Pretzel Bites

Five Little Chefs – Pretzel Bites  We saw the recipe for Pretzel Bites on Just Get Off Your Butt and Bake. The Little Chefs thought the name of that blog was hilarious! They liked the idea of making two different flavors of pretzel bites at once.

Little Chef D cut the dough. The recipe calls for texas size, but we used the dinner size and still cut it in 4ths because we have small mouths and wanted them to be one bite. The pizza cutter was a great idea! It cut very well even though she had to peel each one off the pizza cutter. In the end, and after much convincing she did believe me when I said it would fall off with the next cut.
Little Chef A helped pull them apart (because they still wanted to stay stuck together after the cutting) and place them on a cookie sheet.

Little Chef C very meticulously placed 10 pieces in the water at a time for 45 seconds. I think it took her longer then 45 seconds to put all 10 in and take all 10 out! She turned them over halfway through the cooking time “so they can cook on all sides.”

After all were boiled then baked it was time to get messy!  Little Chef A brushed each one on all sides with melted butter. Little Chefs C and D rolled them in cinnamon sugar or fresh parmesan cheese.

They all did a great job making these. It was fun to go through the same process and in the end make two very different bites. Next time I would be more careful boiling them. It was easy to tell which ones were a little hard on the outside like a crust, and which ones were all the same squishy texture. We preferred the ones with a crust…or a crust on half of it!
Little Chef A said in reference to the parmesan bites, “I think next time I want to add a little more garlic salt and sea salt to make it more of a salty flavor. In reference to the cinnamon sugar bites, “It is really sweet, tender and delicious.”
Little Chef C said, “the flavors really do go together. The second one I just taste cheese, maybe we can add salt to it. I like the first on better.”
Little Chef D only said, “good.” As she was eating as much as her stomach would let her!

Texas size Rhodes Frozen roll dough
*as many as you like – each roll makes four bites
coarse salt, parmesan, garlic, cinnamon & sugar
Vanilla glaze (optional)
Take a thawed roll.  Cut it in four equal sections.  Place dough bites on greased sheets. I placed five across and five down on large baking sheets.  Cover with plastic wrap that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, and let dough rise until double in size. (about 35-45 minutes) Bring a large pot of water to a gentle boil.  When dough has risen, plop about 10 pieces into the boiling water, tossing gently for about 45 seconds. Remove with slotted spoon, and place bites on paper towels to drain slightly.  Move bites to greased baking sheets, and bake at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes or until done and golden brown.
Brush bites with melted butter, sprinkle with Kosher or Sea Salt, garlic and toss in Parmesan cheese.  You can also make&nbs
p;Cinnamon and Sugar bites. Make a mixture of Cinnamon and sugar:  About 1 cup sugar and 1 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon, and mix together well. After you butter the pretzel bites, toss in cinnamon and sugar mixture.
You can serve the Parmesan Pretzel bites with a cheddar dip, and the Cinnamon and Sugar Pretzel bites with Vanilla glaze.  So yummy . . . so simple!
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38 Replies to "Pretzel Bites"

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    Laura @ cookiecrumbsandsawdust.blogspot April 20, 2012 (8:02 am)

    I like this. My kids love to cook, watch me cook, and watch cooking shows with me too. I love it. I think it is so important to teach our children this life skill and it's a great way to spend time together.

    I'm so glad I found your blog.

    Visiting from 30 Handmade Days Linky Party, hope you'll stop by my blog too. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing,

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    Tiffany April 20, 2012 (9:13 am)

    Yours turned out much better than mine. I will have to try with your directions next time!

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    ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R April 20, 2012 (9:56 am)

    I know we'll be trying these at my house!

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    Czjai Reyes-Ocampo April 20, 2012 (10:24 am)

    Wow, your little chefs are impressive! 🙂

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    Addicted to Recipes April 20, 2012 (10:52 am)

    Just last night my son was talking about how much he loves pretzels. This might have to be a weekend project for us! Thanks for sharing (hope you'll link it up at Scrumptious Sunday…opens 8 pm PST on Saturday)…Cheers!

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    Jacqueline April 20, 2012 (11:48 am)

    I am definitely going to try these when my nephews come to visit. They love cooking with me and this looks like something I can let them do without losing my mind!

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    Eveli Acosta April 20, 2012 (12:26 pm)

    Love pretzel bites! Great blog! I'm stopping by from the BHE blog hop! Hope you can take a minute to check out my blog! Have a great weekend! 🙂

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    Frazzled Mom of Five April 20, 2012 (1:39 pm)

    Over from voiceBoks- and blessed to have found your blog!! Looking forward to trying this recipe, being a new follower of yours and hope to get to know you some too!
    Hugs, Jen @ f5

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    momto8 April 20, 2012 (3:57 pm)

    oh yum!! looks and sounds fabulous!! I love the recipe! so great your kids cook!!
    I am your newest follower from the hop…pls follow back if you can.
    happy weekend!

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    Tiffany/MyCrowdedKitchen April 20, 2012 (5:28 pm)

    Thanks so much for linking up on Fab Friday! I can not wait to make these with my kiddos. Loved seeing your recipe, hope you can come back next week too! Have a great weekend!

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    Mommy LaDy Club April 20, 2012 (10:15 pm)

    These just look too good! I love doughy goodness! Do you mind if I put this on our CEO page, where I link to recipes from blogging friends? I just use a photo, and link right to you. Here's the page:
    Just come by, and leave me a comment if you're interested…thank you!

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    Kathryn April 20, 2012 (10:48 pm)

    wow, yummy! new follower from the hop, would love a follow back

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    ruthhill74 April 20, 2012 (11:43 pm)

    I am going to pin this. This sounds like something I could make to take to Bible study next week! Thanks!

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    Amy April 21, 2012 (7:46 am)

    What fantastic ideas! I love that your little chefs helped you out with these! Thanks so much for the great inspiration. Would you consider sharing here:

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    Five Little Chefs April 21, 2012 (8:18 pm)

    It's funny that they love learning to cook so much even though it is a lot of work! I know your blog! The strawberry muffins are great!

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    Five Little Chefs April 21, 2012 (8:20 pm)

    Sorry! What was so different? Now you know these are kid tested! Your little guy can help out too! Then I won't be the only one with a messy kitchen!

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    Five Little Chefs April 21, 2012 (8:20 pm)


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    Five Little Chefs April 21, 2012 (8:21 pm)

    Thank you! They take pride in their work…and are not ashamed to say so!

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    Five Little Chefs April 21, 2012 (8:22 pm)

    Let us know how it goes. I am planning on linking up!

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    Five Little Chefs April 21, 2012 (8:24 pm)

    Some nights I think I am going to loose my mind, but when we sit down to eat and they show their dish off to everyone else it is worth it. This is a good recipe if you have lots of helpers at once. The kids love to roll dough in anything! The Baked Churros recipe is also a good one – and its even quicker!

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    Five Little Chefs April 21, 2012 (8:25 pm)

    Thanks for stopping by. I'll check it out!

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    Back for Seconds April 21, 2012 (9:22 pm)

    These sound so good! And what a fun thing to make with the kids!

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    Danielle Wagasky April 21, 2012 (9:36 pm)

    I just found you over at It's so Very Cher's Blog Hop. I am now following you on LF and GFC. Would love for you to stop by and say hi!

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic

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    Lisa April 21, 2012 (10:17 pm)

    These look great! My kids love cinnamon sugar pretzels! We will definitely have to try these. Thanks so much for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" Hope to see you next week, as well! :-)))

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    Addicted to Recipes April 21, 2012 (10:18 pm)

    Thank you! And I will 🙂

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    Katherines Corner April 22, 2012 (9:46 pm)

    I'm going to make these with our grandchildren. Yum! Hugs

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    Rose Jesky April 24, 2012 (6:06 am)

    Thanks for sharing this great idea with us at The Sunday Round Up.

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    Five Little Chefs April 24, 2012 (9:11 pm)

    Thanks for visiting. I'm loving VoiceBoks too!

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    Five Little Chefs April 24, 2012 (9:14 pm)

    I am loving the improvement my kids are making! Thanks for following!

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    Five Little Chefs April 24, 2012 (9:16 pm)

    Try them, you will enjoy them too! We will be back next week.

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    Five Little Chefs April 24, 2012 (9:18 pm)

    Thanks for following! Off to check your blog!

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    Five Little Chefs April 24, 2012 (9:18 pm)

    Let us know how it goes!

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    Five Little Chefs April 24, 2012 (9:20 pm)

    They helped out by doing it themselves. I only provided a little support. It's amazing how much guidance Little Chefs can follow directions when they are doing something they love.

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    Five Little Chefs April 24, 2012 (9:23 pm)

    Thanks for visiting! I am a follower!

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    Five Little Chefs April 24, 2012 (9:25 pm)

    They will love it! Good luck!

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    Six Sisters April 26, 2012 (5:24 pm)

    These pretzel bites look delicious!! Thanks for sharing them! We loved having you link up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Hope you'll be back soon! -The Sisters

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    Pams Party April 27, 2012 (7:44 pm)

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe on Dare to Share. It looks fun to make and to eat. I am sharing it on my Recipes to Try Pinterest board. I hope you come back this week and share some more of your great recipes.


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