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Baked Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites are such an easy idea.
I really like how easy it is to make these yummy cinnamon sweet treats too!
Baked Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites
This is a simplified recipe idea for making bite-sized pretzels.
The pretzels are seasoning to taste as good as the popular mall variety too!
Did you try my recipe for how to make Birthday Cake Popcorn ?
That birthday cake popcorn recipe is another tasty snack idea.
Like with this recipe for pretzel bites, that recipe uses a simple hack to make it even better.
Yes, you can make your own cinnamon sugar for the topping used in the pretzel bite recipe. However, there are some 'fancy' varieties of cinnamon sugar that have better flavors which you can find here.
People sometimes ask how do you make pretzel bites from biscuit dough.
Certainly, you can save a lot of time not having to make your own dough for pretzel bites.
While making any kind of dough takes time as you need to allow the dough to rise.
To make this recipe, you can use premade refrigerated dough.
Most any kind of dough from the refrigerator section could work. However, the easiest to use in this recipe are refrigerated breadstick dough or pizza dough as these are similar to the pretzel dough itself.
You may be wondering why do you soak pretzels in baking soda before baking them.
Soaking or dipping pretzels in a solution of baking soda and hot water is a common practice when making any kind of pretzels. One way to do this is to boil this mixture on the stove .
For this recipe you can simply use the hot water method as we are dealing with small pieces rather than whole pretzels.
There is a reason why baking soda is used to soak the pretzel bites in.
The baking soda and water help to 'seal' the outer part of the pretzel thus, allowing the inside to become chewy. Also, the baking soda and water helps give the pretzels a somewhat bitter taste that pretzels are famous for.
Tips for making easy pretzel bites.
Using a store bought dough, such as a pizza dough, works best if you want to keep your bites more like real pretzels. If you use something different, stick to a yeast dough rather than a quick one for best results.
More tips for you
- Using a yeast based bread dough, such as breadsticks, makes this recipe more like that mall kind or a standard pretzel bite . However, using a biscuit instead is good for anyone who prefers a more airy texture that you would find in a biscuit.
- When dipping the pretzel dough in the water, the water may get cool before all of the pretzel bites are done. You can simply reheat the water and continue.
- Feel free to use the stovetop boiling water method instead of the hot water method. You can use a slotted spoon to carefully dip and retrieve the pretzels.
Personalize homemade pretzel bites.
Yes, these pretzel bites are so tasty just the way they are. However, can make them better.
Try one of these ideas.
- Instead of using cinnamon sugar use a seasoning or seasoned salt instead.
- Dip your pretzel bites in white chocolate before serving.
- Instead of making short pretzel bites, make sticks or knots instead.
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About this easy pretzel bite recipe.
This is a simple method for making baked pretzel bites.
The pretzel bites are first baked and then dipped into a melted and flavored butter.
To make this recipe you will need purchased refrigerated dough.
To get a truer pretzel bite, it is suggested that you use a pizza or breadstick dough.
Using a premade dough is what makes this recipe so quick and simple!
Ingredients needed to make easy cinnamon sugar pretzels.
- Refrigerated pizza or breadstick dough- 1 container.
- Hot Water- 3 cups.
- Baking Soda- ½ cup.
- Butter- ½ cup melted (yes, you can use an alternative but, it will not have that buttery taste.).
- Cinnamon Sugar- ½ cup. You can make your own by combining about ½ cup of sugar with a tablespoon of ground cinnamon.
How to make Baked Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites
Step One: prepare the dough.
Remove the dough from the container.
Then roll each piece into a rope that is between 16-20 inches long.
Expert tip--> Rolling the dough into ropes is easy. Do this by rolling or pulling on each side and flicking upward like a jump rope
Step Two: prepare the bites.
Once the dough is rolled into ropes, cut the dough ropes so that each bite is 1 ¼" long. You can do this beside a ruler or something that is about that size for measuring.
Prepare the bath by heating the water and whisking the baking soda into it until fully dissolved.
Also, line two rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper that is lightly sprayed with nonstick. This is also a good time to preheat your oven to 425.
Now, use a slotted spoon to dip the bites in groups of three into the water mixture. Quickly lift the dipped bites out of the water and allow the water to drip off back into the bowl before placing the bites onto the prepared baking sheets.
Step three: bake and finish the bites.
Once all of the bites are one the baking sheets, with space between each bite, you can place the bites into the preheated oven.
Bake for 8-12 minutes or until the bites are golden (or your favorite pretzel shade) of brown.
Step four: coat the pretzel bites.
There are two good methods to get the bites coated with the cinnamon sugar. One method is to simply place the cinnamon and sugar into a large bowl and toss them. The second method is to place the cinnamon and sugar into a large zip top bag, zip the bag, and then shake or distribute the ingredients.
Before you coat your pretzel bites, you will need to dip them into the melted butter to insure that the cinnamon and sugar stick. Also, working in batches may be an easier option for you.
Baked Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites, a simple and tasty snack idea using refrigerated dough to make quick and easy pretzel treats.
Baked Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites
- 1 Refrigerated pizza dough - see post for details
- 3 cups Hot Water
- ½ cup Butter
- ½ cup Cinnamon Sugar
- Once the dough is rolled into ropes, cut the dough ropes so that each bite is 1 ¼" long. You can do this beside a ruler or something that is about that size for measuring.Prepare the bath by heating the water and whisking the baking soda into it until fully dissolved.Also, line two rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper that is lightly sprayed with nonstick. This is also a good time to preheat your oven to 425.
- Now, use a slotted spoon to dip the bites in groups of three into the water mixture. Quickly lift the dipped bites out of the water and allow the water to drip off back into the bowl before placing the bites onto the prepared baking sheets.
- Once all of the bites are one the baking sheets, with space between each bite, you can place the bites into the preheated oven.Bake for 8-12 minutes or until the bites are golden (or your favorite pretzel shade) of brown.
- Place the cinnamon and sugar into a large bowl, butter the bites. and toss then toss the bites in the cinnamon sugar.
Please see recipe post for further details on this recipe.
Nutritional Information is only an estimate and can vary especially with ingredients that are used. See DiyandFun.com for details on this recipe.
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