Jalapeño Popper Cheesy Pretzel Bombs




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Introduction

Indulge in the ultimate comfort food with Jalapeño Popper Cheesy Pretzel Bombs, a delicious and savory treat perfect for snacking or entertaining guests. These cheesy, bacon-filled pretzel balls with a spicy kick from jalapeños will quickly become a favorite at any gathering.

Why Make This Recipe

If you’re a fan of the classic jalapeño poppers and crave the irresistible combination of cheese, bacon, and spicy peppers, this recipe is a must-try. The soft pretzel exterior adds a crispy texture to the gooey, cheesy filling, making each bite a burst of flavor.

How to Make Jalapeño Popper Cheesy Pretzel Bombs

Ingredients:

  • 2¼ teaspoons active dry yeast (1 packet)
  • 12 ounces warm beer (110°-120°)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 2 cups water
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 8 ounces shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced jalapeños
  • 12 ounces bacon, cooked and chopped into bite-size pieces

Directions:

  1. Bloom yeast in warm beer with sugar.
  2. Combine cheeses, bacon, and jalapeños in a bowl.
  3. Mix flour, salt, and yeast mixture in a stand mixer.
  4. Knead dough, cut into 36 pieces, and flatten into circles.
  5. Fill with cheese mixture, shape into balls, and dip in baking soda water.
  6. Brush with egg wash, sprinkle salt, and bake at 450° for 8-10 minutes.

How to Serve Jalapeño Popper Cheesy Pretzel Bombs

Serve these delightful pretzel bombs warm as an appetizer or snack. They pair perfectly with a side of spicy mustard or ranch dressing for dipping.

How to Store Jalapeño Popper Cheesy Pretzel Bombs

Store any leftover pretzel bombs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave until warm before serving.

Tips to Make Jalapeño Popper Cheesy Pretzel Bombs

  • Ensure the cheese filling is fully sealed inside the dough to prevent leaking during baking.
  • Use a slotted spoon to remove the stuffed dough balls from the baking soda water to prevent sticking.
  • Customize the level of spiciness by adjusting the amount of jalapeños to suit your taste preference.

Variation

For a milder version, replace the diced jalapeños with diced bell peppers or omit them altogether for a cheesy bacon pretzel bomb with a less spicy kick.

FAQs

  1. Can I freeze Jalapeño Popper Cheesy Pretzel Bombs? Yes, you can freeze the unbaked stuffed dough balls and bake them when ready to serve.
  2. Can I use different types of cheese for the filling? Absolutely! Experiment with your favorite cheeses such as pepper jack, mozzarella, or Swiss.
  3. Can I make these pretzel bombs vegetarian? Yes, you can omit the bacon or substitute it with vegetarian bacon bits for a meat-free version.

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