Soft Pretzel Bites

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Using canned biscuits to create pretzel bites is an absolute game-changer. We’re talking about next-level deliciousness here! The pretzels might not look like much when they come out of the boiling water, but trust us—they’ll turn into golden, crispy perfection once they hit the oven!

Soft Pretzel Bites

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer
Servings 32


  • Cooking spray
  • 1 16.3-oz. can refrigerated biscuit dough
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • Coarse salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper


  • Preheat your oven to 425°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and give it a quick spray of cooking spray.
  • Let’s make those pretzels: Cut each biscuit into quarters, then roll each piece into a ball. Use a knife to carve an X into the top of each ball. In a medium saucepan, bring the water and baking soda to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Add the biscuit balls and cook for about 30 seconds. They’ll float to the top when they’re done. Use a slotted spoon to transfer them to the baking sheet, making sure they’re not touching. (Don’t fret if they look a little messy now—they’ll turn into pretzel perfection in the oven.) Brush beaten egg over each pretzel, then sprinkle with coarse salt.
  • Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until they’re beautifully golden brown.
  • While the pretzels bake, let’s whip up the cheese sauce: Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook for about 1 minute. Gradually stir in the milk and bring it to a simmer. Once the milk starts to thicken, add the cheese, whisking constantly until the sauce is smooth. Season with salt, pepper, and a pinch of cayenne to taste. Serve it up with those irresistible pretzels and enjoy the cheesy goodness!

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