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Brie-Stuffed Pretzel Bites
Brie-Stuffed Pretzel Bites PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

How do you make the ultimate snack food? You fill pretzel dough with cheese, of course. But not just any cheese—we’re talking hot, melty, creamy Brie. We should warn you, though: These Brie-stuffed pretzel bites won’t last long.

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Makes about 40 bite-size pieces
Start to Finish: 4 hours (includes rising time)

Ingredients

Pretzel Bites

4 cups all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons sugar

2 teaspoons instant yeast

1½ teaspoons salt

3 tablespoons melted butter

6 ounces Brie

Finishing

8 cups water

½ cup baking soda

1 egg

1 tablespoon water

Coarse salt, as needed

Directions

1. Make the pretzel bites: In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment, mix the flour with the sugar, yeast and salt to combine, 15 to 20 seconds. Add 1¼ cups warm water and the melted butter, and mix on low speed for 3 minutes.

2. Increase to medium speed and mix for 4 minutes more. Transfer the dough to a lightly greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let the dough rise until it has nearly doubled in size, about 1 to 1½ hours.

3. Divide the dough into 40 even pieces. Divide the Brie into 40 pieces (they should be small, about 1 teaspoon each).

4. Press each piece of dough flat and place a piece of Brie in the center. Roll the dough around the Brie and pinch well to seal on all sides.

5. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

6. To finish the pretzels: Combine 8 cups water and baking soda in a large pot and heat over medium heat until the baking soda is fully dissolved.

7. Dip each pretzel bite into the baking-soda water for about 30 seconds. Transfer to the pretzels to the prepared baking sheets, seam side down.

8. In a small bowl, whisk the egg with 1 tablespoon water to combine. Brush the egg wash generously over each piece and then garnish with coarse salt.

9. Bake until the bites are golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes. Let cool at least 10 minutes and serve warm.

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