Soft Pretzel Bites

These pretzel bites are so soft, chewy and delicious. You can't eat just one.
These pretzel bites are so soft, chewy and delicious. You can’t eat just one.

If you have never tried making pretzels in any shape before, please give this a try.  Cross my heart you can make these delicious Soft Pretzel Bites.  

1 1/2 cups warm water
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons yeast (one package)
1/3 cup melted butter
2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
4 1/2 to 5 cups flour
Vegetable oil
3 Quarts boiling water
1/2 cup Baking Soda
1 egg beaten
Sea Salt

Combine, warm water, sugar, yeast and butter in bowl.  Let sit for 5 minutes.  Add salt, flour and mix well.  If your dough is to wet add more flour one tablespoon at a time.  Knead dough.  Oil your bowl, add dough, turn to coat and let rise for one hour.

Pre-Heat oven to 425 degrees.

Bring 3 quarts of water to a boil.

While your waiting for water to boil.  Divide dough into 8 balls.  Roll each ball into a long rope.  Approximately 22 inches lone.

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Dough divided and rolled into 22 inch long ropes.

Cut rope into one inch pieces.

When water starts to boil add your 1/2 cup baking soda.  It will foam up and fizz.  Don’t worry everything is fine.

Place one inch pieces into boiling water and boil for 30 seconds.  Remove bites from water and place on a greased cookie sheet.  The dough will have puffed up.  Continue cooking rest of one inch pieces.

Brush tops of dough with egg wash and sprinkle with salt.  Bake for 15 to 18 minutes. 

CHEESE SAUCE

1/2 Tablespoon butter, 1/2 Tablespoon flour, 1/2 cup milk and 8 ounces granted cheddar cheese.

Melt butter.  Add flour and stir cooking for 1 minute.  Whisk in milk and cook until thick.  Remove from heat and add grated cheddar cheese.  Stir until smooth.

Cinnamon and Sugar:  Mix your cinnamon and sugar mixture.  Brush pretzel bites with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture.

Please, please let me know how you like these Soft Pretzel Bites.  It has become one of our favorites.

 

 

66 thoughts on “Soft Pretzel Bites

  1. I have one kiddo who LOVES soft pretzel bites and making these will make his day! Thanks for the great ‘how to’!!

  2. Yum! I have been wanting to try these and the boiling part gets me. I’ve been wanting to try them just dipped into a baking soda bath and then bake. Worth a try I think! These look delicious and love the dip!

  3. These look so delicious! This would be perfect to make for my Valentine’s Day date night. Not that many places in my city make good pretzels, so it’ll be nice that I can make them myself 🙂

  4. These Soft Pretzel Bites are something I am going to have to make for sure. I love the idea of making the cheese sauce and the cinnamon sugar for them too. Thanks for sharing the recipes. Pretzels are something my family loves to snack on especially during movie night.

  5. Pretzel bites are so good! I love them with cheese sauce, hot mustard, or cinnamon sugar flavored. Even garlic herb and parmesan is great! Homemade are the best!

  6. I have never tried to make some pretzels but we eat them all the time when we go out. It would be a whole lot cheaper for us to make them. I am definitely going to do this.

  7. Yum would this work to make a pretzel bun like for hamburgers? That’s my current obsession right now. So good!

  8. I have never tried making my own pretzels before but your recipe looks so easy to follow. I will try my best to make them this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Omg I did not realize that pretzel bites are so easy to make. Thanks for sharing this recipe, I might just attempt making them myself soon.

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