I am in love with fresh pretzels and it seems you are too, guessing from the popularity of our Mixer Made Soft Pretzels post. We decided to play with this great recipe again, making some really fun stuff that will have you feeling like a kid at a carnival again.

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Pretzel Dogs

  • 1 recipe Mixer Made Soft Pretzels
  • 12 hot dogs or sausages (We used Trader Joe’s Apple Chicken Sausages, but you can use any kind you like as long as it’s already fully cooked.)

*Variation: You can follow the original recipe for the pretzel dough or you can swap out 1 cup of the all-purpose flour for whole wheat flour. 1 cup makes enough of a taste difference without changing the texture too much. You may need an extra tablespoon of water if the dough looks dry.

Instructions -

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray.

2. When the dough is ready, divide into 12 equal pieces and roll each into a long rope. Wrap around each hot dog or sausage. I hold the dough rope against one end of the dog with my finger while I wrap the dough around. When you get to the end, press the end piece into nearby dough.

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wrapped pretzel dog

2. Dip in baking soda/water solution (as in original pretzel recipe.) Lay on cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes, or  until golden and puffed. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with salt flakes.

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Stuffed Pretzel Rolls

Lon saw me making the pretzel dogs and proposed another idea, stuffed pretzels. he started grating some dry cured sausage against a box grater, medium fine, and shredded some cheese (the goat mozzarella) on the bigger holes.

grating dry sausage

You start out with the same ropes, but press them flat. Fill the middle with shredded sausage and cheese.

stuffing pretzel dough

Roll it up lengthwise.

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Then, curl it up like a Cinnabon.

unbaked pretzel roll

Bake for 8 minutes at 450 degrees F and brush with melted butter and sprinkle with salt. You now have the best party food ever, except that you won’t want to share it.

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