Soft Pretzels

Looking for an easy-to-make awesome snack for your family? This might be it.  These soft pretzels are easy to make and can be modified in lots of ways!  For example, add shredded cheese to the dough when you’re mixing it up (you might need to reduce the flour a little bit), or top the pretzels with Italian spice or pizza spice or garlic salt.  Or just make them plain and eat them plain or dip them in cheese sauce.  Really – the sky’s the limit on what you can do with these pretzels.


  • 2 tablespoons yeast (or two packets)
  • 1 cup warm water (110 – 120 degrees)
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2-1/2 to 2-2/3 cups flour
  • 1 egg, beaten


Dissolve yeast in warm water.  Let set a few minutes until it is bubbly.

Add honey and salt; stir until dissolved.

Add flour and mix well.  Knead dough until soft and elastic.

Divide dough into 16 pieces.  Roll each into a 12” snake.  Form pretzel shape or any shape you want.  Brush with egg.  Sprinkle with salt (I used sea salt – the grains are bigger).

Let rise about 10 minutes.

Bake on greased cookie sheet (you might need two) about 8 to 10 minutes in 425 degree oven, or until golden.  Remove from pans and cool on wire rack.

You might also like:
Parmesan Breadsticks
Quick and Easy Italian Cheese Bread
Easy Cinnamon Buns


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Born in Kentucky, I am a wife and mom to 1 son and 2 daughters . I have an ink pen obsession, as well as a love for all things planner. I have been married for 10 years to my high school crush. I am a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

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5 thoughts on “Soft Pretzels

  1. one of the easiest recipes for pretzels I’ve seen…I think we will be trying it out this week at our house, thanks for sharing!

    1. It really is easy and the pretzels are delicious. My husband wants me to make them again with cheddar and green chilies in the dough. Sounds like a winner to me.

  2. I made these pretzels yesterday. So very YUMMY! Thanks for sharing!
    One question (please excuse me because I’m a dough newbie)…any tips for handling the sticky dough?

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