Thursday, February 3, 2011

Mini Soft Pretzels ~ Salty or Sweet

Let me start out by saying..... YUMMY!!!

These are about as close as you can get to buying them from the little pretzel shops!

Very soft and delicious!

Go ahead and eat them all the first day...they don't taste near as good the day after!

Believe me, you will be looking for a reason to not stop! :)

The recipe was adapted from The Food Network Magazine and it was their replica for

Auntie Anne's soft pretzels which are served with a mustard sauce.

We decided to make them mini as they would be a great party food!

You can't go wrong by dipping them in a little sweetness either, right??

My husband wanted to try the Cinnamon and Sugar... a little trip back to his

childhood when his Mom used to make them for him!

Warm milk to 110° (the candy thermometer comes in so handy!!)

Pour warm milk into medium bowl and add yeast.

Let the yeast soften, about 2 minutes.

Stir in brown sugar and 1 cup of flour.

Add the softened butter.

Add more flour and salt to make a sticky dough.

Turn dough onto a floured surface.

Knead... the dough will be sticky! Add more flour as needed

until the dough is smooth but still slightly tacky.

Shape into ball, place in a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap.

Let rise in a warm spot until doubled, about 1 hour.

Punch dough down and turn onto a lightly floured surface.

Divide dough into 12 pieces.

Roll and stretch each piece with the palms of your hands into a 15-inch rope.

Slap the middle of the rope on the counter as you stretch!

You are ready to shape your pretzel! Hold up both ends and wrap around twice.

Fold the pretzel over, overlapping the ends on the bottom of the pretzel.

So cute!!

Dissolve soda into warm water.

Dip each pretzel into the soda mixture....

Place pretzel onto prepared pan. If you are making the "salty" pretzels, sprinkle

with a coarse salt. Bake for about 5 minutes at 450°.

Immediately dip the pretzels into butter.....

Place the pretzel on a cooling rack!

Look at them glisten! Mmmm.....

Ready to Enjoy! :)

To make the Cinnamon and Sugar pretzel...while still warm, dip the

pretzel into your melted butter.

Dip into cinnamon/sugar mixture.... make sure to get it

good and don't want to feel cheated!

So delicious!!!

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**Recipe adapted from Food Network Magazine Feb/March 2009


  1. I'll take the pretzels just with butter PLEASE! These look so yummy and so fun. My bet is that they taste BETTER than the pretzel shops. Joni

  2. I loooove soft pretzels! Usually I only have them at the mall and now I can't wait to make them myself!

  3. My kids would go gaga if I made them such a fun treat. :)

  4. Ahhh makes me want to make them again:)

  5. I know, me too!! Thanks, Kristi... for suggesting i make them! :)

  6. I love pretzels! Did you do the thing they do at Auntie Anne's? ... It's where they pick up two ends of the dough really fast and when they set it down it's a perfectly shaped pretzel. I tried doing that with play dough before, and it doesn't work. hah!

  7. I discovered this recipe awhile back and have made it at least 5 times. We love it! This would be a great recipe to make this weekend for superbowl snacks.

    Yours looks terrific.

  8. Oh my gosh, these look amazing!! If we have enough flour in the house (we're running crazy low on all our pantry essentials!) I would love to make these tonight.

  9. Roxan- i did "slam" (lol) it on the counter a few times to try and stretch it out!! You do have to be careful though because the ends break off!!

  10. pretzels are one of my guilty pleasures when i go to the mall, i looove them! making them myself would be a lot of fun, and a bit dangerous, hee hee!

  11. yum, my daughter will be wanting to make these great looking pretzels. Great job!

  12. They are so yummy! I had to make them today and everyone loved them!

  13. Ah, I love homemade pretzels...these look scrumptious. I love the cinnamon sugar ones :)