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Amazing “Mall Clone” Pretzel Bites

These are so easy to make and disappear so fast you might have to make two batches!


  • 1  1/8 cups water (about 70°-80°F)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1  1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup baking soda *
  • Melted butter (about 1/2 stick) and coarse salt *

(*)  These ingredients are to be used at a different time in recipe.


Pretzel Bites


  1. If using a bread machine, place the first four ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer and select dough setting. Check dough after 5-minutes of mixing; add 1-2 tablespoons of water (if too dense) or flour (if too loose) only if needed) If doing by hand, mix the same ingredients and knead for about 15-minutes until smooth and elastic. (see ‘Bread Window Pane Test’ post under ‘Recipes’ if unsure if gluten is achieved and dough ready to use.)
  2. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and divide dough into 8-balls.
  3. Roll each ball into a 20″ rope and cut into small pieces (see picture).
  4. In a large pot, bring 2-quarts of water and the baking soda to a boil.
  5. Drop dough into boiling water, two at a time, and boil for 10-15 seconds. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  6. Place the boiled dough on greased baking sheets and bake at 425°F for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Remove from oven and immediately brush with melted butter and sprinkle with coarse salt.


  • These are fantastic on their own or dip in warmed nacho cheese sauce or
  • whole grain mustard
  • Another idea would be to eliminate the salt and sprinkle them with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar!

Amazing "mall clone" pretzel bites;

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