Cinnamon and Sugar Pretzel Bites Recipe

Posted on Mar 30 2014 - 12:56am by Susan Bewley

Cinnamon and Pretzel Bites

Is there anything better than spoiling yourself on a weekend out with your family? When we go to the mall, I am always tempted to buy those delicious Cinnamon and Sugar Pretzel bites sold in the food court. While they are tasty and smell heavenly, I usually can’t bring myself to pay those prices, especially for food that is far from healthy. Since I love trying to figure out recipes or make my own equivalent at home, I decided to give it a shot. Besides, what’s more fun than snuggling on the couch with a sweet treat while enjoying some awesome movies on Netflix?

To say the least, I was impressed with this delicious Cinnamon and Sugar Pretzel bites recipe and couldn’t wait to share it with everyone! These easy to make bites are great for a movie night, fancy dessert, or a great way to treat someone special in your life.  If you try this recipe, just make sure to tell us how yours turned out, or if you have any improvements on the recipe. We love seeing what our readers think!

Note: Special thanks to Jody Smith for sharing this recipe with us!

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Cinnamon and Sugar Pretzel Bites Recipe
Love the Cinnamon and Sugar Pretzel Bites Recipe sold in the food court at your local mall? Check out this delicious, easy to make recipe to learn how to make your own!
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 3 cups white all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat all-purpose flour
  • 1 packet dry active yeast
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 ½ cups warm water
  • 6 Tbsp. salted butter
  • 4 quarts of boiling water
  • ½ cup baking soda
  • 1 egg combined with 2 Tbsp, water for wash
  • 2 Tbsp. melted butter {Coating}
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar and cinnamon combination {Coating}
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer combine warm water, yeast, and sugar- stir and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Pour in melted butter, stir.
  3. While mixing a low setting add flour, mix well to combine.
  4. Turn speed to medium and continue to mix until dough pulls from sides of bowl and becomes smooth.
  5. If needed and dough seems too sticky add a bit more flour.
  6. Turn out onto a floured counter and knead a few times.
  7. Oil a large bowl well with canola or vegetable oil.
  8. Place dough in bowl, flip dough to coat, and cover- set aside and allow it to rise until doubled-approximately an hour.
  9. Preheat oven to 425°
  10. Separate dough into 6 smaller balls and roll each into a rope about 24” long.
  11. Slice off pieces about 1½” long.
  12. After your large pan of water begins to boil, add baking soda.
  13. Drop in pretzel bites a dozen at a time and boil for 2 minutes.
  14. Remove with a slotted spoon or spider strainer to remove excess water.
  15. Place bites on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  16. Brush generously with egg wash.
  17. Bake for 16-18 minutes or until golden brown.
  18. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  19. Toss pretzel bites in melted butter, and then roll in cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  20. Serve with the icing dip, melted chocolate, or strawberry cream cheese.
  21. {Optional} Icing Dip Instructions - Combine 1 tsp. Vanilla with 1 cup powdered sugar, add milk 2 Tbsp. at a time, stirring well, until desired consistency is reached.



Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

20 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Kadie March 30, 2014 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    I’m very glad my husband had already left for the store when I saw this! We don’t have everything in the house to make them so I may be able to control the urge to try them for a little while longer!

  2. K-Squared March 31, 2014 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    It is an amazing coincidence this time as I was thinking of making something similar with my family secret recipe dipping sauce!The one’s of which to whom are going to enjoy these treats are the families at the RMH (Ronald McDonald House) or the extended family that has provided me support for the past few years! Though I intend to get the groceries needed for this recipe today; therein I will make these treats as a snack before bed!

  3. denise low March 31, 2014 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    Sounds easy. my husband loves pretzels.And I would love the icing dip. We will try this.

  4. Wanda Tracey March 31, 2014 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    These sound so delicious and I know my husband will love them.I don’t know about other men but I have noticed my husband will always come out of a grocery store with either peanuts or pretzels.He buys them like they are a main staple in his diet.LOL.I will definitely make these for him.

  5. Raina DelRio April 1, 2014 at 8:45 am - Reply

    What a yummy recipe! Saving this to my pin board. This would be perfect for baby/bridal showers, family movie night, or book clubs/sleepovers…possibilities are endless!

  6. Lauryn Rescoe April 1, 2014 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    These sound SO delicious!! Way better than regular donuts. I will definitely be trying these out for the husband as well as the kiddos this weekend! 🙂

  7. Brigid OHara Koshko April 2, 2014 at 7:43 am - Reply

    These look delicious! My son’s favorite snack. I will have to give it a try very soon.

  8. tj April 2, 2014 at 8:29 am - Reply

    These sound like a wonderful little treat!

  9. mysweetiepiepie April 2, 2014 at 11:12 am - Reply

    These look so yummy, definitely need to try this recipe.

  10. Cheryl Journey April 4, 2014 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    They look incredibly delicious!

  11. Ari T. April 6, 2014 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    I love Cinnabon’s pretzels, so making a healthier version at home sounds like it’s right up my alley! I like how these don’t require the deep-frying! It’s interesting that the bites are boiled in water, sort of like gnocchi! I’ll have to try this some time soon because I’ve been wanting to make a dessert-like snack that excludes cakes and cookies! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Shannon April 8, 2014 at 11:56 am - Reply

    Yummy. I love pretzels!!! Thank you for sharing this recipe with us.

  13. Keno Moore April 18, 2014 at 10:07 am - Reply

    My mom loves pretzels,I will make these for her.

  14. Sandra VanHoey April 21, 2014 at 3:54 am - Reply

    These seem like a lot of work but look like it would be worth the time to make these. They sounds so good

  15. ANN*H April 29, 2014 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    When I seen this I think of the ones we get at the mall and at our local market. There is always a long line waiting to buy some.. I cant wait to make these at home . The kids will love them. thanks so much for the recipe – Yum

  16. Denise Taylor-Dennis May 6, 2014 at 8:11 am - Reply

    You are so right about paying the high prices for a pretzel at the mall. They are definitely tempting though. I never would have thought about trying to make my own at home. I will have to try this sometime.

  17. M.Clark May 13, 2014 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    Wow, this looks delicious, I never considered making my own pretzels, I can’t wait to try this. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  18. Terri S May 28, 2014 at 11:12 am - Reply

    These look so good!!! I want to try them.

  19. Christina Strapp June 5, 2014 at 7:08 am - Reply

    I’m not the biggest fan of pretzels but these sound so good. Will have to try to make them!

  20. Lynda Cook August 13, 2014 at 11:03 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing a great recipe!! at least these are bites and not fancy shapes or anything, at least I can handle making

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