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Soft pretzel bites recipe with salt

Soft Pretzel Bites Recipe

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It’s every man for himself when it comes to grabbing these soft pretzel bites recipe! Use fresh pizza dough from your local store and watch them disappear!
Course appetizers
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 30 pretzel pieces
Calories 34
Author Cheryl Najafi



  • Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 425 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray and set aside.
  • Bring the water to a boil in a large saucepan or soup pot that has a wide opening. If the water fills the pot above halfway use a bigger pot, as water will bubble up quite a bit when you add baking soda. When the water boils, carefully add the baking soda while stirring constantly to dissolve. Once it has dissolved, reduce the heat to medium-low and keep the water at a simmer.
  • Cut the pizza dough into 4 equal pieces and roll each piece into a rope no thicker than ½" thick. Cut the ropes into 1½" long pieces. Repeat for the remainder of the dough.
  • Working in 3 or 4 batches, drop the pieces of dough into the simmering water and gently stir to ensure they are completely submerged in the water and don’t stick together. Allow the dough to sit in the baking soda solution for about 30 seconds then remove them with a slotted spoon. Don’t worry about drying them off completely—just allow most of the water to drain off. Place the pieces on the prepared baking sheet and repeat with the remaining dough.
  • Brush each pretzel piece with beaten egg white and sprinkle with coarse salt.
  • Bake for 14−16 minutes until nicely browned. Remove from the oven and serve nice and warm! Enjoy!


Impress your party guests and serve these delicious bite-sized treats with a mustard bar: classic yellow, Dijon, honey, southwest, jalapeño...the options are endless!


Calories: 34kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 2mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.3g