These are so fun and perfect for Valentines day or just for making something special with your kids. Serve them up with a hot queso sauce and you will fall in love with these Keto Soft Pretzel Hearts!
3 cups shredded mozzarella
4 tablespoons cream cheese
1 1/2 cups almond flour
2 teaspoons xanthan gum
2 teaspoons dried yeast, mixed in 2 tablespoons warm water and set aside for a few minutes
3 tablespoons melted butter
Pretzel salt for sprinkling (or coarse sea salt)
Heat oven to 400 F.
Microwave mozzarella and cream cheese in bowl for 1 minute, stir, then microwave again for another minute or until melted.
In standing mixer bowl, add your flour, xanthan gum, eggs, yeast mixture, and half of melted butter together. Add in cheese mixture and use hook attachment to mix. Let mix, scraping down the sides as you go, for about 10 minutes.
Roll out a sheet of parchment paper to roll your dough into roughly 16” ropes (about 1” diameter thick). Form into heart shapes. Drizzle other half of melted butter on top and sprinkle with course sea salt. Place on parchment lined baking sheet and bake for about 15-16 minutes or until golden brown on the outsides.