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Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites

It’s so easy to make pretzels at home. All you need is a roll of Pillsbury French Bread loaf and an assortment of dipping sauces and you’re all set to make these homemade soft pretzel bites! 

homemade pretzel bites

Today I am sharing how to turn a roll of Pillsbury French Bread Loaf into yummy little homemade soft pretzel bites…you’re gonna love them!

Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites using Pillsbury French Bread Loaf

Homemade soft pretzel bites are good. Like really really good. Some of the recipes I found online were way too complicated and involved yeast and letting set overnight. When you have a hankerin’ for pretzel bites that just won’t do! I needed to find a simple solution to this problem and am happy to report that all you need for this recipe is a roll of Pillsbury French Bread loaf, baking soda, salt, and water. Super easy!

How to Make Soft Pretzel Bites Without Yeast

No need to knead the dough or to use a stand mixer, just grab a roll of Pillsbury French Bread loaf from your local grocery store. While the pot of water is boiling, cut up the loaf into small bite sized pieces. 

Add baking soda to the pot of water and and drop the pieces of dough into the boiling water for about 30 seconds. You will see they puff up pretty quickly. 

Brush soft pretzel bites with egg wash and sprinkle with sea salt. Place pretzel bites on a greased cookie sheet and bake for about 14 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with cheese dip, chocolate mousse dip, and pineapple fluff for an extra yum treat!

Pretzel Bites using Pillsbury French Bread Loaf

Pretzel Bites using Pillsbury French Bread Loaf

Yield: 24 pieces
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Make homemade pretzel bites using a roll of Pillsbury French Bread loaf and serve with an assortment of dipping sauces.


  • Roll of Pillsbury French Bread Loaf, roll of Pizza Crust is fine too
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups water


Fill a large sauce pan up about 3/4 with water and add baking soda and set on medium/high to boil.

While water is heating up cut your French Bread Loaf into small bite sized pieces.

Once water has come to a boil place about 6 pieces on a slotted spoon and drop in water. Let soak for at least 30 seconds. You will notice the bread pieces will start to puff up.

Use your slotted spoon to remove and place on a plate and set aside. Repeat until all bread pieces have been soaked in the water and baking soda mixture.

In a small bowl beat egg with about 1 tablespoon of water. Brush bread pieces with egg and sprinkle with sea salt.

Place bread on a well greased cookie sheet, add more salt if desired, and bake at 350 for about 14 minutes or until golden brown.

One roll along with some dip is enough for about 4-6 people depending on what else you are serving. These bites don't last long in my house so if you have snackers I would make two rolls of French Bread.

Nutrition Information
Yield 24 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 75Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 8mgSodium 785mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 1gSugar 0gProtein 2g

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Make these for an afternoon snack or Game Day. These would be soooo good served with delicious dips on SuperBowl Sunday!

I made two batches of these bites…the first one (pictured) I used Pillsbury Pizza Crust and the second I used Pillsbury French Bread Loaf. I preferred the French Bread Loaf. Tossing the egg and bread pieces in a bowl will cause them to flattened out a bit. Brushing them helped keep their puffy shape.

I hope you enjoyed my Pretzel Bites using Pillsbury French Bread Loaf recipe!

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