Pretzel Bites – Easy Recipe for Large Pretzels

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Pretzel Bites are a fun and easy way to make any party rock.  Especially for those game day events or football Sunday.  Even if you just have the munchies, this can be a real tasty way to enjoy a snack.  This recipe is very easy to make and you can use practically in bread or sour dough recipe to make pretzels but I’m going to show you how to do it with Pizza Dough.  Also be sure to check out my Garlic Parmesan Bread Knots and my Steakhouse style Scones!

Pretzel Bites Ingredients:

1 Pizza Dough, for a14″ Lg. Pizza
6 cups Water
1/4 cup Baking Soda
1 egg
1 tbsp Water, mix with egg for wash
2 tbsp Butter, melted
1 tsp Kosher Salt
1 tsp Dried Oregano, ground

Mix Baking soda with the 6 cups of boiling water and soak the dough for only 30 seconds.  Bake at 450 degrees f for 12 to 15 minutes.

Jalapeno Popper Dip

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I Love Jalapeno Popper Dip

This Jalapeno Popper Dip is a fun way to kick off any meal.  It’s also great for parties and barbecues.  I mean, who doesn’t love Poppers?  The great thing is you don’t have to fight over who gets the last one.  When you’ve got a dip like this one, the only thing you have to watch for is those sneaky double dippers!

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Jalapeno Popper Dip with Chips

If you’ve ever had bacon wrapped Jalapeno Poppers, you know they rock.  So I made sure to add some bacon to this recipe as well.  In the video recipe, I dip with Corn Chips but, truth be told, I honestly think it’s better with a Ritz or House Cracker.  I’ve even seen some people go for the toasted baguette but that’s entirely up to you.  This Jalapeno Popper Dip Rocks either way.  Just be sure to tell your friends where you got this recipe.

Also, check out my actual Jalapeno Poppers recipe and my Chili Con Queso Dip!

Jalapeno Popper Dip Ingredients:

5 Large Jalapenos, de-seeded & chopped
5 pcs Bacon, chopped
1 Green Onion, chopped
1/4 cup Fresh Cilantro, Chopped
2 pkg Cream Cheese
1 cup Colby Jack Cheese, grated
1 cup Sour Cream
1 cup Seasoned Bread Crumbs
1 Cup Parmesan Cheese
2 tbsp butter
Salt and Pepper to taste

Bake the Jalapeno Popper Dip at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes.

Olive Oil Dip – Dipping Sauce for Bread

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This Olive Oil Dip is very refreshing and it can be made to your specific tastes.  I personally like the fresh herbs mixed with the salt and sour of the Balsamic Vinegar that just hugs the palate as it’s washed down with some smooth Olive Oil.  I generally dip bread sticks or pull chunks off of a french or Italian loaf.  But this can be used over Pasta or as a Salad Dressing, it’s that good.  If you like it spicy, just add some Red Pepper or Chili Flakes.  If you like more herbs or even dried seasonings like Oregano or Thyme, feel free to add what ever you want.  This only gets better over time.  So if you have time to make this in advance so it has a chance to marinate, it’s going to be that much better.

Also if you need a recipe for breadsticks I’ve included my Pizza Dough recipe at the end of the video and in the link below.  Some people like to dip their bread sticks in Pizza sauce or Marinara so I’ll include my simple recipe for that as well.

CLICK HERE for Pizza Dough
CLICK HERE for Pizza Sauce

Olive Oil Dipping Sauce Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Olive Oil
3 Garlic Cloves
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
1 tbsp Parmesan/Romano Cheese
1 tbsp Fresh Basil or Rosemary(both?), chopped
1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes, optional