How to Make Homemade Soft Pretzels

Oh my gosh! I have been completely drawn away from my blog these last few weeks! I may have not have been posting, but I have been cooking up some great recipes. I made some amazing Homemade Soft Pretzels recently. After I made them I was able to bring them to a movie with my friend! These Homemade Soft Pretzels may not be the healthiest snacks, but they were better than candy. ๐Ÿ™‚

Homemade Soft Pretzels

This recipe comes from the cool kid’s cookbook: KIDS COOKING MADE EASY- FAVORITE TRIPLE-TESTED RECIPES. There are a ton of cool recipes from this cookbook! They are easy to make and even the pickiest eaters will find something to eat in here.

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Pretzels take so much flour!!! The dough is so thick that you could probably use it as a carpet in your house! ๐Ÿ™‚

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The dough rose a lot more than I expected. It puffed out a lot!

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You have to divide the dough into 8 parts. Time to get your hands dirty! ๐Ÿ™‚

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See this post for > ย HOW TO SHAPE A PRETZELย 

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The pretzels were really thick. On some of my pretzels, they closed up and pretty much formed a big baked blob. Tip: Roll the dough THIN! The butter brushed on top makes the pretzels extra yummy.

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Oh boy. I just realized how much I love pretzels. Soft pretzels amaze me with their taste. Yum.

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What did I tell you?! I love eating soft pretzels. Remember: next time you go to the movies, consider a pretzel instead of some candy junk. These pretzels are the BOMB! They were hard to make and shape, like pretty hard… but I was able to do it. The difficulty was totally worth it! Make these yourself and you’ll see why I like them so much. ๐Ÿ™‚

And even a kid can make his own Homemade Soft Pretzels… Like Me!

Homemade Soft Pretzels

I snuck these into the movie theater to eat with friends (instead of buying popcorn). YUM!


3 teaspoons instant dry yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water (about 105 degrees F)
2 tablespoons granulated white sugar
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt

1 cup water
2 teaspoons baking soda
coarse sea salt or kosher salt
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted


1. In a large bowl, combine the yeast, warm water and sugar. Add in the flour and salt and knead until smooth (you can use your hands, or you can use a stand mixer with a dough hook for this part).

2. Grease a second bowl with nonstick cooking spray and place the dough into the bowl. Cover with greased plastic wrap or a clean dish towel and let rise for 30 minutes in a warm place.

3. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line 2-baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat mats.

4. Divide the dough into 8 equal parts. Roll each part into a rope about 24 to 26 inches long and form into a pretzel shape (see this post for detailed instructions on how to shape a pretzel).

5. In a shallow bowl, combine water and baking soda. Submerge each pretzel in the water and then place on the prepared baking sheets. Sprinkle with salt. Let the pretzels rest for 5 to 10 minutes.

6. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Brush each hot baked pretzel with melted butter immediately after taking them out of the oven.

Source: Kids Cooking Made Easy: Favorite Triple-Tested Recipes by Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek