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Bacon Wrapped Soft Pretzels

Take a soft, warm pretzel and wrap it in salty bacon and you will have these incredibly, delicious Bacon Wrapped Soft Pretzels. If these don't hit the spot for your salty appetizer cravings, then I don't know what will.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 42 minutes
Servings 16 pretzels
Calories 195 kcal
Author Sarah Averett

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 10 cups water
  • 2/3 cup baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp egg yolk beaten with 1 Tbsp water
  • 16 slices bacon

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the warm water, salt, sugar, and yeast. Let sit for 5 minutes, until foamy.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the yeast mixture, flour, and butter and mix until it comes together. Transfer to a clean surface and knead for 5 minutes, adding just enough flour to keep it from sticking. Use as little flour as possible.

  3. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover and let rise for 1 hour.

  4. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  5. Combine the 10 cups of water and baking soda together in a large pot and bring to a boil.

  6. Punch down the dough and cut into 16 individual pieces. Roll each piece into a 6-8" rope.

  7. Place each dough stick in the boiling water and let boil for 30 seconds. Remove them from the water with a large spatula and place on a plate.
  8. Brush each dough stick with the egg wash.

  9. Wrap one slice of bacon around each dough stick, making sure it isn't too tight since the dough will rise, but letting it reach from one end to the other. Place on the prepared baking sheet.

  10. Bake for 8 minutes and flip over. Bake for 3 minutes and flip to side. Bake for another 3 minutes and flip to the opposite side. Bake for 3 minutes again and then remove from oven.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from The Chunky Chef.

Nutrition Facts
Bacon Wrapped Soft Pretzels
Amount Per Serving (1 pretzel)
Calories 195 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 2842mg124%
Potassium 42mg1%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.