Soft Pretzels Recipe

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Bob Gonzales Modified: March 23, 2022
Soft Pretzels Recipe

How To Make Soft Pretzels

These soft pretzels are tasty and tender, it is best served warm. It’s light and savory, it brings back nostalgic memories of food kiosks and parks. Try it!

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • 1⅓cupswater
  • 2tbspmargarine
  • tbspwhite sugar
  • ¾tspsalt
  • 4cupsall-purpose flour
  • tspactive dry yeast
  • 4cupswater
  • tbspbaking soda
  • 2tbspkosher salt


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast and sugar in the warm water. Proof for 5 minutes.

  2. Mix in butter or margarine, flour, and salt. Cut dough into short strips, roll into ropes, and shape into pretzels.

  3. Cover, and let rise on a greased baking sheet for about 45 minutes.

  4. In a cast-iron pan, bring water and baking soda almost to a boil. Gently lower pretzels into water for about 1 minute, turning once.

  5. Do not let the water come to a full boil. Remove pretzels, and return to the greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with kosher salt.

  6. Bake at 475 degrees F for about 12 minutes.


  • Calories: 177.15kcal
  • Fat: 2.35g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.43g
  • Trans Fat: 0.35g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.98g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.74g
  • Carbohydrates: 33.72g
  • Fiber: 1.35g
  • Sugar: 1.67g
  • Protein: 4.64g
  • Sodium: 492.71mg
  • Calcium: 9.75mg
  • Potassium: 52.99mg
  • Iron: 1.95mg
  • Vitamin C: 0.00mg
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