Pretzel Bites

Pretzel Bites

Deliciously savory gluten-free Pretzel Bites

To our gluten-free readers: We love you! At MPOF, we want you to know that we understand the pains of cutting out unhealthy eating habits and following a specific meal plan. It can be so incredibly difficult to stay on track with following a diet that doesn’t include gluten So, dear gluten-free reader, that’s why we have so many recipes in our catalog that we make just for you, so you can make adhering to your dietary requirements as delicious, fun, and enjoyable as possible! Which is what brings us to today’s incredible, deliciously edible, gluten-free Pretzel Bite meal prep recipe! 

If you’ve ever gone to the movie theater and longed painfully for a pretzel with that smooth, tangy cheddar cheese dipping sauce from the snack counter, then long no more! These pretzel bites are the answer to your prayers (and you can even sneak them into the movie theater in your meal prep container — don’t worry, we won’t)! Not only are we going to show you how to make the salted pretzel bites, but we’ll walk you through the process of making your very own cheddar cheese dipping sauce, too!

 

Pretzel Bites

These gluten-free pretzel bites are the perfect serving for a carb fix any time of day, complete with tangy cheddar sauce for dipping.  

 

How long will Pretzel Bites last for?

This recipe makes 6 servings of pretzel bites That being said, we don’t recommend storing them in the refrigerator for very long or else they will lose their freshness. We found, however, that they make an excellent snack, so they’re good to have more than once a day for a quick carb fix.

Can Pretzel Bites be frozen?

While these Pretzel Bites aren’t the best for refrigeration, they definitely can be frozen and last for up to one month. We suggest wrapping them up in plastic wrap and then putting them into freezer bags to keep them all together.

 

Pretzel Bites

Pretzel Bites Ingredients:

For Pretzel Bites  

  • 1 tsp active dry yeast  
  • 1 cup warm whole milk  
  • tbsp cane sugar 
  • 2 cups gluten-free flour  
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt 
  • 1/2 cup baking soda  
  • tbsp egg whites  
  • 2 tsp water 
  • 2 tsp coarse sea salt  

 

For Cheese Sauce 

  • 2/3 cup reduced fat milk 
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheddar  
  • tbsp yellow mustard  
  • tbsp butter 
  • 1 tsp gluten free flour 
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt  

Pretzel Bites

 

How do you make Pretzel Bites?

Begin making the Pretzel bites by preheating your oven to 450°F and lining a medium-size baking tray with parchment paper. While you wait, add your yeast, warm milk, and sugar to a mixer, making sure you mix the ingredients together with a paddle attachment. Let the mixture cool for 10 minutes, and then mix in your favorite gluten-free flour and sea salt on low speed for 3 minutes. Now you’ve got your dough! 

Up next, fill a large pot with water halfway and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Divide your dough into 4 equal pieces, and roll each piece into 10-inch strands. Slice each strand into 8-10 smaller bite-sized pieces, and set them aside.

Once your pot of water is at a rolling boil, slowly mix in baking soda, and drop each pretzel bite into the water, making sure you time each one for 20 seconds. Remove using a slotted spoon and place onto a paper towel-lined tray to dry. 

Now it’s time to prepare the boiled bites for baking! Arrange the bites onto your baking sheet, brush each one with egg white mixture, and sprinkle with coarse sea salt. Bake for 9-10 minutes until golden brown, then allow to cool for 5 minutes. 

As your pretzel bites bake, make the cheese dipping sauce. Heat milk and butter over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Whisk in cheese, mustard, and sea salt until the cheese is melted. Then whisk in gluten-free flour and let the sauce thicken a bit. 

Once the cheese sauce is finished, your pretzel bites should be finished and cooling. That’s it! A delicious savory snack in under 30 minutes! 

 

Pretzel Bites

 

How to portion Pretzel Bites?

This recipe makes 6 servings, which contain 6 pretzel bites and 1 cup of cheddar cheese dipping sauce each—So we recommend using a dual-compartment meal prep container like the ones you can find right here!

 

Pretzel Bites

 

More Gluten-Free snack meal prep recipes:

Like we said earlier gluten-free meal prep fam, we gotchu! If you loved these pretzel bites, then check out our other unbelievable gluten-free snack recipes. 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Recipe 

Red Pepper Hummus Snack Boxes

Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies

Grain Free Granola

Keto Chocolate Snack Boxes

The EASIEST Gluten Free Brownies

Keto Cracker Snack Boxes

Cinnamon Raisin Sweet Potato Snack Bread

Easy Gluten Free Fall Breakfast Granola

 

Pretzel Bites

 

Other tips for making Pretzel Bites:

  • When mixing the dough, If it comes out too moist, add 2-3 teaspoons of additional flour.

  • Consider brushing your pretzel bites in butter post-baking. Doing this gives them an awesome flavor kick, and helps maintain their chewiness.

  • Experiment with different gluten-free flours! Not all of them are created equal, so if you’re just starting out with a gluten-free lifestyle, make sure you find a flour that works well for baking.

 

Pretzel Bites

Pretzel Bites

Pretzel Bites

These gluten-free pretzel bites are the perfect serving for a carb fix anytime of day, complete with tangy cheddar sauce for dipping.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 19 minutes
Total Time: 29 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free, Meal Prep, snack
Servings: 6 snacks
Calories: 306kcal
Author: Meal Prep on Fleek

Ingredients

For Pretzel Bites

  • 1 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm whole milk
  • 1 tbsp cane sugar
  • 2 cups gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 2 tbsp egg whites
  • 2 tsp water
  • 2 tsp coarse sea salt

For Cheese Sauce

  • 2/3 cup reduced fat milk
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheddar
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp gluten free flour
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 450ºF and line a medium baking sheet with parchment paper. Add yeast, warm milk and sugar to a stand mixing fitted with paddle attachment. Stir mixture to combine and let sit 10 minutes to get frothy. Add flour and sea salt and mix on low speed for 3 minutes to form a dough. If dough is too moist, add 2-3 teaspoons of additional flour.
  • While dough mixes, fill a large pot with water halfway and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Divide dough into 4 pieces and roll the dough into 4 (10 inch) stands on a clean countertop. Slice each strand into 8-10 pieces using a sharp knife.
  • Once water is boil, slowly add baking soda. Add 8-10 pretzel bites to boiling water and boil for 20 seconds. Remove using a slotted spoon and place onto a paper towel lined plate or tray to dry while cooking remaining pretzel bites.
  • Arrange all pretzel bites on baking sheet and brush with egg white mixture, then sprinkle with coarse sea salt. Bake for 9-10 minutes, until golden brown. Cool bites for 5 minutes.
  • While pretzels bake, heat reduced fat milk and butter over medium heat until steaming, about 5 minutes. Whisk in sharp cheddar cheese, mustard and sea salt until cheese is completely melted. Gradually whisk in teaspoon of gluten-free flour to thicken sauce slightly. Heat for 1-2 minutes longer. Divide mixture between 6 small sauce cups. Place 6 pretzel bites in 6 MPOF snack containers and add cheese sauce cups.

Notes

This recipe makes 6 small servings. 

Nutrition

Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 9.8g | Fat: 12.2g | Fiber: 1.4g
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