Recipe by DOREENB
"My best friend shared this recipe with me, and we are SO SICK of making it -- but it's always requested at our parties! We have made the pretzel in various shapes, depending on the occasion (e.g., hearts, sorority letters, etc.). The pretzel may be partially baked ahead of time and frozen. The dip may also be prepared in advance."
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1 (16 ounce) package
hot bread roll mix with yeast
shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 1/4 cups
1 (8 ounce) package
cream cheese, diced and softened
1 (8 ounce) package
processed cheese, cubed
beer, room temperature
Okay, I only used the beer cheese portion of this recipe and made it with "Buttery Soft Pretzels" also from this site. The cheese part is AWESOME!! LOVED IT! I think it could make any pretzel taste great!! Maybe it was the beer I used but next time, I won't use the garlic powder...I didn't think it was neccessary b/c the combo of cheese(s) and beer was good enough!! The cheese makes ALOT!!! Will be making this for many parties and events to come!! Thanks Doreen!!(PS-next time, I'll try and find that dough referred to by the submitter. I tried to find it in my grocery store but couldn't..thus I made my own pretzels. Anyone know a good brand I should try?)
Didn't really care for dip
This recipe is great. I've taken it to family functions and parties with friends several times. It's always been a real hit. Instead of mixing the cheese dip in a food processor, I cook it all on the stove and serve warm. It's very good and goes well with the warm pretzel.
The guests at our party really liked these - we did them in the shape of the first letter of the two guests of honor. I thought that the cheese sauce that went along with the pretzels was EXCELLENT and bought frozen pretzels to eat with the leftover sauce.
This is a great recipe . . . easy to make and very good.
Ended up with a fun appetizer, but wasn't sure how thick the "roll" was supposed to be to form this pretzel. Agree that the dip is great and is good with other dippers too. Anxious to experiment with other cheeses and beers.
I took this to a party and got rave reviews. I used someone's suggestion of melting the cheese sauce in a mini crock pot rather than using a food processor - worked good. I also shaped the dough into breadsticks and then cut up into more bite-size shapes after baking and put in a basket alongside the dip. Will make it again and maybe experiment with different beers.
I absolutely love this recipe! I have given the recipe out so many times. It is definitely a winner!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Beer Cheese Pretzel and Dip
Serving Size: 1/20 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 20
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 86
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