Fronk Recipes

Soft Pretzel Bites Recipe

8 servings


15 minutes

active time

1 hour 25 minutes

total time


1 1/2 cups warm water

2 tablespoons brown sugar

2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

6 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)

1 teaspoon sea salt

4-4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup hot water

2 tablespoons baking soda

1 large egg

1 tablespoon cold water

coarse salt

melted butter


In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine warm water, brown sugar, yeast and melted butter with the dough hook attachment. Let sit for 5 minutes until it starts to bubble.

Add the salt and flour and mix on low speed until combined. Continue kneading for 3-4 minutes until the dough starts to look smooth and pull away from the sides of the bowl. If the dough seems too sticky, add 1 tablespoon of flour at a time and continue letting it knead in the stand mixer. It should be soft but not sticky.

You can transfer to an oiled mixing bowl, or if you are like me and don't want to wash another bowl, just remove the dough hook and cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a clean dry towel. Let the dough rise at room temperature for 1 hour or until doubled in size.

Preheat the oven to 450 ℉. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

Once the dough has risen, remove from the bowl and place on a clean surface. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces using a bench scraper. Roll each piece into a long rope (around 21 inches). Cut each dough rope into 1-inch pieces.

Pour 1 cup of hot water (hot tap water works) into a small bowl. Add baking soda and whisk to combine.

Dip each dough piece in the baking soda solution and shake slightly to get the excess liquid off before placing the pretzel bites onto your parchment lined baking sheet. Place them an inch or so apart on the baking sheet.

In a small bowl, whisk the egg and cold water together. Brush the top of each pretzel bite with egg wash and sprinkle with coarse salt.

Bake until golden brown in color, 10-12 minutes. Â Remove from the oven and brush with melted butter. Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce. Enjoy!


Serving Size



326 kcal

Total Fat

10 g

Saturated Fat

6 g

Unsaturated Fat

4 g

Trans Fat

0.3 g


46 mg


1126 mg

Total Carbohydrate

51 g

Dietary Fiber

2 g

Total Sugars

3 g


8 g

8 servings


15 minutes

active time

1 hour 25 minutes

total time
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