Soft Pretzels

I absolutely love pretzels!

Sweet or salty, they always taste delicious! I recently stumbled across this recipe from While He Was Napping and fell in love! They are pretty simple to make and my family gobbled them up! And who wouldn’t love that they are fat-free?! The perfect snack!

found recipe on: While He Was Napping

1 Tbsp. Yeast
1/8 Cup Warm Water
1 1/3 Cups Warm Water
1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
3 3/4 Cups Flour
1 Tsp. Salt

Dissolve yeast in 1/8 cup warm water. Add remaining ingredients and beat until smooth. Kneed until smooth. (You can also throw the ingredients in the bread maker on the dough cycle, it’s easier and makes for a lot less arm work)Optional: Let dough rise in an ungreased bowl, uncovered, for 1 hour.Divide into 12 pieces and shape into pretzels.

Bring to a boil:

1 Quart Water
3 Tbsp. Baking Soda
3 Tsp. Sugar

Drop pretzel into boiling mixture and boil about 15 to 20 seconds on each side. Place on cookie sheet.Sprinkle with course sea salt.Bake at 400° for 10 to 15 minutes, until golden brown.  Keep an eye on them, the bottoms cook very fast!Dip in cheese sauce, marinara, or eat by themselves! 


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  1. Lindsay

    Oh how I love this recipe! When we go to the mall, my kids LOVE to get a pretzel. This would be fun to make for them!

  2. Jess

    Gah, I LOVE soft pretzels and yours look soo incredibly good! I made soft pretzel bites a while back when we had some people over for a football game and they were a huge hit, I attached the link if you wanted to check them out!

  3. Lisa

    man that looks sooooooooooooooooooo goood!!!!

  4. ButterYum

    My girls and I made soft pretzels not long ago - we had a fun time, and we really loved the way they turned out.:)ButterYum

  5. Chels

    Oooh I love a soft pretzel! Yum!

  6. Laina @ Vibrant Serenity

    They look wonderful! I've been craving some soft pretzels for quite a while now. I guess it's time to make me some!

  7. Wendy

    A great recipe I might actually try one day, when I get brave enough! Thanks for stopping by and introducing me to your blog. Totally love your logo and background design! ~ Wendy

  8. Tracy

    Just pulled these little babies out of the oven! I made more than 12.. and made some with cinnamon/sugar on top instead of salt. Both version are to die for! My 18month old has a dairy, egg, sesame, and nut allergy and this is a totally safe option for him! I'm so excited for him to try them! Thanks for another great recipe!

  9. PantsWithNames

    They look AMAZING! Will definitely give these a try. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  10. Jennifer

    I LOVE soft pretzels...especially with spicy cheese sauce to dip 'em in! Yours look delish!

  11. Live*Laugh*Love

    I am your newest follower it would mean so much if you could follow me back thanks Tara

  12. Sarah the Writer

    Ah, thanks for the recipe! Over the past year while living on campus during my final year of college, I discovered soft pretzels and became addicted! These look scrumptious and easy to make! I'll have to try and remember that you have this recipe. :)

  13. Mare

    Yum - I have always loved soft pretzels! Thanks for the following me on Nona's Notes! Following you back and looking forward to a lot of great recipes.

  14. btanders

    I made these and posted them on my blog too ( Aren't they amazing! LOVE them!

  15. Evie

    Definitely "pinning" this!

  16. Jamie

    looks delish! can't wait to try them :)

  17. Toaster4JC

    Pregnant. . . want some right now!!!! Please??? Looks so yummy!

  18. Jordan McCollum

    I love boiled-then-baked soft pretzels!

  19. SugarBeam

    MMMM! Never tried pretzel recipe with brown sugar, will have to try! :-}

  20. Anonymous

    i used whole wheat flour to try to make them a little healthier and get some extra fiber. still tasted great and were very filling. i had to stop after one...which is probably a good thing. will keep me from eating them all in one sitting. great recipe and will be using in the future for sure!

  21. Anonymous

    I made these last night with a homemade cheese sauce, they're awesome! In my opinion, they taste better than the ones you can buy at the mall. Thanks for a great recipe

  22. Stephanie Galli

    This were delicous !! The only problem that I had was them sticking to the baking sheet. Maybe if it was sprayed with a little cooking spray it would'nt have stuck.

  23. Sarah Gutierrez

    These are fantastic! I just made them for my family and they are a hit. Honey mustard sauce, yum!

  24. Ashleigh

    These look good. How exactly are these fat free?

    1. Chef in Training

      None of the ingredients contain fat calories.

  25. Anja

    Today I made these but I doubled it and made pretzel sticks and they are super yummy with a very nice crisp to it ..I made a Beer -Cheese Dip to go with it and they was gone in no time . Super easy to make btw .