Super Fluffy Homemade Pretzel Bites
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Is there anything better than hot, soft, chewy pretzel bites? Skip the freezer aisle and make these little bites of perfection at home!
Serves: About 48 Pretzel Bites
  • 1½ cups Warm Water (around 110F)
  • 2 tsp. Kosher Salt, plus more for topping
  • 1 Tbsp. Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Package Active Dry Yeast (1/4-ounce)
  • 4 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 3 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter, melted
  • Vegetable oil, as needed
  • 1 Egg Yolk, beaten
  • 5 cups Water
  • ⅓ cup Baking Soda
  1. Whisk together the warm water, salt, sugar and yeast in a mixing bowl and set aside. Allow the mixture to sit until foamy, about 5 minutes.
  2. Pour into a stand-alone mixer and add melted butter and flour. Gently stir together on low with a dough cook until combined.
  3. Increase the speed to medium and continue to mix together until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. This will take about 3 - 5 minutes.
  4. Grease a large bowl with vegetable oil and transfer the dough from the mixer to the bowl. Cover with a towel and allow the dough to rise for an hour.
  5. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and preheat oven to 450F.
  6. While the oven preheats, bring water and baking soda to a rapid boil.
  7. Place dough on a cutting board and divide into 6 pieces (DO NOT flour the cutting board surface). Roll each piece into a rope and cut into 1-inch logs.
  8. Gently drop dough logs into the boiling water and allow them to cook for roughly 10 seconds. Remove with a slotted spoon and set them on the prepared baking sheets.
  9. Brush each log with egg yolk and sprinkle with Kosher salt.
  10. Bake the logs for 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Enjoy immediately.
Recipe by Slice of Jess at