Pretzel Bites


Pretzel Bites
Prep Time
1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 35 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 90 Pretzel Bites
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 stick of butter , melted
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 cups of water
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1 egg , beaten plus 1 tablespoon water
  • Your choice of any or all
  • sea salt and oregano
  • garlic salt
  • cinnamon and sugar
  • sesame seeds
  1. In a large mixing bowl combine brown sugar, yeast, melted butter and water; whisk it and let sit for 5 minutes or until frothy.
  2. Add salt and flour to the yeast mixture.
  3. Set the mixer on “knead” and mix until all flour is incorporated and the dough is pulling away from the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  4. Add additional flour if needed.
  5. Transfer dough to a clean work area; knead by hand for about 5 minutes and shape the dough into a ball.
  6. Coat all sides of the dough with oil and place the dough in a medium bowl.
  7. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit in a warm location for 1 hour or until dough is doubled in size.
  8. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  9. Divide dough into 8 pieces. Roll each piece into a long rope.
  10. Using a knife, cut 1 inch pieces and put the pieces on a plate. Repeat process with the rest of the dough.
  11. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  12. Whisk one egg with water and set it aside.
  13. In a large pot, bring 6 cups of water to a boil.
  14. Carefully add baking soda.
  15. Boil 10 pieces of dough at a time for about a minute.
  16. Remove with a slotted spoon and put them down on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough pieces. *You’ll need about 4 baking sheets.
  17. Brush egg wash over dough pieces.
  18. Sprinkle with any of the above toppings that I listed. My favorite combination is the sea salt with oregano.
  19. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  20. Cool on a wire rack.
Recipe Notes

RECIPE SOURCE: DIETHOOD Store any remaining pretzel bites in an airtight container.

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42 Responses
  1. These look addictive! And I love that little cute hand digging into these beauties. Also, I want to let you know that I included these pretzel bites in my ‘Recipes of the week episode 3’ post to share it with my readers.

  2. Ha! Bloated – gotta love that! 😉 My favorite is, “You’re just big boned, not fat” – says my mom when we weighed each other and I was 7 pounds lighter than her…Never mind the fact that I am way taller than her :-/

  3. Why did WE never get such wonderful things like Pretzel bites? They look fabulous. I also love your photo with the mixing of the yeast and the patterns it forms 😉

  4. Looks yummy! Ever since finding mini pretzel buns a few weeks ago, I’ve been wanting to whip up my own pretzels. Your recipe looks easy and the bites look so cute! I definitely need to bookmark this!! Thanks, Kate!

    P.S. Cute picture, BTW, of your baby grabbin’ some. So cute!! (I used to be a teacher for a child care center and worked with infants and toddlers…I miss the little ones!) :-p

  5. oh, college years, in my freshman year i gained about 10 pounds in the first too months :((( was easier to step into a fast food than find a roommate that knew to cook :)))
    these pretzels bites sound good. I’m going to ask my 15 months old baby girl to try them out soon.
    Thanks for the recipe Kate, have a wonderful rest of the week

  6. These do look super yummy! I have no solid plan for Sunday yet so maybe I can sneak them in! (though, I would have to make a velveeta sauce because we love that stuff here – somewhere a foodie is staring me down for admitting that). XD

  7. I love all pretzels. I am an equal-opportunity-pretzel eater and now wish I was eating those bites. And yes, need a warm cheese sauce for slurping …. make that dipping.

  8. My kids all made homemade pretzels in pre-school and they were requested for years after. I think I better surprise them with a batch of yours soon…maybe a good Super Bowl snack Thanks!

  9. Those look so good! My daughter would live on soft pretzels if I let her. For some reason they always intimidate me to make, but I think I may have to try your recipe out. Thanks!

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