Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzel Bites
These cinnamon sugar soft pretzel bites are perfect soft pretzels with a chewy pretzel crust coated in cinnamon sugar. Perfect served with a warm cream cheese dip!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 60 -72 bites
For the Soft Pretzels:
- 2 1/4 tsp instant yeast
- 1 1/2 cups warm water
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 TBS brown sugar
- 2 TBS melted butter
- 4 cups flour
For the Baking Soda Bath:
- 9 cups water
- 1/2 cup baking soda
For the Cinnamon Sugar Coating:
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3 tsp cinnamon
For the Cream Cheese Dip:
- 4 oz cream cheese softened)
- 1/4 cup butter (softened)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
For the Pretzels:
Dissolve your yeast in your warm water in a large bowl. Stir together for about 1 minute until mostly combined.
Add in your salt, sugar and butter and stir everything together.
Add in your flour, 1 cup at a time until dough is thick and no longer sticky. Add more flour 1 TBS at a time if needed to make sure dough isn't sticky. (Poke dough with your finger, and dough should bounce back - then it is ready)
Lightly flour a flat surface.
Knead your dough for 3 minutes and form into a ball.
Oil a large bowl with nonstick spray and place dough in. Cover bowl with a towel and place in a warm area.
Allow to rest in warm area for about 30 minutes.
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
Bring 9 cups of water with ½ cup of baking soda to boil.
Cut your dough ball into 6 sections.
Roll each section into long ropes about 20-22 inches long.
Cut each rope into about 10-12 1.5 inch pieces.
Drop one rope worth of pretzel bites into your baking soda bath and let sit for 20-30 seconds. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment or a silicone liner.
Beat together your egg and 1 TBS water in a small bowl.
Brush egg over each pretzel bite and place on prepared pan.
Place in oven and bake for 15 minutes or until pretzel tops are a nice golden brown.
Remove from oven.
Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
Dip each pretzel bite into melted butter then into cinnamon sugar mixture.
Set back on tray and repeat with additional pretzel bites.
For the Cream Cheese Dip:
Mix together your butter and cream cheese until smooth.
Add in your powdered sugar and vanilla and mix until completely combined. (Add in milk 1/2 TBS at a time, if needed to make dip softer and smoother) Microwave for 20 seconds to reheat if you're not using immediately.
Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 339mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 88IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg