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Soft Pretzels Recipe

Soft pretzel recipe - the kids will love them fresh from the oven!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Soft pretzels recipe
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 53 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 193kcal
Author Vicky


For dough

  • 2 ½ cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons of highly active yeast
  • 1 cup of warm water

For topping

  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons of baking soda
  • sea salt or coarse salt
  • 3 tablespoons of butter


  • Dissolve yeast into 1 cup of warm water and sugar. Let stand for 10 minutes until it gets bubbly.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour and salt. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture add the yeast mixture.
  • Combine all the dough ingredients to form dough. You can use a mixer or mix by hand.
  • Knead the dough for 5 minutes and place it in a bowl, cover and allow to rest for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
  • Now it's time to get started on the topping. Boil 1 cup of water and remove from heat. Mix in the baking soda, stirring until it is dissolved. Pour into a baking pan until the water is lukewarm. Set aside until the pretzels are assembled.
  • Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces, each weighing about 2.5 oz. We used our kitchen scale for this step. Let the 8 pieces rest for 5 minutes.
  • Then start rolling each of those pieces out to make a rope (the recipe calls for it to be between 28-30 inches long, but ours were closer to 20-24 inches)
  • Make each rope into a pretzel shape and place in the pan with the baking soda and water.
  • Scoop the baking soda and water mixture over the pretzel.
  • Spray another pan with cooking spray and transfer the pretzels. Sprinkle some sea salt on top of the pretzels before placing them in the oven.
  • Bake the pretzels for 8 minutes at 475 degrees.
  • Melt 3 tablespoons of butter and brush on top of the pretzels.


Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 1151mg | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 131IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 2mg