Twisted Pretzel Bites Recipe

These tasty pretzel bites are so easy to make, you’ll never stop by the pretzel shop in the mall again!  They are so soft and perfect for dipping in your favorite sauce.  These make the perfect appetizer for any party!
Twisted Pretzel Bites Recipe:
Nonstick cooking spray
1 (13.8 ounce) can refrigerated pizza crust
5 cups water
1/3 cup baking soda
1 egg, slightly beaten
2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt
1 (10 ounce) jar queso dip, heated

Heat oven to 450 degrees.  Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.  Unroll dough on a lightly floured surface.  Cut the dough into 3 x 1/2 inch strips.  Using your hands, roll each strip into a rope about 5 inches long.  Tie each strip into a knot and place on the baking sheet.
In a large sauce pan, heat 5 cups of water and the baking soda until it boils.  Drop dough knots, 6 at a time, into the boiling water.  Let the knots cook for about 30 seconds or until dough looks slightly puffy and dimpled.  Using a slotted spoon, remove knots from the water and place on the cookie sheet about 1/2 inch apart.  Brush knots with egg and sprinkle on salt.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until well browned.  Serve pretzel bites with warm queso dip or any dip you prefer.

(Recipe adapted from Pillsbury)

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15 Responses to “Twisted Pretzel Bites Recipe”

  1. I made these tonight with the whole grain artisan pizza dough! They were super good! I used traditional yellow mustard to dip them in. Just beware that the baking soda does give it a salty taste so keep that in mind when you're adding the salt. I also brushed mine with butter when they first came out of the oven! Would definitely make these again! Thanks!
  2. I tried these for New Years Eve; DELISH!! So excited to have "homemade" soft pretzels that don't require actually making the dough :D Question: I'm thinking about simplifying it even further and cutting slightly shorter and wider pieces, skipping the knotting, and going for more of a nugget. Do you think this would turn out if I followed the rest of the directions as noted? Thanks for your advice!

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