Bunny Pretzels


A quick and easy way to make homemade pretzels. They can be brushed with butter or dipped in cinnamon sugar, just like they do at the mall. This is a treat I like to make for our Easter egg hunt.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
12 pretzels


  • cooking spray

  • 4 cups water

  • ¼ cup baking soda

  • 1 (11 ounce) package refrigerated French bread dough (such as Pillsbury®)

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 1 tablespoon coarse sea salt

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet with cooking spray.

  2. Mix 4 cups water and baking soda together in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Pour into a shallow dish.

  3. Flatten bread dough on a floured work surface; cut into 3 pieces, each about 6 inches long. Slice each piece into 4 long strips. Break a 1-inch piece off each strip; roll into a ball for the tail. Roll the remainder of each strip into a log about 9 inches long.

  4. Wrap 1 log around the tail to make the body; twist twice to make the head and ears. Repeat with remaining 11 strips.

  5. Submerge "bunnies," 2 at a time, into the water-baking soda mixture for 30 seconds. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Adjust ears if they became untwisted.

  6. Whisk egg yolk and 1 tablespoon water together in a small bowl. Brush over bunnies. Sprinkle salt on top.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until warmed through, about 5 minutes. Move around with a spatula to ensure they don't stick. Continue baking until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Transfer to cooling racks. Brush with melted butter while still warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

85 Calories
3g Fat
11g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 85
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 1864mg 81%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 7mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.