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One of our boy’s was craving Auntie Annies pretzel bites the other day and I decided to try my hand at making our own.
The first batch didn’t go so well. I accidentally dusted them with toppings before baking. They tasted good but I knew I had to redeem myself by trying again!
The second batch turned out exactly as I had imagined and tasted just a great! The kids polished them off quickly which always tells me it was a good recipe!
The dough is pretty hard to mess up, making it great for kids to help out.
I actually made two batches; half with coarse salt topping and half with a cinnamon sugar rub. Both have that classic pretzel flavor and are perfect for an afternoon snack.
Next time, I plan on trying out a gooey cheese to dip them in or maybe even a spicy mustard dip. The options are endless! I hope you enjoy this Pretzel Bites recipe, if you tried it out, let me know in the comments below and grab one of these images to PIN for later and share with your friends.
Homemade Pretzel Bites
- 1.5 cup Warm Water
- 1 pkg Active Dry Yeast
- 3.5 cups Flour
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tbsp Sugar
- 1/2 cup Baking Soda
- 1/2 cup Melted Butter
- Coarse Salt for topping
- Cinnamon and Sugar mix optional, for topping
- In a large mixing bowl, add warm water, sugar and yeast. Let sit for 10 minutes.
- Pour 2 cups of flour to the bowl of yeast and mix until combined. Add salt and the rest of the flour, mix until combined. Then knead for about 3 minutes.
- Cover bowl with a tea towel and let sit for 1 hour.
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and grease with cooking spray.
- Cut the dough in half using a pizza cutter. Roll out each ball into a thin square and slice into 1/2" to 1" pieces.
- Fill a pot with 6 cups water and bring to a boil. Add baking soda then lower the heat to medium/low.
- Add the pretzel bites a little at a time and let poach for about 30 seconds. When they have risen, use a slotted spoon to remove and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Continue with the rest of the pretzel bites.
- Bake at 400 degrees for about 10-12 minutes.
- Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with coarse salt or toss in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.