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Recipe for Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites – A favorite junk food indulgence is soft pretzel bites: tiny pillows of salty, soft, chewy dough that tempt your taste buds. Make them at home for better-for-you junk food treats that are also easier on the wallet.

Recipe for Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites

  • Author: Bren
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 60 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites are a favorite indulgence : tiny pillows of salty, soft, chewy dough that tempt your taste buds. Make them at home for better-for-you treats that are also easier on the wallet.


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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 2 1/2 tsp dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 3 1/24 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt or coarse sea salt (optional)
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a large stand mixer bowl combine ¼ cup warm water with yeast and stir to dissolve. Stir in remaining warm water and honey.
  2. Gradually add flour (1/2 cup at a time) and table salt until dough pulls away from sides of bowl and it forms a firm ball (depending on humidity you may not need all the flour).
  3. Knead dough with hook for about 3 minutes, until smooth and elastic. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  4. Bring 2 quarts water to a boil in a large pan and carefully stir in baking soda. The water will foam as the baking soda is added.
  5. Use a serrated bread knife to cut dough into 4 evenly sized pieces.
  6. Roll each section into ½ inch thick rope. Slice into 1 inch pieces (about 60). Recipe for Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites – A favorite junk food indulgence is soft pretzel bites: tiny pillows of salty, soft, chewy dough that tempt your taste buds. Make them at home for better-for-you junk food treats that are also easier on the wallet.
  7. Place 1 inch pieces into boiling water about 15 at a time, boil for 45 seconds. Recipe for Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites – A favorite junk food indulgence is soft pretzel bites: tiny pillows of salty, soft, chewy dough that tempt your taste buds. Make them at home for better-for-you junk food treats that are also easier on the wallet.
  8. Use slotted spoon to remove pretzels from water and place on baking sheet. Sprinkle with kosher salt while damp. Continue  until all pretzel bites are done.  Recipe for Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites – A favorite junk food indulgence is soft pretzel bites: tiny pillows of salty, soft, chewy dough that tempt your taste buds. Make them at home for better-for-you junk food treats that are also easier on the wallet.
  9. Bake one sheet of pretzels at a time for 5 minutes, rotate cookie sheet & bake for 3 minutes longer  or until pretzel bites are dark golden brown in color.) Recipe for Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites – A favorite junk food indulgence is soft pretzel bites: tiny pillows of salty, soft, chewy dough that tempt your taste buds. Make them at home for better-for-you junk food treats that are also easier on the wallet.
  10. Brush with melted butter, if desired. Serve warm with cheese sauce, mustard or plain.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 10 pretzel bites
  • Calories: 215

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