Day 326: Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel Bites
These are little bites of happiness! How can you resist peanut butter and chocolate AND pretzels as well!
My sister shared this amazing recipe with me a few days ago, and I knew I had to bake these pretzel bites.
I love making pretzels because they are so fun to create. Twisting pretzels can be hard to perfect. In this recipe, all you have to do is roll the bites into little balls. It's super simple!
If you don't like peanut butter, you can still make this! You can substitute the peanut butter with Nutella or other spreads. It should be the consistency of peanut butter.
These are soft pretzel bites, and though they do take a while to make, it's so worth it! It's a great weekend baking project.
|Level:👩🏽🍳👩🏽🍳|Time: 3 hours|Serves: 10|
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 package active dry yeast
6 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon salt
4 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 quarts water
1/3 cup baking soda
1 whole egg + 1 teaspoon water, mixed together
Coarse sea salt
In a large bowl, mix the water, brown sugar, yeast, and butter. Let the mixture sit for five minutes until it starts foaming up. Add in the salt and flour. Knead into a smooth ball and cover in a dishtowel. Proof for an hour, or until doubled in size.
Make tiny balls (use a 1/8" teaspoon for this) of peanut butter and chill it for at least 30 minutes.
Punch the risen dough down, and divide it into 6 sections. Roll each section into a large 12" long rope. Cut 1" squares. With your thumb, poke a large imprint. Fill with the peanut butter and roll into a ball. Chill for 10 minutes.
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. In a large pot, boil the water and baking soda. Add in the pretzel bites 10 at a time. Boil for 30 seconds and place onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Brush the egg wash on the bites, and sprinkle with the coarse sea salt. Bake the pretzel bites for 12 minutes.
- The Bored Baker 👩🏽🍳