a couple of Soft Pretzel Bites in a plate with a bowl of sauce on the side.
Soft Pretzel Bites are soft and chewy on the inside and beautifully brown on the outside.
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Easy homemade soft pretzel bites take only 15 minutes to prepare using a simple pizza dough shortcut.

With a warm and fresh-from-the-oven taste and texture, keep your pretzel pieces traditional with a sprinkling of salt, sweet with cinnamon sugar, or serve them with your favorite dipping sauce on the side.

a couple of Soft Pretzel Bites on a platter.


Easy Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites

Our Soft Pretzel Bites recipe makes it quick and easy to recreate the traditional twisted treat because it doesn’t require yeast or flour, which comes with making a dough from scratch.

These soft pretzels start with a premade pizza dough with an elastic texture that makes it simple to roll out and cut into small pieces.

Soft and chewy inside and crispy on the outside, these homemade pretzel bites are placed in a boiling water baking soda solution and baked until beautifully brown.

This pretzel bite recipe is completely fool-proof: no fancy twisting, no kneading by hand, no hard-to-pronounce ingredients, no waiting for the dough to rise, and no stand mixer needed! When it comes to salty snacks, there is nothing more satisfying than a homemade soft pretzel. 

Why We Love This Soft Baked Pretzels Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make in 25 minutes from start to finish.
  • Only uses 4 ingredients (plus water).
  • Little pretzel bites are better-than-any-ballpark or mall-bought treat and just as soft chewy, and deliciously tender.
  • Same iconic pretzel flavor you expect from your favorite pretzel peddler or street vendor served small-sized.
  • Perfect finger food for parties, game days, movie nights, after school snacks, or packing in lunchboxes.
Soft Pretzel Bites ingredients.

Homemade Pretzel Bites Ingredients

  • Store-bought pizza dough: If you have a homemade pizza dough recipe you love, feel free to use it instead.
  • Water
  • Baking soda
  • Egg yolk
  • Course sea salt: You can also use kosher salt.

Substitutions and Additions

  • Serve With Sauce: Serve your soft pretzels with a dipping sauce on the side. Some ideas include honey mustard, marinara sauce, nacho cheese, queso, cream cheese, and yellow mustard.
  • Skip The Salt: Sprinkle some everything bagel seasoning, parmesan cheese, ranch seasoning, cajun seasoning, or any of your other favorite seasonings on top of your pretzel bites.
  • Serve Them Sweet: Instead of sprinkling coarse sea salt on top of your bites and brushing with egg wash, brush the pretzels with butter and sprinkle on some cinnamon sugar before baking.
hand holding a piece of Soft Pretzel Bites.

How to Make Soft Pretzel Bites

  1. Prepare The Pretzel Pieces: Cut the pizza dough into 4 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a long “snake” and cut into 12 1-inch bite-size pieces.
  2. Boil In Baking Soda: Drop pretzel pieces into the boil pot of baking soda water and remove them when they float to the top. Dry on a paper towel.
  3. Brush And Bake: Brush the egg wash over the tops of pretzel bites, sprinkle with sea salt, and bake at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes.
  4. Serve: Serve warm with your choice of dipping sauces. Enjoy!
Cut the dough into small pieces. Boil in baking soda. Place on a baking sheet. brush each bites with egg wash. baked soft pretzel bites.

Tip From Our Recipe Developer

  • These are best served warm, straight from the oven.
  • Room-temperature pizza dough is much easier to roll out than chilled pizza dough.
  • If you don’t have parchment paper, use wax paper or a light layer of oil to prevent sticking.

Storage

  • To Store: These can be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 1 week.
  • To Reheat: Reheat in the oven at 350 for 5 minutes.
Soft Pretzel Bites dipped in cheese sauce.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I reheat these pretzel bites?

These bites are best served immediately. However, if you must reheat them, fill a small bowl with water, dip your finger in the water and run it over the top of the pretzel bites. The goal is to coat with a light layer of water; DO NO SOAK. Place on a foil-covered baking sheet and reheat at 350 for 5 minutes.

Do I have to use store-bought dough or can I make my own?

You can make your own dough with almost any basic dough recipe. I used a premade dough for my pretzels because I like to take a few shortcuts to save time when possible!

What gives these pretzels their soft texture and iconic flavor?

Baking soda is the key ingredient that gives these pretzels their texture and flavor. When heated, baking soda reacts with the dough, darkening the color, creating a chewy texture, and giving it its traditional flavor.

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a couple of Soft Pretzel Bites in a plate with a bowl of sauce on the side.

Soft Pretzel Bites

Serves — 48
Soft Pretzel Bites are soft and chewy on the inside and beautifully brown on the outside.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 16 ounce store-bought pizza dough
  • 6 cups water (plus 1 tablespoon) divided
  • cup baking soda
  • 1 egg yolk lightly beaten
  • Coarse sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Bring 6 cups of water to a pot and bring to a boil, add ⅔ cup baking soda, and stir well.
    6 cups water, ⅔ cup baking soda
  • Cut pizza dough into 4 equal pieces. Roll one piece into a long “snake” cut into 12 1-inch bite-size pieces.
    16 ounce store-bought pizza dough
  • Prepare a baking sheet lined with paper towels
  • Drop bite size pieces into the boil pot of baking soda water. Remove when the pieces float to the top.
  • Place on a baking sheet lined with paper towel, spread apart.
  • Continue steps 3-6 until all pieces have been cut.
  • Place bite size pieces on parchment lined baking sheet
  • Beat together egg yolk and 1 tablespoon of water, brush over the tops of pretzel bites. Sprinkle with sea salt.
    1 egg yolk, Coarse sea salt
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove and serve warm with your choice of dipping sauces. Enjoy!

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: These can be stored in an air tight container in the refrigerator for 1 week.
  • To Reheat: Reheat in the oven at 350 for 5 minutes.
Tips:
  • These are best served warm, straight from the oven.
  • Room temperature pizza dough is much easier to roll out than chilled pizza dough.
  • If you don’t have parchment paper, use wax paper or a light layer of oil to prevent sticking

Nutrition Info

Calories: 24kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 526mg | Potassium: 0.4mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.3mg
Jennifer Fishkind

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Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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