Chocolate-Glazed Soft Pretzel Bites

Chocolate-Glazed Soft Pretzel Bites

Adding a sprinkle of sea salt to chocolate has emerged as a trend in recent years. And it doesn’t surprise me—it’s such a delicious way to satisfy sweet and salty cravings at once.
Whole wheat pizza dough provides a great base for these everyone-friendly bites topped with a mouth­watering glaze. Though it might be tempting to make extra pretzels in order to have leftovers, pretzels are really best eaten the same day, so be sure not to overdo it!
Calories 144 kcal


  • 2 tbsp  baking soda
  • 8 ounces whole wheat pizza dough   (no more than 3 grams of fat per 2-ounce serving), fresh or frozen and defrosted
  • 1 tbsp & tsp Chocolate Fudge Sauce see below
  • Sea salt to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 450°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add enough water to a large soup pot so it’s one-quarter full. Add the baking soda. Place the pot over high heat and bring the water to a boil.
  • Using a sharp knife or pastry cutter, cut the dough into 2 equal portions. Remove one of the portions to a cutting board. Roll the dough into a 20″-long rope. Cut the rope into 8 equal pieces. Repeat the process with the remaining dough, leaving you with 16 dough pieces.
  • Add the pieces to the water in a single layer, working in batches if necessary, and boil them for 1 to 2 minutes, or until they float. Using a slotted spoon to drain off any excess water, remove the boiled dough pieces to the prepared baking sheet in a single layer, so they do not touch.
  • Bake the pretzels for 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly browned. Let them cool for 2 to 3 minutes, then spread 1/4 teaspoon fudge sauce over the top of each pretzel bite. Sprinkle each with a few crystals of salt, or to taste. Arrange them on a serving platter and serve immediately.


Chocolate “Fudge” Sauce

From the Biggest Loser Dessert Cookbook
I consider this recipe more necessary than almost any other in this book. Everyone who knows me knows that even though I’ve lost more than 55 pounds and maintained that loss for close to 20 years, I eat chocolate every day! This is my new favorite way to satisfy my chocolate cravings—an all-natural topper that contains only 45 calories per serving.
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
Add the agave and cocoa powder to a medium resealable plastic container (a round one will be easiest to mix in). Using a sturdy whisk, mix until well combined and no lumps remain from the cocoa powder. Allow it to sit a few hours before using (it will taste fine immediately, but it thickens into a more fudgelike sauce over time).
Makes 3/4 cup
Per serving (1 tablespoon): 45 calories, trace protein, 12 g carbohydrates (11 g sugar), trace fat, trace saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, <1 g fiber, trace sodium
Recipe Credit:  Reprinted from The Biggest Loser Dessert Cookbook by Devin Alexander © 2010 by Universal Studios Licensing LLLP. The Biggest Loser (TM) and NBC Studios, Inc., and Reveille LLC. Permission granted by Rodale, Inc., Emmaus, PA 18098. Available wherever books are
Photo Credit: Mitch Mandel
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Devin Alexander

Media Personality, Healthy Comfort Food Chef, Weight Loss Expert, and New York Times Bestselling Author, Devin Alexander, is the Chef of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” and the author of 8 cookbooks including “The Biggest Loser Cookbook” Series and “The Most Decadent Diet Ever”.
Devin’s unique approach to healthy cooking and her motivational personal story have landed her regular appearances on talk, news, weight loss and fitness shows for over a decade, making her America’s Go-To Expert for decadence without consequence.  Devin has shared her secrets through frequent appearances on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Biggest Loser, Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil, The View, FOX, CNN, and others, and through over 500 magazine features including Prevention, Men’s Health and Shape. She’s coached thousands of pounds off others and has maintained her own 70-pound weight loss for over 20 years. She truly lives and eats her message: you don’t have to deprive yourself to be fit and healthy.
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Serving: 4gSodium: 127mgCalories: 144kcalSaturated Fat: 2gFat: 2gProtein: 4gCarbohydrates: 28g
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