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Pretzel Puffs

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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 16
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Spicy jalapeño, cheddar and bacon are stuffed inside pretzel pastry for the perfect game day snack or midnight nosh! Refrigerated pizza crust makes these hot, homemade pretzels as easy as 1-2-3!
Updated Apr 29, 2021
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  • 1 can (13.8 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Classic Crust Pizza Crust
  • 16 pieces (1-1/2 inch) cooked bacon
  • 32 thick slices (1/8 inch) jalapeño
  • 16 cubes (1 inch x 2 inch) extra sharp cheddar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt


  • 1
    Open pizza crust. Unroll. Slice into 16 squares of equal size.
  • 2
    Place a slice of bacon, 2 slices of jalapeno, and 1 cube of cheese in the center of each square. Roll pizza crust around the filling. Pinch edges together to completely enclose.
  • 3
    Fill a large skillet with 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil. Add baking soda. Place filled pizza dough chunks into the boiling water and cook until the dough begins to firm up, about 3-4 minutes. Transfer to a lightly greased baking sheet.
  • 4
    Brush egg white over the top of each boiled pretzel piece. Sprinkle with kosher salt.
  • 5
    Heat oven to 400°F. Bake pretzels in oven until golden brown, about 20-25 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before serving. enjoy!

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More About This Recipe

  • You can make these baked pretzel bites yourself with refrigerated pizza dough and some easy stuffing ingredients!

    Hold up – you don't have to head to the mall to get your pretzel on. With a can of Pillsbury™ Classic Crust Pizza Crust, you can have a hot batch of homemade pretzels outta the oven in minutes.

    Better than the mall, you ask? Well, yeah huh, 'cause ours are stuffed with super-sharp cheddar, jalapeno, and bacon.

    You need four ingredients. FOUR. Life is seriously this easy.

    Watch how easy.

    Tuck in the stuffing stuff.


    Seal 'em up.

    Prepare the water bath. Don't get weirded out. All pretzels need a good bath to get that fabulous chewy texture inside.

    So, you're gonna boil your little pretzel puffs in a water-and-baking-soda bath. It lends that mall flavor and texture to your homespun batch of yumminess.

    Once they've boiled like little dumplings for about three minutes, pop your pretzel puffs onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Give 'em a quick brush of egg white and a sprinkling of coarse kosher salt up top.

    Bake until golden brown.

    Then, bite.

    Way better than the mall, y'all! 

    Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen, where she shares crazy simple, healthy family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!
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