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These Soft Pretzel Ball Bites Are Filled With Sweet Pears

What is your favorite fruit-filled food? A crepe? A tart? A cream puff? That’s going to change after you try Nick Chipman’s recipe for Pear Stuffed Pretzel Balls—buttery, salty, savory ones filled with sweet canned pears.

You need more pear-infused pretzels in your life. Just follow Nick’s straightforward direction and you’ll be on your way to pear-adise. And, make sure you’re following him on!


Pear Stuffed Soft Pretzel Balls

Serving Size: 6

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

1 can sliced pears (14.5 ounces), drained

6 uncooked dinner rolls, frozen

1 tablespoon baking soda

Pretzel salt

Optional: melted butter

1)   Slice drained pears into 1/4″ cubes, spoon into an ice cube tray and place in your freezer.

2)   Place uncooked dinner rolls on a sprayed baking sheet, cover with sprayed plastic wrap and let rise for two hours.

3)   Remove frozen cubes of pears from your ice cube tray, wrap each cube with a flattened dinner roll and roll into a ball.

4)   Combine baking soda and 2 quarts of water in a saucepan and bring to a boil.

5)   Submerge pretzel balls for 60 seconds each in boiling water and move to a cooling rack.

6)   Sprinkle pretzel balls with salt, move to a baking sheet and bake at 375° for 18 – 20 minutes or until they’re golden brown. You can also brush them with melted butter for the last few minutes of the baking process to make them even tastier.

This post is sponsored by the Canned Food Alliance


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Nick Chipman, better known as the “Dude” from Dudefoods, is no stranger to extravagance. In his four year tenure, he’s spawned everything from Bacon Weave Tacos to Deep Fried Mashed Potatoes. This time around, the fearless blogger finagled a way to incorporate each letter of the alphabet into a single, magnificent, 28 (buns included) level sandwich. The beast’s name? Simply, the Alphabet Sandwich.

Funnily enough, the layers aren’t in alphabetical order, but Chipman promises each letter is represented. A, for example, is avocado. B, of course, is bacon. C is cheese, G is garlic bread, K is Krispy Kreme donuts, R is ramen noodles, and X is xylocarp, which he defines as a “hard, woody fruit that grows on trees.” Somehow this became “coconut.” Check out how it all played out below.


Of course, after reading that inordinate ingredient list, one commenter noted she wasn’t sure she’d be down to tackle this monstrosity. Oh honey, not with that attitude.