These Mexican Chorizo Cotija Stuffed Pretzel Bites are the ultimate irresistible appetizer and salty snack for your next party and get-together.
It’s true what they say – once you pop, you seriously can’t stop.
Before you scroll down and decide that you need these in your life like right this second, you’ve got to be prepared to make a couple batches of these pretzel bites. Stuffed with salty cotija cheese and crumbled Mexican chorizo, I promise you these babies will be gone in the blink of an eye.
First thing’s first – they’re easy to make. They do require a lot of steps, but it’s not anything too difficult. And surprisingly, making them is actually kind of fun! This is my first time making my own pretzels, and the only knowledge I really had came from my experience of staring at the pretzel makers behind the counter at Auntie Anne’s.
Those guys are seriously talented! They swing that pretzel dough around like it’s nobody’s business. And they’re super quick, too. I don’t know how they do it, but they sure are inspiring. I was definitely channeling my inner Auntie Anne’s pretzel maker while working on this recipe.
The only part of the process that you really need to pay attention to is pinching together the pretzel dough and properly securing the filling so that it doesn’t accidentally rip open and fall out.
The trick is to use your index finger and thumb to firmly press together the two sides of the dough until there’s no longer a seam.
Two doughs become one. A marriage of sorts.
(John and I went to our first pre-marriage class last night and I’ve got random marriage clichés on the brain. I can’t help myself.)
One of my favorite things about these stuffed pretzel bites? They’re perfect for dipping!
When I made them, I dipped them in some ranch dressing. I’m obsessed with the stuff, but I know that everybody isn’t. If you’re not, I highly recommend eating it with a cheese sauce like this slow cooker Salsa Verde Queso Dip recipe or this Jalapeno Beer Cheese Soup!
A match made in heaven.
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