The Easiest Homemade Pretzel Bites

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Pretzel Bites

I have a HUGE weakness for soft pretzels. Sometimes I want to go to the mall just to have them. But then once I have them there I’m a bit disappointed. What I really want are the ones that you can get in a street cart. But they don’t have those around here so I’m left dreaming.

homemade pretzel bites

But not anymore! These pretzels are the real deal… and really easy to make too! I would have made them a lot sooner if I had known how easy homemade pretzels are to make!

homemade pretzel recipe

  1. 1 1/2 cups of water (as warm as you can get it without being too hot)
  2. 1 packet active yeast
  3. 1 1/2 tbs. sugar
  4. 4 cups of flour
  5. 2 teaspoons of salt
  6. 3/4 cup baking soda
  7. Sea salt for topping
  1. Add yeast, water, and sugar to a large bowl. Stir until combined and let sit till bubbly.
  2. Add flour and salt and stir till combined. If it’s still too sticky add more flour a tablespoon at a time.
  3. Knead for seven minutes.
  4. Roll out dough into thin strips and then cut it into chunks.
  5. Boil 12 cups of water and baking soda in a large pot. Slowly add 5 pieces of dough into the water for 45 seconds.
  6. Remove from water and drain as much water as possible and place on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick spray.
  7. Spray all of the dough with olive oil and sprinkle salt on top.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes in a preheated oven at 425 degrees.

pretzel recipe

What do you like to dip your pretzels in?

Heather Reese
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Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.


  • Wow, you weren’t kidding – those are easy! They would be gone in seconds in my house, too!

  • I’m a honey mustard dipper. I need the sweetness of the honey to counterbalance the salt!

  • These wouldn’t last long at all. I am a honey mustard dipper for sure and they have to have salt on them.

  • So yummy looking! Hubby has been asking if I would make pretzels, but I figured it was too hard. Well, now I have no excuse!

  • These look so good, and would be great for my daughters bday party coming up

  • I’ve never made homemade pretzels, but these look awesome! The perfect weekend snack food!

  • I love soft pretzels, so yummy! I’ve made them a few times and you’re right, they are really easy. I’m going to try out your recipe too!

  • These looks awesome, and I have all the ingredients to make them! I’m not a huge fan of hard pretzels but these soft pretzel bites look amazing!

  • That looks so tasty, I love homemade pretzels. I love to dip pretzels in honey mustard and serve them with summer sausage.

  • Yum, these look so scrumptious! I always stayed away from pretzel recipes because they seemed so tedious, but this one looks totally do-able! Thanks so much!

    I could dip my pretzels into lots of things, but I think I’d go with cheese first too. YUM!

  • I have never tried making homemade pretzel bites. I usually go to the mall to fulfill my craving! Dipping them in marinara is SOOO good!!

  • I have always been intimidated by making homemade pretzels but you make it sound easy! Thanks for sharing your recipe – it looks YUMMY!

  • These look SO good! My son is crazy for pretzel bites so I’ll have to make some for him.

  • My mom love pretzels. These look super cute! I should make some for her on our next mother daughter DVD date.

  • Oh wow, those look amazing! I LOVE the mall pretzels, so if the street cart ones are better then I MUST try them sometime! I can’t wait to try your recipe (though I may regret how easy it is because I’ll want them daily)! 😉

  • My boys love, love pretzel bites. I will definitely have to make these for them. Pinned!

  • What an easy recipe! I will have to try and make those. I do love preztel bites!!

  • Drooling! I’m always looking for a good pretzel recipe! Shared on G+!

  • These look so delicious and a lot easier than trying to twist pretzels. I’m thinking they would be great for movie night!

  • My youngest is a pretzel nut. We go to the mall, there’s a big toy store, and he wants to go get pretzel bites. I bet he’d like making them at home.

  • Soft pretzels are my favorite, too! I’ve never tried making them homemade before. This looks like the perfect recipe!

  • Oh I LOVE soft pretzels, but I’ve never attempted to make them at home. My son is also in a pretzel-loving stage. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  • Oohhh, I love a good pretzel! And dipping in mustard makes for a perfect snack!

  • These sound really yummy and easy to make. I love a good soft pretzel with salt!

  • I havn’t thought about making my own pretzel bites. These looks so yummy and it’s a good recipe.

  • This is an amazing recipe! It’s sure easy but its result looks delicious! I surely would like to try this one. 🙂

  • Looking at pictures of delicious food is a no-no after midnight. Just sayin’! I am seriously hungry right now looking at the pretzel bites!

  • we’ve made homemade soft pretzels before. There’s no beating fresh and hot pretzels

  • Okay so I am always disappointed by pretzels in the mall too! I always think of how amazing they smell and then when I get them, they are lackluster. Glad to see your recipe!

  • I LOVE that you don’t have to twist them into pretzel shapes. That’s what got me into trouble last time….

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