Maple Pretzel Bites

Last week I made some regular run of the mill pretzels for Drew. They had been sitting on the counter for about 15 minutes before Drew asked kindly to eat them. After about another five minutes, I turned around and 4 of the pretzels were gone and he had a cute goofy grin on his face. Needless to say he loved them! I had a package sent to me from a family farm in Pennsylvania and they do maple syrup tapping and also make maple sugar. I have included their link below so you can order some! The maple sugar would be a great little gift for mothers day! I decided to use these fantastic ingredients and turn them into a sweet style pretzel. 

Click here to order your own maple syrup and sugar: Paul Family Farms

Maple Sugar Pretzels: Preheat your oven to 400° Fahrenheit

In a food processor, combine the flour, sugar, yeast and salt until mixed

Next add in the maple syrup and the warm water and pulse until a ball forms

Cover with a light dusting of flour and then place in a covered bowl in the sun for 35 minutes to let the dough rise

When the dough has finished rising, slice into small 2" long pieces, and roll into a rope, make a pretzel shape or a shape of your choice and place on a greased baking sheet for 5 minutes to rest

When the dough has rested, using a brush brush on maple syrup and dust with sugar

- 1 cup of maple syrup

- 2 teaspoons of sugar

- 2 teaspoons of yeast

- 1 teaspoon of salt

- 3 cups of flour

- 1 cup of warm water

Topping:

- 1/2 cup of maples syrup

- 1/2 cup of granulated sugar

Bake for 10 minutes until golden brown

Immediately take them out of the oven and again coat with maple syrup and sprinkle with another light layer of granulated sugar

Eat and enjoy warm!