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Stuffed Pretzels {a freezer friendly recipe}

One of my children's favorite snacks is stuffed pretzels. I love making them because I can make a bunch at one time and put them in the freezer for later. You need to make these, your family with thank you.


One of my children’s favorite recipes is stuffed pretzels. They don’t really look like pretzels but they taste like them. I originally saw the recipe on a blog called Farmama, unfortunately the the blog is no longer being maintained.

These are super versatile and you roll them up like cinnamon rolls instead of pretzels. You can put vegetables like kale or spinach in them, or make them more like pizza with pepperoni and mozzarella, or sweet with cinnamon sugar and raisins.

I like to make a double batch and freeze some. These make a really great snack or lunch for my guys to take to work with them.

One of my children's favorite snacks is stuffed pretzels. I love making them because I can make a bunch at one time and put them in the freezer for later. You need to make these, your family with thank you.

We like to make a variety of ones using all kinds of things like kale and onion, pepperoni and pesto, and cinnamon and sugar.

One of my children's favorite snacks is stuffed pretzels. I love making them because I can make a bunch at one time and put them in the freezer for later. You need to make these, your family with thank you.

We also used only half the baking soda for the dunk and we skip the salt sprinkle.

stuffed pretzels on a baking sheet
Yield: 2 dozen

Stuffed Pretzels

stuffed pretzels on a baking sheet
These stuffed pretzels can be made with savory or sweet fillings and freeze
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours

Ingredients

  • 5 cups flour (I use freshly ground whole wheat)
  • 4 tsp yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 ¼ cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • salt
  • A bit of olive oil
  • ½ cup baking soda
  • Filling choices
  • Pesto, provolone, kale and caramelized onion; pepperoni, pesto and mozzarella; cinnamon sugar and raisin

Instructions

Dissolve the of yeast in 1 1/4 cup of water with 1 tsp. sugar. Let stand about 10 minutes.

Mix 5 cups flour, 1/2 cup sugar, and a pinch of salt.

Make a well in the middle and add about a Tablespoon of olive oil and the water/yeast mixture.

If it is too dry add about one tablespoon of water at a time.

Knead until the dough is smooth (about 7-8 minutes).

Cover and place in a warm spot for 1-2 hours or until doubled in size.

Make the filling - caramelize onions and kale, grate cheese, etc.

Preheat oven to 450F

When dough has doubled in size, roll it into a rectangular-ish shape, about 1/4 inch thick and spread the filling evenly over the surface. Roll up the rectangle and slice it into 12 equally sized pieces.

Put each slice onto a sheet tray and let the (now stuffed) pretzels rise again until about doubled.

The Dunk - I only do the dunk on the savory ones, not the sweet ones

A baking soda bath is what gives pretzels their distinct flavor. Mix together ¼  cup of baking soda and 4 cups of hot water. When the baking soda has dissolved, dunk the proofed pretzels one at a time, and set them back onto the sheet tray. Brush each pretzel with some olive oil.

Bake at 450F until the pretzels are golden brown.

Enjoy!

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One of my children's favorite snacks is stuffed pretzels. I love making them because I can make a bunch at one time and put them in the freezer for later. You need to make these, your family with thank you.

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Tessa Zundel

Thursday 22nd of November 2018

Doing a sourdough version of these today to take for breakfast the day after Thanksgiving where we're visiting. They look so tasty!!

Angi Schneider

Wednesday 28th of November 2018

Yum! Let me know how they turn out.

Jolene

Sunday 28th of August 2016

Have you ever tried freezing these without baking them? I'm wondering if they would taste fresher if baked out if the freezer only or if that could mess with the yeast?

Angi Schneider

Tuesday 30th of August 2016

I have not tried that but I bet it would work, just freeze them before they rise. When you thaw them out, just set them on the counter and let them rise also. I've frozen pizza crust and other yeasted breads like this. If you try it let me know how it goes.

Anna @ NorthernHomestead

Wednesday 30th of April 2014

This looks better than cinnamon rolls to me! (I am not a sweet tooth). love it. Pinning,

Sandra

Monday 26th of August 2013

These look great. A definite must try!!Pinned!

Angi Schneider

Thursday 29th of August 2013

Thanks, Sandra. Let me know how they turn out.

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