Cheese dip is good. Cheese dip infused with beer is even better. And beer-cheese dip served with pretzels? Downright irresistible! This appetizer recipe will have everyone jockeying for the last dunk.



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Instructions Checklist
  • In a small bowl dissolve yeast and sugar in 3/4 cup warm water. Let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes.

  • In a large bowl combine both flours and 1 teaspoon salt. Make a well in the center and add honey, oil, and yeast mixture. Stir with a wooden spoon until dough starts to come together. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, about 7 to 8 minutes.

  • Lightly coat a large bowl with nonstick cooking spray. Transfer dough to prepared bowl. Turn dough to coat. Cover and let stand until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. In a medium bowl combine 2 cups hot water and baking soda. Divide dough into 16 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and dip into the baking soda-water mixture. Arrange dough balls around edge of a 12-inch cast iron skillet, leaving the center open. Score the top of each dough ball with an "x". Sprinkle balls with pretzel salt.

  • In a medium bowl beat cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium to high speed 30 seconds or until smooth. Beat in beer until combined (it's okay if the mixture is not smooth). Stir in cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, garlic powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Spoon cheese mixture into the center of the skillet. Bake 20 minutes or until pretzels are browned and cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

244 calories; 13 g total fat; 7 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat; 38 mg cholesterol; 1397 mg sodium. 102 mg potassium; 21 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 10 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 454 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 48 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 223 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

Reviews (2)

16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3.0 stars
Disclaimer: I have not tried cooking this yet. The problem: Why sugar and honey? Sweetness is yucky except in desert. Also, are you aware that cancer LOVES sugar? I am an ex sugar junky. Not only was I pre-diabetic, but I had a pancreatic cyst quickly morphing into deadly cancer. Once I stopped the sugar, the cyst stopped growing. So it pains me to see recipes that call for sugar, when it is totally not necessary.
Rating: 1.0 stars
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