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 stone ground mustard I had in my fridge. You can use either, just taste and adjust for sweetness if necessary.
Sweet Mustard Dipping Sauce
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 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.