114 oztube refrigerated pizza dough(or about 1 pound of homemade pizza dough)
12cocktail smoked sausages,sliced in half
½cupcup boiled water
¼tsptsp coarse salt
1tbspfresh chopped parsleyfor garnish (optional)
Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Grease a cake pan with cooking spray and place a ramekin (or other small oven-safe bowl) in the center of the pan.
Unroll the pizza dough into a rectangle and slice into 24 squares.
Place a halved sausage on the center of each square and roll the dough together to form a ball, pinching the seams to seal.
Heat the water in the microwave for one minute until just starting to boil. Stir in the baking soda until dissolved.
Dip each dough ball into the boiled water mixture and then place into the greased pan.
Once all pieces have been added, bake in the oven for 22-25 minutes or until the dough crust is golden brown.
When the pretzel bites have finished baking, remove from the oven and allow the pan to cool.
If you prefer, spray the tops of the pretzel btes with nonstick cooking spray and sprinkle a bit more of the coarse salt on top.
Pour the honey mustard dip into the ramekin and serve immediately.
You can use pork or beef cocktail sausages in this recipe.
The baking soda and boiling water mixture help these become actual pretzels and obtain their texture and color.
Do not skip topping with salt, that is essential to pretzels and makes them go from boring to amazing!
We use refrigerated pizza dough for this but you can use homemade as long as it weighs 1 pound.
HONEY MUSTARD is our favorite dipping sauce for this, but others like a cheese sauce or ranch dressing.
These can be stored at room temperature by placing in an airtight container or a ziptop bag and they should keep for up to 2 days in the refrigerator. You can also freeze these Stuffed Pretzel Bites. Wrap your pretzel bites in plastic wrap, you can do it in batches, and place in a freezer bag and they will keep for up to 1 month. To reheat, place frozen bites onto a baking sheet and bake in oven at 350F degrees for about 12 minutes.