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Irish Cheddar Stuffed Pretzel Bites

Salt and tangy Irish cheddar stuffed into a  soft, salty, crusty and chewy pretzel bite. The perfect bite when you are celebrating St. Patrick's Day.
I have a confession to make, I love pretzels. Seriously love them more than anything else. I even love this in any form.
Especially with cheese. When I was younger I would wrap cheddar cheese with pretzel sticks and eat it with my lunch which was normally a sandwich.
My favorite kind will have to be this kind has to be extra burnt or baked with a side of cheese with it.
Since St. Patrick's Day coming up I wanted to make something with Irish cheddar.
It is saltier than the regular cheddar that you get in here so it will work great stuffed inside a bread.

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Irish Cheddar Stuffed Pretzel Bites

 Prep- 15 minutes
Proofing- 2 to 2 1/2 hours
Baking- 15 to 18 minutes


4 to 4 1/3 cups Unbleached All Purpose Flour
1 cup Warm Water
1/2 cup Warm Whole Milk, can use any milk
2 1/2 teaspoons Dry Active Yeast
2 to 2 1/2 teaspoons Fine Sea Salt
2 1/2 Tablespoon Dark Brown Sugar
4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, melted
1 large eggs
6 to 8 cups Water
1/4 cup Baking Soda
7 ozs Irish Cheddar, cubed
4 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, melted
Sea Salt, for the top 

1. In a large bowl, whisk together warm milk, water water and brown sugar. The water and milk should be warm enough that you can touch. Add in yeast and whisk. Let that bloom for 10 minutes.
2. Once the yeast is foam and fragrant, slowly add in flour, salt and butter.
3. With a hook attachment, mix the ingredients together for 5 minutes. If hand mixing, combine until it forms a soft dough then tip over with some flour on a clean surface and kneed for 10 to 15 minutes, until a smooth dough ball.
4. Cover bowl and let proof for about an 1 hour or until it doubles in size.
5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and cover two cookie sheets with parchment.
6. Once doubled, divide into three sections. Roll each section into 22 inch ropes then cut into 2 inch pieces. Place a cube of cheddar into each cut piece and gently roll. Place onto prepped sheets and place in fridge for 15 to 20 minutes.
7. Bring water to a rolling boil and once water is in a full boil carefully add in baking soda. The baking soda will make it violently bubble. Drop 7 to 9 pieces into the water and boil for 30 seconds. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on sheet pan.
8. Brush bites with a 4 tablespoons of melted butter and slice to top then sprinkle salt on the tops. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes until deep golden brown.
9. Place on a cooling rack and cool for 5 minutes before enjoying.



  1. These look yummy and luckily vegan cheese has coe a long way so I can definitely make these. Thank you for the great recipe idea!

  2. You had me at cheese stuffed.... I LOVE cheese! These look like such a delicious appetizer or snack. Yum!

  3. These pretzel bites look so yum... It looks good, even without me being able to get the taste of the cheese-filling inside. Thank you for the recipe so I could recreate it myself. :)

  4. Pretzels and cheese are my snack of choice!! I am dying to try these! My mouth is already watering!

  5. These sound so delicious!! Perfect for St. Patrick's Day :)

  6. Making these! I'm in love with pretzels, and this Wisconsin girl sure loves the cheese. I just did the gene DNA test, and found out that I'm Scots-Irish, so I'm a little obsessed with discovering Irish food at the moment. Hadn't even remembered their cheese - thanks!

  7. Oh my goodness these pretzel bites look so delicious my mouth is watering!

  8. I didn't think pretzels could get much better until now!

  9. buns looking awesome. My kids will love these beauties with stuffed cheese. Perfectly baked and clicks are very tempting.

  10. Oh I need to make theses! Whats better than pretzels? Pretzels and cheese! Perfect to go with a beer!

  11. Wow I really should try this recipe! New one to add to my list :)

  12. These look amazing!!! I' am definitely going to make these on St. Patrick's Day. I've never made pretzels from scratch before but excited to try this recipe. My daughter has me pick up fresh pretzels from the bakery when I can but I really like the fact that these are stuffed.

  13. I'm a sucker for anything with cheese. These look amazing! We might have to make these during Spring break.

  14. I love anything with cheese. These look amazing! I might have to make these over spring break with my kids. They would love it.

  15. Oh wow these cheddar stuffed pretzel bites look so delicious!! I'm a huge fan of melted cheese especially on bread and anything crunchy!

  16. Oh yum! These sound and look so good! I'd be eating all of them.

  17. Looks delish. The photos look so yummy.

  18. I could see myself eating these nonstop! They look so good. Pretzels and cheese ? Classic !

  19. These look incredible! Can't wait to try this!

  20. These look perfect for St. Patrick's Day! Great idea using Irish cheddar. They look great for any occasion though!


  21. These look delicious! I'd love to have them along with a charcuterie board. Thank you for sharing :)

  22. I am craving some of these now lol These looks so delish girly

  23. These look delicious! Perfect for a party!

  24. These looks amazing! I am always so intimidated by yeast. I really need to get over it though, because these look so good.

    Thanks for sharing!!! Lauren -


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