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How To Make PBR Sriracha Garlic Cheese Pretzel Bites

It’s the simple things in life that really count. Dogs walking on their hind legs, carrots that are shaped like people, pretzel bites… If only there was an option to live on pretzel bites for the rest of eternity! If such an option existed, that’d be it. End of story. We’d all be riding off into the sunset on giant pretzel bites, and the rest of our days would be spent playing “Chubby Bunny,” only we’d use pretzel bites instead of marshmallows.

Though, one should really only accept this option if that lifetime supply of pretzel bites was provided by none other than Jack Scalfani. You know him as the guy from “Cooking With Jack” on YouTube, but we know him as the guy who made our dreams come true with his recipe for PBR Sriracha Garlic Cheese Pretzel Bites.

Not only are the intensely delicious, but you can actually make them for yourself, no problem! Just check out his step-by-step video above, and refer to the recipe below. Once you master these on your own, it’s pretty much like you just earned yourself a lifetime supply of pretzel bites. You’ll be able to make and take them anywhere you like, anytime—a sneaky snack for the movies, a lil’ somethin-somethin’ to hold you over until dinner… you know the deal.

Now go saddle up on a giant pretzel bite and ride into the sunset.


PBR Sriracha Garlic Cheese Pretzel Bites

PBR Sriracha Garlic Cheese

1 c PBR beer

1 lb extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp dry mustard powder

1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp Sriracha Hot Sauce

1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Pretzel Bites

4 tsp. active dry yeast

1 tsp. white sugar

1 1/4 cups warm water

5 c flour

1/2 c white sugar

1 1/2 tsp salt

1 tbsp vegetable oil

1/2 c baking soda

4 c hot water

1/4 c kosher salt (topping)

1) Pour beer into a bowl and whisk until beer loses its carbonation, about 30 seconds. Set aside.

2) Place shredded cheese into the work bowl of a food processor; add garlic, dry mustard powder, black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, salt, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and flat beer.

3) Process until smooth and creamy, pulsing a few times, scraping the sides, and blending for about 2 total minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning. If adding more seasoning, pulse a few times to mix.

4) Spoon small dollops of cheese onto parchment paper or Chocolate molds. Freeze solid.

5) Dissolve active dry yeast and 1 tsp. of white sugar into 1 1/4 cup warm water. Let sit for about 10 minutes, until creamy.

6) In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, and salt. Make a well in the center and add oil and yeast mixture. Mix together to form a dough, adding a small amount of water if dry. Knead for about 7-8

minutes. Lightly oil large bowl and turn the dough inside the bowl to coat with the oil. Cover and let rise

until doubled, about an hour.

7) Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Dissolve baking soda in hot water in a casserole

dish (or large bowl).

8) When risen, place dough on a lightly floured surface and divide into 12 pieces. Roll each piece into a long rope the cut rope into 1 inch pieces.

9) Roll each 1 inch piece into a ball. Make indention with finger and insert cheese bit into indention. Seal up the ball around the cheese.

10) Dip each stuffed pretzel into the baking soda solution and then place on a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with kosher salt or cinnamon/sugar.

11) Bake in a preheated oven for about 7-8 minutes, or until browned.


Fast Food

White Castle’s New Sriracha Shrimp Looks FIRE


It seems with the Lenten season upon us, fast food chains are quickly unveiling non-meat choices for patrons to snack on. White Castle has now added new Sriracha Shrimp Nibblers to its menus as a new seafood option.

The nibblers are bite-sized pieces of butterfly shrimp that’s breaded and fried. It seems you can also get the shrimp without the Sriracha seasoning.

It’s great to see they’re not just adding another fish sandwich.

Available at all participating White Castle locations, the shrimp nibblers will be served for a limited time. We’re guessing at least until Easter.

Photo: White Castle

Fast Food

Burger King’s New Sriracha Cheeseburger Is Extra Long And Extra Spicy

BK Sriracha Cheeseburger Long

Burger King’s been making slighter longer burgers for a minute now. While not quite a hoagie, the burgers boast about double the girth of a typical Burger King sandwich. The newest in that line is the Extra Long Sriracha Cheeseburger.

The burger has two beef patties that’s topped with a spicy Sriracha-flavored sauce, GrubGrade reports. It also features melted American cheese, iceberg lettuce, white onion slices and served on a hoagie bun.

Patrons can get the burger as part of the 2 for $5 Mix & Match deal that burger king offers for select menu items. The Extra Long Sriracha Cheeseburger will only be available for a limited time at participating Burger King locations.


Fast Food

Chick-fil-A Is Replacing Three Of Your Favorite Dipping Sauces And Adding SRIRACHA

Chick-fil-A Sriracha Sauce

One of our favorite things about Chick-fil-A is that they give customers full access to sauce. While other fast food spots have them behind the counter, and others even charge you for them, the fast-casual chicken sandwich chain just has them sitting out for anyone to grab at their convenience.

Now, they’re throwing in a few more flavors.

GrubGrade reports that Chick-fil-A is testing a new sauce to add to its already massive collection and a few to replace existing ones. Sweet & Spicy Sriracha has been spotted at Chick-fil-A locations in select Southern states already. The new flavor is said to be made with chili peppers to create a spicy, sweet and tangy sauce.

The restaurant also adds three new sauces: Smokehouse BBQ, Garlic & Herb Ranch and Zesty Buffalo sauce. These will replace the existing BBQ, Ranch and Buffalo sauces, respectively.

Don’t expect to find these sauces at every Chick-fil-A anytime soon, however. GrubGrade reports that the sauces will be available nationwide sometime in late 2016.

In the meantime, we’ve still got more than plenty of sauces to build pyramids with while we chow on chicken.

Celebrity Grub

Mindy Kaling Now Has Her Own Sriracha-Drenched Umami Burger


Umami Burger is teaming up with comedic genius Mindy Kaling to create a burger: The Mindy Burger. Kaling is probably best known for her role as Kelly Kapoor on NBC’s award-winning comedy The Office and, more recently, Mindy Lahiri on The Mindy Project.

The Mindy Burger is made with pickled jalapeños, fried onion strings and a house-made Sriracha aioli on a beef patty. It’s served on Umami’s famous bun.

“I love Umami and I was so honored to be able to create my own burger. Spicy and cheesy, it reflects my own personality,” Kaling said.

The burger isn’t for show, either. For every one sold, a dollar will go towards The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Through research, patient support and community outreach, the Pancreatic Cancer Network has set a goal to double pancreatic  cancer survival by 2020.

Available Sept. 1, the burger will be available at all participating Umami Burger locations for $13.


The Srirachelada Is Your New Summertime Beer


We’re all-too-familiar with the red rooster bottle known as Sriracha. But what if it had a drunken night, and fell into a michelada? One brewery wants you to explore the merger of these tastes.

Srirachelada is a spicy take on the michelada: beer doctored up with spices, peppers, sauces and lime. Made a little differently depending on where you order one, it reminds us of a Bloody Mary— only much, much better. Some consider micheladas a hangover cure. We’re calling it a hot way to cool down.


Launching this week from Los Angeles-based Angel City Brewery, their amped up version injects our favorite condiment into a beer vat alongside pickled banana peppers, lime juice, agave, Clamato and Worcestershire sauce. Their tag line of “Serve over ice; Brewed to share” is nice and all, but a chilled bottle straight up sounds way better.

Both an Original and Spicy version are offered in 22-ounce servings, but we both know you’re gonna head the fiery route. If you’re feeling like weak sauce, go dilute it over ice. We’ll already be clinking our second bottle.


Applebee’s Is Giving Away 2 MILLION Free Appetizers For One Day


In celebration of Applebee’s upcoming Taste the Change Day event, the restaurant chain will be giving away 2 million appetizers for customers to snack on.

On July 21st, all nationwide locations of Applebees will be giving customers a taste of upcoming appetizers during the free sampling event. These new items include a new Sriracha Shrimp dish and a sweet Churro S’mores. The shrimp is covered in the restaurant chain’s special crunchy coating and tossed in a sweet and spicy sriracha sauce.

Along with the free food, many Applebee’s dishes will feature a reduced price.

More than 2,000 locations will participate in the event which means plenty of free food for patrons.


New Sriracha Almonds Are Hitting Shelves And Here’s Your First Look


You can never get enough sriracha. At least that’s the consensus in this office. And therefore, Blue Diamond took it upon themselves to ensure every FOODBEAST team member had a least two cans of Sriracha Almonds a piece to satisfy our tastebuds. The Sriracha Almonds are the newest addition to its BOLD line up that already consists of Wasabi & Soy, Habañero BBQ and Jalapeño Smokehouse.


These little beauties even came with a unique red and green design that resembled the infamous chipotle pepper. As we eagerly cracked open the can, we instantly caught a whiff of that intoxicating sriracha scent.


As we picked one up, our fingers were immediately coated with the special seasoning. Hints of sweet, spicy and salty all hit our tastebuds at once. Needless to say, they nailed the sriracha.


The sriracha almonds will be available on July 8 at all participating retail locations.  Look for them in 6-ounce cans, 1.5-ounce tubes or just swing by our office. We should have enough to last us the rest of the week.