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Pretzel Bites

March 26, 2016 (Last Updated: March 10, 2019)

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Pretzel Bites are a perfect mouth popping snack!

Pretzel Bites

I have a confession to make.  I love pretzels!  I love pretzel sticks, pretzel rods, twisted pretzels and of course fresh pretzels.  These pretzel bites are a fresh pretzel in a mini size.  Bites are perfect because they are easy to make…and I don’t have as much guilty if I eat a handful…or two!  I mean they are minis, right?

Pretzel Bites

I decided to make a BIG batch of these pretzel bites.  I have 3 teenage kids and a husband….and with my love of pretzels, I needed to make certain there was going to be enough.  There were plenty!  The only drawback….these bites are best eaten the first day.  

If needed, you can reheat the leftover bites in the over to bring back the freshness or just plan on making these when you know you will have a lot of pretzel eaters at your house!

Pretzel Bites

Pretzel Bites

5 from 1 vote
Pretzel Bites
Prep Time
2 hrs
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 30 mins

Pretzel snack bites

Course: Snack
Servings: 10 Dozen
Author: Kathy
  • 2 cups water warm
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast or one package
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4-5 cups flour
  • 6 cups boiling water
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • Coarse salt for top of pretzels
  1. In a large bowl, mix 2 cups water, yeast, and sugar.
  2. Let sit for 5 minutes until bubbly.
  3. Add salt and 2 cups of flour. Mix
  4. Continue mixing and gradually add flour until dough is no longer sticky.
  5. Knead in a stand mixer for 5 minutes (10 by hand)
  6. Place into a greased bowl, cover and let sit until doubled in size (1 - 1 1/2 hours)
  7. Punch down dough and cut into eight pieces.
  8. Working with just one piece at a time (keep other pieces covered) roll out with your hands a long rope of dough.
  9. Cut rope into one inch pieces.
  10. In a large pot boil water and mix in baking soda. Once boiling, add cut pretzels. You will need to do this in several batches because you don't want to overcrowd the pan. I boiled one rope at a time.
  11. Boil for 1 -1 1/2 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon so the water will drain off. Place on a paper towel and then move to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  12. While the pretzels are still damp, sprinkle with coarse salt.
  13. Continue rolling remaining dough and boiling in water.
  14. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 20 minutes.
  15. Cool slightly and enjoy.

Pretzel bites are a perfect soft pretzel in a bite sized shape.


Recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour

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  • Reply
    Megan - The Emotional Baker
    March 31, 2016 at 9:44 am

    I love making pretzels dogs and pretzel buns. I’ve never made bites. These would be so dangerous. I wouldn’t be able to stop! They look phenomenal, Kathy 🙂

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      April 1, 2016 at 5:22 am

      I haven’t made dogs or buns…I’d better bake some more pretzels!

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    Manali @ CookWithManali
    March 29, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Delicious! I am afraid they won’t last long in my house! 😉

    • Reply
      March 29, 2016 at 6:33 pm

      Love that there are so many pretzel lovers out there!

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    March 29, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Oh gosh I’m the same way, I LOVEEE soft pretzels! These bites sound delicious!!

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    Dawn @ Girl Heart Food
    March 29, 2016 at 11:10 am

    I love pretzels, too, Kathy! I can’t imagine any being leftover cause these are so cute & delicious!

    • Reply
      March 29, 2016 at 6:33 pm

      You are right….not sure what I was thinking! 🙂

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    March 28, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    Kathy, these pretzel bites look absolutely fab! The ultimate comfort food. I share your love of pretzel!

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      March 28, 2016 at 6:43 pm

      They are the ultimate comfort food and ultimate snacking food!

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    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    March 28, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Like everyone else I am also a big fan of pretzels, but I have never tried making my own. Thanks for the recipe. Will give it a go sometime soon!

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      March 28, 2016 at 6:46 pm

      Homemade pretzels are well worth making!

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    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    March 28, 2016 at 8:19 am

    5 stars
    I love pretzels, too, Kathy.. but really what sane person doesn’t?? And I happen to swoon over all things mini, so these little bites are totally calling my name! I could eat a dangerous amount of these lil beauties! Snack time perfection! Cheers, friend!

    • Reply
      March 28, 2016 at 6:47 pm

      The mini size is perfect for popping right into your mouth!

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    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    March 28, 2016 at 5:36 am

    I could eat the entire bowl of these beauties Kathy! A favorite snack at our house for sure!

    • Reply
      March 28, 2016 at 6:55 pm

      I ate an entire bowl of them 🙂 Now I need to make another batch!

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    Kate @ Framed Cooks
    March 28, 2016 at 4:34 am

    I do not think I will have ANY problem taking care of all these adorable pretzel bites on Day One. Can’t wait to give these a try!!

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      March 28, 2016 at 5:29 am

      These bites are totally addicting!

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    David @ Spiced
    March 27, 2016 at 7:31 am

    I love pretzels, too, Kathy! And homemade pretzels are totally the best. Isn’t it awesome how easy they are to make? I’m guessing your sons and husband made quick work of these awesome bites!

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    Jess @ Sweetest Menu
    March 26, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Oh I am the SAME, I love pretzels! No one makes good ones here but we always have our fill when we visit the States. Love that I can try these at home! Yum!

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      March 27, 2016 at 6:03 am

      I think you are going to need to make a batch to satisfy that pretzel craving!

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    Kaylene @ The Links Site
    March 26, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    Ooh I have never made pretzels before from scratch, these look like they would be very easy! It’s a pity they are not as good the next day but it’s a good excuse to eat more!

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      March 27, 2016 at 6:01 am

      They are quite easy to make. Give them a try!

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    March 26, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    I always get pretzel bites at the mall! Never made them myself, but will definitely try this recipe! Love it! Pinned!

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      March 26, 2016 at 6:58 pm

      I can only find those giant sized pretzels…I love the bite sized ones. I hope you give these a try!

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    March 26, 2016 at 8:39 am

    There is no such thing as leftover pretzel bites in my house :)) We just go through it all, so we won’t have a problem finishing this batch in one sitting.

    • Reply
      March 26, 2016 at 2:23 pm

      Sounds like these pretzel bites would be perfect for your household!

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    March 26, 2016 at 7:51 am

    Making pretzels is so much fun and they’re probably my favorite salty snack. But whenever I make them they always look like huge freakish mounds. Haha. I think pretzels bites are a good alternative for me. These look wonderful!

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      March 26, 2016 at 2:26 pm

      These bites will turn our perfectly shaped….because there’s no shaping to them. Just roll out a log and cut! And they taste as delicious as the twisted complicated kind!

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