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Pretzel Bites

Pretzel Bites


3/4 cup water
1/8 cup canola oil
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
1 cup boiling water
2 tablespoons baking soda
Sea salt or pretzel salt (coarse)
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


  1. Place 7/8 cup water, oil, flour, salt, sugar, and yeast into the pan of your bread machine, in the order specified by the manufacturer. Set the program for the machine for dough or manual: press Start.
  2. Allow the dough to proceed through its kneading cycle (no need to let it rise), then cancel the machine. Remove the dough, flour enough to handle without sticking to hands ,and place in bowl to rest for 30 minutes.
  3. While the dough is resting, prepare the water/baking soda bath. Combine the boiling water and baking soda, stirring until the soda is totally (or almost totally) dissolved. Set the mixture aside to cool to lukewarm (or cooler).
  4. Preheat your oven to 400°F. Prepare a baking sheet by spraying it with vegetable oil spray, or lining it with parchment paper. Transfer the dough to a lightly greased work surface, and divide it into six equal pieces.
  5. Roll the six pieces of dough into 12" to 15" ropes. Cut each rope crosswise into about 12 pieces.
  6. Pour the cooled baking soda solution into a pan large enough to hold the bites (13x 9 inch pan works). Place the bites into the solution, gently swish them around, and leave them there for a couple of minutes. Transfer them to a greased or parchment-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with pretzel salt or sea salt.
  7. Bake the bites for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown. Remove them from the oven, and roll them in the melted butter.
  • Yield: about 6 dozen bites.


    Pretzel Bites
    Nutrition Information
    Pretzel Bites
    Serving Size:
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 1780.63
    Calories from Fat 632.00
    Total Fat
    Saturated Fat
    Trans Fat
    Total Carbohydrate
    Dietary Fiber
    Vitamin A 48%
    Vitamin C 0%
    Calcium 5%
    Iron 89%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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    Measuring spoons

    When you want to reduce a recipe, a set of these measuring spoons are good to have on hand.
    • Tad = 1/4 teaspoon
    • Dash = 1/8 teaspoon
    • Pinch = 1/16 teaspoon
    • Smidgeon = 1/32 teaspoon
    • Drop = 1/64 teaspoon