In The Kitchen

March 23, 2018

Gameday Pretzel Bites

These little pretzel poppers are a crowd favorite in our house and a go-to for a quick snack during the workweek or finger food for game day. When I first made these I was nervous about using yeast and ensuring the bread would rise, but I soon realized that this error-proof recipe would ease my fears of bread making.

Oven Set to 425°F


  • 1 1/2 Cups of Lukewarm Water
  • 2 1/4 Tbsp. of Dry Active Yeast
  • 1 Tbsp. of Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp. of Salt
  • 1 Tbsp. of Melted Butter
  • 3 3/4 Cups to 4 Cups of All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup of Baking Soda
  • 1 Egg Beaten (Large)
  • Coarse Salt or Pretzel Salt


  1. In a small mixing bowl, pour in 1 1/2 cups of lukewarm water and 2 1/4 Tbsp. of dry active yeast, stir until well combined, about 45 seconds.
  2. In a separate large mixing bowl, add 1 tsp. of salt, 1 Tbsp. of brown sugar and 1 Tbsp. of melted butter.
  3. Stir in the water-yeast mixture to the large mixing bowl, until all the ingredients are combined.
  4. Slowly add in 3 cups of flour, 1 cup at a time so the flour can combine properly. Mix by hand until the dough is thick.
  5. Add 3/4 cup of flour to the large mixing bowl. If the dough is sticky, add more flour, 1/4 cup at a time. *Dough is ready when it bounces back when pushed with a finger.
  6. Lightly flour a large surface, place dough and knead dough into a ball.
  7. Place the dough back into the large mixing bowl and cover with a kitchen towel for about 10 minutes.
  8. Take about 1 cup of dough, roll in 16 inch long ropes and cut into 1/2 inch bites.
  9. Boil 9 cups of water and 1/2 cup of baking soda into a large pot and place the pretzel bites into the water until the bites pop up.
  10. Using a strainer spoon, remove popped pretzel bites and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. (Its best to use a silicone baking sheet) *Make sure the pretzels don’t touch.
  11. In a small bowl beat 1 large egg, brush each pretzel bite and sprinkle with salt.
  12. Place in oven and cook for a total of 12-15 minutes.

  1. lucicoo says:

    These look so delicious. I am a little obsessed with pretzels so I think i might have to make this soon to much on.

  2. Oh my gosh, these look wonderful!! I love pretzel bites.

  3. marthaperry says:

    These look so good. I’m going to make these for my grandchildren. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Hooves, Heart & Home says:

    Omg, these look amazing! I swear I can smell them through the computer screen haha! Will definitely be trying out this recipe!

  5. Francesca says:

    Omg these sound so yummy. Will be trying this recipe out very soon! I think my boyfriend will absolutely love them.

  6. chelsea says:

    Yum, those sound amazing! I need to get over the fear of making bread and just do it lol

  7. omg those look so amazing–def want to pick up the ingredients to make soon!
    xx Jen

  8. Deserted_Queen says:

    I am a foodie and + it looks good so I’m definitely gonna try it out

  9. ildahobert says:

    These look so yummy! Cant wait to try this recipe. Thank you!!

  10. thesweetteaspoon says:

    These look amazing! I am so excited to try these! Thanks for the post!

  11. ashnadas says:

    Looks Yum!! definitely going to give this one a try!!

  12. Jamie Tutson says:

    My daughter absolutely loves pretzel bites. Your recipe really makes it seem nice and simple to make. Maybe Ill attempt it with her!

  13. JaNae L Hodge says:

    Sounds really good! I’m going to have to try to make these.

  14. Omg these look delicious! Can’t qait to try them out!

  15. lisajakesmomma says:

    My husband and I are pretzel addicts! Can’t wait to try these!

  16. vivirewellness says:

    Great recipe with fresh fruit!

  17. These look amazing. I’ve made hot pretzels before, but never thought to make them into pretzel bites. I’ve got to try that!

  18. LanaPummill says:

    Yum! I can’t wait to try these!

  19. Sounds really healthy! Deserves a pin to my “Snack and Meal Ideas for Kids” board!❤️

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