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Salted Beer Pretzel Pigskin Bites

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  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 24
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These delicious pigskin bites are sure to be a winner at your next gameday party. Cocktail sausages are wrapped in salted beer pretzel crescent dough and dressed up with mustard laces.
Created Apr 6, 2017
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  • 1 can (8 count) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescents
  • 24 cocktail-size smoked link sausages (from 14-oz package) (or regular wieners cut into thirds)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 can or bottle (12 oz/341 mL) Pilsner beer
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarse (kosher or sea) salt
  • Yellow mustard, from a squeeze bottle


  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Line large cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2
    Separate crescent dough into 8 triangles. Cut each triangle lengthwise into 3 narrow triangles. Place 1 sausage on shortest side of each triangle. Roll up, rolling to opposite point.
  • 3
    In small bowl, beat egg and 1 tablespoon of the beer with whisk until thoroughly blended; set aside.
  • 4
    In large microwavable bowl, microwave remaining beer uncovered on High 1 minute 45 seconds or until hot. Slowly add baking soda, stirring until baking soda is completely dissolved. Using metal tongs, dip each rolled crescent, one at a time, into beer and baking soda mixture. Remove, and place on cooling rack. Let stand at room temperature about 5 minutes.
  • 5
    Brush crescents with beer and egg mixture, and sprinkle with coarse salt. Carefully place on cookie sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until tops are deep golden brown. Cool 2 minutes. On each, squeeze 1 line of mustard crosswise and 3 lines lengthwise to make laces of football. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Adding baking soda to the beer helps transform the crescent into a pretzel.
  • Tip 2
    Get creative with your football laces, and use your favorite mustard, Sriracha, sour cream or softened cream cheese. Transfer to a small resealable food-storage bag, and cut corner from one end to make it easy to squeeze on top of each bite.
  • Tip 3
    Serve with your favourite cheese dip for a fun twist.

Nutrition Information

70 Calories, 4.5g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 4g Total Carbs

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 24 servings
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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