If you love homemade pretzels then you are going to LOVE these cinnamon sugar pretzels bites! These Cinnamon sugar soft pretzels bites taste just like the Auntie Anne’s Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels! They are so easy to make that anyone can make mall pretzels at home!
Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites
Going to the mall is always fun when we make a stop at Auntie Anne’s. However I don’t always want to take a tip to the mall just to get a pretzel. Don’t get me wrong, I love the mall but it is quite a far drive from my house to the mall to get a pretzel.
I had tried many homemade soft pretzel bites recipes thinking that it is the homemade soft pretzel bites recipe that is going to win me over.
They all ended up being gross, they all ended up not being what I wanted so I set out to figure out my own copy cat recipe and these are AMAZING! They are BETTER then the mall pretzels! I promise!
Easy Pretzel Recipes
I am picky when it comes to making any food at home. I want GREAT food and while it might have taken a long time to perfect this homemade cinnamon sugar pretzel recipe it was well worth it!
Everyone I know who has tried these Cinnamon sugar pretzel bites tells me they are better then the ones they get at the mall and we agree!
Copy Cat Recipes
- Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Dogs
- Auntie Anne’s Copy Cat Soft Pretzel Bites
- Copy Cat Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice
- Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte
- Shamrock Shake
- Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplings
Best Way to Enjoy Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels
I find they are better when they are warm. My favorite way is to eat them all as soon as we are done making them.
If you are eating left overs I suggest popping them in the oven for a short time just to warm it up.
I also do not need anything to dip mine in. I love them just the way they are coated in cinnamon and sugar. However if you are wanting to dip them in a sweet cream cheese dip you totally can!
Just add 4 ounces of cream cheese, 2 tablespoons of butter, 1 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract and 2 tablespoons of heavy cream to a large mixing bowl and mix with a handmixer until fluffy.
Tips for making this recipe
I use my KitchenAid Mixer when making these Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Bites Copycat, really I use my mixer for just about everything I do in the kitchen, if there is a use for it then I am using it! But it really does make it easier when making the pretzel dough.
This is the mixer I have and not only is it awesome for when i need to mix things, or anything I am doing they come in a large variety of colors so you can easily match your kitchen. I have the cherry red one but just get the one that matches your kitchen.
I find that when warming the milk is a lot easier to do when I use my pyrex measuring cups and then pour it into the mixing bowl. I have a smaller microwave so large bowls don’t fit and since I use my KitchenAid to mix it all that bowl is metal and well it really is a bad idea to stick metal in the microwave.
How to store leftover soft pretzel bites
If for some reason you have leftovers you can store them in an air tight container at room temperature for 1-2 days.
Can you Freeze soft pretzel bites?
Yes. If you have leftover pretzel bites you can store them in the freezer to enjoy later. However, if I plan on freezing them I leave the cinnamon and sugar coating off until we are going to enjoy them.
How to Freeze Pretzel Bites
Allow the pretzel bites to cool completely and then put them on a baking sheet and place the baking sheet in the freezer. Once the pretzels are frozen, remove them from the baking sheet and place them in an airtight container or in to zipclose bags. They will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.
How to reheat Frozen soft pretzels
You do not need to reheat the pretzels unless you want to. You can remove them from the freezer and place them on a tray and allow them to thaw at room temperature for about an hour. If you want to reheat them, once they are thawed place them in the oven at 350°F for 3-5 minutes.
Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites Ingredients
- active dry yeast
- brown sugar
- white flour
- fine salt
- baking soda
- warm water
- Coarse Salt
- granulated sugar
How to Make Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzel Bites
Warm up the milk in the microwave for just about one and a half minutes. I use my pyrex measuring cups to heat it in. It should be about 110º. If it’s too hot it will kill the yeast. You should be able to comfortably keep your finger in it.
Stir in the yeast and one tablespoon of the brown sugar and let it sit for about 10 minutes.
Now grab a large mixing bowl or the bowl for your stand mixer and pour the mixture in it.
Add 4 tablespoons of melted butter and remaining brown sugar.
Add the flour about 1 cup at a time and the add the fine salt.
Kneed for about 10 minutes with a stand mixer or by hand.
Put it in a greased bowl and cover with greased cling wrap.
Let rise for 1 hour in a moist, warm place until doubled in size.
Preheat the oven to 450º.
Punch down dough and divide into 12-14 lumps.
Roll them all out as thin as you can.
Combine the warm water and baking soda in a wide bowl.
Cut the dough into 1 1/2″ pieces, then dip in the baking soda water.
Place on a greased baking sheet and sprinkle with coarse salt.
Bake for about 6-10 minutes or until browned.
While the bites are baking in the oven, melt 8 tablespoons of butter in a microwave safe bowl.
Add the cinnamon and sugar into a bowl and mix well.
When pretzels are done baking, remove from the baking sheet and dip each soft pretzel bite in the melted butter while hot and then dip the pretzels into cinnamon sugar and toss to evenly coat.
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Auntie Anne’s Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels
- Warm up the milk in the microwave for just about one and a half minutes. I use my pyrex measuring cups to heat it in. It should be about 110º. If it’s too hot it will kill the yeast. You should be able to comfortably keep your finger in it.
- Stir in the yeast and one tablespoon of the brown sugar and let it sit for about 10 minutes.
- Now grab a large mixing bowl or the bowl for your stand mixer and pour the mixture in it.
- Add the butter and remaining sugar.
- Add the flour about 1 cup at a time and the add the fine salt.
- Kneed for about 10 minutes with a stand mixer or by hand.
- Put it in a greased bowl and cover with greased cling wrap.
- Let rise for 1 hour in a moist, warm place until doubled in size. Preheat the oven to 450º.
- Punch down dough and divide into 12-14 lumps.
- Roll them all out as thin as you can.
- Combine the warm water and baking soda in a wide bowl.
- Cut the dough into 1 1/2″ pieces, then dip in the baking soda water.
- Place on a greased baking sheet and sprinkle with coarse salt.
- Bake for about 6-10 minutes or until browned.
- Dip each homemade pretzel in the melted butter while hot.
- Dip each in the melted butter while hot. Dip the pretzels into cinnamon sugar and toss to evenly coat.
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