Pretzel Bites

Last year we made these amazing pretzels. We are pretty obsessed with soft pretzels lately. Last week I had a burger on a pretzel roll, it was delish! We just can’t get enough of soft pretzels! I have to say the soft pretzels were one of my favorite things we have ever made. Unfortunately, we only made them once. They weren’t hard to make they were just a little time consuming. I am always looking for short cuts, so when my friend Melissa made these pretzel bites I knew I had to try them.

Kelly wanted salted ones, Cliff wanted asiago cheese ones, and I wanted cinnamon sugar ones. Luckily, this recipe is super easy so we were able to make all 3 varieties. These were super simple to make and they were almost as good as the ones that we spent the whole day working on. I always keep a bag of Rhodes dinner rolls on hand to make mini pizzas. I see a lot of pretzel bites in our future though. These are a must make for any party. The only problem we had was that we didn’t make enough! Just to be safe, I recommend making twice as many as you think you’ll need.

Here is what you’ll need + salt

Cut the rolls in half, shape them into balls, and let them rise

Place about 5 at a time into boiling water until they puff up

Transfer them to a baking sheet and bake. Add the cheese and salt just before they are done.

If you are making cinnamon/sugar pretzel bites dip them into butter then roll them in cinnamon/sugar.

Believe me, people will be fighting over these!


  1. says

    wow, this sounds wayyyy easier than making them from scratch ( which i usually do )

    do they still get the nice pretzel skin with soft chewy center?

    • says

      Jenny- We added bakig soda to the “real” pretzels we made. I didn’t know that it made them brown though. I thought it made them puffier or something. Hmmmmmm, will have to try that. Thanks for letting me know.

  2. Jenny says

    I’ve always heard that the boiling liquid must be alkaline to achieve the glossy, dark exterior on a pretzel. You need to use a lot of baking soda – 2/3 cup to 10 cups of water. I love the idea of using pre-made dough! Making pretzels from scratch is so time consuming and messy! I’m definitely going to make these this weekend.

  3. Robin says

    Do you let the rolls sit for the 4 -5 hours like it says on the bag before you cut them in half….going to make some today..

        • Robin says

          Kara, I just made them and oh wow they are so good…I will be making them again and again..I did let them rise for 4 hours and they doubled in size…I think 375 might be a bit high for my oven so next time I will do 350…thanks so much for posting this…again they were so good..

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