Mini soft pretzels in a dark square dish on a grey towel on a dark surface (with logo overlay)

Mini Soft Pretzels

The bread machine can do a lot more than just make bread. Use the dough setting to help create the perfect fluffy soft pretzels!

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When I was a teenager, going to the mall was one of the things my friends and I did on the weekends. We always made a stop at Auntie Anne’s Pretzels and I still get one whenever I pass a booth. The airport by me has one in the terminal we usually fly from, so I can count on delicious soft pretzels when I take a trip.

Instead of having to go to the nearest mall, though, I wanted to make some on our own. The bread machine we have came with a recipe book and included one for soft pretzels.

Apparently, I’m not too great with pretzel dough, though, and forming and shaping it. Mine came out to be mini-sized and I liked them that way! They were thick, but it made them more doughy which was perfect.

Mini Soft Pretzels Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 7/8 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp coarse salt
Ingredients for mini soft pretzels in white dishes on a dark surface

Preparation

Add all ingredients to the bread pan except salt and egg.

Mini soft pretzel dough ingredients in the bread machine pan on a dark surface

Select “dough” and press start. When the bread machine is done, remove the dough onto a lightly floured countertop.

Mini soft pretzel dough cut into 12 pieces on a floured bamboo board on a dark surface

Divide the dough into 12 pieces and roll it into 8-inch ropes.

7 strips of pretzel dough and 5 chunks on a floured bamboo board on a dark surface

Form each rope into pretzel shapes and place them on a cookie sheet.

Twisted pretzel dough on a baking stone on a dark surface

Let the dough rise for 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 425F. Brush each pretzel with egg and sprinkle with salt.

Twisted pretzel dough brushed with egg wash on a baking stone on a dark surface

Bake 20-25 minutes, until golden brown.

Mini soft pretzels in a dark square dish on a grey towel on a dark surface (vertical)

Mini Soft Pretzels Leftovers

Leftover soft pretzels can be stored in a container at room temperature. They start to lose their fluffy soft texture after a day or two, so are best eaten quickly.

Recipe

Originally Published On: June 20, 2022

Mini soft pretzels in a dark square dish on a grey towel on a dark surface (with title overlay)

Mini Soft Pretzels

The bread machine can do a lot more than just make bread. Use the dough setting to help create the perfect fluffy soft pretzels!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Bread Machine & Rest Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Course:
Snack
Cuisine:
American
Diet
Vegetarian
Keyword:
bread machine
|
pretzels
Dietary Needs:
Dairy-Free
|
Nut-Free
Cooking Method:
Bread Machine
Servings: 12
5 from 10 votes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 7/8 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp coarse salt

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Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to the bread pan except salt and egg
  • Select “dough” and press start
  • When the bread machine is done, remove the dough onto a lightly floured countertop
  • Divide the dough into 12 pieces and roll it into 8-inch ropes
  • Form each rope into pretzel shapes and place them on a cookie sheet
  • Let the dough rise for 1 hour
  • Preheat the oven to 425F. Brush each pretzel with egg and sprinkle with salt
  • Bake 20-25 minutes, until golden brown
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Nutrition Facts
Mini Soft Pretzels
Amount Per Serving (1 each)
Calories 86 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 1218mg51%
Potassium 40mg1%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

24 thoughts on “Mini Soft Pretzels”

  1. These look incredible and something that I am certainly going to make for my lot over the summer holidays. And in the autumn! My kids LOVE a cinnamon pretzel, haha! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Small but thick and doughy is how I like them too. These would be fun to make in the bread machine. The little size makes it easier for everyone to use their own toppings too.

  3. Love the video graphic! These look so fabulous…I have not yet made homemade pretzels but you’ve made it look so easy! Cannot wait to try!

  4. I always grab pretzels from Auntie Anne’s. I didn’t know it only consist of simple few ingredients! I will give this a try. Thank you!

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