Homemade Pretzel Bites in basket with sauce on the side
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Homemade Pretzel Bites and Raspberry Honey Mustard Sauce

Homemade Pretzel Bites are easy to make and fun to eat! Perfect for parties, game day and snack time. 
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Rest Time 1 hour
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 199kcal
Author Marjory Pilley

Ingredients

Pretzel Bites

  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour or whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 Tablespoons baking soda
  • Coarse or sea salt

Spicy Raspberry Honey Mustard Sauce

  • 1/4 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 Tablespoon raspberry preserves
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds

Instructions

Homemade Pretzel Bites

  • Add yeast and a pinch of sugar to 1/3 cup of warm tap water. Set aside.
  • Allow yeast mixture to set for about 10 minutes or until it is creamy.
  • Add flour, remaining sugar, salt and oil to a large bowl and mix to combine.
  • Add yeast mixture to flour mixture.
  • Knead dough until thoroughly combined.
  • Place dough in a bowl sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Cover bowl and set in a non-drafty location.
  • Allow dough to rise for about 1 hour or until double in size.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Pull off pieces of dough and roll into strips about 1/2 inch round.
  • Using a pizza cutter, cut strips into bite-sized pieces about 1/2 to 1 inches in size.
  • Microwave 1 cup of water for about 1 1/2 minutes.
  • Add baking soda to water and stir to combine.
  • Using a slotted spoon, dip several pieces of pretzel dough at a time into the water and baking soda mixture and then place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Sprinkle salt over pretzel dough, if desired.
  • Bake for approximately 7 minutes or until lightly browned, but still soft.

Spicy Raspberry Honey Mustard Sauce

  • Thoroughly combine all ingredients in a small bowl.

Notes

You can make ahead and freeze this recipe by preparing pretzels bites, but not cooking them. Freeze in a single layer and then transfer to a plastic bag. Defrost and cook according to directions. They can also be frozen after cooking.

Nutrition

Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 1958mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin C: 0.5% | Calcium: 1% | Iron: 8.4%