Ham Twisted Pretzels with Beer Dip

Get the party started right with these easy fresh-baked soft pretzel appetizers wrapped in ham. The rich, cheesy beer dip provides decadent dunking.

  • Prep Time 50 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

Pretzels

1
can (11 oz) refrigerated breadsticks
1
package (2.5 oz) thinly sliced lean ham
1
egg, beaten
1
teaspoon coarse salt, if desired

Beer Dip

4
oz cream cheese (from 8-oz package), softened
1/3
cup regular or nonalcoholic beer
2
tablespoons mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/4
cup finely shredded Cheddar-American cheese blend (1 oz)

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Grease large cookie sheet with shortening or spray with cooking spray. Unroll breadstick dough; separate into 12 breadsticks. Cut each breadstick lengthwise in half.
  • 2 On work surface, roll each piece of dough into 9-inch rope. Cut each slice of ham into 4 equal strips. Wrap 2 pieces ham around each rope (in a candy cane pattern). Tie each rope into a loose knot. Place on cookie sheet. Brush with egg. Sprinkle lightly with salt.
  • 3 Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until light golden brown on top and golden brown on bottom.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in small microwavable bowl, beat cream cheese, beer and mayonnaise with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Stir in cheese blend. Microwave uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring once, until heated through. Serve dip with pretzels.

Expert Tips

Tie each rope into a loose knot.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
490mg
490%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
8g
8%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.