Tuesday, October 8, 2013

3 Ingredient Soft Pretzel Bites

3 Ingredient Soft Pretzel Bites
I never knew that you could make soft pretzels just by taking some Pillsbury refrigerated French bread dough, cut into small pieces and dipped into boiling water with some baking soda. Then all you have to do is sprinkle the tops with coarse salt and bake until very brown! These were perfect! What a cool recipe! So much quicker and easier than making the dough from scratch!

I was thrilled to find this recipe on one of my favorite food blogs called
The Domestically Impaired Guide to the Retro Kitchen Arts by Kalamity Kelli. She made hers into hot dog pretzel buns! I'll be trying that next time because I've never seen hot dog pretzel buns in the grocery store! I'll also be trying it for hamburger buns.

I tested out her idea by making small soft pretzel bites! I was going to make a creamy cheddar cheese dip to go with the pretzels but these were eaten so fast that I didn't get a chance! I was lucky to get this photo...

3 Ingredient Soft Pretzel Bites
3 Ingredient Soft Pretzel Bites

1 can Pillsbury refrigerated French bread dough
2 Tablespoons Baking Soda
 Coarse Salt to sprinkle on top

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Bring 3 cups of water to boil in a pot.
Add the baking soda and stir until dissolved.
Bring heat down to a light simmer.
Cut the French bread dough into small discs with kitchen scissors.
I just snipped off about 16 pieces.
Place a few pieces at a time into the baking soda water,
 just a quick dip and flip.
Remove with a slotted spoon and place on prepared cookie sheet, leaving about an inch of room between each pretzel.
Sprinkle immediately but lightly with the coarse salt.
Bake on center rack uncovered for about 15 minutes or until
 very brown as in my photo above.
Serve warm or room temperature.
Tastes best served the same day.

 Original recipe by Kalamity Kelli



  1. Thanks Nora! This recipe was like magic for me! I couldn't believe that the refrigerator dough could easily become soft pretzels! I'm doing the hot dog and burger buns next time! =D

  2. I love this! This weekend is a big football game at our house and I'm going to make these! Be sure to go over to the Pillsbury and Pillsbury Baking FB pages and post your beautiful picture and link to your page - I bet they will feature it! Also Tweet them! xoxoxo

    1. Great ideas! I'll go over to their pages right now! Thanks again Kelli! You Rock! BIG (((HUGS)) =D

  3. Just made these and they are so good. I have to admit, I was not sure of how good these could be without all the work I usually do to make pretzels, but they are excellent and simple. I am going to tell everyone about this page so they can also get the recipe. Thank you again!

    1. Wow...thank you so much! I love hearing that others like the recipes I find as much as I do! Kalamity Kelli has so many yummy recipes and I'm so glad I tried this one! Thank you for taking the time to come back and comment! =D


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