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Pretzel Crunch Recipe

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You will love this Pretzel Crunch Recipe! It’s a simple way to make a crunchy and sweet snack. Pretzel Snack Recipes like this one are keepers!

With a pecan crunchy coating, it’s no wonder these easy snacks are always at the top of my list. Perfect for a party snack, birthday treat, or a weekend snack recipe for the whole family to love.

The fun part about this pretzel recipe is that you are making the pretzels homemade. While it might be tempting to cut corners, don’t!

There is nothing like soft and delicious homemade pretzels – nothing. And paired with the other ingredients, you’ll fall in love with the flavor.

Pretzel Crunch Recipe

I stopped buying premade pretzels from the store a long time ago. My boys still ask for them sometimes, but when they do, I make this recipe instead.

And to be honest – they prefer this one more! I’ll even get them in the kitchen to help cook and make the pretzels because food is always enjoyed more when it’s made together.

I love making these pretzels because they’re small, which can help with portion control or just having a few to snack on. (or if you want to eat them all – go for it. No judgment here!)

Do I have to use yeast to make homemade pretzels?

Making homemade pretzels can be an enriching experience, and though the traditional recipe calls for using yeast, there are other ways to make them without it.

You can use baking soda or baking powder as the leavening agent instead, resulting in savory snacks that are just as salty and delicious.

If you’re looking to try something different, experimenting with substitutes like lemon juice or vinegar can yield exciting flavor combinations that will make your pretzels even more beloved by your family and friends.

Regardless of how you make your pretzels, it’s a guaranteed way to enjoy a unique homemade treat in no time!

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Make it a Meal:

Meal planning is a great way to simplify dinner! It’s as easy as listing what you want to make and then making it.

Don’t make it complicated – start!

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Vegetable Side: Healthy Roasted Hawaiian Medley

Starch Side: Oven Roasted Red Potatoes Recipe

Refreshing Drink: Pretty in Pink Mocktails for Kids

Best Snack Recipes:

Once you make this Pretzel Snack Recipe, don’t stop! There are so many fun snack recipes that are waiting to be made!

I have gathered up some of the best snacks on my radar. These vary in ingredients but are all high in flavor.

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Give your oven a break and make this Easter Snack Mix. Simple and delicious.

We make these Easter Snack Bars every year! Always a hit!

The boys in the house love this Pulled Pork BBQ Nachos Recipe! It’s a great snack OR meal!

Get ready to treat your dessert cravings with this Rolo Candy Dip Recipe!

What can I use in place of pecans?

Numerous options can be used to add desired flavor and texture if you’re looking for a substitution for pecans.

Walnuts are versatile nuts that often have a similar sweet taste and crunch when included in baked goods.

Cashews also have a delicious buttery flavor and are great to add to any recipe.

Almonds are another popular option since they can provide quite a bit of protein.

Brazil nuts can deliver a pleasantly nutty flavor and creamy texture and are often used in various bread recipes.

Finally, for those on the go, try sunflower seeds which require minimal preparation and provide diverse nutrition depending on the variety purchased.

Just keep in mind that if you do use another nut besides pecans, it will change the flavor of the recipe.

More Pecan Recipes:

Pretzel Crunch Recipe

Pretzel Crunch Recipe

Yield: 60 pretzel bites
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This Pretzel Crunch Recipe is a fast and easy way to make homemade pretzels. You will love the outer sweet crunch!


  • 2 1/4 tsp of Yeast
  • 1 cup Warm Water (between 90-110F)
  • 1 Tbsp of Melted Butter
  • 1 tsp White Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour, as needed
  • 2 cups Water
  • 4 Tbsp Baking Soda

For the Crunchy Coating:

  • 1 cup of White Sugar
  • 1 cup of Pecans
  • 1 cup of Melted Butter


  1. Combine the warm water, yeast, melted butter, salt, and sugar in a large bowl. Stir and let the yeast bubble for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the flour. This will form a dough.
  3. Fold the dough on a clean surface and then knead the dough for 5 minutes.
  4. Put the dough back into the bowl, and cover it with a clean towel. Place the bowl in a warm setting in your kitchen, and let the dough rise until it has doubled in size. This will take about 15-20 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 475 degrees.
  6. Line the baking sheets with parchment paper.
  7. Add 4 cups of water to a pot on the stove and let it boil. Add the baking soda and dissolve. Take off the heat and let it cool until the water is warm.
  8. Take the dough and divide it into 8 pieces, then roll them into 1-inch thick ropes.
  9. Grab a sharp knife and cut the ropes of dough into 1 1/2-inch long pieces.
  10. Put the pieces into the warm baking soda water and let them set for 2 minutes.
  11. Add the pecans to a blender and blitz them until they are well-ground. Stir in the sugar.
  12. Melt the coating butter, dip the bites into it, and then roll them in the sugar and pecan mixture.
  13. Put the coated bites on the baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  14. Serve with a caramel dip!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 772Total Fat: 46gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 86mgSodium: 3170mgCarbohydrates: 85gFiber: 4gSugar: 35gProtein: 9g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 1/31/2023

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