A grilled cheese sandwich is iconic. It is timeless. It is nostalgic. It is a mouthful of ooey-gooey cheesy deliciousness, sandwiched in-between two toasty, buttery slices of bread. In actuality though, it doesn’t always have to be made with bread..at all. You can literally make a grilled cheese sandwich with anything if you get your creative juices flowing! Let them run wild.. and the world will be introduced into a whole new world of food. As we already know it, everyday the world of food is changing. Everyone is trying to come out with the most amazing tasting new concoction. That’s honestly what I hope to you show all of you, diamonds.. crazy fun things that you’ve never had, or seen before, shown easily enough that you have the confidence to try it out for yourself!
These are the perfect appetizers for any party you’re hosting, even if it’s for the kiddos! They’ll be just as in love with them as you.
Preset your oven to 350 degrees. While that’s heating up, place your pretzels on a baking sheet.. I just lined mine up in rows with how ever many I was going to make. Then I used thick shredded farmhouse style cheddar cheese because I wanted the cheese to sit nice and high on the pretzels once they are baked.
- I don’t recommended using anything really thin like Mexican cheese, or cheese you use for tacos. Nothing like that. It needs to be of a thicker cut!
All ready to go into the oven for four minutes! Honestly, you don’t have to put them in that long, the cheese will be melted before that, BUT one of my favorite parts of a grilled cheese sandwich is when the cheese oozes off the side of the bread, onto the pan, and gets crispy and crunchy on the ends. Thats exactly what I was going for with these cheesy pretzels. To achieve that crispy texture when biting into these babies while still keeping a pillowy cheesy center, we’ll need to add a second layer of cheese.
After adding a second layer of cheese once the first layer comes out of the oven, pop them back into the oven on 320 degrees for just 3 minutes!
- This is what these little melty hunnies will look like!
Right before putting the top butter snap on your grilled cheese’s, just like you would flip the sandwich over to finish the cooking process.. add a dot of honey mustard into the mix. It will give it that elegant flavor it’s looking for.
After platting them up, sprinkle the platter with dried thyme, and scatter mini dollops of honey mustard all around, so that your guests will know that honey mustard is inside of the sandwiches!
I think these are absolutely phenomenal for any occasion, any season, for any time of the day! It’s perfect for a brunch party, and just as amazing or a dinner bash. Either way you’ll be impressing your guests with presentation, and don’t forget to make double because they will disappear before you even get the chance to pop more into the oven! When I looked at the end product of these I realized too that they would be awesome to put out for an add on to your Easter menu since the pretzel reminds me of a tiny woven Easter basket! SUPER CUTE!
Enjoy your grilled cheeses, diamonds, I’ll be back very very soon. xoxo