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Soft Pretzels With Spicy Fondue

This fondue is cheesy, savory, and spicy thanks to Frank's® RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Hot Sauce. Pair with easy homemade soft pretzels for the perfect snack!

Tasty Team

Under 30 minutes

Soft Pretzels With Spicy Fondue

Under 30 minutes


for 8 pretzels

  • 6 cups water (1.4 L)
  • ⅓ cup baking soda (40 g)
  • 1 lb pizza dough (425 g)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • coarse salt, for sprinkling
  • ¼ cup salted butter (30 g), melted

Spicy Fondue

  • 1 cup shredded white cheddar cheese (100 g)
  • ½ cup shredded gouda cheese (25 g)
  • ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese (25 g)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ⅓ cup white wine (80 mL)
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • ¼ cup Frank's® RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Hot Sauce (60 g)
  • water, as needed
  • kosher salt, to taste

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  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium pot, combine the water and baking soda and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  3. Cut the pizza dough into 8 equal pieces. Roll each piece into 2–2½-foot-long, ½-inch-wide rope. Bring the ends of the rope towards you to create a horseshoe shape. Twist the ends twice around each other, then fold over to seal at the top of the horseshoe. Repeat with the remaining dough.
  4. Add the pretzels, 2–3 at a time, to the boiling water and cook for 1 minute, or until they float to the surface. Remove from the water and transfer to the prepared baking sheet.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and water. Brush the egg wash over the pretzels and sprinkle with coarse salt.
  6. Bake the pretzels for 10–15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  7. Meanwhile, make the spicy fondue: In a medium bowl, toss the cheddar, Gouda, and mozzarella cheeses with the cornstarch until evenly coated.
  8. In a small pot over medium heat, combine the white wine and garlic and bring to a simmer, then cook for 2 minutes.
  9. Add the cheese and Frank’s RedHot® Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce to the pot with the wine and whisk until smooth, adding a splash or two of water to loosen if necessary. Season with salt, then cover to keep warm until ready to serve.
  10. Remove the pretzels from the oven and toss or brush with melted butter, then season with more coarse salt, if desired.
  11. Serve the pretzels with the spicy fondue for dipping.
  12. Enjoy!
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Soft Pretzels With Spicy Fondue