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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22 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..

    • Leilani Ross-Bush August 31, 2023 at 5:44 am #

      Sarah, if you have a Pampered Chef Consultant, check with them. There is a Consultant Exclusive Soft Pretzel Recipe that your consultant can provide or you can use any recipe with the kit or you can even use pre-made pizza crust too! The exclusive recipe isn’t searchable on the guest website. This blog article and video is really about the kit itself and PC fknows that most folks have difficulty making the traditional pretzel knot. The kit makes it easy to do using the instructions on the mat and the pretzel form in the kit.

  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?

    • Leilani Ross-Bush August 31, 2023 at 5:49 am #

      The baking soda mixture is what you will dip your pretzels in before baking. If you are using our mix, you will mix according to the package directions then allow the dough to rise. Next step is shaping the dough and mixing your baking soda solution. You’ll dip the pretzels into the solution then place on your parchment paper lined baking pan.

  15. Fran February 12, 2023 at 8:59 am #

    The pretzel mix doesn’t explain the process for pretzel bites and it’s not included on this blog.
    I’m sure the bake time would be less and I could “guesstimate”, however I feel that when a company like PC blogs about pretzel variations you’d think they’d atleast include the directions for each variation.
    Was expecting more PC….especially for how old this post is and some of the comments above asking the same thing closer to its publish date.

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