Bavarian Pretzel Bites Recipe

bavarian_pretzel_bitesYou can use this recipe to make traditionally-shaped pretzels or bite-sized for a group event.

You Need:

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  • 1 package of dry active yeast (2 teaspoons)
  • 1 1/2 cups of warm water
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 4 1/2 cups of flour
  • 4 cups of water
  • 8 tablespoons of baking soda
  • Coarse salt


Dissolve yeast in 1 1/2 cups of warm water. Mix in brown sugar and flour. Knead until smooth and elastic.

Preheat oven to 475 F. Pull off fist fulls of dough and roll out on a lightly floured surface to a long 3/4″ rope. Cut into 1″ pieces. Set aside to rise for a few minutes.

In a large saucepan mix 4 cups of water with baking soda. Bring to a boil. Place a single layer of pretzel pieces in the boiling solution for 20 seconds. Spread out the pieces on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle on salt. Baked for 8 minutes or until golden brown.


About 60 bite-sized pieces.

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