Easy Pretzel Bites Recipe

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Love pretzel bites? These easy snacks are always a hit and the best part is that you can easily whip up a batch in your own kitchen. Serve with mustard or your favorite cheese dip and you’ve got the perfect appetizer for your next party!

Pretzel bites on cookie sheet
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Ever since I had my first mall pretzel I’ve wondered how to make those buttery soft pretzel bites at home. I mean, they’re SO good…why should we have to wait until we need new jeans to get them!

I made these Soft Pretzels and as it turns out, it’s so much easier than I expected! If I would’ve known that I would’ve start making these years ago!

Now that I’ve got the recipe, I’ve been using it for all kinds of variations, from regular pretzels to homemade pretzel dogs. Boy, were THOSE a hit! I served them when my friends came over last Friday and they were gone in a heartbeat! This week I’m switching it up and surprising them with a big batch of hot pretzel bites.

If you want a sweeter version, you’ll love these delicious Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites too!

Ingredients

Pretzel Bites Ingredients labeled

One of the things I love about this recipe is that the ingredients are all ones that I usually have anyway, which always makes things easy. Nobody likes to make last minute grocery store runs just to pick up one random ingredient.

Now that you’ve got everything you need, let’s do this!

How To Make Soft Pretzel Bites

Step 1: Add warm water and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer (a regular mixing bowl works fine too). Stir until the sugar dissolves, then sprinkle yeast across the top of the water. Let sit for about 5 minutes (yeast will begin to foam).

Yeast and water in bowl

Step 2: Add melted butter, salt and half the flour.

Ingredients for pretzel dogs

Step 3: Use the dough hook attachment to mix on low speed. Keep going until the flour is completely incorporated (about 2-3 minutes)

Pretzel dog dough

Step 4: Slowly add more flour until the dough isn’t as sticky and begins to pull away from the sides of the bowl.

Pretzel dog dough in bowl


Step 5: Increase the speed to medium and knead dough for about 5 minutes. You can also place the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead by hand until smooth.

Step 6: Place dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover loosely and let the dough rise for 30 minutes.

Pretzel dough rising

Step 7: Preheat oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray.

Step 8: Separate the dough into eight equal pieces. Take the first piece and roll it into a long rope-like shape (about 15-20 inches long). Use a sharp knife to cut it into one inch pieces of dough, then repeat with the remaining dough.

Pretzel dough on cutting board

Step 9: Fill a large pot with 10 cups of water and 1/2 cup baking soda. Bring to a boil.

Step 10: Working in batches, place pretzel pieces in the baking soda bath and cook for 30 seconds. You can do about 10-15 at a time, then use a slotted spoon to remove them from the water. Place about one inch apart on the sheet pan and repeat with the remaining pretzel bites.

Pretzel bites on a cookie sheet

Step 11: Whisk the egg and 1 tsp water together in a small bowl. Brush the pretzels with the egg wash, then sprinkle pretzel salt over the top.

Step 12: Bake for about 15 minutes, or until pretzel bites turn golden brown. Serve fresh from the oven!

Pretzel bites with dipping sauces

Everyone will go totally crazy for these homemade soft pretzel bites! Just be ready…they’re pretty much the perfect party food and your friends will want you to make them for every get-together from here on out!

Pretzel bites up close


How to store

So far we’ve never had any leftovers! However, if you do want to save some for later, just store them at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days.

Can you freeze pretzel bites

Though these taste best when you serve them fresh, you can freeze them for later if you like. Make the pretzel bites but don’t add the salt. Once they finish baking, let cool, then place the tray in the freezer. After about an hour, remove the tray and transfer the bites to a plastic freezer bag, squeezing out the air. Wrap the bag in a layer of aluminum foil for extra protection against freezer burn.

How to reheat

To reheat frozen pretzel bites, place the bites on a microwave safe plate, sprinkle lightly with water, then add salt. Dampen a paper towel slightly and cover the plate, then microwave for about 30-45 seconds.

Pretzel bites with yellow striped towel

What to serve with homemade pretzel bites

  • Beer cheese dip
  • Creamy cheddar cheese sauce
  • Queso dip
  • Cream cheese dip
  • Yellow mustard
  • Spicy mustard
  • Chocolate for a sweet & salty twist
Pretzel bites with mustard
4.64 from 11 votes

Easy Pretzel Bites Recipe


Course Appetizers/Party Foods
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
These pretzel bites make the perfect snack for any occasion, whether it's for your next party or watching football on game day. They're super easy to make and taste amazing too…a total win/win for everyone!

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • Add warm water and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer. Stir until the sugar dissolves, then sprinkle yeast across the top of the water. Let sit for about 5 minutes (yeast will begin to foam).
    1 cup warm water, 1 tbsp sugar, 1 pkg active dry yeast
  • Add melted butter, salt and half the flour.
    4 tbsp butter, 2 tsp salt, 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Attach the dough hook to the mixer. Mix on low speed until the flour is completely incorporated (about 2-3 minutes).
  • Slowly add more flour until the dough isn’t as sticky and begins to pull away from the sides of the bowl.
    4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Increase the speed to medium and knead dough for about 5 minutes. You can also place the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead by hand until smooth.
  • Place dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover loosely and let rise for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Separate the dough into eight equal pieces. Take the first piece and roll it into a long rope-like shape (about 15-20 inches long). Use a sharp knife to cut it into inch-long segments, then repeat with the remaining dough.
  • Fill a large pot with 10 cups of water and 1/2 cup baking soda. Bring to a boil.
    1/2 cup baking soda
  • Working in batches, place pretzel pieces in baking soda bath and cook for 30 seconds. You can do about 10-15 at a time.
  • Use a slotted spoon to remove them from the water. Place about one inch apart on the baking sheet and repeat with the remaining pretzel bites.
  • Whisk the egg and 1 tsp water together in a small bowl. Brush the pretzels with the egg wash, then sprinkle salt over the top.
    1 egg, 1-2 tbsp coarse or kosher salt
  • Bake for about 15 minutes, or until pretzel bites turn golden brown. Serve fresh from the oven!

Notes

Change up the flavor by sprinkling with parmesan cheese or adding a mix of cinnamon and sugar for a cinnamon sugar pretzel.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 2150mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 164IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 2mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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4 Comments

  1. Beatriz J. Martinez says:

    Where do I find pretzel salt? In S A Tx. Or what other salt will work?

    1. Hi Beatriz! You can use coarse salt or kosher salt, which you can find in your local grocery store or Walmart. Enjoy 🙂

  2. Lisa Woodruff says:

    Can I make the dough and then cook later?

    1. Hi Lisa! Yes, you can make the the dough the day before and keep them in the refrigerator overnight. Just be sure to wrap them in plastic wrap or store in an airtight container. You’ll also want to let them rise for a few minutes at room temperature before you place them in the baking soda bath. Enjoy!

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