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Homemade soft pretzels on a baking sheet with a cup of cheese dip
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Soft Pretzels

Learn how to make The Best Homemade Soft Pretzels complete with a visual demonstration. Just a few simple ingredients is all you need and it's so easy the kids can get in on the action too!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time36 mins
Course: Bread, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Soft Pretzels
Servings: 12 Pretzels
Calories: 151kcal



  • 1 1/4 cups water lukewarm
  • 1 tablespoon yeast
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 to 3 1/2 cups flour

Dipping Solution

  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water


  • melted butter and coarse salt
  • Cinnamon and sugar
  • Shredded cheddar cheese


  • Dissolve the yeast and sugar into the warm water.
  • Add in the flour and mix until combined. No need to knead. Let the dough rise in a warm place until almost doubled which should only take about 20 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Divide the dough into golf ball sized lumps. Roll each ball into a snake or rope. Twist them into pretzel shapes (or whatever shape you'd like!).
  • In a small bowl or a liquid measuring cup, dissolve the baking soda in the hot water. Dip the pretzels into the solution and place on a well-greased cookie sheet or baking pan.
  • Bake for about 6 minutes at 500 degrees until they are golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and dip the face of the pretzel in melted butter. Add your chosen toppings.



Serving: 1pretzel | Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 689mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 2mg