Want a fast, comforting snack for fall? Look no further, because these air fryer pretzels can be served sweet or savory to please any palate.
Celebrity chef and entertainer George Duran shared his recipes with "Good Morning America" for an easy-to-whip-up snack in honor of Oktoberfest.
Even though the annual multi-day festival in Germany was cancelled this year due to the pandemic, you can celebrate at home with these simple steps and a hack using store-bought pizza dough!
Easy Air Fryer Pretzels
Serves 4 to 6
1 lb. Store-bought pizza dough, room temperature
Flour for dusting
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup brown sugar
5 cups water
Mix water, baking soda and brown sugar in a wide skillet or frying pan and bring to a simmer.
Make sure your dough is at room temperature and knead in some flour until the dough is not too sticky. Roll dough into long strings and twist them into your desired shape. You can also make pretzel bites by cutting them with a knife.
Spray the bottom of your air fryer with non-stick spray.
Working quickly, place pretzels into the simmering water and simmer for 30-45 seconds, no more. Remove and place inside your air fryer and sprinkle with coarse salt.
Working in batches, air fry at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes, depending on the sizes of your pretzels.
Serve with mustard, cheese sauce or Nutella.
Pretzel Cheese Dip
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup whole milk
1 ½ cup grated Jarlsberg or Swiss cheese
1 teaspoon hot sauce, optional
Melt butter in a small saucepan and whisk in flour. Whisk on medium heat until browned. Slowly whisk milk and allow to thicken, about 3 to 4 minutes. Mix in Jarlsberg or Swiss cheese and hot sauce, if desired.
Keep warm until you’re ready to serve it. Makes about 2 cups.
Whipped Nutella Dip
1 cup Nutella
8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup Cool Whip
Use a mixer to beat Nutella and cream cheese together. Fold in Cool Whip until fully combined.
Serve immediately with pretzel bites. Makes about two cups.
Recipes reprinted courtesy of Chef George Duran.