Homemade Pretzel Rolls are soft on the inside with a salty, chewy exterior and super easy to make. These rolls will quickly become a family favorite in your house!
These rolls have a crisp, flaky, chewy crust, with a soft interior, which all combines together to create the perfect pretzel roll. It is kind of to die for. If you thought those store bought pretzel rolls were good, you are about to be in heaven. I love biting into them and having the bottom roll crunch and flake like a pastry. And that course salt on top? It might be my very favorite part of pretzels.
You can eat these plain or serve them up sandwich style with something like pulled pork. They are chewy, but still soft so they are perfect for either. If you want a great slow cooker pork recipe, be sure to check out my recipe for Luau style pork. It’s incredibly simple, but it goes perfect on these rolls.
This recipe as written makes one dozen rolls. It’s very easy to double or triple this recipe if you need more. If you are using a stand mixer, just make sure it has enough capacity to handle it. That’s the only thing holding you back with these babies. When doubling or tripling, the rising time will remain the same.
I prefer to use instant dry yeast in my baking. It doesn’t require proofing! That’s just genius I tell you. Some brands label theirs “rapid rise yeast” so watch for that too. They are the same thing and they work wonders when it comes to baking.
You all love my baking so much so be sure to check out my recipe for The Best Homemade Dinner Rolls Ever as well as my recipes for Homemade Soft Pretzels. Those soft pretzels are so darn good and they are so much fun to make with the kids.
These rolls will stay good for about 3 days, though as with most baked goods, they are best eaten within 24 hours. Store them in an airtight container or bag. Just be sure to make sure they are completely cooled off first, otherwise steam will escape and make them soggy. They can also easily be frozen for later use.
Watch the video below where I walk you through every step of this recipe. Sometimes it helps to have a visual and I have an entire library of video content for you. Check out my cooking show on YouTube for easy access to all of my videos…there are hundreds!