Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Beer Soft Pretzels

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Ingredients

Soft Beer Pretzels
  • 1/2 cups warm water
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 package active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 1 cup beer
  • 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt or kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • Canola oil, to grease bowl
  • 3 quarts water, for boiling the pretzels
  • 2/3 cups baking soda, for boiling the pretzels
  • 1 egg, beaten, for brushing before baking
  • Coarse sea salt
  • Spinach and Artichoke Dip Filling
  • 2 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or grated
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 cup milk (I used 2%, but whatever you have will be fine)
  • 1 ounce cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt (I used 0%)
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup (about 5 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1 (6.7 ounce) jar grilled artichoke hearts or you can sub marinated artichokes, chopped

 

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