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Easy SOFT Pretzel Bites

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Easy Soft Pretzel Bites are an amazing crowd pleaser and appetizer for your next party. They are also perfect for kids lunches and treats when you have playdates.

Easy SOFT Pretzel Bites 

I have been itching to make this awesome pretzel dog recipe since one my favorite cheese place closed. They made the best mini cheese dogs in town and I miss them so much that I decided to try to make it myself. These Easy Pretzel Bites are the perfect way to make your own pretzels without surrendering your kitchen and your day to the pretzel gods. You can see my pretzel recipe takes a whole lot longer than this mini pretzel dog recipe.

 

Pretzel Bites Ingredients

  • Pizza dough, store bought (Pillsbury, etc.)
  • Cocktail Sausages, 10 per guest in attendance
  • 2 TBSP Salt
  • Sprinkling of flaked salt or Pretzel Salt or Sea Salt
  • 1 TBSP Salted Butter, melted

Nathan’s Beef Cocktail Franks

These mini cocktail franks are not that easy to find. I found these Nathan’s Beef Cocktail Franks at BJ’s Wholesale Club. I am sure that other grocery stores carry them. If you are calling ahead, use the words cocktail franks or cocktail hot dogs to speak the language of the grocers. They are really just mini hot dogs, but have been coined cocktail franks.

Dips for Pretzel Bites

To be honest, these mini pretzel dogs do not need a dip, but if you feel so inclined to create one here are a few ideas and a recipe for the cheese dip in the picture.

What to Dip Soft Pretzels In?

Pretzel Cheese Dip

Take your pretzel bites to the next level with this pretzel cheese dip.

 

How to Make Cheese Dip for Pretzels?

Combine 1/4 cup mayonnaise, two tablespoons of hot sauce like Frank’s Red Hot, ¼ cup Cheese Whiz,  and one teaspoon of Yellow Mustard in medium mixing bowl.

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How to Make Pretzel Bites?

Easy Soft Pretzel Bites

The easy pretzel bites recipe is the perfect way to make your own pretzels without making a mess. They are really easy to make appetizers for a party. 
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hot dog, pretzel
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 40
Calories: 265kcal
Author: April Golightly

Ingredients

  • 1 tube Pizza dough store bought (Pillsbury, etc.)
  • 40 Cocktail sausages
  • ¼ Cup Salt
  • 1 tbsp Flaked salt can use table salt if you don’t have flaked

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Cut the pizza dough is small strips, matching the number of cocktail sausages you have.
  • Wrap the sausage in one strip of dough, from one end to the other. Tuck the end of the dough under the dough so that there is no end sticking out. 
  • Boil 4 – 6 cups of water and dissolve the salt in the water. 
  • Take the Water off the heat. 
  • Carefully, drop the pretzels into the water and let them sit from 10 to 30 seconds.
  • Take them out of the water with a strainer spoon and put them on a parchment lined baking sheet. If the dough starts unraveling, just roll it up again. 
  • Bake them for approximately 10 to 12 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
  • If after the 12 minutes are up and they are not brown enough, then broil for 1 to 2 minutes. 
  • Ovens vary and you will need watch them in the broiler. 
  • Remove from the oven and brush them lightly with melted butter.
  • Sprinkle flake or sea salt over each pretzel bite. 

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Nutrition

Serving: 6g | Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 3993mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 0% | Vitamin C: 0% | Calcium: 0% | Iron: 0%

 

Preheat oven to 375 Degrees F.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Cut the pre-made pizza dough is small strips, matching the number of cocktail sausages you have.

Wrap the sausage in one strip of dough, from one end to the other. Tuck the end of the dough under the dough so that there is no end sticking out. 

 

Boil 4 – 6 cups of water and dissolve the salt in the water.

Take the Water off the heat. 

Carefully, drop the pretzels into the water and let them sit from 10 to 30 seconds.

 

Take them out the hot water using a strainer skimmer or slotted spoon.

If the dough starts unraveling, just roll it up again when it cools down a little.

Put them on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake the pretzels for approximately 10 to 12 minutes or until they turn golden brown.

While the pretzels are baking, microwave the butter to melt it. Most microwaves have a melt butter setting.

To get the pretzels brown and crispy, broil them for 1 to 2 minutes. Ovens vary and you will need watch them in the broiler so you don’t burn them.

Remove from the oven and brush them lightly with melted butter.

Sprinkle flake or sea salt over each pretzel bite. 

 
 

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27 thoughts on “Easy SOFT Pretzel Bites”

  1. My husband and I get these all the time at the mall and I always wondered the best way to make them. Thanks for sharing the way you did it! Thanks for linking up with delicious dishes recipe party!

  2. I tried this recipe last week. It was simple and delicious. It is a great tea time snack. I used Himalayan pink salt to sprinkle over it. It added such a pretty pink color and also enhanced the flavor. I use Himalayan salt in cooking and really like it. It is the healthy substitute of table salt.

  3. Making them right now as my contribution to a cocktail party we are going to. I did find they weren’t browning at 350 degrees so turned up the oven to 375 and they browned up better but still used the broiler a bit!

  4. I tried these and my pizza dough came off in the boiling water. They went in 5 seconds and popped up to the top. Would not brown on 350 so i did the broil. They dont have a crunch and look nothing like yours. And they are raw

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