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Pretzel bites with cream cheese dip
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4.84 from 6 votes

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites

Bite-sized nuggets of soft pretzel dough are baked golden-brown, rolled in butter and cinnamon sugar, and served with a sweet cream cheese dipping sauce.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Resting time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pretzel nuggets, soft pretzels
Servings: 12
Calories: 384kcal


For the Pretzel Bites

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 envelope (2 ¼ teaspoons or 0.25 ounces) instant dry yeast
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 5 tablespoons salted butter, melted
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar, for coating
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon, for coating

For the Cream Cheese Dipping Sauce


For the Pretzel Bites

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 cups of flour, the sugar, the yeast, and the salt. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, slowly heat the milk, water, and oil to about 120°F.
  • Carefully pour the warmed milk into the flour mixture, and stir until just combined.
    Gently fold in the remaining 2 cups of flour until a soft dough forms.
  • Knead on a floured surface (or in a stand mixer with a dough hook) for about 4 to 6 minutes, or until dough is smooth and slightly elastic in texture.
    Cover dough with plastic wrap and let rest in a bowl for 10 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into 6 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a roughly 16-inch rope.
    Cover the dough again and let rest for another 5 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Cut each dough rope into roughly 1-inch pieces. Arrange the pieces on the lined baking sheets and brush with egg.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • While the pretzel bites are baking, mix together the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl.
  • Remove the pretzel bites from the oven, and allow to cool.
  • Brush the cooled pretzel bites with melted butter, and use a spoon to roll them in the cinnamon sugar mixture until coated. Place the finished bites on a serving platter.

For the Cream Cheese Dipping Sauce

  • In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat cream cheese for about 1 minute. Slowly add in powdered sugar and beat until smooth and creamy.
  • Add in the vanilla extract and mix until smooth. Gradually add in the milk, until a creamy texture has formed.
  • Serve pretzel bites warm with the cream cheese dipping sauce.


Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 379mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 329IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2mg