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Here’s how to make the easiest soft pretzel bites at home

Posted June 26
Updated June 27

Pretzel bites are such a fun, simple treat that please guests of all ages, whether you are having your kid’s little pals over for a movie night or you are hosting book club.

But frozen pretzels can be hit or miss. If you want to be the hostess with the mostess, it’s simple to make your own pretzel bites with just a few ingredients.

1. Prepare The Dough

Start with either frozen dinner roll dough or refrigerated biscuit dough. If you are using frozen dough, let it come to room temperature on your counter. But be sure to cover them with plastic wrap so they don’t dry out. If you are using refrigerated biscuit dough, you can skip the defrosting step.

(Or, if you prefer to make them totally from scratch without using pre-made dough, check out this recipe from The Slow-Roasted Italian.)

dough photo
Flickr | grongar

2. Form Your Bites

Now, it’s time to form the dough into the pretzel bites.

Roll one roll or biscuit’s worth of dough into a square and cut the dough into equally-sized pieces (you should get 4-5 pretzel bites from each dough portion). Then roll the dough into a pretzel bite shape.

dough balls photo
Flickr | grongar

3. Boil ‘Em Up

This next step is THE key to getting chewy, delicious pretzel bites, so don’t skip it.

You need to bring a big pot of water (about 9 cups) to a boil, then add some baking soda. Reduce the heat to a simmer. Now carefully place the bites in the baking soda and water mixture and let cook for 1 minute.

boiling water pot photo
Getty Images | Andreas Rentz

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4. Add Egg Wash And Salt

Gently remove the pretzel bites from water with a slotted spoon and place on a prepared pan (such as a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and lightly sprayed with Pam).

Beat a large egg in a bowl, then brush each pretzel bite with the egg wash. Sprinkle with coarse salt. Bake at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

beat eggs photo
Flickr | Father.Jack

5. Mix Up Your Dipping Sauce

Serve with a trio of mustards or warm cheese sauce. It’s easy to make your own cheese dipping sauce. Check out this recipe for spicy beer cheese dip from JustPutzing:

Just Putzing

Or try this more basic, kid-friendly cheese dip recipe from Smells Like Home:

Smells Like Home

Or make it into a savory and sweet dessert by serving with a warm chocolate sauce. Yum!

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6. Serve And Devour

Get the full recipe and set of instructions from the Tip Hero video below:

This story originally appeared on Simplemost. Checkout Simplemost for other great tips and ideas to make the most out of life.


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