Soft Pretzel Bites

Wow. I seriously had no idea how easy it would end up being to make soft pretzel bites at home. I figured no way could the dough get right. No way would it have the same texture, the same flavor. No way could I have been more wrong. These little morsels of yumminess are out-of-this-world great. Add a little warm cheese sauce for dipping and I’ve got a plate of … well, pretzel bites that are going to disappear in a seriously mind-bogglingly-fast amount of time.

What’s easier than making dough in a bread machine? Nothing! Well, if i’m not making it. I can mess even that up. Not this time. The dough is amazing. It’s so light, fluffy. It’s actually fun to play with. And easy to work with too!

Soft Pretzel Bites

I preferred to butter my soft pretzel bites then return them to the oven. The original recipe called for buttering them after they were fully baked. I found them to be a little ‘wet’ no matter how conservative I would be with the melted butter. So, I brushed them and let them bake a little longer to ‘set’ the butter. I think they were perfect and Anita definitely agreed!

Also try my sourdough pretzel bites.

Soft Pretzel Bites

These little morsels of yumminess are out-of-this-world great. Add a little warm cheese sauce for dipping and I’ve got a plate of … well, pretzel bites that are going to disappear in a seriously mind-bogglingly-fast amount of time.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings 12
Calories 140kcal

Ingredients

For the dough

  • 1 1/8 cup water 70-80 degrees F
  • 3 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoon brown sugar packed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

For the pretzel bites

  • 2 quarts water
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • butter melted
  • kosher salt

Instructions

For the dough

  • Place warm water, flour, brown sugar and yeast into your bread machine in the order listed.
  • Select dough cycle and let process.
  • Flour a flat surface and turn the dough out into a large ball. Roll flat and cut into 8 equally-sized pieces.
  • Roll each piece into a 12" rope about 1" thick. Cut into bite-sized pieces. Depending on how well I rolled my dough I got 6-8 bites out of each.

For the pretzel bites

  • Bring 2 quarts of water and the baking soda to a fast boil.
  • Preheat oven to 425 F.
  • Working small batches, add the dough pieces to the boiling water and boil for 10 seconds. Remove to a baking sheet that has been sprayed with non-stick spray or is lined with s silpat.
  • Bake the bites for 10 minutes or until just turning brown.
  • Lightly brush the bites with butter and sprinkle with salt. Return to the oven to get golden brown.
  • Serve warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1379mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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