Gluten Free Pretzel Bites with Cheese and Honey Mustard Dipping Sauces

The big game day calls for big flavors, and what better way to celebrate than with a platter of warm, gluten-free pretzel bites paired with two mouthwatering dipping sauces? This recipe combines the satisfying crunch of golden pretzel bites with a rich and gooey cheese sauce and a zesty honey mustard dip, making it a winning play for any game-day gathering.

Both of these sauces are made with Marukan Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. Apple cider vinegar has many benefits when it comes to cooking with it. This vinegar enhances the taste profile of dishes and will add a tangy and slightly sweet flavor.  The cheese and the honey mustard dip complements the pretzel bites so well that they might be gone by half-time.

Place the hot pretzel bites on a serving platter and surround them with bowls of delectable cheese and honey mustard dipping sauces. The combination of the warm, salty pretzel bites with the gooey cheese and tangy honey mustard will make your game day celebration a flavor-filled success. Whether you’re a sports enthusiast or just in it for the snacks, these gluten-free pretzel bites are sure to score big with your guests. Enjoy the game and the delicious bites!

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Cheese Sauce

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Calories: 1254kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose gluten-free flour blend
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese , shredded
  • ½ cup Gruyere cheese , shredded
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese , shredded
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Marukan Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Kosher or fine sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: pinch of cayenne pepper for a little heat


  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Add the flour to the melted butter, stirring constantly to create a roux. Cook for about 1-2 minutes until it becomes a light golden color.
  • Gradually whisk in the milk to the roux, ensuring there are no lumps. Continue to stir until the mixture thickens, usually 3-5 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to low, and gradually add the shredded cheddar, Gruyere, and mozzarella cheeses to the sauce. Stir continuously until the cheeses are fully melted and the sauce is smooth.
  • Stir in the Dijon mustard and Marukan Organic Apple Cider Vinegar.
  • Season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste. If you like a bit of heat, add a pinch of cayenne pepper.
  • Continue to stir the sauce over low heat until it reaches your desired consistency. If the sauce becomes too thick, you can add a little more milk.


Nutrition Facts
Cheese Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1254 Calories from Fat 900
% Daily Value*
Fat 100g154%
Saturated Fat 59g295%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 25g
Cholesterol 311mg104%
Sodium 1709mg71%
Potassium 584mg17%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 69g138%
Vitamin A 3126IU63%
Vitamin C 0.02mg0%
Calcium 2220mg222%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Prep Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Calories: 1015kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More



  • In a small bowl, whisk all ingredients together.
  • For the best flavor, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the sauce chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.
  • Serve hot pretzel bites with both sauces.


Nutrition Facts
Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1015 Calories from Fat 594
% Daily Value*
Fat 66g102%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 38g
Monounsaturated Fat 16g
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 1530mg64%
Potassium 244mg7%
Carbohydrates 110g37%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 105g117%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 327IU7%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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