Soft Pretzel Bites

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
These Soft Pretzel Bites are the ultimate snack and the dipping sauces can be endless and so versatile from melted beer cheese to sweet cinnamon sugar, but we have all these suggestions that await you.


This basic recipe for soft pretzels is super easy and our tips will make it even easier to make the perfect sheen on top and flavors that you'll find in your local mall but these are so much better.


You will not believe how quick and easy these come together, no rising the dough, just mix, cut, boil for 30 seconds, bake and eat (or use your favorite dip) but you really don't need a thing!


If you are worried about making too many at a time, these freeze perfectly and are delicious just rebaked and served out for parties so you can make these pretzels ahead of time and freeze them.


We love them brushed with garlic and butter but from sweet to savory we got you covered in our printable recipe below.


Believe when I say these are easy to make and better than mall pretzels in minutes you can have cinnamon sugar, butter, and garlic, Italian herbs, and butter, Parmesan and garlic, even dip them in (my son's favorite way is melted cheese or Queso) but for a sweeter version try Nutella or Peanut Butter.


If you're like me I just love them in regular plain old spicy brown mustard!


I am sure you have a favorite soft pretzel flavor, just get creative and make this recipe of pretzel bites your next favorite snack!


This simple recipe will make everyone happy and your friends jealous that yours are homemade from the kitchen and better than store-bought!


Check the step-by-step photos on how to make these easy soft pretzel bites.


My recipe card is printable, so save this for your next party or just because you're a big soft pretzel fan!



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Easy Soft Pretzel Bites



Soft Pretzel Bites-these little pretzel bites are fun to make at home and are great for parties and game days!


We love making homemade pretzels, but the bigger ones aren't as much fun to eat for some reason.


The pretzels are soft, chewy, salty, and so good.


soft pretzel bites


Tips

  1. do not miss the boiling step this is what makes them shine
  2. do not over boil or over bake these
  3. store in airtight containers or freeze for up to 3 months in freezer bags
  4. these can be made unsalted
  5. refer to the toppings for different flavors

this is irish cheese hot beer dip for soft pretzels and breads


Homemade Soft Little Dough Bites



We love to make these for our get-togethers for guests and dinner parties.


Everyone is more than amazed at how delicious these are and easy to make and a Dipping Sauce Serving Bar is perfect to set up with these at party.


Warning: these soft little pillows of dough are very addicting.


this is soft pretzel dough cut in pieces


A Great Pretzel Snack



Whether you love to dip soft pretzels in mustard, melted cheese or Nutella, or even plain, these are the perfect easiest homemade dough you will ever make!


A great snack for the kids and you can change it easily by brushing some different flavorings on top additions in the dough.


Some people like them with dipping sauces and some more suggestions that I've made below!


These soft pretzel bites are so versatile and easy to make.


They're perfect just plain but for an added change try the butter and garlic flavor!


Quick Soft Pretzel Bites with Herbs are  delicious soft pretzel bites that have been brushed with butter, garlic and herbs baked and so easy to make this is a pot of them boiling before baking method


For the garlic butter variation in the photo:



While still warm brush with 1 tablespoon each olive oil and 1 teaspoon of melted butter and shake in a ziplock bag adding 1/2 teaspoon each, garlic powder, dried oregano, parsley, basil little black pepper or cayenne pepper.


If you would like to try the Irish Warm Pub Beer Cheese recipe in the photo above for these quick soft pretzel bites we have you covered with the recipe also, it's made with Guinness and Dubliner cheese.

this is a photo of pretzel bites being brushed with egg. Delicious soft pretzel bites that have been brushed with butter, garlic and herbs baked and so easy to make


Dough Additions

Stuff your dough for a change:

(use around 1/2 cup or separate into two balls and add 1/3 cup to each one)
  • chopped pepperoni or other cooked meats like sausage or cooked chicken minced
  • bell peppers, onions, or any other chopped vegetables you like
  • Asiago or other sharp long shreds of cheese
  • crumbled bacon and cheddar shredded
  • fresh herbs like basil, rosemary, thyme, and some minced garlic, melted butter.


Note: if using meats cooked, keep them in the refrigerator until serving, especially chicken stuffed, heat before serving for 3 minutes in a hot oven on a cookie sheet.


this is a collage of how to make soft pretzel bites


Suggestions for dipping


  • Melted Cheeses
  • Pesto sauce
  • Mustard of any kind
  • Chili sauce
  • Butter melted with Italian herbs and garlic
  • Cinnamon, sugar, melted butter
  • Nutella
  • Peanut Butter
  • Hot fudge warmed
  • Any kinds of ice cream toppings like caramel
  • Alfredo sauce
  • Marinara sauce
  • Hot sauce
  • for these recipes check out our Chicken Wings and Dipping Sauce Recipes


Quick Soft Pretzel Bites Pin for Later



this is a pin for later on how to make soft pretzel bites


One Taste and You'll Be Hooked




If you're a homemade bread lover like I am, these will be your next favorite snack.


The soft pretzel bites are like a little pillow and delicious plain, stuffed, or dipped!


Try my easy recipe at your next party or event, I promise you, you didn't make enough, watch them get devoured quickly!


Soft Pretzel Bites

Soft Pretzel Bites

Yield: 35
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 25 MinCook time: 3 MinTotal time: 28 Min
These are soft pretzel dough baked just like you find in the mall but into little appetizer bites. Perfect for dipping and we make several topping flavors.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 packet of dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 - 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 - 1/4 warmed whole milk cup or half and half (just slightly warm to touch the degrees should be at 110 degrees

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Prepare a cookie sheet with Silpat or parchment paper.
  3. in a large bowl using an electric mixer, add warmed milk to a large electric mixing bowl with a paddle.
  4. Let the mixture sit in the bowl and stand for around 10 minutes.
  5. Add flour, and salt and mix well in a stand mixer for around 4 minutes.
  6. Add regular tap water to a 5-quart saucepan and fill with the addition of plus 1/4 cup baking soda added leaving 3 inches from the top.
  7. Roll out the dough, cut into 4 pieces then roll into long ropes, and then cut evenly with a sharp knife to make pretzel sticks around a thumb's length and a 1/2 inch wide.
  8. Place around 6 to 8 pieces into the boiling water at a time for around 30 seconds.
  9. Then remove with a slotted spoon add to a Silpat mat lined on a cookie sheet or lined with parchment paper cookie sheet.
  10. Brush with some beaten egg mixed with a tablespoon of water and sprinkle with coarse salt (I used pink salt).
  11. Bake until tops are nicely browned around 9 to 10 minutes depending on the thickness you rolled them out to.
  12. Optional: For the garlic butter variation:
  13. While still warm brush with 1 tablespoon each olive oil and 1 teaspoon of melted butter and shake in a ziplock bag adding 1/2 teaspoon each, garlic powder, dried oregano, parsley, basil little black pepper, or cayenne pepper.

Notes

Tips

  1. do not miss the boiling step this is what makes them shine
  2. do not over boil or over bake these
  3. store in airtight containers or freeze for up to 3 months in freezer bags
  4. these can be made unsalted
  5. refer to the toppings for different flavors


Suggestions for dipping


  • Melted Cheeses
  • Pesto sauce
  • Mustard of any kind
  • Chili sauce
  • Butter melted with Italian herbs and garlic
  • Cinnamon, sugar, melted butter
  • Nutella
  • Peanut Butter
  • Hot fudge warmed
  • Any kinds of ice cream toppings
  • Alfredo sauce
  • Marinara sauce
  • Hot sauce



Dough Additions

Stuff your dough for a change:

(use around 1/2 cup or separate into two balls and add 1/3 cup to each one)

  • chopped pepperoni or other cooked meats like sausage or cooked chicken minced
  • bell peppers, onions, or any other chopped vegetables you like
  • Asiago or other sharp long shreds of cheese
  • crumbled bacon and cheddar shredded
  • fresh herbs like basil, rosemary, thyme, and some minced garlic, melted butter.



Note: if using meats cooked, keep them in the refrigerator until serving, especially chicken stuffed, heat before serving for 3 minutes in a hot oven on a cookie sheet.

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Quick Soft Pretzel Bites Pin for Later



pin for later soft pretzel bites


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16 comments

  1. This looks so good! I am crazy for everything pretzel :)

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  2. In keeping with the Italian theme of the blog, I bet these would be yummy dipped in marinara sauce. Surprisingly easy to make.

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  3. This looks so delicious Claudia, Would love to give this snack a try. I got little confused when I saw the preparation time, but after reading the recipe, the confusion was cleared. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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    1. thanks for the heads up I fixed it! The generator was wacky! for the recipe card!

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  4. Homemade pretzels are the best! I bet I wouldn't be able to stop eating these!

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  5. Ooooh! I am such a fan of garlic knots and these pretzel bites sound equally delicious!

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  6. I pretty much can't stop eating these, haha! They're so good!

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  7. These look like the perfect snack. Especially for game day or entertaining. I'd love to dip these in some yummy sauce.

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  8. I made these and now my wife keeps asking me to make them again. Great recipe! Excellent snack.

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  9. We all love to snack on weekends. These pretzels sounds and look delicious. Perfect to be honest. I must save this and make for my family. They will be delighted.

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  10. I love how versatile these are. You can either make them as is or substitute a cinnamon and sugar topping. So many yummy ways to make these pretzels.

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  11. I would love to have a dozen of these right now! You make them sounds so easy to make and delicious :-)

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  12. I made these pretzel bites today and it turned out great! I followed the instructions exactly and was really happy with the results. My kid loved it and I will definitely be making these again.

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  13. How yummy!! We make regular soft pretzels but never into bites. What a great snack and right now with the snow and cold outside I'd love to be baking. I've got all the ingredients to make the pretzel bites -- a great afternoon project.

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  14. These look so buttery and good. My boys would love to dunk these in some cheese sauce! I can't wait to try them.

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  15. These look wonderful, Claudia! What a wonderful snack to make...the dough is beautiful. I have not made pretzels before but I would love to try these! XO

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