My best friend shared this recipe with me, and we are SO SICK of making it -- but it's always requested at our parties! We have made the pretzel in various shapes, depending on the occasion (e.g., hearts, sorority letters, etc.). The pretzel may be partially baked ahead of time and frozen. The dip may also be prepared in advance.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
1 pretzel and dip
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a medium bowl, mix the hot bread roll mix with yeast and Cheddar cheese.

  • In a microwave or small saucepan, heat the beer to almost boiling. Stir beer and egg into the flour mixture and knead 5 minutes. Allow the dough to rest 5 minutes, then roll into desired shape. Sprinkle with kosher salt.

  • Bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.

  • In a food processor, blend the cream cheese, processed cheese, garlic powder and room temperature beer. Refrigerate until serving with the baked dough.

Nutrition Facts

195 calories; protein 7g 14% DV; carbohydrates 18g 6% DV; fat 9.6g 15% DV; cholesterol 36.5mg 12% DV; sodium 941.7mg 38% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
Okay I only used the beer cheese portion of this recipe and made it with "Buttery Soft Pretzels" also from this site. The cheese part is AWESOME!! LOVED IT! I think it could make any pretzel taste great!! Maybe it was the beer I used but next time I won't use the garlic powder...I didn't think it was neccessary b/c the combo of cheese(s) and beer was good enough!! The cheese makes ALOT!!! Will be making this for many parties and events to come!! Thanks Doreen!!(PS-next time I'll try and find that dough referred to by the submitter. I tried to find it in my grocery store but couldn't..thus I made my own pretzels. Anyone know a good brand I should try?) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/25/2011
Didn't really care for dip Read More
(5)
91 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 53
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
Okay I only used the beer cheese portion of this recipe and made it with "Buttery Soft Pretzels" also from this site. The cheese part is AWESOME!! LOVED IT! I think it could make any pretzel taste great!! Maybe it was the beer I used but next time I won't use the garlic powder...I didn't think it was neccessary b/c the combo of cheese(s) and beer was good enough!! The cheese makes ALOT!!! Will be making this for many parties and events to come!! Thanks Doreen!!(PS-next time I'll try and find that dough referred to by the submitter. I tried to find it in my grocery store but couldn't..thus I made my own pretzels. Anyone know a good brand I should try?) Read More
(62)
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2003
This recipe is great. I've taken it to family functions and parties with friends several times. It's always been a real hit. Instead of mixing the cheese dip in a food processor, I cook it all on the stove and serve warm. It's very good and goes well with the warm pretzel. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2003
The guests at our party really liked these - we did them in the shape of the first letter of the two guests of honor. I thought that the cheese sauce that went along with the pretzels was EXCELLENT and bought frozen pretzels to eat with the leftover sauce. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2003
Ended up with a fun appetizer but wasn't sure how thick the "roll" was supposed to be to form this pretzel. Agree that the dip is great and is good with other dippers too. Anxious to experiment with other cheeses and beers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2003
This is a great recipe... easy to make and very good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/18/2004
I took this to a party and got rave reviews. I used someone's suggestion of melting the cheese sauce in a mini crock pot rather than using a food processor - worked good. I also shaped the dough into breadsticks and then cut up into more bite-size shapes after baking and put in a basket alongside the dip. Will make it again and maybe experiment with different beers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2003
I absolutely love this recipe! I have given the recipe out so many times. It is definitely a winner! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2003
The bread was so good. Everyone loved it. It was fairly simple to make. The dip was good and I think would be great with other dippers beside the bread. It had just the right flavor and was different than anything I've ever had. Overall both were a hit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2003
Whereever I take this it is so popular. I have made it 5 times since October. And I keep getting requests for the recipe. The best part is you can really get creative with the shapes of the pretzel. And the dip is awesome!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/25/2011
Didn't really care for dip Read More
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