How to Make Homemade Soft Pretzels

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I made some amazing Homemade Soft Pretzels– here is a short video where I show you how to make them!

Scroll all the way to the end of this post to print out the recipe.

Homemade Soft Pretzels

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 are certainly better than movie candy!

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! 🙂

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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! 🙂

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See this post for >  HOW TO SHAPE A PRETZEL 

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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. 🙂

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