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Pretzel Bites

Pretzel snack bites
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Rise Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 40 mins
Course: Baking, Bread, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Pretzels, Pretzel Bites, Soft Pretzels
Servings: 8 Dozen
Calories: 439kcal
Author: Kathy


  • 1 1/2 cups water warm
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast or one package
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 - 4 cups flour
  • 6 cups boiling water
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda


  • 1 teaspoon Coarse salt


  • In a large bowl, mix 1 1/2 cups water, yeast, and sugar.
  • Let sit for 5 minutes until bubbly.
  • Add salt and 2 cups of flour. Mix
  • Continue mixing and gradually add flour until dough is no longer sticky.
  • Knead in a stand mixer for 10 minutes.
  • Place into a greased bowl, cover and let sit until doubled in size (1 - 1 1/2 hours)
  • Punch down dough and cut into eight pieces.
  • Working with just one piece at a time (keep other pieces covered) form dough into a 10 inch rope.
  • Cut rope into one inch pieces.
  • Repeat with remaining dough;
  • In a large pot boil 6 cups of water and add baking soda. Once boiling, add cut 10-12 pretzels. You will need to do this in several batches because you don't want to overcrowd the pan.
  • Boil until dough floats to the top - approximately 1 minute. 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.
  • While the pretzels are still damp, sprinkle with coarse salt.
  • Continue with remaining dough.
  • Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 20 minutes.


  • Dip pretzels in mustard, cheese sauce or eat plain
  • Pretzels are best eaten the same day they are made


Serving: 1Dozen | Calories: 439kcal | Carbohydrates: 91g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 622mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 6mg