Easy Pretzel Rolls Recipe

Easy Pretzel Rolls Recipe

How To Make Easy Pretzel Rolls

Bake some pretzel rolls from scratch with this easy-to-follow recipe! These rolls are cooked in a baking soda bath for a delightfully soft interior.

Preparation: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 1 hour 55 minutes



  • cupswarm water,lukewarm, no need to take temperature
  • tspactive dry or instant yeast,(1 packet)
  • ¼cupunsalted butter,divided
  • 1tspsalt
  • 1tbspbrown sugar
  • cupsall-purpose flour,spoon & leveled, plus more for work surface
  • coarse sea salt,for sprinkling
  • ½cupbaking soda
  • 9cupswater


  1. Whisk yeast and warm water together. Allow to sit for 1 minute. Meanwhile, melt 1 Tablespoon of butter (reserve the rest).

  2. Whisk in salt, brown sugar, and melted butter. Slowly add 3 cups of flour, 1 cup at a time.

  3. Mix with a wooden spoon or dough hook attached to the stand mixer until the dough is thick. Add ¾ cup more flour until the dough is no longer sticky.

  4. If it is still sticky, add ¼ to ½ cup more, as needed. Poke the dough with a finger – if it bounces back, it is ready to knead.

  5. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Knead the dough for 3 minutes and shape into a ball. Place in a large greased bowl, cover tightly with plastic wrap and allow to rise in a warm environment for 1 hour or until nearly doubled in size.

  6. Once risen, punch dough down to release any air bubbles. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and, with a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut dough into ⅓ cup sections to yield about 12 cuts. Shape into balls.

  7. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats OR line a 9×13-inch baking pan. Set aside.

  8. Bring baking soda and 9 cups of water to a boil in a large pot. Drop 1 to 2 pretzel rolls into the boiling water for 20 to 30 seconds. Any more than that, the pretzels will have a metallic taste.

  9. Using a slotted spatula, lift the pretzel roll out of the water and allow as much of the excess water to drip off. Place pretzel rolls onto the prepared baking sheet or close together in the baking pan. Using a sharp knife, score a couple of slits into the top of each.

  10. Melt the remaining butter. Lightly brush each roll with melted butter and sprinkle with coarse sea salt.

  11. Bake for 22 to 26 minutes or until a deep golden brown on all sides.

  12. Remove from the oven and serve warm. Pretzel rolls may be stored in an airtight container or zipped top bag for up to 3 days (they lose a little softness).

Recipe Notes

Tip: To rise dough in a warm environment, preheat oven to 200 degrees F, turn it off, place the dough inside and shut the oven.


  • Calories: 181.40kcal
  • Fat: 4.28g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.50g
  • Trans Fat: 0.16g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.06g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.31g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.86g
  • Fiber: 1.26g
  • Sugar: 0.84g
  • Protein: 4.38g
  • Cholesterol: 10.17mg
  • Sodium: 2527.31mg
  • Calcium: 14.07mg
  • Potassium: 51.10mg
  • Iron: 1.84mg
  • Vitamin A: 32.35µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.00mg
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