Easy Soft Pretzel Bites Recipe
Soft Pretzel Bites are the ideal dish for a party! This simple recipe for pretzel bites can be made by anyone, and everyone will adore them! I was afraid to make these, but they were delicious and surprisingly simple. WIN! These homemade pretzel bites have a great texture and flavor, and I really enjoy dipping them in all of the sauces.
Soft Pretzel Bites are delicious and simple to make. Serve them with any and all cheese dips and dipping sauces you can think of!
Although the idea of making my own soft pretzel bites has always seemed a little daunting, I absolutely adore them. Fortunately, there is a simple recipe for soft pretzel bites, and if I can do it, so can you! On game day, this is a fun and simple appetizer to serve. Even though these perfectly sized pretzels will impress everyone, you can rest assured that it wasn’t hard to make.
Which dip goes well with pretzels?
Which kind of dip is inappropriate for pretzels? One of the best things about soft pretzel bites is the dipping sauce, and it’s fun to experiment with different versions and come up with new ones. Make a variety of dips and let your guests choose their favorite if you’re serving these at a party.
Try one of these sauces on your soft pretzel bites
- Skinny Queso Dip
- Nacho Cheese Sauce
- Beer Cheese Dip
- Pepperoni Pizza Dip
- 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast,
- 1/4 cup warm milk,
- 2 tablespoons honey,
- 4 cups all-purpose flour,
- 1 teaspoon salt,
- 1/2 cup baking soda,
- 1/2 cup egg whites,
- 1 tablespoon water,
- 1 tablespoon fine sea salt
- Prepare the oven by preheating it to 450°F.Set aside a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, add milk. Stir the yeast and honey into the mixture before serving. Allow to rest for about ten minutes. When the yeast is ready, it will look like a foam.
- Over medium-high heat, bring about half of the water in a large pot to a boil.
- Set aside the egg whites after combining them with one tablespoon of water.
- In a mixer, add flour and one teaspoon of salt. Using the paddle attachment, mix on low for about three minutes until the dough forms a ball. If necessary, add more flour. The dough will stick together but not to your hands.
- Form the dough into a ball on the counter top. Flouring your counter is not necessary. Roll each portion of the dough into a long strand and divide it into four equal parts. Using a butter knife, divide each strand into sections of one inch. Each strand should yield about 12 to 16 bites.
- Add baking soda to boiling water with care. Add slowly because the baking soda will bubble up. Ten dough bites at a time, place them in boiling water, and “flash cook” each batch for 20-30 seconds. Remove the dough from the water with a slotted spoon and allow it to cool.
- Place each flash-cooked pretzel bite on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper so that they are not touching. Sprinkle coarse sea salt over each bite before brushing it with the egg white mixture.
- The tops should be browned after 10 minutes of baking. Allow to cool slightly after taking it out of the oven.
Making Soft Pretzel Bites? Here are some tips:
- The dough for the pretzel bites should cling together while NOT sticking to your hands as you prepare it. If it needs assistance shaping into dough, add extra flour.
- Before making the pretzel bites, your counter top doesn’t need to be floured.
- Cut the long strands of pretzel dough into “bite-sized” pieces. There should be 12–16 pretzel bites on each strand.
- Use a slotted spoon to take the ten pretzel bits from the boiling water at a time.
- In the recipe card below, there are detailed instructions.
Are pretzels required to be boiled prior to baking?
Yes! Boiling the soft pretzel bites in baking soda water is an important step to making pretzels at home. They will have the chewy texture you’d expect from pretzels if you boil them for just 30 seconds. Additionally, the baking soda aids in creating a brown crust on the outside. As a result, this is how they maintain a crispy exterior while remaining chewy and soft inside.
Can pretzel bites be frozen?
You can freeze a big batch of these pretzel bits and reheat them when you’re ready to eat if you want to prepare them ahead of time. This is especially useful if you’re making this entertaining snack for a gathering or function OR if you accidentally made too many and want to store them for later.
- They can be kept safely for a few months.
- Before baking, thaw.
- Reheat them for approximately 10 minutes in the oven (or until fully warm).