Remember those awesome Nutella granola bars I showed you last week? Well, I loved them so much that I’ve been inspired to make even MORE Nutella recipes to share! This time I took my
obsession love of soft pretzels to a whole new level and stuffed them full of Nutella goodness. These are perfect for parties, gifting, or everyday treats and the whole family will love them!
Nutella Stuffed Pretzel Bites
To make these yummy treats you will need:
- 4 cups of flour
- 3/4 cups warm water
- 1 packet of rapid rising yeast
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 5 tbsp butter
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil for coating the dough
- 6 cups of water for boiling
- 2/3 cup baking soda
To make the dough, combine your butter, sugar, water and yeast in a large bowl and stir. I like to use my mixer for this, but it will still be fine if you use a spoon or your hands. Slowly add in your flour and salt and mix thoroughly on low speed until it isn’t sticking to the sides of the bowl. You can add more flour gradually if you need to.
Once mixed coat it in vegetable oil, cover with plastic wrap and sit in a warm spot for 30-45 minutes to rise. While you are waiting you can preheat your oven to 400 degrees and get ready for the next step. You will need:
- large cutting board (or clean table surface)
- extra flour to dust your surface with
- rolling pin
- pastry cutter
- decorating bottle
- large pot
- baking mat
After your dough has risen, portion it out, roll it into equal sized “ropes” and cut into equal sized pieces like this:
Flatten each piece out and squirt Nutella in the middle with your decorating bottle. Don’t squirt out too much, or else your Nutella will spill out all over the place when they are cooking (I totally made that mistake the first time around!).
Seal up each pretzel bite by pinching all the sides together tightly. There are several ways to do this, it’s a matter of whichever way works for you. When you are finished with all your bites, boil 6 cups of water and your baking soda in a large pot. This will be very foamy, but that’s okay. Drop each bite in for 10-15 seconds and arrange them on your baking sheet. DO NOT go over 20 seconds – they will end up tasting extremely salty. Arrange them on your baking mat and pop them in the oven for 15 minutes.
When they come out brush them with a little butter and let them cool.
Now you can dig in! Check out this ooey gooey hazelnutty goodness! Be sure you make enough to share, because these will go fast!