 15 minutes or until they have turned a beautiful golden brown. While they are baking, melt 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter in the microwave. Use short intervals of time to keep it from spattering all over, 15 seconds at time works well. Leave it to cool while the pretzel babies finish cooking. When they are done, remove them from the oven. Now take a gallon size ziploc baggie and pour your cooled butter in it. It should still be liquid, but not crazy hot. Pop your pretzel bites in, seal the bag and shake very gently until they are coated in butter. Now add some Parmesan cheese to the bag and shake again. Once they are all dusted with Parmesan, spread them onto the cooling rack for a couple minutes to let the flavors blend. Serve right away - these are incredible while they are warm! It is really important that you don't leave them in the baggie to cool. If you do, they will turn out all gross and soggy. Enjoy!

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