5 from 3 votes
Pretzel Bites
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Rise Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 40 mins

Pretzel snack bites

Course: Baking, Bread, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Pretzels, Pretzel Bites, Soft Pretzels
Servings: 8 Dozen
Calories: 439 kcal
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
  1. In a large bowl, mix 1 1/2 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 10 minutes.

  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) form dough into a 10 inch rope.

  9. Cut rope into one inch pieces.
  10. Repeat with remaining dough;

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. While the pretzels are still damp, sprinkle with coarse salt.
  14. Continue with remaining dough.

  15. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 20 minutes.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Pretzel Bites
Amount Per Serving (1 Dozen)
Calories 439 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 622mg27%
Potassium 158mg5%
Carbohydrates 91g30%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 13g26%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.