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A stack of pretzel hot dogs with ketchup in the back
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Pretzel Hot Dogs

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Rising Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 14
Calories: 254kcal


For the Pretzel Dough:

  • 2 1/4 tsp instant yeast (1 packet)
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 TBS brown sugar
  • 2 TBS melted butter
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 8 cups water

For the Egg Wash:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 TBS water

For Pretzel Hot Dogs:

  • 14 hot dogs
  • 1 TBS coarse sea salt


For the Pretzel Dough:

  • In a large bowl, combine your yeast and warm water. Stir together and let sit for 1 minute.
  • Add in the salt, brown sugar and melted butter, and stir together.
  • Add in the flour, 1 cup a time, until the dough is thick and no longer sticky. (Add in more flour 1 TBS at a time as needed if the dough is still sticky)
  • Lightly flour a flat surface.
  • Knead your dough for 3-4 minutes and form it into a ball.
  • Place the dough into a greased bowl and cover with a towel, and place in a warm area.
  • Allow dough to rise for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Bring water to boil in a large pot over medium high heat and add in baking soda.
  • Cut dough into 14 pieces.
  • Roll each section into long ropes about 18-20inches long.
  • Wrap each hotdog starting at one end working to the other. Pinch the dough onto itself at the ends to hold it in place.
  • Place 2 to 3 wrapped hot dogs at a time into the boiling water. Boil for 20-30 seconds each.
  • Remove pretzel dogs with a slotted spoon or spatula to let the water drip off.
  • Place on to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Whisk together the egg and water.
  • Brush the tops of the pretzels with the egg wash.
  • Sprinkle the tops with coarse salt.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 12-18 minutes, until the pretzel dough is a dark golden brown color.
  • Allow to cool for about 5 minutes.
  • Enjoy warm served with ketchup and mustard.


Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 1631mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 67IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 3mg