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Baked Cinnamon Sugar Bites with Caramel Cream Cheese


  • 1 lb. Fleischmann’s Simply Homemade Pretzel Baking Mix Box
  • 3/4 c. warm water
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 6 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 c. pretzels, crushed
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 c. caramel sauce


  1. Prepare the pretzel mix as instructed on the box by adding the water and oil and allow to sit for 25 minutes in a warm, draft-free place (dough WILL NOT double in size).
  2. Once the dough has sat for 25 minutes, begin to make midsized balls and place on a sprayed baking sheet. Keep the pretzel balls covered as you make the rest of the balls so they don’t get dried out.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 Degrees. Combine 6 cups of water with baking soda in a large deep saucepan until water boils. Use a slotted spoon or spatula and dip one pretzel ball into the water for 10-15 seconds then remove the pretzel balls and place back on the baking sheet. Continue this process until all pretzel ball are complete. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
  4. Once the pretzel balls are complete, use a pastry brush and brush each ball with the melted butter. In a brown paper bag or bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, and crushed pretzels and mix well. Take each pretzel ball and shake with the sugar mixture and turn to a cooling rack or plate lined with paper towels.
  5. To make cream cheese just combine the cream cheese and caramel in a small shallow bowl and use a rubber spatula ti mix well.