Cinnamon and Sugar Soft Pretzel Bites

Have you ever made soft pretzels? They are so simple and you probably already have all the ingredients that you need right in your pantry! You can whip up a batch of soft pretzels in no time flat! If you’re feeling creative you can even make them into your favorite shape(Mickey for me!). These soft pretzels are very versatile. You can make them into pretzel bites, stick or shapes. Sprinkle them with salt, garlic or cinnamon and sugar. If you’re feeling really ambitious you can whip up a cheese or frosting dipping sauce to go with them! At my house, they are always gone before I can get as far as a dipping sauce. These babies are a family favorite!

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Soft Pretzels

Soft, chewy pretzels that are simple to make and you probably already have all the ingredients to make them right in your pantry! Dress them up with a little cinnaomn and sugar or just go with traditional salt. Doesn’t matter to me, you can’t to wrong either way!

  • 1 1/2 Cups Warm Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1 Package Active Dry Yeast (or 2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter (Melted)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Salt
  • 4 1/2- 5 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 3 Quarts Water
  • 2/3 Cup Baking Soda
  • 1 Whole Egg (Beaten with 1 Tablespoon cold water)
  • Coarse Salt
  1. Combine the water, sugar, yeast and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer and let sit for about 5 minutes.

  2. Once the yeast is bubbly add the salt and flour and mix on low speed with the dough hook until combined. If the dough appears too wet, add additional flour 1 Tablespoon at at time. Increase the speed to medium and continue kneading until the dough is smooth and begins to pull away from the side of the bowl. About 3-4 minutes.
  3. Shape the dough into a ball and place in oiled bowl. I just spray it with cooking spray. Turn the dough over so it’s coated with oil on all sides. Cover the dough with plastic wrap or a clean towel and let sit until it has doubled in size. About 1 hour.

  4. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
  5. Bring the water to a boil in a pot over high heat and add the baking soda.

  6. Remove the dough from the bowl and roll into long ropes. You can then use a pizza cutter to cut them into bites, sticks or feel free to shape them any way you like. The dough is very easy to work with.
  7. Boil the pretzel dough in the water solution in bathes. Boil for about 30 seconds and remove with a slotted spoon
  8. Place Pretzels on a greased baking sheet. Make sure they are not touching
  9. Brush the tops with the egg wash solutions and sprinkle with salt. Omit the salt if you are making cinnamon sugar pretzels.
  10. Bake for 13-15 minutes until golden brown. Watch them carefully so they don’t burn!

  11. For cinnamon and sugar version: When pretzels have cooled a bit, dip the tops in melted butter and then dip in cinnamon sugar