Pretzel Bites

Pretzel bites in a bowl with a cup of mustard

Pretzel Bites are the ideal after institution treats, video game day appetisers, and also snacks substitute for motion picture evenings. The beyond each pretzel is gold brownish and also crunchy, while the within is soft and also cosy.

If you enjoy simple and also scrumptious bread appetisers that you can share, take a look at these Easy Parmesan Knots, these Pizza Stuffed Crescent Rolls, or this Three Cheese Garlic Pull Apart Bread.

Pretzel bites in a bowl with a cup of mustard

Pretzel Bites

Making soft pretzel bites at house is simpler than you believe. I utilize my simple milk bread dough in this recipe for very soft and also delicious pretzel bites that will certainly go away as quickly as you placed them on the table.

Ingredients you require for pretzel bites

For the dough

  • Heavy lotion— I such as to make use of whipping cream in my milk bread dough for included fat and also the added milklike taste.
  • Whole milk— I favor entire milk however 2% milk will certainly likewise operate in this recipe.
  • Sugar— you’ll require a little of sugar to trigger the yeast and also to include simply a little of sweet taste to the dough.
  • Active completely dry yeast— the yeast will certainly assist the dough surge and also make it cosy.
  • Flour— versatile flour or bread flour will certainly operate in this recipe.
  • Salt— if you like saltier crackers, you can include even more salt, however it’s most likely not required considering that we will certainly include rugged salt in addition to the pretzel bites prior to cooking.

What is a lye service?

Traditionally, crackers are dipped right into a lye service prior to cooking to develop that particular crunchy pretzel crust. Lye is a solid antacids that can be harmful otherwise taken care of correctly, and also it’s most likely not something a lot of us would certainly have in our kitchen.

What is a replacement for lye service?

Baking soft drink and also water is a simple replacement for lye service and also will certainly produce comparable outcomes. Also, cooking soft drink is something you most likely currently contend house or can easily locate at the supermarket throughout your following purchasing journey.

Unbaked pretzel bites on a baking tray

How to make pretzel bites:

  1. Activate the yeast in a cozy blend of lotion, milk, and also sugar. Be certain to maintain the temperature level of the blend at or listed below 110 ° F so you do not eliminate the yeast.
  2. Mix the yeast blend with flour and also salt. Form a round and also enable it to increase up until a minimum of dual in dimension.
  3. Divide the dough in 4 equivalent parts and also roll right into logs concerning 12″ long. Cut each log right into 12 items. This set of dough makes concerning 4 lots pretzel bites.
  4. Boil pretzel bites in cooking soda and also established them on a cake rack to enable excess water to drain pipes off.
  5. Transfer the pretzel bites level cooking sheet, brush with egg clean, spray with rugged salt, and also cook up until gold brownish.

Baked pretzel bites on a baking tray

What to offer these pretzel bites with

The most usual method to offer pretzel bites is with a yellow mustard dip, however if you wish to be daring, I advise offering them with expensive dips like these:

Storing pretzel bites

These pretzel bites preference best fresh out of the stove on the day they are made, however leftovers will certainly maintain for 3 days at area temperature level in an impermeable container.

Dipping a pretzel bite into mustard sauce

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Pretzel Bites

Pretzel Bites are the ideal afterschool treats, video game day appetisers, and also snacks substitute for motion picture evenings. The beyond each pretzel bites is gold brownish and also crunchy, while the within is soft and also cosy.
Course Appetizer, Bread, Snack
Cuisine German
Keyword homemade pretzel bites, pretzel bites, soft pretzel bites
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Resting Time 2 hrs
Total Time 57 mins
Servings 4
Calories 400 kcal
Author Trang Doan



  • 1/2 mug whipping cream
  • 1/2 mug entire milk
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp energetic completely dry yeast
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 mug all-purpose flour
  • Extra flour for rolling

Baking soda for steaming

  • 2 mug water
  • 2 tbsp cooking soft drink

Egg clean

  • 1 entire egg
  • 1 tbsp entire milk
  • Coarse salt for covering


  • Add lotion, milk and also sugar to a tiny pan and also bring the blend to a simmer over tool warmth mixing sometimes. Turn off the warmth and also allow the blend cool to listed below 110 ° F.(*************************************** )
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    (************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** )energetic completely dry yeast over the fluid surface area and also allow it flower for 10 – 15 mins, the blend must expand.
  • Add the flour and also salt to a stand mixer dish and also mix to disperse. Add the yeast blend to the flour blend and also knead with the dough hook on rate 2 up until the dough collaborates.
  • Scrape the dough out of the blending dish onto a floured kitchen counter and also form right into a round.
  • Place the dough sphere right into a fueled oil dish, cover, and also allow increase in a cozy location for 1 – 2 hrs up until a minimum of dual in dimension.
  • Dump the increased dough out onto a gently floured kitchen counter, separate right into 4 equivalent parts and also roll each right into a log concerning 10″ to 12″ long. Cut each log right into 10 to 12 items concerning 1″ each. You can maintain the dough on a floured kitchen counter or a parchment-lined cooking sheet, maintain them apart so they do not stick.
  • Bring 2 mugs of water to a boil in a pan, transform the warmth down and also include sodium bicarbonate to the boiling water a little each time, it will certainly bubble intensely, enable the bubbles to diminish prior to including a lot more so it does not outrage. Once all the cooking soft drink is included, provide it a mix and also bring the sodium bicarbonate water back to a simmer.
  • Grease a cake rack with oil and also establish it over a big cooking sheet.
  • Use a slotted spoon to move a couple of items of dough right into the simmering cooking soda and also allow it steam for 10 secs. Remove the dough and also established it on the fueled oil cake rack to drain pipes the excess water. Continue to steam the remainder of the pretzel bites and also established them on the cake rack. If you lack area on the cake rack, wait to steam the 2nd set when the initial set enters into the stove.
  • Preheat the stove to 425 ° F.
  • Beat one egg with a tbsp of entire milk to make egg clean.
  • Use a tong, very carefully with a light hand, to move the steamed pretzel bites from the cake rack onto a lined cooking sheet. You will certainly require to cook in 2 sets. Brush egg clean over the leading and also sides of the dough. Sprinkle some rugged salt on the top and also cook for 10 – 12 mins up until gold brownish.
  • Remove from the stove and also enable to cool down for 5 – 10 mins prior to offering.


Calories: 400 kcal|Carbohydrates: 57 g|Protein: 11 g|Fat: 14 g|Saturated Fat: 8 g|Cholesterol: 85 mg|Sodium: 2273 mg|Potassium: 173 mg|Fiber: 2 g|Sugar: 8 g|Vitamin A: 546 IU|Calcium: 77 mg|Iron: 3 mg

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