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Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites Recipe

Homemade soft pretzel bites are a perfect snack recipe to keep in your arsenal! Use this recipe for parties, game nights, and hungry kids. Be sure to try one of the amazing dipping sauces, too.

Pretzel Bites with Dipping Sauces
Pretzel Bites with Dipping Sauces

They’re baaaaack! It’s my favorite chefs, Katie and Allie from Goodie2Spoons, with an appetizer that is so good we literally ate them all by the time we finished shooting them. (That’s not a joke, guys. We ate them. All of them.)

These delicious homemade soft pretzel bites are just the snack for game day or to have around at parties, cocktail hours, and any time you need a great snack.

They’re the perfect mix of doughy pretzel & salty sprinkles, and when you combine them with either the sriracha or the pesto dipping sauces they’re next level. 

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Homemade Pretzels that Are So Easy

Part of why I love this homemade soft pretzel recipe is that it’s so simple to make, but the pretzels are super impressive!

A delicious soft pretzel seems like something that’s really tricky to make at home, so when you serve them people are immediately excited to see that they’re on the menu.

And on top of that, they’re pretty much no-fail delicious!

Pretzel Bites with Dipping Sauces

When to SErve

When should you serve these yummy soft pretzel bites?

Ummm, always!

These are such a hit every time I serve them, and a total crowd pleaser. They’re perfect for large gatherings or just for snacking around the house.

A few ideas to get you thinking!

  • Serve pretzel bites on game day or at a tailgate party
  • Make a big batch for after school study group or playdates
  • Whip up some soft pretzel bites for the appetizer table at any party
  • Bring a batch of pretzels to a class party or field trip
Pretzel Bites with Dipping Sauces

Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites Recipe

Prep Time: 30 Minutes (Plus 1 hour for dough to rise)
Bake Time: 8-10 minutes

Pretzel Dough Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp table salt
  • 2 tbsp butter (room temp)
  • 1 tbsp coarse kosher salt

Baking Soda Slurry Ingredients

  • 2 cups warm water
  • ¼ cup baking soda
  1. Heat milk to 110°F and remove from heat. (As soon as bubbles form around the edges of the sauce pan, about 2 minutes.) Pour milk into a separate bowl and add the yeast. Let the yeast soften in the milk for a few minutes.
  2. Stir in the brown sugar and mix until dissolved. Add half of the flour and stir with a wooden spoon. Add diced butter and mix until it’s fully incorporated. Stir in the table salt and the remaining flour, and mix until a loose dough forms—dough may be sticky.
  3. Sprinkle rolling surface with flour and knead the dough, adding flour if necessary, for about 5 minutes. The dough should be slightly sticky but smooth and consistent. Form the dough into a ball and place in a greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise in a warm place for at least 1 hour. After the dough has risen to double its size, remove from the greased bowl and separate it until smaller pieces on a floured surface.
  4. Roll the smaller pieces into long snakes, and cut into 1 inch “bites”. Dunk each bite into the baking soda slurry and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Separate the bites about an inch apart, and sprinkle with coarse kosher salt.
  5. Bake your homemade soft pretzel bites at 450°F for 8-10 minutes, rotating the baking sheet 180° half way through the baking time.

Homemade Dips for soft pretzels

While your dough is rising, use the time to whip up a couple of dip options!

Sriracha Dip Ingredients

  • ¼ cup whipped cream cheese (room temp)
  • ¼ cup sour cream (room temp)
  • 1 tbsp sriracha

Combine ingredients until you get a smooth consistency.

Pesto Dip Ingredients

  • ¼ cup whipped cream cheese (room temp)
  • ¼ cup sour cream (room temp)
  • 1 tbsp jarred pesto sauce

Combine ingredients until you get a smooth consistency.

Other Dip Ideas for Soft Pretzels

Now, I love both of these dips. But if neither one of them are for you, there are so many other easy dip ideas that you could try!

Check out these dip ideas for your homemade soft pretzels to get your ideas flowing.

  • Mustard (or spicy mustard, or honey mustard!)
  • Melted cheeese or nacho cheese
  • Bitchin’ Sauce (if you haven’t tried this, you’re missing out!
  • Salsa
  • Ranch dressing
  • Artichoke dip
Pretzel Bites with Dipping Sauces

Enjoy!

Now, don’t be scared of trying these, y’all. It may sound fancy to make your own pretzel dough, but you’ll be masters in no time.

And I’m dying to know which dip you like better! I think the sriracha dip is my jam, but then again sriracha anything is my jam. Now all you have to do is try not to eat them all before you serve these delicious little homemade soft pretzel bites to your guests. xoxo

Pretzel Bites with Dipping Sauces
Pretzel Bites with Dipping Sauces
homemade soft pretzel bites

Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites

Yield: 1 Batch Soft Pretzel Bites
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

These soft pretzel bites are perfect for parties, gatherings, and more! Try the dips to take it up a notch.

Ingredients

Soft Pretzels

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp butter (room temp)
  • 1 tbsp coarse kosher salt

Baking Soda Slurry

  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1/4 cup baking soda

Sriracha Dip

  • 1/4 c whipped cream cheese (room temp)
  • 1/4 c sour cream (room temp)
  • 1 tbsp sriracha

Pesto Dip

  • 1/4 c whipped cream cheese (room temp)
  • 1/4 c sour cream (room temp)
  • 1 tbsp jarred pesto sauce

Instructions

    homemade soft pretzel bites

    1. Heat milk to 110°F and remove from heat. (As soon as bubbles form around the edges of the sauce pan, about 2 minutes.) Pour milk into a separate bowl and add the yeast. Let the yeast soften in the milk for a few minutes.
    2. Stir in the brown sugar and mix until dissolved. Add half of the flour and stir with a wooden spoon. Add diced butter and mix until it’s fully incorporated. Stir in the table salt and the remaining flour, and mix until a loose dough forms—dough may be sticky.
    3. Sprinkle rolling surface with flour and knead the dough, adding flour if necessary, for about 5 minutes. The dough should be slightly sticky but smooth and consistent. Form the dough into a ball and place in a greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise in a warm place for at least 1 hour. After the dough has risen to double its size, remove from the greased bowl and separate it until smaller pieces on a floured surface.
    4. Roll the smaller pieces into long snakes, and cut into 1 inch “bites”. Dunk each bite into the baking soda slurry and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Separate the bites about an inch apart, and sprinkle with coarse kosher salt.
    5. Bake at 450°F for 8-10 minutes, rotating the baking sheet 180° half way through the baking time.
    6. To make the dips, combine each group of ingredients until well mixed.

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