Easy Soft Pretzels Bites Recipe

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Soft Pretzel Bites

There’s just something about soft pretzels that makes them irresistible. And when they’re bite-sized, that’s even better! These Easy Soft Pretzel Bites are made using Rhodes Rolls frozen dough, so they’re semi-homemade and super simple to make. Follow my step-by-step photos and instructions in this post, and you’ll have a delicious appetizer or snack in no time!

These Easy Soft Pretzel Bites are made easy (and delicious) by using Rhodes Rolls frozen dough. For best results, thaw the rolls according to the “regular method” on the Rhodes package, and follow my step-by-step photos and instructions in this post.

You’ll love this bite-sized version of semi-homemade soft pretzels!

This post has been sponsored by Rhodes Bread, but all opinions are 100% my own. This post may contain affiliate links.

Easy Soft Pretzel Bites

These Easy Soft Pretzel Bites Are:

  • Made with Rhodes Rolls Bake n Serve frozen dough
  • A little crispy on the outside
  • Soft and steamy on the inside
  • Topped with flavorful sea salt
  • Dipped in butterscotch ganache 
Easy Soft Pretzel Bites
Soft Pretzels & Butterscotch Ganache Recipe

Recipe Notes

✔ Have you ever made my 100% homemade soft pretzels? While it’s a very approachable recipe (do-able even for a novice in the kitchen), I’ll never say no to a quicker and simpler way to make any recipe. Especially when it still turns out tasting like it’s made from scratch!

✔ In my original soft pretzel recipe, we use my quick bread dough as the base recipe. For these soft pretzel bites, we’re skipping the entire mixing and rising process– which eliminates a lot of the mess and hands on time. Instead, this recipe calls for using the “regular” thawing method. Which just means we can leave the frozen dough on the countertop to thaw for a few hours before turning them into pretzel bites!

Easy Soft Pretzel Bites

Overview: How to Make Soft Pretzel Bites

  1. Thaw the frozen dough at room temperature for a few hours.
  2. Use scissors to cut each roll into 4 pieces.
  3. Boil the pieces of dough in water and baking soda.
  4. Place them on a prepared baking sheet.
  5. Brush with egg wash and salt.
  6. Bake until golden brown and delicious.
  7. Dunk each pretzel bite in my butterscotch ganache (recipe below).
Easy Soft Pretzel Bites

What gives soft pretzels their flavor?

Believe it or not, the only difference between making regular dinner rolls and soft pretzel bites comes down to one simple step: a quick, 30-second boil in baking soda water.

Soft Pretzels & Butterscotch Ganache Recipe
Soft Pretzels & Butterscotch Ganache Recipe

The Butterscotch Ganache

These soft pretzels bites are delicious served with nacho cheese or a coarse brown mustard. But my very favorite way to eat warm, soft pretzels? Without a doubt– dunked in butterscotch ganache.

Have you ever eaten a Scotcheroo? Or one of these haystack cookies? If you have, then you know the magic of butterscotch and peanut butter coming together to make the most amazing flavor ever. It’s almost like caramel, but it has a more robust flavor. It’s completely addicting, and (best of all) it’s so easy to make.

Soft Pretzels & Butterscotch Ganache Recipe
Easy Soft Pretzel Bites

Ingredients & Supplies

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Soft Pretzel Bite FAQs

Can I make these Easy Soft Pretzel Bites ahead of time?

Yes, you can! These pretzel bites are best served warm, but if you’d like to make them in advance you can bake them and then reheat them in the oven or microwave.

Do I have to use Rhodes Rolls frozen dough?

No, you don’t have to use Rhodes Rolls frozen dough. You can use any type of pre-made or homemade bread dough for this recipe.

What’s the difference between baking soda and baking powder?

Baking soda is a pure sodium bicarbonate that is used as a leavening agent in baked goods. You don’t need to use baking powder in this recipe because you’re not making a cake. Baking soda works well here because it is alkaline and reacts with the acidity in the water mixture that you dip each pretzel bite into before baking.

Soft Pretzels & Butterscotch Ganache Recipe

Easy Soft Pretzels Bites

Yield: 36 pieces
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 44 minutes

You'll love this bite-sized version of semi-homemade soft pretzels!


  • 9 Rhodes Bake-N-Serv® Dinner Rolls, thawed
  • 10 cups water
  • 2/3 cup baking soda
  • 1 egg yolk

Butterscotch Ganache

  • 2 cups butterscotch chips
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter


  1. Prepare a large baking sheet by lining it with a silicone baking mat. Preheat the oven to 450ºF.
  2. Cut each thawed roll into 4 pieces.
  3. Boil 10 cups of water mixed with 2./3 cup baking soda. Once it comes to a rolling boil, add the dough pieces.
  4. Allow the dough to boil for about 30 seconds.
  5. Remove the dough using a slotted spoon and transfer to the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Whisk the egg yolk with 3 tablespoons of water. Brush the egg yolk wash over each of the pieces of dough. Sprinkle coarse or flaked sea salt over top.
  7. Bake for 13-14 minutes, or until golden brown.

Butterscotch Ganache

  1. Heat the cream over the stove or in the microwave.
  2. Add the peanut butter and the butterscotch ganache to the warm cream. Allow to sit and melt for a few minutes.
  3. Stir until smooth. If needed, heat in the microwave for an additional 30 seconds to finish melting the chips.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 82Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 1150mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

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These Easy Soft Pretzel Bites are perfect for game day, parties, or any time you’re in the mood for something salty and delicious! If I’m not making the butterscotch dip, I like to serve them with mustard, cheese sauce, marinara sauce, or my favorite dipping sauce (ranch dressing)!

So tell me…have you ever made soft pretzels at home? What’s your go-to dipping sauce? Please share – I’d love to hear from you!

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17 thoughts on “Easy Soft Pretzels Bites Recipe”

  1. I love that you and Dorothy are on the same wavelength (I opened both of your posts at the same time from my feed) and was like whoa…what’s this all about! Both butterscotch and cinn/sugar are amazing. I would love a big bowl of that Butterscotch Ganache – all by itself 🙂 With the Bailey’s Brown Sugar creamer…omg. WOW!

  2. Pardon my French but GOOD HEAAAAAVENS you are my idol. I am obsessed with pretzels, which confirms that I need to live with you and Emma permanently. I eat them constantly, and this sounds insanely good. Plus, I am pretty sure my sister will drink that butterscotch ganache on her own, sans pretzel 🙂

  3. This looks amazing; hopefully I can put a teeny tiny dent in my husband’s pretzel craving! If I understand what I’m reading here and by following your proofing link, I sprinkle the yeast over the warm water, and then the oil and sugar go over the yeast. Maybe?

  4. Thank you for the recipe! Just made them! In fact, first time ever making any sort of “bread” type recipe and turned out perfectly. Had company over and they absolutely loved them! Delish! Didn’t have ingredients on hand for the butterscotch ganache so definitely going to do this again!

  5. Just made these tonight–they were easy and delicious! I made just substituted olive oil for the egg wash to make them vegan. I did half with salt, 2 with cinnamon/sugar, and 2 with an herb/spice mix. They were all awesome!

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