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Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites

Homemade Pretzel Bites

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!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Homemade Pretzel Bites, Pretzel Bites, Soft Pretzels
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 24
Author Amanda Rettke - iambaker.net


Pretzel Dough

  • 1 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 packet (2 1/4 teaspoons) active yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 cups flour

Pretzel Boiling

  • 8 cups water
  • 1/3 cup baking soda

Pretzel Topping

  • 1 egg whisked, for egg wash
  • kosher salt, for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 425° F.

Pretzel Dough

  1. 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.

  2. In a large bowl, add flour and then pour yeast mixture over top. Knead for about 5 minutes.

  3. 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).

Pretzel Boiling

  1. 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.

Pretzel Topping

  1. Brush dough lightly with egg wash and sprinkle salt on top.

  2. 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.

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