Easy Pretzel Bite (2-Ingredient Dough) come out soft and chewy every time. The perfect treat with no yeast or deep frying!
If there’s one thing that’s going to make your baking life easier, it’s this 2-ingredient dough recipe. Just Greek Yogurt and self-rising flour mixed together can make a variety of Bread Recipes from Greek Yogurt Biscuits, to Focaccia Bread, to Garlic Naan. These Pretzel Bites are the latest great recipe in the delicious line-up.
EASY PRETZEL BITES (2-INGREDIENT DOUGH)
Soft Pretzels are one of life’s true joys. They’re at least the best part about any trip to the mall. With this easy recipe for Pretzel Bites you won’t have to go to the outlet mall, or settle for frozen store-bought pretzels to enjoy these treats. They taste just as good, have the perfect pretzel texture, and are way, WAY healthier!
One of the great things about Homemade Pretzel Bites is how unbelievably easy the pretzel dough is to make. It only takes 2 ingredients. Flour and Greek Yogurt. That’s it! It may sound too good to be true, but between Greek Yogurt Black Bean Dip and Yogurt Waffles, there’s clearly no end to the delicious recipes yogurt can make. These Pretzel Bites are just one more to add to the growing list.
Apart from the yogurt, you’ll just need some self-rising flour for this dough. You can find self-rising flour at the grocery store, or make homemade self-rising flour by whisking together all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt. Just these 2 ingredients make a chewy dough that has a similar texture to a bagel. There’s no need for active dry yeast, an egg wash, or any extensive rising time.
Pretzel Bites make the perfect party food or game day appetizer. Put them out on a tray with fun dips like queso, cream cheese frosting, cinnamon sugar, and brown sugar cinnamon butter. Though you might want to make a double batch, because these Soft Pretzel Bites are sure to go quickly!
TIPS FOR MAKING EASY PRETZEL BITES
If you’ve only had these delicious appetizers from a restaurant, you’ll be amazed how easy they are homemade. With just a few easy steps you’ll have the perfect soft pretzels. Here are a few step-by-step tips to keep the recipe as hassle-free as possible!
- Start by combining the two dough ingredients in a stand mixer. Use a spatula to make sure it all combines and there is no flour left on the side. Once they are combined put a dough hook on your stand mixer to knead the dough. You can tell the dough is done kneading when it forms a smooth ball and starts to pull away from the sides.
- Before you start to shape the dough into pretzel bites, sprinkle flour over the dough and over your work surface. This will keep the dough from sticking.
- Once you’ve cut the dough into bites, start boiling water. Add the baking soda to the warm water and stir it in. You want to make sure the baking soda is fully dissolved before putting the pretzel in.
- Dip each bite into the soda bath, using a slotted spoon. Be sure to let the Pretzel Bites drip dry before putting them on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- You should only have to bake the pretzels for 8-10 minutes. You’ll know they’re done when the bites are golden brown.
- For the salt you can use kosher salt or sea salt. Just make sure whatever you use it is a coarse salt that will be visible.
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VARIATIONS ON EASY PRETZEL BITES
- Cheesy Pretzel Bites: If you love soft Pretzel Bites from the mall then you know nothing goes better with them than a creamy cheese sauce. To make your own homemade cheese sauce combine 2 ¼ cups whole milk, ¼ cup unsalted butter, ¼ cup flour, and 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese. Melt all these ingredients in the microwave, then mix them together, and add salt and pepper to taste. You can also make a Spicy Jalapeño Queso Dip. Add 1 diced Jalapeño and 2 tablespoons hot sauce to the pretzel cheese dip. Drizzle the cheese sauce over the Pretzel Bites, or put it out in a bowl for dipping.
- Sweet Pretzel Bites: Next time you make delicious, soft Pretzel Bites use sweet coatings to make a delicious dessert. After baking your soft pretzels dip each bite into melted butter and then into a cinnamon sugar mixture to make Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites. You can also make a brown sugar coating to put over the bites for even sweeter soft pretzels.
- Full-size pretzels: Instead of making small Pretzel Bites, you can use this same pretzel recipe to make regular sized pretzels. When you cut the dough into six long strips, don’t cut those strips into bites. Instead, twist the dough into a classic pretzel shape. Start by rolling the dough strip, then put it in a U shape and cross the ends of the U. Twist each end of the dough over itself again. Keep an end of the dough in each hand and bring it down to meet the bottom of the U. Your dough should now be in a pretzel shape. Put the pretzel in boiling water and baking soda, then bake as usual.
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HOW TO STORE EASY PRETZEL BITES
- Serve: After baking, the Pretzel Bites should last up to 2 days at room temperature. Keep them in a sealed freezer bag, covered in plastic wrap, or in another airtight container so they stay soft.
- Store: You can also store Soft Pretzel Bites in the fridge for up to a week.
- Freeze: Pretzel Bites will be good in the freezer for up to 3 months. Let them defrost in the fridge and reheat them for a few minutes in the oven, before enjoying warmed Soft Pretzel Bites.
- 1 1/4 cup self-rising flour
- 1 cup plain whole milk Greek yogurt
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons baking soda
- 2 tablespoons butter , melted
- 1 tablespoon pretzel salt
- Add flour and yogurt to stand mixer and combine on medium speed until flour is no longer visible.
- Switch to a dough hook and knead for 5 minutes until the mixture makes a ball that pulls away from the sides.
- Add flour to a cutting board and sprinkle additional flour over the dough.
- Press the ball into a flattened rectangle and cut it into 6 long pieces.
- Using your hands (cover your hands with a bit of flour), roll the dough into logs.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Cut each log into 8 pieces and place onto baking sheet dusted with flour.
- Add water to a saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Add baking soda to the pan and stir until dissolved.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Using a slotted spoon dip each pretzel bite into the water then let drip dry a couple of seconds and place onto the parchment paper.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and dot each piece with just a bit of melted butter and sprinkle with pretzel salt.