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20 Minutes
Prep Time
12 Minutes
Cook Time
32
Number of Servings

Pretzel Bites with Roasted Garlic Cheddar Dip

Ok, we’re asking you to think back to the first time you had a warm pretzel from a street vendor. If you’ve had one, you probably have a big silly grin on your face, just thinking how good it was. And for those of you who haven’t, just wait until you try these bite-sized beauties dipped in our creamy Roasted Garlic Cheddar Dip.  So dip away and enjoy.

What you will need:

1 (16.3-ounce) can refrigerated biscuits (8 biscuits)

8 cups water

1/3 cup baking soda

1 egg, beaten

Coarse salt for sprinkling

 

Roasted Garlic Cheddar Dip

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

3/4 cup milk

1/2 teaspoon ground mustard

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

1 (7.6 ounce) wedge Yancey’s Fancy™ Roasted Garlic™ Cheddar Cheese, shredded

If for any reason you can’t find the variety of Yancey’s Fancy’s Cheese you’re looking for, simply ask your Grocer or click here.  

What to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.
  2. On a cutting board, cut each biscuit into quarters, then roll into balls. With a paring knife, cut an “X” about 1/8-inch deep on the top of each dough ball. In a large saucepan, combine water and baking soda. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to low. In batches, add dough balls to the simmering water, cooking each batch for about 30 seconds. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on baking sheets.
  3. Brush each dough ball with egg and sprinkle with coarse salt. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing to a serving platter.
  4. Meanwhile, to make the Roasted Garlic Cheddar Dip, in a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Whisk in flour and cook for 1 minute or until golden. Slowly whisk in milk, mustard, salt, and pepper and heat until mixture begins to thicken. Stir in the cheddar cheese and heat until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth. Serve pretzels with cheese dip.

Mr. Food Test Kitchen Tip: If you have a fondue pot, now would be a great time to dig it out. This way your cheese sauce will stay nice and “dippable”.  If the cheese sauce does start to thicken up as it sits, just stir in a little more milk.