Disneyland Jalapeño Cheese Stuffed Pretzel (Copycat Recipe)

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The Jalapeno Cheese Stuffed Pretzel is one of my very favorite treats at Disneyland. Now you can have this spicy, cheesy taste of Disney at home!

Jalapeño Cheese Stuffed Pretzel being pulled apart with cheese stretching out

Disneyland Jalapeño Cheese Stuffed Pretzel

Jalapeño Cheese Filled Pretzel being held in front of the Mickey Mouse Ferris Wheel at Disney's California Adventure

These pretzels are one of my very favorite snacks at the Disney Parks. They are soft, chewy, salty, cheesy, gooey, and OH so good. They are a great, filling, snack for right around $5 each (which, for Disneyland, is a pretty good price). Here’s the best part: You can make them at home for about $.60 a pretzel! Now THAT’S a deal!

Where to Find Jalapeño Cheese Stuffed Pretzels at Disneyland

Map of Disneyland showing the location of the Refreshment Corner

The most consistent place that you can find these gooey, spicy cheese filled pretzels is at The Refreshment Corner at Disneyland, next to the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe at the top of Main Street U.S.A. You can also often find them at various pretzel carts around the parks. We found this one pictured above at a pretzel cart on Pixar Pier.

Where to Find Stuffed Pretzels at Disneyworld

Finding cheese stuffed pretzels at Disneyworld can be a little more tricky. From what I understand, they can come and go in the pretzel carts and restaurants throughout the parks. Lowtide Lou’s at Typhoon Lagoon seems to be the only place that consistently has them. We have heard reports of people also being able to find them at the Lunching Pad in Tomorrow Land at Magic Kingdom but it isn’t always a sure thing.

Tips for Making the Best Stuffed Pretzels

  • The only tricky thing about this recipe is the jalapeño cheese. It can be a little difficult to find. We have substituted Pepper Jack cheese before and honestly can’t even taste a difference.
  • At Disneyland they sprinkle these particular pretzels with shredded cheese before baking. If you want to make it more of a “traditional” pretzel you can always use coarse sea salt as a substitute.
  • For the perfect pretzel shape, whip up the dough, roll it into ropes, flatten it out and add the cheese.
  • Cut up the cheese into small rectangles so you can easily shape it into a pretzel. The rectangles of cheese also melt MUCH better than shredded cheese to help you get a good “cheese pull”.
  • Next, shape the pretzel and dip it in boiling water with baking soda.
  • Lay the pretzels out on a baking sheet, brush with egg, and sprinkle with cheese or salt.
  • Bake and serve!
Dough flattened out in a long strip with cheese placed down the center
Soft pretzel shaped before baking with stick of cheese and uncooked dough
Four uncooked pretzels on a baking sheet
Large, whole soft pretzel being held above a table

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How to make Disneyland Jalapeño Cheese Stuffed Pretzels

Jalapeño Cheese Stuffed Pretzel being pulled apart with cheese stretching out

Disneyland Jalapeño Cheese Stuffed Pretzel

4.75 from 4 votes
The Jalapeño Cheese Stuffed Pretzel is one of my very favorite treats at Disneyland. Now you can have this cheese-filled taste of Disney at home!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Raising Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine German
Servings 8 pretzels


  • 4 tsp. active dry yeast
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 1/2 c. warm water
  • 3 Tbsp. oil
  • 3 3/4 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 lb. jalapeno cheese (Pepper Jack cheese works great too)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • shredded cheese or coarse sea salt to taste


  • In a small bowl, mix together yeast and 2 Tbsp. sugar in 1 ½ cup warm water. Let stand until foamy and creamy (about 5-10 minutes). Add oil to yeast mixture and set aside. 
  • In a stand mixer bowl, or large bowl combine flour and salt. 
  • Pour yeast mixture into flour mixture and knead on low speed for 10 minutes. (If mixing by hand, knead dough for same amount of time.) 
  • Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl, turning to coat. cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size. 
  • While dough is rising, cut cheese into 1″-long rectangular pieces (I did this by cutting a 1 Lb. block of cheese into fourths, lengthwise, and then cut each fourth in half again lengthwise to make 8 long sticks. Then I cut them down into smaller pieces (see picture above)). Each pretzel will have the equivalent of 1 “stick” of cheese. 
  • Cover cheese to keep from drying out. 
  • When dough has risen, turn out onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 8 equal pieces. 
  • Roll each piece into a rope and use a rolling pin to flatten out. Place cheese pieces along the middle of the dough, leaving a few inches of dough on each end without cheese (this will make it easier to twist into shape, see picture above). 
  • Pinch dough tightly up around the cheese and roll out until rope shape again. Make sure there are no holes along the seam– you don’t want the cheese to ooze out. 
  • Twist into a pretzel shape. Cover with plastic wrap if needed to keep from drying out. 
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place foil over a baking sheet and spray with cooking spray. 
  • In a large saucepan, dissolve ⅓ cup baking soda in 4 cups water and bring to a boil, stirring until soda is dissolved. Remove from heat. 
  • Dip each pretzel into the baking soda-water solution for 10-20 seconds. Using a slotted spatula, remove from water and place pretzels on baking sheet. Pinch together any separated seams if needed. 
  • In a small bowl, beat egg with 1 Tbsp. water until foamy. Brush egg mixture over the top of each pretzel and sprinkle with cheese or sea salt.
  • Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 8-10 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 701kcalCarbohydrates: 91gProtein: 27gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 556mgPotassium: 196mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 465IUCalcium: 444mgIron: 5.8mg

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Erica Walker

Erica lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Jared, an attorney, and her beautiful three girls. Beyond the world of recipes, she loves adventuring with everything from kayaking, to cruising, to snowboarding and taking the family along for the thrill ride.

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  1. The jalapeño cheese stuffed pretzels were seriously my favorite snack at AK 8 (or so) years ago and I was so disappointed that they disappeared- we did find them on our last trip outside Beach Club resort – but now,thanks to you, I can make my own! We’re doing a batch with half jalapeño cheese and half sweetened ream cheese. Can’t wait for them to come out of the oven. Thanks again for the recipe!

  2. 4 stars
    OMG! They are so good. I had a few leakers. I sealed them up good. Am I not leaving enough room for the cheese to move around and do it’s thing? Definitely a keeper recipe for other cheeses and fillings. Thank you.

  3. 5 stars
    Used pepper jack cheese because I couldn’t find jalapeno cheese. Seriously yummy! We ate them just on their own, but I think they would be tasty dipped in soup as well. 🙂

    1. Shoot! I hate when they leak! Make sure to leave a few inches on both sides of the filling before you roll them up!

    1. It is about 1/3 cup… a little more or a little less won’t hurt. Thanks for catching that, I added it to the recipe. Hope this helps!

    1. At Disneyland they actually don’t serve these ones with any kind of sauce. I honestly don’t know what more they would need. Hope this helps!

  4. Two things on this post: first, we are going to Disneyland in a few months and my map of things to do is 100% a map of places/things to eat, so I will add this to the list! Also, they used to sell a stuffed pretzel in a local grocery store and I’ve been sadly looking for it ever since they stopped carrying it. Can’t wait to make my own!

    1. I am excited to hear what you think about it! Aren’t cheese stuffed pretzels THE BEST? Especially when eaten at Disneyland. Have you seen our post on places to eat at Disneyland/Cal. Adventure? Here is the link to the Disneyland: https://www.favfamilyrecipes.com/our-favorite-foods-at-disneyland/
      Here is the one for California Adventure: https://www.favfamilyrecipes.com/our-favorite-foods-at-california-adventure/
      Have fun eating through Disney!