Soft & Chewy Pretzel Bites
Soft & Chewy Pretzel Bites

Soft & Chewy Pretzel Bites

Recipe by Jonathan Brasil

When you start with our Soft & Chewy Pretzel Bites Mix, you’re only an hour away from delicious, homemade pretzels. The savory, salty bites have the distinct chew and flavor of street vendor pretzels, but in a fraction of the time. Make dozens of adorable dippers for grainy mustard, queso, Pimiento cheese, or even a sweet cream cheese dip or cinnamon butter. Bake these pretzel bites as an appetizer or party snack and watch them disappear. 

20 mins
15 to 20 mins
1 hr
40 to 48 pretzel bites
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  1. To make the dough: In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the dough ingredients using a spoon, spatula, or the flat beater attachment. The dough will look a little dry at first, but it will become a soft, somewhat cohesive dough as you stir. It’s OK if it looks a little rough at this stage.  

     Soft & Chewy Pretzel Bites – Step 1
  2. Knead the dough, by hand on a clean work surface or with the dough hook of the mixer, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the dough is bouncy. 

     Soft & Chewy Pretzel Bites – Step 2
  3. Cover the dough and set it aside for 15 minutes. While the dough is rising, preheat the oven to 375°F with racks in the middle and bottom. Grease or line 2 baking sheets with parchment. 

  4. To make the glaze: In a medium bowl, mix the glaze packet with the water. Stir until combined and set aside. 

  5. Deflate the dough, then divide it into 4 pieces (about 165g each). Roll each piece into a 15"-long log and then cut it into 10 to 12 pieces. 

     Soft & Chewy Pretzel Bites – Step 5
  6. Working in 4 batches, toss the pieces in the glaze mixture until they're evenly covered. Place 2 strands’ worth of pieces per baking sheet (about 20 to 24 pieces). 

     Soft & Chewy Pretzel Bites – Step 6
  7. Lightly sprinkle the glazed pieces of dough with the pretzel salt and let rise for 5 minutes, uncovered. Use as much or as little pretzel salt as you like. 

  8. Bake the pretzel bites for 10 minutes, then swap the pans from top to bottom and bake for another 5 to 10 minutes, or until well browned. Let cool completely on the baking sheet. 

     Soft & Chewy Pretzel Bites – Step 8
  9. Let the pretzel bites cool on the pan for 5 minutes then serve and enjoy. These bites are best the day they’re made.