Pretzel Recipes

You can make homemade pretzels, Bavarian pretzels, and mall-style pretzels with popular pretzel recipes and helpful baking tips.

Staff Picks

Buttery Soft Pretzels

Rating: 4.5 stars 2668
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!

Mall Pretzels

Rating: 4.5 stars 1563
Big chewy pretzels like those sold in the mall! You may substitute garlic salt or cinnamon sugar for the coarse salt if you wish.
By Jeannie Yee

Mom's Pretzels

Rating: 4.5 stars 117
These pretzels are good sprinkled with cheese before baking. Homemade pretzels are the best!

How To Shape Homemade Pretzels

Knots, so easy. I'll show you how to shape pretzels into classic knots as well as braids, loops, and pretzel bites.
By Nichole Aksamit

Soft Pretzels II

Rating: 4 stars 33
Salted or seeded, these make a great snack.
By Anne Williamson

Soda Pretzels

Rating: 4 stars 70
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.
By ARVILLALAR

How to Make Soft and Chewy Homemade Pretzels

Are you all knotted up when it comes to the thought of making pretzels at home? No worries. I'll show you how to easily make perfect pretzels that taste just like the ones you buy at the mall or ballpark.
By Jackie Freeman

Air Fryer Pretzel Bites

Rating: 5 stars 1
These air fryer pretzel bites are made with two-ingredient dough.

Two-Ingredient Dough Soft Pretzels

Rating: 4 stars 2
Use a two-ingredient dough to create these baked soft pretzels.

Two-Ingredient Dough Air Fryer Pretzel Bites

Rating: 5 stars 1
These air fryer pretzel bites are made with two-ingredient dough.

Mall Pretzels

Rating: 4.5 stars 1555
Big chewy pretzels like those sold in the mall! You may substitute garlic salt or cinnamon sugar for the coarse salt if you wish.
By Allrecipes Member
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Inspiration and Ideas

Chef John's Bavarian Pretzels
Rating: Unrated 3
These are magnificent soft pretzels with a gorgeous, beautifully browned, crusty exterior, bejeweled with crystals of salt.
Chef John's Pizza Dough Pretzels
Rating: Unrated 20
See how to make these short-cut pretzels using refrigerated pizza dough. You'll be eating hot pretzels within the hour!
Pizza Dough Pretzels
Rating: 5 stars 20

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.