Easy Soft Pretzel Bites

easy soft pretzel bites with everything bagel seasoning served with a bowl of cheese sauce

Appetizers & Beverages | April 10, 2019 | By

Easy Soft Pretzel Bites ~ Made from canned refrigerated biscuit dough generously sprinkled with Everything but the Bagel Seasoning and baked until warm, golden, lightly crisp outside and soft inside. Enjoy with cheese sauce or add to a charcuterie board for a unique twist.

Warm, fresh from the oven salty pretzels dipped in warm, gooey cheese. One of my favorite pub appetizers and today they’re getting an upgrade.

Everything but the Bagel Seasoning ~ an outrageously good balance of sea salt, garlic, onion, poppy seeds and black and white sesame seeds. Mmmm . . . did I mention garlicky? Basically everything you ever wanted in seasoning and the thing that takes these pretzel bites to the next level.

These bite size soft pretzels come hot and fresh from the oven liberally seasoned with Everything but the Bagel Seasoning and are served up with a pot of golden, gooey melted cheese sauce. Life just got a little better.

easy soft pretzel bites ~ from refrigerator biscuits served with cheese dip

Warm, soft, salty one-bite pretzel bites. The kind whose aroma gets you at the mall or ball park is now conveniently (and easily) made at home.

They’re the best thing since, well . . . sliced bread and are so simple because they start with refrigerated biscuit dough.

Another thing I love about these pretzel bites is they really are one bite so no thoughts of double dipping. Ugh.

Where do I buy Everything but the Bagel Seasoning?

Containers of refrigerator biscuits and everything bagel seasoning

It’s sold at Trader Joe’s but in case you don’t have a TJ near you, most grocery stores have their own version. Feeling Martha? You can even make your own.

easy soft pretzel bites with everything bagel seasoning served with a bowl of cheese sauce

Ingredients needed for Easy Soft Pretzel Bites:

How to Make Easy Soft Pretzel Bites:

easy soft pretzel bites ~ step by step instruction collage

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, give it a light spray with cooking spray then set it aside.

Cut each biscuit into four pieces then roll each piece into a ball.

Bring 4 cups of water to a full boil over medium-high heat. Slowly add the baking soda a little at a time. NOTE: it will boil up so be careful!

Add the dough balls to the boiling water in batches cooking 20-30 seconds or until they’re puffed and dimpled. Remove with a slotted spoon shaking off any excess water and transfer them to the prepared baking sheet. Make sure the pretzel bites aren’t touching on the baking sheet.

NOTE: Your pretzel bites will be soggy and misshapen after their baking soda hot tub but will come out of the oven beautifully golden, lightly crisp and perfectly seasoned.

Whisk the egg and 1 tablespoon of water in a small bowl. Brush the top and sides of each pretzel bite with the egg wash then give each a generous seasoning of Everything but the Bagel Seasoning.

Bake about 12 minutes or until they’re a dark golden brown color.easy soft pretzel bites ~ from refrigerator biscuits served with cheese dip

Can I double this recipe?

Yes. Double the recipe using two 5-count packages of biscuits or an 8-10 count package. The other ingredients remain the same. Each biscuit yields 4 pretzel bites.

How do I make that gooey, melted cheese sauce?

It’s easy! I used some smoked Gouda cheese that I had on hand, but sharp Cheddar or even Pepper Jack are tasty options. You’ll need:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flower
  • 1 cup milk
  • pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • pinch of salt
  • 8 ounces cheese freshly grated cheese (smoked Gouda, sharp Cheddar OR Pepper Jack)
  1. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle in the flour. Whisk until it’s smooth and continue cooking 1 minute. 
  2. Slowly add the milk and continue whisking constantly until the milk is completely combined. Simmer over low heat until the sauce begins to thicken then add the salt and (optional) cayenne pepper. 
  3. Turn off the heat and add the cheese stirring gently until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth.

easy soft pretzel bites ~ pretzel bite dipped into cheese sauce

Besides cheese sauce, how else can I eat pretzel bites?

Easy Soft Pretzel Bites make a great addition to a charcuterie board, served up alone or with your favorite spicy brown mustard.

easy soft pretzel bites shown added to a charcuterie board

Practically addictive. They’re the party snack you can enjoy any every day.

easy soft pretzel bites pin for pinterest shown with bowl of cheese dip

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easy soft pretzel bites with everything bagel seasoning served with a bowl of cheese sauce

Easy Soft Pretzel Bites

Easy Soft Pretzel Bites made from refrigerated biscuit dough, generously seasoned with Everything but the Bagel Seasoning and baked until brown. Serve with cheese sauce. 
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CourseAppetizer
CuisineAmerican
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time17 minutes
Servings4

Ingredients

  • 1 jar Everything but the Bagel Seasoning
  • 1 can refrigerated biscuit dough 5 count package
  • 4 cups water
  • ¼ cup baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • Parchment paper
  • Cooking spray

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, lightly spray with cooking spray then set aside.
  • Cut each biscuit into four pieces then roll each piece into a ball.
  • Bring 4 cups of water to a full boil over medium-high heat. Slowly add the baking soda a little at a time. NOTE: it will boil up so be careful!
  • Add the dough balls to the boiling water in batches cooking 20-30 seconds or until they're puffed and dimpled.
  • Remove with a slotted spoon shaking off any excess water and transfer them to the prepared baking sheet. Make sure the pretzel bites aren’t touching on the baking sheet. NOTE: the pretzels will be soggy and misshapen at this point but will change in the baking process.
  • Whisk the egg and 1 tablespoon of water in a small bowl. Brush the top and sides of each pretzel bite with the egg wash then generously season with Everything but the Bagel Seasoning.
  • Bake 12 minutes or until they’re a dark golden brown.

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