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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 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Servings: 66 bites
Calories: 54kcal


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 unsalted butter (melted)
  • 4 cups all purpose flour

For the Egg Wash:

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 TBS water

For the Baking Soda Bath:

  • 9 cups water
  • 1/2 cup baking soda

For the Cinnamon Sugar Coating:

  • 1/4 cup butter (melted)
  • 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: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 323mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg