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Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel Bites

April 24, 2014
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Ok, we know you already LOVE Glutino Pretzels… That salty, crunchy, borderline irresistible buttery flavor keeps you reaching for the bag again and again (don’t worry, us too). Well, have you ever considered how easy and fun it could be to make your own pretzel bites??

At Glutino we have the pleasure of working with Leigh who regularly surprises the office with downright amazing gluten free creations. Remember those gluten free chocolate truffles we shared around St. Patty’s day?? That was all Leigh. This new creation may very well take the (gluten free) cake.

Without Further adieu here is the recipe for home made, gluten free peanut butter pretzel bites. These taste as good as they look and that is saying something!!

Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels

Makes about 40 pretzel bites

Ingredients:

 

Directions

  1. Combine the water, brown sugar, yeast, and butter in a large bowl.  Mix in food processor or turn out onto floured surface and knead by hand.  After fully kneaded, let stand 15 minutes.
  2. Add the salt and flour and mix or knead until fully incorporated and completely smooth. Roll mixture into a ball.
  3. Oil a large bowl with canola or coconut oil, and place the dough inside, covering with thin layer of oil. Cover with a clean dish towel and let dough rise for approximately 1.5 hour.
  4. While the dough is rising, line a baking sheet with wax paper. Scoop out ¼ teaspoons of peanut butter and drop them on the wax paper. Freeze until hardened.
  5. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  6. Remove the risen dough from the oiled bowl and section into 6 pieces.  Taking one piece at a time (keep the rest of the dough wrapped up), roll out into a long rope. Cut the dough into one inch pieces.
  7. Cut a small slit into each dough bite with a sharp knife- careful not to cut all the way through. Place one frozen peanut butter inside the slit. Wrap the pretzel dough back around the peanut butter.  Pinch and roll the dough until it is completely covering the frozen peanut butter.  Place peanut butter filled dough into the freezer immediately on parchment lines baking sheets.  Continue the process for all dough and peanut butter.
  8. Bring the water to a boil in a large pot over high heat and slowly add the baking soda. Boil the pretzel bites in the baking soda water in batches of 5-8 pieces. Boil for 30 seconds and remove with a large slotted spoon.
  9. Place pretzel bites on a greased baking sheet , making sure they are not touching. Brush the tops with a thin coat of egg wash and season with coarse sea salt. Place into the oven and bake for 15 to 18 minutes until golden brown.
  10. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.  Serve and enjoy!

    Final Product

Tip- best eaten warm!  These are crowd pleasers right out of the oven.