This Pepperoni Pretzel Balls recipe has a soft pretzel surrounding pepperoni and cheese. They’re perfect for an after school snack or a party appetizer.
I’ve been making my easy pepperoni rolls recipe for years now and my kids love it but since they have a slight obsession for soft pretzels, I decided to combine the two to make these Pepperoni Pretzel Balls. They have a buttery, salty, soft pretzel on the outside with pepperoni and melting cheese on the inside.
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Cut a loaf of Pillsbury French bread dough into eight slices. You can also use refrigerated biscuits or the homemade dough recipe in this blog post. Flatten a piece of dough and top with a slice of pepperoni, a cube of mozzarella cheese and another slice of pepperoni.
Bake at 400 degrees for 12-17 minutes, until golden brown. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with coarse salt.
Make sure you enjoy these Pepperoni Pretzel Balls while they are still warm. What could be better than a buttery soft pretzel filled with melted cheese and pepperoni? This recipe could easily be doubled to fit into a 9×13 inch pan or a large cast iron skillet for those times when you need more servings.
- 1 loaf refrigerated French bread dough can also use biscuit dough or homemade dough
- 8 oz block mozzarella cheese
- 16 slices of pepperoni
- 1 cup hot water
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1 tbsp butter melted
- 1 tsp coarse salt
Cut dough into 8 slices.
Cut the block of mozzarella cheese into 8 cubes.
Flatten a piece of dough. Top with a slice of pepperoni, mozzarella cheese and another slice of pepperoni. Continue with all of the dough pieces.
Mix together hot water and baking soda. Dip filled dough balls into the baking soda mixture. Place them in a greased 9-inch cast iron skillet or oven-safe pan.
Bake at 400 degrees for 12-17 minutes, until golden brown.
Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with salt.
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