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Soft Pretzel Recipe

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Get ready to love the taste and texture of this Soft Pretzel Recipe! Not only are they boiled and baked, but they’re topped with the perfect amount of salt. Pretzel snack recipes like this one are hard to forget!

We make these easy pretzels for football games, parties, family movie nights, and more. You’ll love how simple it is to make your soft pretzels at home!

There is just something so great about soft pretzel bites. They’re fun to pick up, pop in your mouth, or dip into your favorite pretzel dipping sauce.

And who says you have to decide? Having a pile of pretzel bites means you can eat each one differently and decide what you like best.

Soft Pretzel Recipe

The addictiveness of pretzels comes from the soft and chewy texture. They’re a fun and easy snack because they’re bite-sized goodness. I dare you to try and eat just one!

You’ll find that many people love making pretzels like this because they’re boiled and baked, giving them that chew that everyone craves.

My boys will help with this recipe – and it’s so cute to see their work in the kitchen together. One likes to cut and boil parts, while the other likes to help with baking. Then we all help out with the eating part, LOL!

How do I get chewy homemade pretzels?

Creating chewy homemade pretzels is a task that can be achieved by mixing water, yeast, flour, salt, and sugar in a mixing bowl. The dough should then be kneaded for some time before rolling it out.

Conveniently, the rolled form of the dough should be cut into even-sized strips to ensure uniformity in the baking process. Then these strips can rapidly be twisted to give them their signature shape, which will hold onto their shape when boiled.

It is recommended to boil the pretzels with baking soda so that they retain moisture and hence attain their desired chewiness.

Finally, transfer them onto greased baking sheets and bake until golden brown!

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I’ve been meal planning for years – and I love it! Below is a simple way that you can get started today.

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Best Pretzel Recipes:

Once you make this Salted Soft Pretzel Recipe, get your taste buds hungry for more. I’m always amazed at how many flavors and tastes can be made by changing simple ingredients.

Here are some other easy pretzel recipes that you can make asap. I love them all – and I can’t wait to hear what you think!

This Apple Spice Pretzels Recipe for Fall is a simple and fun snack idea!

Don’t miss out on making these Simple Bread Machine Everything Pretzels!

These Football Pretzel Sticks are fun for a football party!

I love making these Homemade German Pretzels! So much flavor!

Check out these Oreo Turkey Cookies and enjoy the flavor! Fun for a party!

Regarding a fast snack, I love making this Pretzel Crunch Recipe!

Treat your tummy by making this Peppermint Pretzels Recipe!

What are good dips for pretzel bites?

Pretzel bites are a crunchy and flavorful snack that pairs wonderfully with sweet and savory dips.

Cheese-based sauces such as queso, nacho cheese, beer cheese dip, or fondue provide an intensely cheesy flavor that contrasts nicely with the salty pretzels.

Creamy hummus is an excellent option for pretzel bites on the lighter side, delivering a combination of rich flavors from tahini and garlic.

For something more indulgent, try pretzel bites alongside a mixture of ricotta cheese, cream cheese, and sugar for a dessert-inspired dip.

If you’re looking to mix things up further in the flavor experience, consider adding herbs or spices to your various dip recipes to give them more complexity when served with pretzel bites.

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Soft Pretzel Recipe

Soft Pretzel Recipe

Yield: 24 pieces
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This Soft Pretzel Recipe is a great party food! Perfect for all ages to dip and enjoy!


  • 2 1/4 teaspoons Yeast
  • 1 cup Warm Water (temperature between 90-110F)
  • 1 Tablespoon Melted Butter
  • 1 teaspoon White Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour, as needed
  • 2 cups Water
  • 4 Tablespoons Baking Soda
  • Flaked Salt or Kosher Salt


  1. Mix the yeast, warm water, sugar, melted butter, and salt in a bowl. Let the mixture bubble for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the flour to make the pretzel dough. You may need to add more to get the right consistency.
  3. Fold the dough out onto a clean work surface. Knead the dough for 5 minutes.
  4. Put the kneaded dough back into the bowl and cover it with a clean kitchen towel.
  5. Put the bowl in a warm spot in the kitchen and let the dough rise until it is doubled. This will take about 15-20 minutes.
  6. Preheat the oven to 475 degrees.
  7. Add 4 cups of water into a pan and let it boil. Add the baking soda and dissolve it. Take off the heat and let the water cool so that it is warm.
  8. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces and then roll each piece into 1-inch thick ropes.
  9. Cut the ropes into 1 1/2-inch pieces.
  10. Add the pieces to the warm baking soda water for 2 minutes. Then place them on a lined baking sheet.
  11. Add the salt and then bake for 8-10 minutes until they are golden brown.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 189Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 2281mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g

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

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