As promised, yesterday I shared our family’s favorite snack – Homemade pretzels bites. The kids devour them! Now the first time we made these, we made a cheese sauce using shredded cheese, flour and butter, but it was so stringy – I just hated it. I finally realized that I could use my recipe for cheese sauce that I make to top my broccoli. 🙂
I made it and it worked perfectly for the homemade pretzel bites. In fact…. it was wonderful and tasted just like Auntie Anne’s cheese sauce that they give you with their pretzels!
I know… this is hardly a real recipe, but it completely solves the problem of delicious creamy cheese sauce for your pretzels.
Now if you are going to make a big batch, I highly recommend a double boiler to melt your cheese. It will go much smoother and will melt more evenly. Trust me… I’ve learned from experience! I actually found several that are on sale on Amazon in case you don’t have one – you can check them out here.
Now we normally will make this dip in the double boiler, and then we like to keep it warm in a mini dipper crockpot. We just love them because it keeps the dip warm and smooth.
Make sure you check out some of these other frugal dip ideas:
- Copycat Fritos Bean Dip Recipe
- Fiesta Ranch Dip Recipe
- Pepperoni Pizza Dip – easy after school snack
- The Best Mexican White Cheese Dip – Queso Blanco
Best Recipe for Cheese Sauce for Pretzels - only two ingredients to make this cheese - perfect for dipping your soft pretzels.
- 1 Tbsp Butter
- 1 Tbsp Flour
- 1 cup Whole Milk
- 1 cup Cheddar Cheese shredded
- 1/2 tsp Salt
Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and continue whisking for approximately 1 minute until a thick paste is formed.
Then gradually whisk in the milk and cook uncovered until the mixture has thickened.
Remove the pan from the heat and then whisk in the cheddar cheese and salt. Whisk until the cheese is melted and the mixture is smooth.
Serve immediately and store leftovers in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
If the cheese sauce is too thick, add in more milk gradually until the cheese sauce is the consistency that you prefer.