These Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites are the perfect snacking appetizer. Soft pretzels coated with sea salt for a subtle crunch, these little bite-sized treats will fly off the table!
Preheat oven to 425° F.
In a small bowl, add warm water and yeast and allow yeast to activate (about 3-5 minutes). Add salt and sugar and stir to combine.
In a large bowl, add flour and then pour yeast mixture over top. Knead for about 5 minutes.
Separate dough into 6 sections. Create pretzel bites by rolling the dough into a 15 inch rope (about 1 inch thickness). Cut the rope into 2 inch pieces. If you have excess or leftover dough, create a small rounded ball (optional: cut an x into the top of the ball).
In a medium pan, add water and baking soda. Cook over high heat. Once water is boiling, place 6-8 pieces of pretzel dough into the water. Remove with slotted spoon after about 30 seconds and place the pretzel bites onto a baking sheet lined with parchment.
Brush dough lightly with egg wash and sprinkle salt on top.
Bake for 5 minutes, and then flip. Using a basting brush, coat the tops of the pretzel bites with the remaining egg wash. Repeat again after 5 more minutes. Cook 3-5 minutes more (a total of 13-15 minutes) or until golden brown.