Last year we made these amazing pretzels. We are pretty obsessed with soft pretzels lately. Last week I had a burger on a pretzel roll, it was delish! We just can’t get enough of soft pretzels! I have to say the soft pretzels were one of my favorite things we have ever made. Unfortunately, we only made them once. They weren’t hard to make they were just a little time consuming. I am always looking for short cuts, so when my friend Melissa made these pretzel bites I knew I had to try them.
Kelly wanted salted ones, Cliff wanted asiago cheese ones, and I wanted cinnamon sugar ones. Luckily, this recipe is super easy so we were able to make all 3 varieties. These were super simple to make and they were almost as good as the ones that we spent the whole day working on. I always keep a bag of Rhodes dinner rolls on hand to make mini pizzas. I see a lot of pretzel bites in our future though. These are a must make for any party. The only problem we had was that we didn’t make enough! Just to be safe, I recommend making twice as many as you think you’ll need.
Edited on 3/6/2012
Rhodes dinner rolls
1 cup baking soda
Take out as many dinner rolls as you need. Each roll will make 2 pretzel bites. Cut each roll in half and roll it into a ball. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and cover with a damp towel. Allow the rolls to rise for at least 1 hour. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Bring a pot of water and the baking soda to a boil. Place 5 or 6 rolls at a time into the boiling water and leave them there until they puff up; about 30 seconds. Transfer back to the baking sheet. Continue with the rest of the rolls. Bake for about 14 minutes. If you are making asiago or salted pretzel bites sprinkle with cheese or salt about 5 minutes before they are done. If you are making cinnamon sugar pretzel bites dip them in melted butter immediately after removing from the oven. Then roll them in cinnamon sugar. We served our pretzel bites with zesty nacho cheese sauce.
Source: My friend Melissa!