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Sunny’s Pass the Pretzel Bites with Two Dipping Sauces

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Sunny’s Pass the Pretzel Bites with Two Dipping Sauces
Serves 10 to 12


For the pretzel bites:
Extra-virgin olive oil, for the bowl
1 ball pizza dough
All-purpose flour, for the work surface
8 cups water
1/3 cup baking soda
2 large eggs, beaten
1/4 cup pretzel salt or coarse sea salt

For the 2-Ingredient Queso Dip:
1 pound processed cheese, cubed
1 1/2 cups salsa
For the Sunny’s Honey Dijon Pretzel Dip:
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons grainy Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice


1. Make the pretzel bites: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

2. In a large bowl with olive oil, completely coat pizza dough. Rest, uncovered, until room temperature.

3. On a well-floured work surface, roll out the dough into a rectangle, about 1/4-inch thick. Using a knife or pizza cutter, make 2-inch strips along the length of the dough. Do the same perpendicular to make several 2×2-inch squares of dough. Roll these into balls.

4. In a large pot over medium-high heat, bring water to a boil. Stir in baking soda until dissolved. Reduce heat to a simmer. Carefully drop dough balls into water and simmer until they puff and float, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Using a slotted spoon, remove pretzel bites and transfer to baking sheet. Let air dry while simmering the remaining dough balls.

5. Coat each pretzel bite with egg and sprinkle with salt. Bake until golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes.

6. Make the 2-Ingredient Queso Dip: In a slow cooker set to high, melt the cheese and salsa together, stirring occasionally, until warm and combined, about 1 hour.

7. Make the Honey Dijon Pretzel Dip: In a medium bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, mustard, honey, and lemon together until combined.

8. Serve pretzel bites with dips.


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