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Chateau Pretzel Bites

Pretzels Ingredients:

  • One box of Potato Dumplings thawed or 1 bag of Mini Soup Potato Dumplings thawed
  • 12 cups water
  • 1/2 cup baking soda for boiling the pretzels
  • 1 whole egg beaten with 1 tablespoon cold water
  • Coarse sea salt
  • nonstick spray

Cheese Sauce Ingredients:

  • ½ Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ½ Tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • ½ Cup milk
  • 8 Ounces grated cheddar cheese
  • vegetable oil

Pretzel Steps

*If you are using the Traditional Potato dumplings, then cut each large dumpling into 8 pieces and roll them.

  1. Sit the dough balls out not touching and lightly coat with oil, you may want to cover the dough balls with plastic wrap and place in a warm spot for about 15 minutes until the dough is slightly defrosted and softened.
  2. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  3. Bring the 12 cups of water to a boil in a stockpot over high heat and carefully add the baking soda. It will boil over, so add slowly and be careful!
  4. Remove the dough from the bowl and place on a flat surface. Make sure the dough is still in separate balls.
  5. Boil the pretzel bites in the water solution in batches (15-20 pieces) Boil for about 1 minute. Remove with a large, handled strainer.
  6. Place pretzel bites on the baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Make sure they are not touching.
  7. Brush the tops with the egg wash and season liberally with the chunky sea salt. Place into the oven and bake for 15 minutes, toss and then another 5 – 10 min’s or until golden brown. (I like to try one) 15-18 minutes total if you like soft pretzels.
  8. Remove to a baking rack and let rest 5 minutes before eating. Serve with cheese sauce.

Cheese Steps:

  1. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add the flour and cook 1 minute.
  3. Whisk in the milk and cook until slightly thickened.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the Cheddar cheese until smooth and all of the cheese is melted.
  5. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.


*If you want to make cinnamon and sugar pretzel bites-instead of adding salt, sprinkle the bites with cinnamon and sugar.

* For the frosting mix-soft cream cheese-about 3 T, powdered sugar, a teaspoon of vanilla extract, and a little bit of milk.

Whisk together. Add more milk if it is too thick, if it is too thin, add more powdered sugar. I don’t measure. I just guess until the consistency is right.