Soft Pretzels

D'Lovely D.: "Fool proof recipe and tastes fantastic!" Read More


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 package active dry yeast (not rapid rise yeast)
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (plus more for kneading)
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter (divided, 2 tablespoons for the dough; 3 tablespoons for brushing on finished pretzels)
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/3 cup baking soda
  • coarse salt (to taste*)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium163% DV3910mg
    Fat17% DV11g
    Protein14% DV7g
    Carbs15% DV45g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories310Calories from Fat100
    Total Fat11g17%
    Saturated Fat7g35%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat100
    Total Carbohydrate45g15%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A6%
    Vitamin C2%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    D'Lovely D. 15 days ago
    Fool proof recipe and tastes fantastic!
    They were excellent 👍. kids loved em. Just needed biggger salt crystals.
    Lilac Love 4 months ago
    They turned out great!! The color of the pretzels was a beautiful golden brown, and were super fluffy! Would totally make them again!!
    Ashley Ferrell 4 months ago
    Great! I have made this recipe over and over the past few weeks!
    eve 6 months ago
    Delicious. It’s a bit of a long process and tricky but worth it. Other blogs said it was okay to brush the water/baking soda mixture. I dipped them like this recipe said but it would’ve been easier to brush them. My kids love them. Will make again but NOT often lol. Perfect dipped in warm cheese
    Sarah C. 6 months ago
    It was really easy to make! I enjoyed the process too. The only part that didn’t work so well was that my dough hardly rose at all and just looked slightly bigger than when I first put it in the bowl to rise. I used baker’s dry yeast because I couldn’t find anything else and Google said it was the same as the one in the recipe. The pretzels taste pretty good we’re it not for the yeast not activating at all.
    _ pakid _ 6 months ago
    i have no words for this one ,it definitely exceeded my expectations
    Lori Nobles 6 months ago
    YUM! Made it twice within a week the second time I did small bites to share
    Garcia 8 months ago
    Very good! I doubled the recipe and did 7 with salt and 7 with cinnamon and sugar, both batches turned out delicious!
    Lindsay Swift 8 months ago
    Soooo good!!! Would definitely make again
    Patrick Lutz 8 months ago
    Very delicious and pretty easy to make! The crust is just crispy enough, yet it still remains soft on the inside.
    Mary-Kate 8 months ago
    Absolutely delicious! Will make again... and definitely double the recipe!
    Tyler Walker 9 months ago
    Good! Loved it dough was a little thick
    Tyler 9 months ago
    Maybe need to play with this recipe didn’t quite taste like a pretzel but it was close and delicious
    Chef Jose 10 months ago
    Awesome recipe go turn out
    Laurie 10 months ago
    This was my first time making pretzels and they were amazing! Thank you 😊
    Rachelle a year ago
    Amazing. Great texture and flavor. Perfect
    Every time I make these pretzels they’re always delicious if you put butter on them especially if they’re amazing I definitely recommend you make this.
    Ashley A a year ago
    They turned out good. But they need more of that pretzel taste. The Auntie Ann's mimic recipe taste closer to that pretzel taste I am looking for.
    Kayla Ellan a year ago
    turned out well. excellent, the only criticism i have is that i wish the crust was a little more chewy. everything else was perfect
    christine d. a year ago
    Really soft and fluffy inside with yummy salty crust. Amazing and not difficult to make at all. Will make again!
    Terri Golish a year ago
    Delicious pretzels! The only problem was it didn’t make enough! They were gone way too fast!
    Proud a year ago
    Colour came out beautiful. The pretzels came out a little too big for my taste. Maybe divide the dough into 8 rather than 6 to have thinner pretzels. My parents liked the pretzels but personally I feel like there’s something off but I don’t know what it is
    Pomak a year ago
    Recipe was easy to follow and came out very tasty! The pretzels tasted just like Auntie Anne’s.
    Renée Nantais a year ago
    Excellent! Have made these a few times and they always turn out great.
    Christina J. a year ago
    Easy and relatively quick recipe. No unexpected surprises. Dough is easy to work with and versatile. I wrapped some hot links with it, then made a couple classic pretzels and some cinnamon twists. Very good!
    Patricia a year ago
    They turned out great, tasted great and will be enjoyed again 😊
    Susan Austin a year ago
    Turned out great and so easy
    Michelle Shriner a year ago
    There were very good and super easy.
    Kasidy F. a year ago
    Delicious! Buttery and soft- this is my go to pretzel recipe.