Growing up, whenever we went to the mall, my mom would always get us an Auntie Anne’s soft pretzel to share on the ride home. I loved the cinnamon sugar pretzels the best, spilling sugar and crumbs all over myself and the car.
Now, the following recipe for soft pretzel bites aren’t exactly the same as Auntie Anne’s, but once you dip them in butter and coat them with the cinnamon and maple sugar mixture, you might find them to be just as good.
These soft pretzel bites are pretty versatile. If you don’t want to coat them in cinnamon and maple sugar, dip them in some Squirrely Tail Nut Butter, your favorite mustard, or maybe even some cheese sauce. They make a great addition to any party or you can just serve them as a snack.
I over did it with the first batch I made, but I really love the way the dough cracked to make those beautiful swirls. Cutting the baking time by a few minutes on the second batch resulted in a perfect golden brown. I love using Daisy flour whenever a recipe calls for flour. Even though it is all-purpose, the only ingredient is wheat that is neither bleached or enriched. It’s a healthy ingredient that makes the soft pretzel bites light and fluffy. This recipe is also considered clean eating.
- 1 cup milk
- 1 packet yeast
- 3 Tbsp honey
- 2 Tbsp butter, melted
- 1 tsp salt
- 2½ cups Daisy flour
- 3 cups water
- ¼ cup baking soda
- ¼ cup butter, melted
- ½ cup maple sugar
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
- Heat milk in the microwave for one minute. Stir in the yeast and let sit for 10 minutes.
- Stir in the honey, 2 Tbsp butter, and salt.
- Slowly add the flour until the dough is thick and no longer sticky. Knead dough for 10 minutes.
- Cover with a damp cloth and place in a warm spot to rise for an hour.
- Preheat oven to 425.
- Divide dough in sections and roll into thin ropes. Cut the dough in 1½"-2" pieces.
- Bring the water and baking soda to a boil. Dip the pretzel pieces in the water and place on a greased or parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Bake 12-15 minutes.
- Stir together the maple sugar and cinnamon.
- Dip the pretzel bites in the ¼ cup of melted butter then coat them with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
I hope you enjoy this recipe for soft pretzel bites! Let me know how you serve them!