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Easy Homemade Soft Pretzel Twists

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Soft pretzels are so fun to make at home. Whip up a batch of these Easy Homemade Soft Pretzel Twists. This easy snack recipe won’t last long. 

Craving a salty snack? Whip up a batch of these Easy Homemade Soft Pretzel Twists. This easy snack recipe won't last long. This basic pretzel dough recipe can be shaped into twists, knots, bites or the classic pretzel shape.
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Living in the South Jersey suburbs of Philadelphia, we get pretty spoiled with all the regional foods the Philly area is famous for. Philadelphia Soft Pretzels are one of those Philly famous foods.  These Easy Homemade Soft Pretzel Twists are my version of one of my Philly favs!

I have fond memories of our grade school pretzel day which usually took place once a month back in the day. This was a day I always looked forward to. Fifteen cent pretzels anyone? It was always a special treat to be able to whip out my fancy 1970-style coin purse and purchase one. They would arrive at school hot and fresh out of the oven. And I would be in heaven. Pass the mustard, please.

Quarantine life has caused a lot of us to get creative in the kitchen. That is a good thing. In an effort to avoid running to the supermarket, we have been whipping up a lot of food, desserts and snacks for the family. So while we are all adjusting to staying home, I thought I would share my soft pretzel recipe. It’s easy. I promise. You should definitely add this pretzel recipe to your list of quarantine snacks.

A lot of people read the word “yeast” and run the other way. But don’t, you and your family won’t be disappointed in how easy delicious this homemade soft pretzel recipe is.

Check out this delicious recipe!

Craving a salty snack? Whip up a batch of these Easy Homemade Soft Pretzel Twists. This easy snack recipe won't last long. This basic pretzel dough recipe can be shaped into twists, knots, bites or the classic pretzel shape.

What Ingredients Do I Need To Make this easy Homemade Soft Pretzel Twists recipe?

1 Package Yeast

All-Purpose Flour

Sugar

Salt

Water

Baking Soda

Melted Butter

Coarse Salt

How To Make Soft Pretzels from scratch?

Step 1

Craving a salty snack? Whip up a batch of these Easy Homemade Soft Pretzel Twists. This easy snack recipe won't last long. This basic pretzel dough recipe can be shaped into twists, knots, bites or the classic pretzel shape.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, stir together the yeast and warm water. Allow to rest until bubbles begin to form. Add the flour, sugar, and salt. Beat with the hook attachment on low until a soft dough begins to form. Turn up the speed to medium and knead the dough for five minutes.

Step 2

Craving a salty snack? Whip up a batch of these Easy Homemade Soft Pretzel Twists. This easy snack recipe won't last long. This basic pretzel dough recipe can be shaped into twists, knots, bites or the classic pretzel shape.

Cover the bowl and place in a warm area to rise for one hour. When the dough has doubled in size, preheat the oven to 400 -degrees.

Step 3

Craving a salty snack? Whip up a batch of these Easy Homemade Soft Pretzel Twists. This easy snack recipe won't last long. This basic pretzel dough recipe can be shaped into twists, knots, bites or the classic pretzel shape.

Turn the dough out on a floured surface and form into a long log shape. Cut even strips from the dough. Cut each strip in half and roll out into a thin strip. Twist the strip into a knot and set aside.

Step 4

Craving a salty snack? Whip up a batch of these Easy Homemade Soft Pretzel Twists. This easy snack recipe won't last long. This basic pretzel dough recipe can be shaped into twists, knots, bites or the classic pretzel shape.

When all the twists are formed, bring the four cups of water to a boil. Add the baking soda and stir until dissolved. Adjust heat to low. Dip each pretzel knot into the baking soda water, then transfer it to a paper towel-lined plate.

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Pro Tip: Dipping the pretzels into baking soda water will help them get a crispy crust and turn a nice golden brown. Don’t skip this step.

Step 5

Move all the dipped pretzels to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and spread melted butter over each knot. Top all the pretzels with coarse salt. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until the pretzels are golden brown.

Craving a salty snack? Whip up a batch of these Easy Homemade Soft Pretzel Twists. This easy snack recipe won't last long. This basic pretzel dough recipe can be shaped into twists, knots, bites or the classic pretzel shape.

Optional Pretzel Toppings & Pretzel Dips

Want to change up your pretzel routine, try adding one of these pretzel toppings and dips as soon as they come out of the oven.

Cinnamon Sugar: Mix one cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon together. Omit salt before baking. Brush pretzels with melted butter as soon as you remove from oven. Dip each pretzel in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Grated Cheese: Sprinkle each pretzel with grated parmesan cheese after you brush with melted butter.

Seasoning: Sprinkle each pretzel with your favorite seasoning (like Italian or Mexican) after you brush with melted butter.

Honey Mustard Pretzel Dip: Make your own honey mustard pretzel dip by mixing 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons honey, 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard and 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice together.

Chocolate Dip: Melt your favorite milk chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate or white chocolate and use a sweet pretzel dip.

Cream Cheese Frosting: Don’t ask me why, but cream cheese frosting and pretzels are so delicious together.

Craving a salty snack? Whip up a batch of these Easy Homemade Soft Pretzel Twists. This easy snack recipe won't last long. This basic pretzel dough recipe can be shaped into twists, knots, bites or the classic pretzel shape.

Must-Have Pretzel Making Essentials

These kitchen items are helpful to have when making your own Philadelphia soft pretzels from scratch.

Mixer with Dough Hook

Mixing Bowls

Bench Scraper

Measuring Cups And Spoons

Pretzel Salt

Baking Soda

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Craving a salty snack? Whip up a batch of these Easy Homemade Soft Pretzel Twists. This easy snack recipe won't last long. This basic pretzel dough recipe can be shaped into twists, knots, bites or the classic pretzel shape.

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Craving a salty snack? Whip up a batch of these Easy Homemade Soft Pretzel Twists. This easy snack recipe won't last long. This basic pretzel dough recipe can be shaped into twists, knots, bites or the classic pretzel shape.
Yield: 24 knots

Easy Homemade Soft Pretzel Twists

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, stir together the
    yeast and warm water. Allow to rest until bubbles begin to form.
  2. Add the flour, sugar, and salt. Beat with the hook attachment on low until soft dough begins to form. Turn up the speed to medium and knead the dough for five minutes.
  3. Cover the bowl and place in a warm area to rise for one hour.
  4. When the dough has doubled in size, preheat the
    oven to 400 degrees.
  5. Turn the dough out on a floured surface and form into a long log shape. Cut even strips from the dough. Cut each strip in half
    and roll out into a thin strip. Twist the strip into a knot and set aside.
  6. When all the pretzel twists are formed, bring the four cups of water to a boil. Add the baking soda and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat.
  7. Dip each pretzel knot into the baking soda water, then transfer it to a paper towel-lined plate.
  8. Move all the dipped pretzels to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and spread melted butter over each knot. Top all the pretzels with coarse salt.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes until the pretzels are golden brown.

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  1. Melissa, pretzels are definitely a go to snack for me. This recipe will satisfy my cravings for something salty for sure. I am certain they will be a frequent indulgence especially as they are easy to make.

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