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Keto Copycat Auntie Anne's Pretzel Bites, 4 ways.

3g net carbs per serving for plain Pretzel bites. Nutrition for all the other flavors and toppings are in the recipe notes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American, German
Servings 10
Calories 180 kcal

Ingredients
  

Ingredients for Pretzels

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 oz cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flaour
  • 1 tbsp yeast
  • 1 tbsp sweetener
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 egg + 1 egg for brushing the tops
  • Pretzel salt or sea salt
  • 1 chopped jalapeno if making the jalapeno version

Ingredients for cheese sauce

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 oz shredded sharp cheddar I like to mix yellow and white
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper optional
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce I like Frank's Red Hot. You can skip or use less if you prefer.

Ingredients for making the Garlic & Parmesan topping.

  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 1/4 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1/2 tsp dry Italian herbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Ingredients for making the Cinnamon Sugar

  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 4 tbsp powdered sweetener
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 5 oz cream cheese
  • 4 tbsp heavy cream
  • 6 tbsp sweetener
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

To make the pretzel bites.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Melt the mozzarella and cream cheese together in a large microwave safe bowl.
  • Add the almond flour, 1 egg, yeast, sweetener, and baking powder. Mix everything together using a hand or stand mixer using the dough hook.
  • Dump the dough out onto a parchment paper.
  • Cut into 4 pieces. Roll each piece into a log, cut and place on to a parchment lined baking tray.
  • Brush with egg wash and bake for 12-15 minutes or until the pretzel bites turn golden.
  • Serve with your choice of sauce.

To make the jalpeno version

  • Just add one chopped jalapeno in the dough and mix.
  • Follow the instructions above and do not use the salt.
  • Bake & serve with the cheese sauce, if preferred.

To make the Garlic & Parmesan version

  • Bake the pretzel bites as instructed above.
  • Melt the butter, add granulated garlic & herbs, stir.
  • Pour the mixture over the pretzel bites & toss.
  • Add the grated Parmesan cheese, toss, and serve.

To make the Cinnamon "sugar" version.

  • Toss the pretzel bites in melted butter.
  • Mix the powdered sugar and cinnamon, pour over the pretzels, toss, and serve with the cream cheese frosting.

To make the cream cheese frosting

  • Whisk the softened cream cheese, sweetener and heavy cream.
  • once everything is mixed well, add the vanilla extract. Mix it in and serve

To make the cheese sauce.

  • Heat the heavy cream in a pan and bring to a gentle simmer.
  • Slowly add the shredded cheese and melt before adding more.
  • Once all the cheese is melted, add pepper and hot sauce. Stir and serve.
  • Note that cheese sauce thickens as it cools.

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Notes

Cheese Sauce Nutrition
Serves: 10 Calories: 87 Total Fat: 15.7g  Total Carbs: .4g Fiber: 0g Net Carbs: .4g
Cream Cheese frosting Nutrition:
Serves: 10 Calories: 71 Total Fat: 7.4g Total Carbs: .2g fiber: 0g Net Carbs: .2g
Nutrition For Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites:
Serves: 10 Calories: 242 Total Fat: 21.9 Total Carbs: 5.3 Fiber: 2.2 Net Carbs: 3.2g
Nutrition For Garlic & Parmesan Pretzel Bites:
Serves: 10 Calories: 252  Total Fat: 22.6  Total Carbs: 5.4g Fiber: 2g   Net Carbs: 5.4g
Nutrition For Jalapeno Pretzel Bites:
Serves: 10 Calories: 182  Total Fat: 15g Total Carbs: 5.1g Fiber: 2.1g Net Carbs: 5.1g
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Nutrition

Serving: 1/10 recipeCalories: 180kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 11gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 48mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1g
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