How to Make Soft Pretzels & Pretzel Bites [Video]

Mall pretzels are pretty good, but warm, chewy, soft pretzels fresh out of the oven are so much better. Why shell out big bucks at the mall or ballpark with no guarantee of freshness (how long has it been hanging under the heat lamp?), when you can easily make a whole batch at home for a fraction of the cost and have some fun with your family. Plus, warm pretzels are the kind of snack that transcends seasons—they taste just as great on a hot summer night as they do at a dead-of-winter hockey game.

Pretzel Making Kit

Once you see how easy it is, you’ll never buy mall pretzels again!

Pretzel Appetizer and Snack Ideas

Soft pretzels can be twisted into a traditional shape or cut into bite-sized pieces. For a super easy, delicious, grab-and-go appetizer pretzel bites are the way to go. Serve plain or stuffed with cheese, along with a variety of dipping sauces for a fun and delicious snack perfect for after-school, movie nights, party appetizers, game days, or "just because." To reheat, just pop in the microwave for a few seconds, tear a piece off, dunk in your favorite dipping sauce, and enjoy!

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19 Responses to How to Make Soft Pretzels & Pretzel Bites [Video]

  1. Wendy Brown September 24, 2019 at 10:00 pm #

    My granddaughter and I made these pretzels this past weekend for a family BBQ. They were a hit!! We made 2 packages of the pretzel mix and added Himalayan Sea salt to 8 of them and Cinnamon & Sugar to the other 8! So easy and fun to make! And delicious!!

  2. Tammy Swaidner October 3, 2019 at 3:57 pm #

    Where is the recipe for the dough?

    • Dawn Bullard January 24, 2020 at 3:53 pm #

      Pampered Chef sales the dry dough. Directions are on the package. You can purchase the set.

    • Karen Armstrong January 25, 2020 at 11:18 am #

      They sell the pretzel kit that comes with the dough

  3. Connie Buescher October 12, 2019 at 12:19 am #

    Pampered Chef has a Pretzel mix which makes it super easy!

  4. Beth Vencl October 14, 2019 at 9:29 am #

    I can’t seem to pull up the recipe

    • Tracy McCoy October 17, 2019 at 7:55 am #

      It’s a mix that they sell

    • Debbie johnson April 14, 2020 at 6:36 pm #

      I want to bbn know all about them

  5. Susan Pakech January 24, 2020 at 2:16 pm #

    Is anything dairy free?

    • Kathy Vannoy November 4, 2021 at 4:52 pm #

      I’m not sure about this particular product. I haven’t used it yet. Here’s a handy tip someone told me.

      Go to the online catalog and type “PRETZEL” in the search box.
      Click on the button “VIEW”.
      Click on the tab called “USE & CARE”. It shows the nutrition label and ingredient list for all food products. Hope that helps.

  6. Becky schmidt January 24, 2020 at 6:32 pm #

    Those appetizers look fantastic!

  7. Edie Richardson January 25, 2020 at 10:45 am #

    So, where’s the recipe?

  8. Mary Ellen January 26, 2020 at 7:00 am #

    Where is the written recipe for the pretzel bites?

  9. Maggie Mathijssen January 26, 2020 at 4:42 pm #

    Ok where’s the recipe and not the mix

  10. Amy June 16, 2020 at 8:09 am #

    I don’t want to buy the mix. I thought the mat and form would come with a recipe to make the dough, but it didn’t. Does anyone know the recipe???

  11. Marilyn Morgan August 2, 2020 at 10:40 pm #

    Here is a link to 20 different recipes for pretzels.


  12. Beth Joyal August 3, 2020 at 1:49 pm #

    Such a disappointment really. No recipe.

  13. Sarah Dunne October 10, 2020 at 12:29 pm #

    It literally says that you can use the mix or the Pampered Chef recipe but the recipe can’t be found anywhere. I’m about to turn Karen..

  14. Dawn January 15, 2023 at 6:10 pm #

    One ? I have.. does the baking soda mixture added with the dough or is this added after the dough rises for 20 minutes?

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