Bavarian Pretzel Bite Recipe

These were so easy to make – and they were absolutely delicious fresh from the oven!

Bavarian Pretzel Bite Recipe

Category: Breads/Muffins

Bavarian Pretzel Bite Recipe


  • 1/2 cup warm water (110-120 degrees)
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp fast rising yeast
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbs unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 tsp coarse sea salt, divided
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/3 cup baking soda


  1. In a large bowl, combine water, sugar and yeast. Mix until yeast is resolved.
  2. Add flour, butter, and 3/4 tsp salt to yeast mixture
  3. Mix until a soft dough forms
  4. Knead 10 minutes, use 1 tsp of more flour at a time if dough is too sticky
  5. Place in greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap; allow to rest in warm place until doubled in size
  6. Bring 6 cups water and baking soda to a boil in a medium size pan
  7. Preheat oven to 375
  8. Punch down the excess dough
  9. Break off 1" pieces and roll into balls
  10. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
  11. Cover with a damp cloth and rest in a warm place for 5 minutes
  12. Drop each dough into boiling water, no more than 5 at a time
  13. Cook in boiling water for 30 seconds
  14. Remove with slotted spoon, return to parchment lined sheet - spaced 1/2" apart
  15. Sprinkle with salt, cut small X in middle with sharp knife
  16. Bake 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned
  17. Remove from oven, let rest 5 minutes before removing from pan
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As always – enjoy!

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