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Crunchy Seasoned Pretzel Recipe

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This Crunchy Seasoned Pretzel Recipe is the best way to get that salted crisp flavor and bite! These are perfect for tasty treats or a fun addition to any snack table or party. Easy pretzel snack recipes like this are the best!

The fun thing about making hard pretzels is that you can crunch on them or dip them in your favorite sauce. So many tasty options and ideas! You will love how easy this recipe is!

Once I figured out that I could make my pretzels at home, I knew my snacking life would never be the same.

Forget about running to the store and getting those tiny thin pretzels! Make your pretzels easily at home and indulge!

Crunchy Seasoned Pretzel Recipe

Now, don’t get me wrong. I love a good soft pretzel any day, but there’s something about having hard pretzels as an option, too. The crunch is so addictive!

My boys are big pretzel fans because they’re snacking fun and straightforward. Pretzels can be enjoyed on their own, paired with just about anything, or packed for a nibble to take on the road.

If you want to make it a family affair, have the kids help in the kitchen. Making pretzels is quite fun, and they’ll learn a lot in the process.

What are good dipping sauces for homemade hard pretzels?

Homemade hard pretzels can burst with flavor, especially when paired with a dipping sauce. An appealing way to boost the profile of these delicious snacks is to incorporate various dipping sauces.

Traditional options such as spicy brown mustard are always popular, while cream cheese-based dips provide a rich accompaniment filled with flavor.

For those looking for something more distinctive, yogurt-based or tahini-based sauces can offer an interesting twist when enjoyed alongside the pretzels.

Whichever dip is chosen, it can bring out the subtly sweet and savory elements of homemade hard pretzels for an enticing snack.

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Make it a Meal:

Meal planning is a great way to get ahead of the day. The kids always ask me what’s for dinner – and I love planning it all out so that they know!

You can make this as simple and as fun as you want!

Main Dish: Turkey Bacon Kabobs Bento Lunch

Vegetable Side: Asparagus Soup Recipe

Starch Side: Baked Sweet Potato Frittata Recipe

Refreshing Drink: Cotton Candy Mocktail Recipe

Don’t forget Dessert: Crazy Good Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge Recipe

Best Pretzel Recipes:

Once you make this Crunchy Salted Pretzel Recipe, keep making more! There are so many varieties of pretzels that you can make that you may never run out of options.

I have a few that I love – and I’m pumped to share them with all of you! Here are some of my favorites that I think you’ll love as well.

This Puppy Chow Chex Mix Recipe With Pretzels is perfect for a movie night or a family snack.

I love this Pumpkin Spice Pretzel Bites Recipe for a fun fall treat!

These Pretzel Bunnies and Ducks are cute for a baby shower!

This Bunny Chow Recipe is fun for a class party or an Easter treat at home.

Witch Broom Sticks are super cute to make for Halloween!

You can quickly make these Peppermint Pretzels Recipe for the holidays!

Everyone in the house is crazy about these Firecracker Pretzel Rods for the summer months!

How do I store homemade hard pretzels?

Hard pretzels are a popular, crunchy snack. Making them from scratch provides a satisfying and flavorful experience.

For best results, homemade hard pretzels should be stored airtight to maintain freshness, crispiness, and taste for up to 2 weeks.

A resealable plastic bag or food storage container with an airtight lid can be utilized.

After filling them with the pretzels, squeeze out any excess air before sealing the bag or container to remove moisture and other contaminants.

Additionally, storing the container in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight will maximize shelf-life and keep the pretzels at their best quality.

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Crunchy Seasoned Pretzel Recipe

Crunchy Seasoned Pretzel Recipe

Yield: 8 pretzels
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 27 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 2 minutes

This Crunchy Seasoned Pretzel Recipe is a great snack! Everyone will love having their pretzel to eat!


  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 8 cups plus 1 teaspoon water
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • Sea salt


  1. Mix the milk and 2 tbsp of butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Heat to 125 degrees (hot, but make sure it doesn't boil), and then take off the heat.
  2. Stir the brown sugar and yeast into the mixture and let it proof for up to 5 minutes.
  3. Pour the mixture into a bowl and add the flour. Stir with a spoon or your hands.
  4. Knead the mixture for 5 minutes, and then cover with plastic wrap. Put the bowl in a warm spot in your kitchen.
  5. Give it 60 minutes to double in size, then punch the dough down. Divide the dough mixture into 8 even balls.
    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
    Grab a baking sheet and grease it.
  6. Put 8 cups of water and the baking soda in a saucepan and boil over high heat.
    Shape the dough into pretzels by rolling each segment into 1-inch thick ropes. Then, form that rope into a U-shape, grab both ends and twist them twice at the top. Invert the twisted ends to the bottom of the U-shape and press the dough together, so it is secure.
  7. Using a slotted spoon, drop the pretzels into the boiling water and boil for 2 minutes.
  8. Place the boiled pretzels onto the greased baking sheet.
  9. Mix the egg and 1 teaspoon of water. Brush the mixture over the top of the rolls and add salt.
  10. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees and bake for another 10-12 minutes.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 260Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 3920mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 7g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 2/6/2023

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