Soft Pretzel Bites are the perfect party food! ANYONE can make this easy pretzel bite recipe and EVERYONE will love them! I was scared to make these but they turned out o good and were actually super easy. WIN! I love the texture and taste of these homemade pretzel bites, and I really love dipping them in ALL the sauces.
Soft Pretzel Bites
Soft Pretzel Bites are easy to make and fun to eat. Serve them with all the dipping sauces and cheese dips you can think of!
Pretzel Bites are one of those things that I really love, but always seemed too complicated for me to make myself. But I did it, and I’m so proud of this tasty little Soft Pretzel Bites recipe!
Learning to cook is a process. There are still lots of recipes I look at and think “I bet I can’t make that”. Just like before I started getting my feet wet in the kitchen, some recipes still intimidate me. I should have learned by now, most recipes are SO MUCH EASIER than you might think, but baking and breads are still the types of things that give me pause. My insecurities get the best of me, and there are still so many times I just don’t even try. But like I said, easier than you would think! I never imagined I would be making pretzel bites, but I’m just so glad I tried. EASY, delicious, and fun!
And you can make these delicious soft pretzel bites too! Serve them on game day or at a kid’s birthday party. Make all kinds of cheese sauces and dips and dig into these perfectly salty, flavorful bites.
Learn how to make pretzel bites with this EASY Soft Pretzel Bites recipe!
Easy Pretzel Bites Recipe
I absolutely LOVE soft pretzel bites, but the thought of making them myself always seemed a bit tough. Luckily this easy soft pretzel bite recipe exists, and if I can do it, so can you! This is a fun and easy appetizer to serve on game day. And while people will be impressed by these perfect little bite sized pretzels, you’ll rest easy knowing it wasn’t hard to do.
What kind of dip goes with pretzels?
What kind of dip DOESN’T go with pretzels? The dipping sauce is definitely one of the best parts of soft pretzel bites, and it’s fun to try different ones and get creative with it. If you’re serving these at a party, make up a bunch of different dips and let your guests choose the best!
Try dipping your soft pretzel bites in some of these sauces:
Or try one of these 5 easy (and unique) dipping sauces!
How to Make Pretzel Bites at Home
I was so happy with how these EASY Soft Pretzel Bites turned out. They’re so tasty and the perfect thing to serve at parties or on game day. Pretzels always seemed a bit complicated, but I figured if the teens working at Auntie Anne’s can make them all day, then so can I!
Tips for making Soft Pretzel Bites:
- When preparing the pretzel bite dough, it should stick together but NOT stick to your hands. Add more flour if it needs help forming into dough.
- You don’t need to flour your counter top before creating the pretzel bites.
- Form pretzel dough into long strands, and then cut into “bites”. Each strand should form 12-16 pretzel bites.
- Boil 10 pretzel bites at a time & use a slotted spoon to remove them.
- Full instructions are in the recipe card below!
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Can you freeze pretzel bites?
If you want to make a large batch of this pretzel bites recipe ahead of time, you can freeze them and reheat them when you’re ready to eat. This is especially helpful if you’re preparing this fun appetizer for a party or event, OR if you just made too many and want to save them for another time.
- Store them properly for up to a couple of months.
- Thaw before baking.
- Reheat them in the oven for about 10 minutes (or until fully warm).
Do you have to boil pretzels before baking?
Yes! Boiling the soft pretzel bites in baking soda water is an important step to making pretzels at home. Boiling them for a short period (30 seconds), will give them that chewy texture you expect from pretzels. And the baking soda helps turn the outside into a brown crust. So this is how they manage to be soft and chewy on the inside, while staying a bit crispy on the outside.
Make these soft pretzel bites for yourself or for a party, and serve them with the best cheese sauce. They’re SO GOOD and so easy to make.
See the recipe card for details on how to make this Soft Pretzels Recipe. Enjoy!
If you like this pretzel bites recipe, try these other fun appetizers:
- Curry Chicken Hand Pies
- Baked Buffalo Wings
- Hawaiian Roll Sliders
- Buffalo Chicken Dip Bites
- French Bread Pizza Bites
- Mashed Potato Bites
- 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1 1/4 cups warm milk microwave for about 30 seconds
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup egg whites
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 tablespoon course sea salt
- Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Pour milk into the bowl of an electric mixer. Top with honey and the yeast and stir to combine. Allow to sit for approximately 10 minutes. The yeast will become like a foam, which means it's ready.
- Fill a large pot about 1/2 full with water and allow to come to a boil over medium/high heat. Mix together the egg whites and water and set aside.
- Add flour and salt to mixer. Mix on low with paddle attachment for about 3 minutes until the dough comes together in one ball. Add more flour if needed. The dough will stick together, but will not be sticky on your hands.
Place dough on counter top and form dough into a ball. It's not necessary to flour your counter. Section the dough into four parts and roll each part into a long strand. Cut each strand into 1 inch sections using a butter knife. You should be able to make about 12-16 bites per strand.
Carefully, add baking soda to boiling water. Be careful, the baking sode will bubble up, so add slowly. Place dough bites into boiling water about 10 at a time, and "flash cook" for 20-30 seconds for each batch. Using a slotted spoon, take dough out of water and allow to cool.
Arrange all flashed cooked pretzel bites on parchment lined baking sheet so they are not touching. Brush each bite with egg white mixture and sprinkle with sea salt.
- Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until the tops are browned. Remove from oven, and allow to cool slightly.