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Did you know you can make Soft Pretzel Bites at home? And they’re EASY – semi-homemade with just 4 ingredients? These is an epic soft pretzel recipe you’re going to love.

multiple pretzel bites in a blue bowl

Semi-Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites

You can enjoy soft pretzel bites at home; no mall trip necessary! Spare yourself the parking lot hijinks, dressing room drama, and mall rat encounters; Auntie Anne’s and Wetzels Pretzels will just have to wait. It’s never been so easy to capture the essence of a warm, pillowy pretzel from the comfort of your kitchen! 

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Often, DIY pretzels just don’t have that pretzel-y flavor; they really just taste more like fancy breadsticks. Thanks to our trusty friend, baking soda, these soft pretzel bites taste like the real deal. Boiling your pretzel dough in baking soda and water provides the dough with that signature chew that makes pretzels, well, pretzels!

biscuit can, butter, salt bakingsoda.

Ingredients in Biscuit Pretzels

  • Pillsbury Grands Biscuits – or canned buttermilk biscuits of your choosing 
  • Baking soda – This is essential for making homemade pretzels!

Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!

How to Make Soft Pretzel Bites

  • Preheat oven: Prepare two baking sheets by lining them with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Preheat your oven to 400°F.
  • Boil biscuits: Open the can of biscuits and slice each biscuit into quarters. Since you’re making 4 pieces out of each biscuit, you should be left with 32 pretzel bites in total.
  • Fill a 3-4 quart saucepan with water and bring it to a boil. Once boiling, add the baking soda — be prepared for it to bubble! Submerge each of your pretzel bites into the boiling water and allow them to cook for 15 seconds, turning them over and cooking for another 15 seconds. You may need to do this in batches. Remove the bites with a slotted spoon and place them on the prepared baking sheet, evenly spaced. Repeat until all pretzel bites have been boiled. 
  • Bake: Bake the bites for 13 to 18 minutes. You’ll know they’re done when they reach a golden brown color!
  • Serve: Brush the pretzel bites with melted butter and sprinkle salt liberally on top. Enjoy!
multiple pretzel bites in a blue bowl

Expert Tips

  • Don’t wait to enjoy these delicious pretzel bites. Sure, they’re still yummy as leftovers; but nothing beats the pillowy texture of a fresh-baked pretzel. It just won’t be the same!
  • If you don’t have pretzel salt on hand, feel free to employ the help of some kosher salt, bagel salt, large sea salt, or even margarita salt!

FAQs

How do you keep pretzel bites soft?

Nobody wants a hard, dry pretzel. Well, pretzel sticks being the exception. To keep your pretzel bites fresh, wrap them in plastic wrap and store the wrapped pieces in aluminum foil. You can keep them on the countertop for about a day, or freeze them for up to 30 days.

How to reheat soft pretzel bites?

If frozen, allow the pretzel bites to fully thaw before reheating. Then, bake in the oven at 350°F for about 5 minutes. Alternatively, you can throw them in the microwave covered by a damp paper towel and heat them for about 20 seconds. 

How long do soft pretzels last?

Soft pretzels will stay fresh at room temp for just one day. If you need to store them for any longer than that, opt for the freezer. Frozen pretzels will stay fresh for about a month. 

bowl of soft pretzel bites

Easy Soft Pretzel Bites

5 from 5 votes
These Easy Soft Pretzel Bites recipe has only 3 basic ingredients and are done in under 30 minutes! They’re delicious with salt and butter. Starting these with Grands! Biscuits  makes them an easy and delicious way to enjoy your favorite soft pretzels – FAST.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 32 bites
Serving Size 4 bites plain

Ingredients
 

  • 1 tube 8 count Grands Biscuits
  • ¼ cup baking soda
  • Butter melted
  • Kosher or pretzel salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line two cookie sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
  • Fill a 3-4 Qt. saucepan halfway with water and bring to a boil.
  • Open biscuits and slice each into 4 pieces to make 32 pretzel bites.
  • Once the water boils, add the baking soda. The water will bubble up!
  • Working in batches, boil the biscuit quarters for about 30 seconds each, turning halfway. Remove from the boiling water with a slotted spoon and place evenly on prepared cookie sheets.
  • Bake for about 13-18 minutes, or until golden brown. Some will get more brown/golden than others.
  • Brush bites with melted butter and sprinkle with salt. Serve warm or room temperature, store in an airtight container for up to 1 day.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • Nobody wants a hard, dry pretzel. Well, pretzel sticks being the exception. To keep your pretzel bites fresh, wrap them in plastic wrap and store the wrapped pieces in aluminum foil. You can keep them on the countertop for about a day, or freeze them for up to 30 days.
  • If frozen, allow the pretzel bites to fully thaw before reheating. Then, bake in the oven at 350°F for about 5 minutes. Alternatively, you can throw them in the microwave covered by a damp paper towel and heat them for about 20 seconds.
  • Soft pretzels will stay fresh at room temp for just one day. If you need to store them for any longer than that, opt for the freezer. Frozen pretzels will stay fresh for about a month. 
  • Recipe Nutrition

    Serving: 4bites plain | Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2.1g | Fat: 3.9g | Saturated Fat: 1.4g | Sodium: 362mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 1.6g
    Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
    Course Side Dish
    Cuisine American

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    Last Updated on February 10, 2023

    Dorothy Kern

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