Tuesday, February 4, 2014


Oh. My. God.

I'm not sure what it is about this new recipe that I found that makes them so delicious.

Though it's probably the butter.

Or the sugar.

Or the butter.

Or the sugar...

Pinterest win right here, and that doesn't always happen. But I saw them and was like, "Those look easy, I'll make them for dessert tonight."

The only mistake I made was that we had people over so I had to share.

Recipe is from Redfly Creations.

I did not make the glaze...I think for me that would have been overload. But had we not been quite so stuffed from a particularly good lasagna (who knew a little goat cheese goes a long way?) we would have served them warm over vanilla ice cream.


Cinnamon and Sugar Pretzel Bites
Makes approximately 10 dozen bites 

1 cup warm water
1 tablespoon yeast
3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 teaspoon salt
For before baking:
1 1/2 cup warm water
1 1/2 tablespoon baking soda
Cinnamon/Sugar dip
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
Powdered Sugar Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
3 teaspoons milk

Take the tablespoon of yeast and pour it into 1 cup of warm water.  Let it sit 10 minutes.  Next, mix the 3 cups of flour, sugar and salt.  Pour in the melted butter and water/yeast mixture.  Kneed in the mixer until the sides of the bowl come clean.  Let rise until double (30-60 min).
Once the dough has risen, roll it out to about 1/4" thickness.  Cut into 2" squares.  Combine the 1 1/2 cup of warm water and 1 1/2 tablespoon of baking soda.  Dip the 2" squares into the water/baking soda mixture then place on greased (I did not do this...but I have some very nice nonstick cookie sheets) cookie sheet.
Bake at 425 degrees for 7-8 min (I found that at my altitude, 5 minutes was more realistic).  
As soon as the bites come out of the oven, dip them in the 1/4 cup melted butter.  Mix the 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon, and roll them in there. (Can you see where our problems might have started?)

Serve warm with powdered sugar glaze. 


MONDAY: Rest Day
SUNDAY: 4 miles plus strength
SATURDAY: 50 minutes cardio
THURSDAY: 3 miles plus strength