Friday, August 2, 2013

Cinnamon & Sugar Soft Pretzel Bites

Be warned, these Cinnamon and Sugar Pretzel Bites are very addicting!  The recipe is fun to make and is incredibly delicious when the pretzels are served warm and drizzled with glaze.

Summer is a great time to experience new things with your kiddos.  One of our "new" experiences was making pretzel bites.  They are really quite fun to make.   The kids get to roll, cut and dip to their hearts content.  For them it was like playing with play-dough.  Except, this resulted in a filling treat.

Cinnamon and Sugar Pretzel Bites
Makes approximately 10 dozen bites 


1 cup warm water
1 tablespoon yeast
3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup warm water
1 1/2 tablespoon baking soda

Cinnamon/Sugar dip

1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Powdered Sugar Glaze

1 cup powdered sugar
3 teaspoons milk


Take the tablespoon of yeast and pour it into 1 cup of warm water.  Let it sit 10 minutes.  Next, mix the 3 cups of flour, sugar and salt.  Pour in the melted butter and water/yeast mixture.  Kneed in the mixer until the sides of the bowl come clean.  Let rise until double (30-60 min).

Once the dough has risen, roll it out to about 1/4" thickness.  Cut into 2" squares.  Combine the 1 1/2 cup of warm water and 1 1/2 tablespoon of baking soda.  Dip the 2" squares into the water/baking soda mixture then place on greased cookie sheet.  

Bake at 425 degrees for 7-8 min.  

As soon as the bites come out of the oven, dip them in the 1/4 cup melted butter.  Mix the 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon, and roll them in there.

Serve warm with powdered sugar glaze.  


PS - See how to make my daughter's apron here:  12 Free Child's Apron Patterns.  Also, here is the little baking mixes kit that got her started on cooking, Homemade Baking Mixes for Kids.

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  1. Oh my!!!! This looks amazing Melissa! and I love the picture of your girl, see's so funny!. Thanks for this recipe, I gotta try it!


  2. These look so good! I love making soft pretzels, and I've been wanting to make some pretzel bites too! I'll have to try these, they look DELICIOUS!!!!!

    1. Thanks Maria! I'm sure you'll love these. You'll have to let me know what you think. :)

  3. Yikes! These look dangerously delicious. Love cinnamon and sugar and can't go wrong with a glaze. I'm visiting from the Craft-O-Maniac link party.

    Christy @ Creating a Beautiful Life

  4. These sound (and look) sooo yummy! I have made cinnamon-sugar pretzels using the packaged sourdough pretzel bites and they are always a big hit. But I think I need to try this soft pretzel version!!

    Stopping by from the Craft-o-Maniac party. :)

  5. These look so good! I was just thinking I would like to make some pretzels, might try this weekend. Thanks!

    Over The Apple Tree

  6. These look soooo Yummy!! New facebook follower!

    Katie @ Made to be a Momma

    1. Thank you, Katie! I enjoyed looking at your blog when I linked up earlier. :)

  7. Oh Melissa! These look fantastic!!! I'm pinning to make soon for my boys - they would LOVE them! Thanks for sharing the recipe! P.S. Your daughter is beautiful!

    ~Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

  8. Pinned to my grub for kids board!: ) These look absolutely delicious & remind me of the treats I used to get in the mall after school in NC! I followed you here from the party at Southern Lovely & I'd like to invite you to come link up with me at Tasty Tuesdays:

  9. Dear Melissa, These pretzel bites are a wonderful idea...I sound delicious. Great party idea! Blessings, Catherine xo

  10. These pretzel bites are right up my alley! Pinned!

    And, hi. I found you through the Mandatory Mooch link party.

  11. These looks so good, I love soft pretzels and these would be perfect on a rainy day with a movie! You've been featured this week at the TGIF Link Party! I hope you'll stop by to grab a button and link up with us again this week!

  12. Just what I need - another sweet to get addicted to! I love this recipe and I am sure my kids are going to be pretty happy about them!

  13. These look incredible, Melissa! I can smell them...and taste them....I want them! :)

  14. These look amazing! After seeing my daughter's eyes light up when she saw them, I knew I had to feature them from last week's All Things Thursday Blog Hop. I hope you'll visit again tonight to link up more of your greatness!

  15. this looks really good but i'm just wondering about the powdered sugar glaze. do i just mix the powdered sugar and milk together and drizzle?

    1. Yes, the glaze is just that easy.....just powdered sugar and milk ( or even water). I would start with 3/4 cup sugar and about 1 teaspoon of the liquid. Then add more liquid til it is the consistency you want it. :). Enjoy!!

  16. Can you freeze the dough so you can make more or less at a time?

  17. can u freeze them??? if so when during the recipe can u freeze them??