Pretzel Monkey Bread (with an Amazing Mustard Dip!)

785
What's Special

Chewy pretzel pillows glistening with melted butter, sprinkled with coarse sea salt, and served with a honey mustard dip!

Jump to Recipe

Pretzel Monkey Bread is one of those snacks that brings back the joys of childhood. I have devoured hundreds of hot baked pretzels at malls, ballgames, and parks in my time. Now that they can easily be made at home, watch out waistline!! Pretzel Monkey Bread is 100 times better than anything you can buy pre-made and you will be amazed how simple it is to prepare.

Pretzel Monkey Bread with Honey Mustard Dip

This dish is utterly addictive when served fresh from the oven. Pretzel Monkey Bread is formed of chewy pillows with crispy edges that are glistening with brushes of melted butter, and sprinkled with coarse sea salt. It’s the perfect appetizer for guests as it breaks apart very easily, however; it’s perfectly alright if you choose to not share. The first time I these, I literally ate half of them for my dinner!! I serve this dish with a simple and delicious Honey Mustard Dip that is just sweet enough to offset your salty treat.


Favorite Appetizers


How to make Pretzel Monkey Bread

The ingredients in this recipe are surprisingly simple. They are basic pantry staples that you probably already have on hand. Make sure the yeast has not expired. If your yeast is not fresh, your dough will not rise. The baking soda should be fresh, as well. You don’t want to use that forgotten box that has been hiding in the refrigerator for years. 😉

Equipment Used

Ingredient List

What is the purpose of the baking soda?

Baking soda is used in this recipe as a quick bath to soak the dough to prevent the dough from further rising during baking. It will give the dough pieces a “puff” and gives them their golden brown color when baked. This method is what gives the pretzel bites their signature chewy texture.

Recipe Preparation

  • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer combine the flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Add in the water and 2 tablespoons of melted butter. The water needs to be around 120 degrees F. I used very hot tap water and it worked out perfectly.
  • Using the dough hook, knead the dough at low speed for 5 minutes, or until a soft ball is formed. Dough should be able to stretch. Form dough into a ball.
  • Place dough in a large bowl sprayed with cooking spray, turning to grease the top. Cover with plastic wrap and let proof (or rise) in a warm place for at least 1 hour or until dough has doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside (to catch the butter leaking out of the springform pan). Brush a 9-inch springform pan with melted butter. Brush the outside of a small ramekin with butter and place in the center of the pan.
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Flatten and stretch dough into a 12×6-inch rectangle. Using a pizza cutter (or knife) cut dough into 1-inch pieces.
  • Bring 12 cups water to a boil in a large pan. Add in baking soda. It will bubble, but should not boil over. Boil dough for about 20 seconds, working in batches.
  • Place half of the hot dough pieces around the ramekin in the prepared pan; brush with melted butter and sprinkle with coarse sea salt. Top with next batch of dough pieces and again brush with melted butter and sprinkle with coarse sea salt.
  • Place springform pan on prepared baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, or until pretzels are dark golden brown. Loosen edges of bread with a knife before removing sides of pan. Brush one more time with melted butter and if needed, add one more dash of salt.

Honey Mustard Dip

  • Combine sour cream, dijon mustard, and honey until well blended. Carefully, remove the hot small bowl in the center of the bread ring. You cannot use this bowl for the dip because the heat will cause the sour cream to separate and become watery. Add dip to a new bowl and place in the center of the pretzel ring.
pretzel-monkey-bread-recipe-heather-lucilles-kitchen-food-blog

Pretzel Monkey Bread

Chewy pillows with crispy edges that are glistening with brushes of melted butter and sprinkled with coarse sea salt are the perfect appetizer when paired with a honey mustard dip!
4.84 from 6 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Appetizers and Beverages
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 240kcal

Ingredients

Pretzel Monkey Bread

Honey Mustard Dip

Instructions

  • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer combine the flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Add in the water and 2 tablespoons of melted butter to form the rough dough.
  • Using a dough hook, knead the dough at low speed for 5 minutes, or until a soft ball is formed. Dough should be "stretchy" at this stage. Form dough into a ball.
  • Place dough in a large bowl, sprayed with cooking spray, turning to grease the top. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for at least 1 hour or until dough has doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside. Brush a 9-inch springform pan with melted butter. Brush the outside of a small round dish with butter and place in the center of the pan.
  • Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Flatten and stretch dough into a 12×6-inch rectangle. Cut dough into 1-inch pieces using a pizza cutter.
  • Bring 12 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan; add baking soda. Boil dough for about 20 seconds, working in batches.
  • Place half of the dough pieces around the ramekin in the prepared pan; brush with melted butter and sprinkle with coarse salt. Top with next batch of dough pieces and again brush with melted butter and sprinkle with coarse sea salt.
  • Place springform pan on prepared baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, or until pretzels are dark golden brown. Loosen edges of bread with a knife before removing sides of pan. Brush one more time with melted butter and if needed, add one more dash of salt.

Honey Mustard Dip

  • Combine sour cream, dijon mustard, and honey until well blended. Carefully, remove hot ramekin from center of the pretzel ring. You cannot use this dish for the dip because the heat will cause the sour cream separate. Add dip to a cold dish and place in the center of the pretzel ring for serving.

Notes

Helpful Tip:  Feel free to get creative with the dip.  You can substitute barbecue sauce for mustard and honey, mix Ranch dressing into the sour cream, or even add garlic powder and hot sauce for a buffalo style option.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Close
Heather Lucille's Kitchen © Copyright 2020. All rights reserved.
Close
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Heather Lucille’s Kitchen is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to products on Amazon.com. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc, or its affiliates.