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My family is all coming into town in the next couple of days and I’m feeling super-inspired to create some yumminess that’s really unique and fun this year for them to try. So, I went a-trolling at Walmart and stumbled over an idea: Easy Spicy Cheddar Stuffed Pretzel Wreath Recipe. Just imagine a fresh, warm, soft pretzel where you have spicy cheese dip, but the dip is on the INSIDE. Yeah, now that’s something I think my guests are really going to get into. I certainly did. Heh.
Soft pretzels are really just one of my favorite snacks on the planet. And you just HAVE to have cheese sauce to dip them in, right? Right. But I always hate making a run to the mall to get a soft pretzel from the mall when guests come over. It’s just awkward when they’re walking in the door, you’re walking out to go get the appetizers. So, I fixed it.
I also totally saved myself from that awkward moment where you’re holding the empty container your cheese sauce was once in while the new bright-yellow spot on the carpet grows cold. It’s ok, you can bask in my genius later when you’re having a bite of this awesome in your own kitchen. Really, the best part is that spicy cheese. I mean, what’s a pretzel without that? Just a piece of salty bread, if you ask me. LOL! But you add cheese…
I totally grabbed my Kraft Natural Shredded Cheese at Walmart, using this snazzy coupon for $1.00 off, so I made my Spicy Cheddar Pretzel Bread Wreath AND was fiscally responsible. Two birds, baby. Then, to make it all festive, I made some cranberry jelly to go on it…so awesome I can’t even. And you don’t have to use cheddar–that was just my choice. I bet it would be good with ANY of these awesome cheese-tastic cheese flavors…mmm….
Easy Spicy Cheddar Pretzel Wreath Recipe
- 1 8 oz. Kraft Natural Shredded Cheddar Cheese package
- 4 tblspn Sriracha sauce
- 1½ and 2 tblspn warm water
- 1 tblspn sugar
- 2 tspns salt
- 4 tspns yeast
- 4½ cups flour
- 2 tblspn coconut oil
- 8-10 cups of water for boiling
- ⅔ cup of baking soda (also for boiling, so don't throw it in the dough, that would be bad)
- 1 tblspn coconut oil for spreading over the cooked masterpiece
- 1 tblspn salt, for sprinkling over the cooked masterpiece
- Mix water, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl and sprinkle the yeast over the top.
- Allow to stand for 5 minutes.
- Add flour and melted coconut oil and mix until well combined and no flour remains on the sides of the bowl.
- Turn-out dough and knead for 5 minutes or 50 times. Either one. Heh.
- Oil a clean bowl (just spray it with cooking spray) and place the dough in it and cover.
- Allow to sit for one hour or until the dough has doubled in size (or until you just can't stand it anymore and just HAVE to finish making this awesomeness).
- Preheat oven to 450-degrees.
- Oil your bundt pan and set aside.
- Place water on to boil and add baking soda the moment the water begins to boil--and enjoy the fizz.
- Turn the dough out of the bowl and roll it into a single, fat long snake about 18-24 inches long.
- Flatten the dough and kind of spread it out and turn it in on itself in a ring to make a gigantic flat donut. You want the dough to be no more than about ⅛-inch thick and you want it spread out to at least 4-inches wide. 6-inches would be better, though.
- Mix the package of Kraft Natural Shredded Cheese and the Sriracha sauce together in a medium mixing bowl until thoroughly combined.
- Place small handful of cheese mixture in the center of the dough, making a line of cheesey goodness around the whole ring, in the center.
- Fold the dough over the cheese and kind of mush it together to close it and keep it that way.
- Place wreath in the boiling water for 30 seconds. BE CAREFUL.
- Brush wreath with melted coconut oil and sprinkle with salt. It's ok if you don't have a brush--just use a paper towel like I did...heh.
- Place wreath in the bundt pan and then in the oven.
- Bake for 30-minutes or until crust has reached the desired brownness.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes or until it's safe to handle.
- Slice and serve warm, with all that yummy gooey cheese just calling my name...oh, wait.
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Once you’ve made (and devoured) your Spicy Cheddar Stuffed Pretzel Wreath, check out these other awesome holiday recipes that use Kraft products here! And, with these coupons, you can save up to $13 this holiday season…which rocks, because, you know, $13 can buy a lot of coffee for helping cope with all the crazy the holidays bring. LOL!