Bacon Cheddar Soft Pretzels

Delicious smoky, crunchy, cheesy pockets of goodness are baked into these homemade Bacon Cheddar Soft Pretzels. To Alton Brown’s excellent recipe for homemade soft pretzels, we add cooked and crumbled bacon and shredded Cheddar. If you have a stand mixer with a dough hook, these delicious pretzels are so easy to make you might feel a little guilty with all the accolades you’ll receive. Choose a bacon that has a robust smoky flavor that packs a punch, really amps up the flavor volume so it isn’t lost in the hearty dough of the pretzel. We used Beer Belly Bacon which is smoky and has plenty of flavor. Considering beer and pretzels go together like pigs and slop, it seemed like a natural and we found it to be an excellent choice.

rolled dough section shaped like a cut piece of sushi roll
Section of dough rolled into a cut sushi roll shape, next step is rolling this into a 24″ long dough rope

Dough section rolled from top of original rectangle to bottom

dough snake ready to shape into a pretzel
24 inch dough rope ready to shape into a pretzel

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