RECIPES

Soft Pretzel Pizza Bites

Soft Pretzel Pizza Bites
Servings
36
pretzel bites

Ingredients

Ingredients List

Cheese

Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Mozzarella or Parmesan can be used in this recipe.

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or grease baking sheet.
  2. Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water in the large bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment; let stand for 5 minutes. Add salt and 4 1/2 cups flour; beat on low speed until combined. Add butter. Mix on medium until dough begins to pull away from side of bowl, about 3-4  minutes longer. Add additional flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, to form a soft dough. Remove dough from bowl. Form into ball.
  3. Divide dough into 36 equal pieces. Roll each dough piece into a ball. Flatten each into a circle. Place 1 pepperoni piece and 1 mozzarella cube into the center of each; sprinkle with parmesan. Pull dough over cheese; roll dough into balls, ensuring cheese is completely covered. Seal dough. 
  4. Bring water to a boil in a Dutch oven. Carefully stir in baking soda. (It will bubble up.)
  5. Place dough balls into boiling water, a few at a time. Cook for 30 seconds; remove with slotted spoon. Place on parchment paper. Repeat with remaining dough balls. Arrange balls on prepared baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Brush with egg; sprinkle with salt. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until tops are browned.
  6. Serve warm pretzels with marinara sauce.