Ham and Cheese Pretzel Bites - a scrumptious appetizer that will please any crowd.
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Ham and Cheese Pretzel Bites

So cheesy and so good! These ham and cheese pretzel bites make for a perfect appetizer for your next dinner!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ham and Cheese Pretzel Bites
Servings: 48
Calories: 63kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye


  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 Tablespoon instant yeast
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 1/2 cups flour more or less
  • 2 cups grated cheese of your choice
  • 2 cups diced ham
  • Butter for brushing tops
  • Coarse salt optional
  • For optional water bath:
  • 3 quarts water
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar


  • Combine water, yeast, and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Let sit till bubbly, about 3-4 minutes. Add milk, salt, and enough flour to make a fairly stiff dough. Knead a few times on a floured counter top. Return to the bowl and let rest for 5-10 minutes.
  • Divide dough into 4 equal portions. Roll each portion out into a 12×4″ rectangle on a countertop sprayed with non-stick spray. Sprinkle 1/2 cup cheese and 1/2 cup ham down the center of each rectangle. Pull up the sides and pinch closed. Place seam side down on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Let rise till doubled, 30-60 minutes.
  • Optional water bath: Bring 3 quarts water, soda, and sugar to a rolling bowl. Carefully drop one long roll into the boiling water. Boil 10 seconds and flip over. Boil 10 more seconds and carefully remove with two slotted spoons.
  • Cut each roll into one inch slices. Place on a well greased or lined cookie sheet. Bake at 400° for about 15 minutes or till golden brown. Brush hot pretzel bites with melted butter and sprinkle with coarse salt if desired.


Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 21mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 0.5mg