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. We love biting into them and having the bottom roll crunch and flake like a pastry. And that course salt on top? It might be our very favorite part of pretzels.
Can I double this recipe?
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.
Yeast in Homemade Pretzel Rolls:
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 can eat these pretzel rolls plain or serve them up sandwich style with something like Luau style pork. They are chewy, but still soft, so they are perfect for either.
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 in a freezer-safe bag for up to 3 months.
If you like this recipe, you may be interested in these other delicious bread and roll recipes:
- The Best Homemade Dinner Rolls Ever
- Homemade Soft Pretzels
- Homemade Breadsticks
- Rapid Rise Skillet Yeast Rolls
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Easy recipe and wonderful results.
I’ve made these rolls often and they are wonderful! Do you think this recipe would also work to make soft pretzels?
This is very easy, and so darn good. I made these 2 times now and turned out great.
These turned out great. I did the dough and rise in my bread machine. I did make a big mess when I added the baking soda to the boiling water lol. Rolls had a great flavor and texture. The whole house smells like the pretzel shop at the mall.
I was a little intimidated to try this recipe because of the boiling step but it was super easy and they were delicious…seriously… DELICIOUS!! I will definitely make again (and again)!
Tip: careful putting the baking soda in the boiling water – key is to do it slowly.
I’m never buying store bought rolls again! These were amazing, even using almond milk in place of the milk. Thank you so much for a wonderful recipe!
Thank you so much for this recipe! It is sooo good and super easy to make! I had trouble shaping them (guess I need more practice!) but who cares?!?! They are yummy anyway! LOL!