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Cocoa Cinnamon Soft Pretzels

Calories: 161 WW Freestyle Points: 4
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Cocoa Cinnamon Soft Pretzels

Ok, what do I say here? This is probably my all time favorite recipe on this site. Just give it a try. They are easy to make and out-of-the-park delicious.

 

Recipe makes 4 pretzels. 161 Calories | 4 WW Freestyle Points each.

 

Notes for this recipe: 1. The cocoa cinnamon sugar mixture makes more than needed to cover 4 pretzels (a little more than double) but I was trying to avoid fractional measurements. You can store the leftover cocoa cinnamon sugar in a zip lock bag and sprinkle on oatmeal or baked apples. 2. Fage brand greek yogurt recommended because it is considerably thicker than any other greek yogurt I have used. It makes a better dough overall. 3. You can make the dough in advance and store it in the refrigerator overnight

Total Cook/Prep time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • For the dough:
  • 1 cup (120 grams) flour (All Purpose or Bread Flour)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking POWDER
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup (6 oz) FAGE non-fat greek yogurt
  • For boiling:
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 tbsp baking SODA
  • For the topping:
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Egg wash:
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp water
  • sprinkle of salt

Directions

See video for demonstration

Mix the flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl

Add yogurt and mix to incorporate into a ball of dough

Cover the dough with plastic wrap and let it rest about 30 minutes

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper

Mix the topping ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside (i.e., sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon and salt)

Prepare the egg wash by scrambling the egg, water and salt in a separate bowl and set aside.

Place the dough on a lightly floured work surface

Split into 4 equally sized pieces

Roll each piece into a rope of about 18" - 22" long

Shape each rope into a pretzel shape (see video)

In a small, 1 quart pot, bring water and baking soda to a boil

Reduce heat to a simmer

Use a spatula to insert the first pretzel into the water

Remove the pretzel onto the parchment lined baking sheet when it starts to float (about 30 seconds)

Repeat for all 4 pretzels

Sprinkle both sides of the pretzels with a light coating of the cocoa cinnamon sugar

Bake for about 25 minutes

The pretzels will look very dark due to the cocoa powder and cinnamon 

Brush with egg wash and allow them to cool about 30 minutes before serving

 

 

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