Soft Pretzels

Need another easy party food? How about soft pretzels?! I have made them a few times. This recipe is inspired by Trisha Yearwood’s soft pretzel bites. The recipe is super easy and the trick is using store bought pizza dough! She makes these into bites, but I decided for this batch I would make mini soft pretzels; perfect finger food for a party! Check out our reel for the quick overview of this recipe. But I have the full details below!

First, I preheated the oven to 425. Then, I filled a pot with water and turned on the heat to bring the water to a boil.

As the water is heating, I start the pretzel process by dusting the counter with a bit of flour, to keep the dough from sticking. I divided the into 4 sections, and then each section again into 4’s. I take each small section and roll them in to a long logs. Then loop, twist and press down the ends to they stay together to create my pretzel shape.

I had to redo a few of them and they weren’t all the same size but you could still tell what they were suppose to be! They were still bite size and perfectly sized for finger food! Once the water begins to boil, turn the heat down a bit and add about 1/2 cup of baking soda. The key is adding the baking soda SLOWLY. Check out our reel, with bloopers, for why this is so important LOL. Once you add the baking soda and stir it in the water, you will drop the pretzel in, in stages, for about 45 seconds each.

Place them on a paper towel lined plate to dry. After dropping each of the pretzels and letting them dry a pit on a paper towel, I then place them on a parchment lined baking sheet evenly spread out. I beat together 1 egg and about 1.5 tbsp. of water and brushed the mixture on top of each pretzel. I then topped them all with corse salt and half of them I added everything bagel seasoning to level it up! I then baked them for about 13-15 minutes, until they were a nice golden brown. I served this batch with some spicy queso for dipping!

Have you made soft pretzels before and do you have a favorite topping? I have done pretzel dogs before and they were fun and delicious! Let me know if you try this easy pretzel recipe or if you have any quick cheats for soft pretzels at home!

Live to Eat,
Tiv

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