Pretzel Recipes

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Mom's Pretzels

Rating: 4.46 stars
These pretzels are good sprinkled with cheese before baking. Homemade pretzels are the best!

Buttery Soft Pretzels

Rating: 4.57 stars
After spending so much money on those Mall bought pretzels, I thought I'd try making some myself. So here's a recipe that has worked for me. These pretzels are a bit sweeter than other types and are buttery. These are great plain with a bit of pretzel salt or coated with cinnamon and sugar. Once finished, dip the hot pretzel in melted butter and coat with your favorite flavors. Enjoy!

Soft Pretzels II

Rating: 4.12 stars
Salted or seeded, these make a great snack.

Soda Pretzels

Rating: 4.06 stars
This recipe for pretzels uses traditional Irish soda bread dough instead of a yeast based dough. It's quick and works great! These pretzels come out great, just like the street vendor type.

Papa Drexler's Bavarian Pretzels

Rating: 4.61 stars
Fun to make, traditional pretzels are great with a nice mug of beer!

Mall Pretzels

Rating: 4.63 stars
Big chewy pretzels like those sold in the mall! You may substitute garlic salt or cinnamon sugar for the coarse salt if you wish.

Pizza Dough Pretzels

Rating: 5 stars
When you suddenly get a craving for homemade soft pretzels and you're not at the mall, you won't need to wait for dough to rise if you use store-bought pizza dough! Serve, of course, with mustard.

Soft Pretzel Sticks with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Rating: 5 stars
Forget about that pretzel stand at the mall, and start making your own at home. These will be such a hit with your family; next time you'll be making a double batch. Coarse salt is traditional, but try sprinkling on some of the Everything Seasoning that's so popular now for another tasty option.

Large Soft Pretzels (Quick)

Rating: 4.29 stars
Delicious soft pretzels in about 20 minutes!

Soft Pretzel Bites

Rating: 5 stars
Perfect bite-sized soft pretzels! Add your favorite toppings: salt, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, dried shallots, dried onions, etc... before baking. Serve with cheese sauce or any dipping sauce of your choice.

Sourdough Soft Pretzels

Rating: 4.7 stars
Soft, buttery hand-rolled and twisted soft pretzels made with the tang of sourdough. For more tried and true recipes, please visit my blog: Jennifer Cooks.

Inspiration and Ideas

Papa Drexler's Bavarian Pretzels

"Wonderful and not too hard to make! Fun for the kids to roll out the dough and shape the pretzels. I've made these about 10 times, since they are SO good." – Tara

Chef John's Pizza Dough Pretzels

See how to make these short-cut pretzels using refrigerated pizza dough. You'll be eating hot pretzels within the hour!