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Great for game day! Serve these delicious dippers with nacho or queso cheese dip and you will surely please the masses!

Recipe Summary

30 mins
15 mins
1 hr 10 mins
1 hr 55 mins
30 dippers


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine water, butter, honey, and yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer; let stand until yeast activates and foams, about 5 minutes.

  • Mix flour and 1 1/4 teaspoon salt into yeast mixture on low speed until dough is just combined. Increase the speed to medium and continue kneading until the dough is smooth and begins to pull away from the side of the bowl. Add additional flour if needed, a little a time, until the dough is no longer sticky.

  • Spray inside of a bowl with cooking spray, place dough in bowl, and turn to coat. Cover bowl with a towel or plastic wrap and place in a warm place until dough doubles in size, about 1 hour.

  • Mix cream cheese, mozzarella, bacon, and jalapeno pepper together into a separate bowl.

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon mat.

  • Bring water to a boil in a large pot; slowly add baking soda, about 1 tablespoon at a time.

  • Divide dough into 4 equal pieces on a floured work surface. Roll each piece into a long rope and cut into 1-inch pieces. Roll each piece flat using a rolling pin and fill with a spoonful of cheese mixture; fold dough over filling and pinch ends. Repeat filling the dough until all dough and filling are used.

  • Boil the pretzel dippers in the water solution, working in batches, about 30 seconds per batch. Remove dippers with a large-slotted spoon and place on the prepared baking sheet, keeping dippers about 2-inches apart. Beat egg and cold water together in a bowl until smooth; brush over each dipper. Sprinkle kosher salt over each dipper.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until dippers are golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes. Cool dippers on the baking sheet for 5 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Bake your bacon for the perfect crispy, crumbliness!

Be very careful when adding baking soda to boiling water as it will cause it to boil violently.

The dough can also be made in a bread machine.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of sodium from the baking soda. The actual amount consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

386 calories; protein 12.2g; carbohydrates 41.8g; fat 18.9g; cholesterol 83.5mg; sodium 8099.6mg. Full Nutrition