Soft pretzel bites ~ Secret Recipe Club
Recipe type: Snack
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Serves: 8-10
A great snack and fun to make with your kids.
  • 1½ cups warm water
  • 2 Tbsp. light brown sugar (I used regular sugar)
  • 1 package active dry yeast (I used 2 heaping Tbsp instead)
  • 3 ounces unsalted butter, melted (I used salted)
  • 2½ tsp. Kosher salt
  • 4½ cups flour (I used unbleached all-purpose white flour but was going to try ½ whole wheat next time)
  • vegetable oil (for dough greasing)
  • 3 quarts water
  • ¾ cup baking soda
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 Tbls. cold water
  • Coarse sea salt
  1. Combine water, yeast, brown sugar and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer, and mix until combined. Let stand for 5 minutes for the yeast to proof.
  2. Add the salt and flour. Mix on low speed until combined. Switch to dough hook and mix on speed 2 or 3 for about 5 minutes until the dough is smooth pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Remove the dough from the bowl and knead into a ball.
  3. Place ball back into bowl and set aside to rise until doubled (about an hour).
  4. Right before dough is ready, put water and baking soda in a pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling low heat to keep water warm.
  5. Punch down dough and form back into ball. Pull out and with well greased hands on a flat surface. Divide dough into 8 equal pieces.
  6. Roll each section into a long snake about 22 inches long. Then cut into small 1 inch sections for the bites.
  7. When almost done with that step bring your water back to a boil.
  8. Boil bites for about 30 seconds each batch (I put 15 in at a time). As you pull them out put them spread out on a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with coarse kosher salt. If you are making some to dip in melted butter and cinnamon sugar mixture, then leave the salt off those.
  9. Bake for 10 - 15 minutes until well brown, puffed and done. Place sheets on cooling rack.
Recipe by Creative Kitchen at