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Cream Cheese-Stuffed Bagel Bites

Cream cheese stuffed bagel bites are a tasty and easy-to-make snack that everyone will love. The chewy bagel bites are filled with creamy, tangy cream cheese, making them a delicious and satisfying snack any time of day.

90% would make again
Cream Cheese-Stuffed Bagel Bites


for 10 bites

  • 1 cup water (240 mL), warm, plus 2 tbsp
  • 1 teaspoon instant dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon malt syrup
  • 3 ½ cups bread flour (420 g)
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Poaching Liquid Ingredients

  • 2 qt water (2 L)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons malt syrup
  • egg wash, as needed

Bagel topping and filling

  • onion, to taste
  • poppy seed, to taste
  • sesame seed, to taste
  • garlic, to taste
  • cream cheese, frozen in 1 tbsp. balls to taste

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 168
  • Fat 0g
  • Carbs 34g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugar 3g
  • Protein 5g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Start by activating the yeast. Add yeast and malt syrup to warm water, stir until dissolved. Once the yeast mix starts bubbling, you'll know the yeast is active.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add the activated yeast mix and form a loose dough in the bowl.
  3. Turn dough out onto your surface and knead until everything comes together nicely. (If it’s too dry, add more water a little bit at a time.) Transfer dough to an oiled bowl, cover and let the dough rest for 45 minutes.
  4. While the dough is resting, prep your cream cheese. Freeze cream cheese into 1 tbsp. balls.
  5. Punch down dough after 45 minutes, knead the dough a few times. Pull a handful of dough, form into a ball then flatten and wrap around a frozen cream cheese ball. Repeat with the rest of the dough. Place bagel balls on a parchment paper, cover and let it rest for 20 minutes.
  6. While the bagel balls are resting, bring your poaching liquid ingredients to a boil over medium heat.
  7. Take the rested bagel balls and boil in the poaching liquid for 15-20 seconds. Remove and place on parchment paper.
  8. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle desired bagel toppings.
  9. Bake in 325°F (160°C) preheated oven for 20 - 30 minutes until top is golden brown.
  10. Enjoy!
  11. Don't just wing it -- plan it! Use our meal planner tool in the Tasty app. Download here.
Cream Cheese-Stuffed Bagel Bites