Why do I keep making tailgate food during football games? I swear I’m not doing it on purpose. I don’t want you all to think I actually know anything about football, because I do not. But I DO know about awesome snacking options that just so happen to also be great for any of you who watch football.
I had leftover dough from the last time I made soft pretzel bites in my freezer. They were so soft, salty, chewy, and delicious when dipped in a white cheddar cheese sauce. I had been wanting to make another dipping sauce that was tangy and not cheesy, and with no desire to do anything on this rainy Sunday than cook and relax, I began making a sweet mustard dip that was sure to be a hit.
I pulled out a ball of the frozen dough and started to defrost it in the refrigerator while we went grocery shopping. By the time I came back it was ready to be used. It was still a little cold in the middle but it warmed up well with my hands. You can roll it out, but I just chose to roll it into small round balls. Bake them a little longer if you want them darker and crunchier, but I was craving a soft, fluffy pretzel ball.
The sweet mustard dipping sauce is a bit tangy, sweet, sour and even crunchy with the texture from the whole grain mustard. I used a certain beer mustard that did taste a bit sweeter than the stoneground mustard I had in my fridge. You can use either, just taste and adjust for sweetness if necessary.
Follow my recipe for soft pretzel bites after you assemble the sweet mustard dipping sauce.
Sweet Mustard Dipping Sauce
- 1/4 cup mayonaise
- 3 tbsp light brown sugar
- 3 tbsp stone ground mustard (I used Mady’s Olde Tyme Beer Mustard)
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredients and whisk. Place in the refrigerator for a few minutes before serving.