Air Fryer Pretzel Bites + Herb Cheese Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. active dry yeast 2 1/4 tsp
  • 3 c all purpose flour
  • 1.5 c warm water
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp coarse salt to top, or use everything bagel seasoning
  • 4 tbsp Butter melted
  • Boil
  • 4 c water boiling
  • 1/3 c Baking Soda

Directions

  1. Start by combining the water and yeast in a small bowl, allowing the yeast to dissolve. Add brown sugar and salt, whisk until well combined.
  2. In a bowl slowly add flour to yeast mixture 1 cup at a time. Use a stand mixer preferably with a dough hook for this. Add more flour, 1/4 c at a time until dough is no longer sticky.
  3. Once this is achieved allow dough to sit in the bowl for 10 minutes.
  4. Lightly flour a cutting board and cut dough into 8 equal pieces. Roll each piece into “snakes” and slice each one into “bites”. Make sure all pieces are the same size.
  5. In a pot bring your 4 c water and baking soda to a boil. Then put 10 pieces at a time into the water and remove after 20 seconds with a slotted spoon.
  6. Put these pieces on a lined baking sheet with parchment paper on top. Once they’re all done put in bowl with melted butter and coarse sea salt.
  7. Preheat air fryer to 390 degrees F for 5 minutes.
  8. Spray air fryer basket with non stick cooking spray and place some in with space in between so they can rise.
  9. Cook for 5 minutes or until they’re as brown as you’d like. Take out and brush melted butter on the top before serving.

Herb Cheese Sauce

Ingredients

  • Cup of grated cheddar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Teaspoon rosemary minced
  • 1 Teaspoon minced basil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Flour to desired thickness
  • 1 tbsp melted butter

Directions

Melt cheese with butter while whisking. Then put the cheese mixture into a pan with all other ingredients. Heat and stir until all mixed together.