These Pizza-Stuffed Pretzel Bites are super delicious and so easy to make using a store-bought pizza dough! They are sure to be an instant hit with family!
These pretzel bites are life! I mean, who doesn’t love the idea of combining their two favourite snacks? Pretzels and pizza are a match made in heaven!
I am a little obsessed with these snack bites, to be honest. They’re perfectly cheesy and oh-so easy to eat. Best of all, they are easy to make. Store-bought pizza dough comes in to save the day with this recipe. No hard work needed. Some quick assembly and you are well on your way to cheesy pizza goodness!
For years, my husband and I have been making pretzel bites from store-bought pizza dough. When we were first dating, we used to make them and bring them along with dipping sauces to watch outdoor movies by the water.
They were the perfect date night movie snack and one we made often.
It wasn’t until recently that I decided to stuff them with pizza. Boy was that a game changer! I am sure some other genius has thought of this too but the idea was born in our kitchen after debating what to do with pizza dough.
The hubby wanted calzones and I had a craving for pretzels. We couldn’t agree so we decided to split the dough in half and each make our dinner/snack of choice.
Then I had an idea. The greatest idea. He could have his calzone, I was stuffing my pretzel bites with pizza.
Needless to say, my hubby kept on reaching for my Pizza-Stuffed Pretzel Bites all night. I was nice and let him have a few. It wasn’t long before he was requesting we make them again.
How to make Pizza-Stuffed Pretzel Bites
Making this app is seriously easy. To begin, I roll out my ready made pizza dough and cut it up into smaller pieces (2×2 inch squares). I place pepperoni and bocconcini cheese into the center of each square and then seal them up into little balls.
Then the little stuffed pretzel bites go into a pot of boiling water/baking soda. This is what gives them their pretzel quality. They boil in the water for 2 minutes and then get transferred to a baking sheet.
I brush each bite with egg and sprinkle them with coarse salt. Then I bake them at 415F for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
The pretzel bites are served with marinara sauce. They are so good, you guys!
Tips for making Pretzel Bites
Although these are very easy to make, there are a few tips that I highly recommend. They really all boil down to one potential thing:
- Make sure to seal your pretzel bites well.
The pretzel bites will expand in the water/baking soda bath and double in size during this process. If they aren’t sealed they will pop open during this stage.
In order to make help make sure they are sealed I recommend making sure that your boccancini cheese is patted dry before assembly. If it is still well from the brine, you risk wetting your pizza dough and making it harder to seal.
I also don’t put marinara sauce in the bites themselves for this reason. Although its possible to get it in there and still seal them up, it does get a bit tedious. I’ve struggled to seal pretzel bites because of the runny sauce getting in the way. It serves better as a dipping sauce- you get all of the pizza flavour this way without any extra work.
Hope you enjoy these heavenly little bites as much as we do! Bon appetit!
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Pizza-Stuffed Pretzel Bites
- 1 pizza dough (store-bought or homemade)
- 1/2 cup pepperoni
- 1 1/2 cups bocconcini cheese drained and patted dry
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1 egg whisked
- coarse salt
- 3/4 cup marinara for dipping
- Preheat oven to 415F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- On a floured surface, roll out pizza dough into a large rectangle. Using a pizza cutter, divide the dough into 2×2 inch squares. This resulted in about 24 squares but may vary depending on the quantity of dough you use.
- Press each square down to flatten a bit more and then place a couple slices of pepperoni and a bocconcini ball into the center of the square. Fold the corners of the dough over the pepperoni and cheese and seal tightly.
- Bring 8 cups of water to a boil in a large pot. Carefully add the baking soda and stir to combine. Working in batches, drop the pretzel bites into the water and boil for about 2 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon.
- Arrange pretzel bites onto the baking sheet. Brush with the egg and sprinkle each with coarse salt. Bake for approximately 15-18 minutes or until they turn golden brown. Serve with marinara dipping sauce.