By Landon Funk
Who doesn't love pretzels? These healthy, vegan snacks are the perfect for your upcoming backyard shindig. Not only are the cruelty-free, but also they will satisfy those salty summer cravings.
Special thanks to Hot For Food for the recipe. You can click the images to make your grocery shopping easy.
1 pre-made ball of pizza dough
2 tbsp baking soda
1 - 2 tbsp coarse sea salt
5 cups of water
2 tbsp grainy mustard
1 tbsp prepared yellow mustard
1 tbsp maple syrup
2 tsp hot sauce
Boil the water with baking soda.
Cut the dough in half and in half again to work with 4 smaller balls of dough.
Roll them out with your hands on a lightly floured surface and form a 1" wide log shape.
Then cut this into 1" pieces. Roll them slightly between your hands to form balls.
Once the water is at a rolling boil place 10-12 balls in the water at a time. After 20 - 30 seconds they will float to the surface. Remove them with a slotted spoon and onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
Add sea salt to the top immediately and create a cross slit on the top of the pretzel with a sharp pairing knife.
Do this with all the pretzel bites and then bake in a pre-heated 450 F oven for 15 minutes until golden brown.
Prepare the mustard dip by combining all the ingredients together in a small dish. This can be pre-made and refrigerated until you want to eat pretzels! They're best eaten warm.