These cinnamon sugar soft pretzel bites are perfect soft pretzels with a chewy pretzel crust, soft interior, and coated in cinnamon sugar. They are so good on their own, or served with a sweet cream cheese dip!

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Ever since I made my soft pretzel bites last year I have been wanting to try homemade cinnamon sugar soft pretzel bites! Well, I finally had an excuse to make them and now I’m wondering why I didn’t do it sooner!?

An overhead shot of a plate full of soft pretzel bites, shaped like little golf balls, and covered in cinnamon sugar. With a bowl of cream cheese dip next to them.

These soft pretzel bites are perfectly soft in the middle, with that classic chewy soft pretzel crust, ultra soft interior, and then they are coated in cinnamon sugar!

They’re such a yummy sweet treat, and perfect for when you’re craving something sweet. They only take about 1 hours from start to finish, and then you’re ready to dig right in.

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These cinnamon sugar pretzels are just like Auntie Anne’s, or other mall pretzel stores, or maybe even better. And now you can make, and enjoy them at home whenever that soft pretzel craving strikes. I don’t know about you – but soft pretzels are totally something I crave 😉

A cooling rack full of cinnamon sugar soft pretzel balls laid out in rows.

This recipe makes a big giant batch of these, so they’re perfect for a fun party, or whenever you’re having a group of people over. They’re perfect for a birthday, sporting event, movie night, etc.

The pretzels can be a little messy to make, and they might look intimidating with so many steps, but I promise the results are well worth it!

A bowl of cinnamon sugar soft pretzel bites, piled up with a few on the side of the bowl.

How to make Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzels?

  1. First we will start with the pretzel dough, it’s a pretty simple yeast dough. You’ll dissolve the yeast in the warm water till it’s nice and bubbly.
  2. Then add in the sugar, salt, and butter and stir it all together.
  3. Add in the flour one cup at a time, mixing after each addition.
  4. If it’s still sticky after four cups of flour you can add in more flour, one tablespoon at a time, until it’s no longer sticky.
  5. The dough should bounce back when you poke it.
  6. Knead the dough for a few minutes, then form it into a ball. Stick the dough into a clean bowl, sprayed with nonstick spray. Cover the bowl with a towel and let it rise for about 30 minutes, until it is doubled in size.
  7. Separate the dough into 6 sections.
  8. Then roll each of those into long ropes.
  9. Cut each of the ropes into 10 to 12 pieces.
  10. When you’re ready to make the pretzels, bring a big pot of water to boil with the baking soda in it. Drop about 12 pieces at a time into the hot water, and let them sit for a few seconds. Remove them from a slotted spoon, and try and shake all the extra water off.
  11. Then place them onto a baking sheet. Brush each pretzel bite with an egg wash (beat together 1 egg and 1 TBS water in a small bowl) with a silicone brush.
  12. Then bake them in the oven until the tops are nice and golden brown.
  13. Dip each pretzel bite into melted butter,
  14. Then into cinnamon sugar.
  15. Enjoy!!

A collage of 15 step by step photos showing how to make cinnamon sugar soft pretzel bites. They are numbered to go along with the steps in the blog text.

Tips for making Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels?

  • This recipe makes a big batch, about 60-72 pretzel bites depending how big/small you cut them up. If you aren’t going to be sharing, I recommend cutting the recipe in half. All the ingredients should be fine being cut straight in half, except for the egg wash (you’ll still just want 1 egg and 1 Tablespoon of water), and you’ll keep the baking soda bath as is.
  • If not, you can also turn half of the pretzel bites, into salty bites – the dough recipe is the same as my traditional soft pretzel bites.
  • These pretzel bites are best eaten warm and fresh, but if you’re going to eat some the next day zap them in the microwave for about 10 seconds to warm them up again, and they’ll be almost as good as new!
  • For a pumpkin spice twist, add a couple teaspoons of pumpkin spice seasoning to the cinnamon sugar coating.
  • I haven’t tried this, but I’ve been told these can easily be subbed with vegan ingredients, using vegan butter or coconut oil instead of the butter, and almond milk instead of the egg wash.
  • Put your cinnamon sugar mixture through a sifter if it starts to get clumpy from too much butter getting into it.

A close up of cinnamon sugar soft pretzel bites. One is bit open showing the soft bread in the middle.

These cinnamon sugar soft pretzel bites are seriously delicious on their own, but paired with the cream cheese dip, *muah* they’re perfection. You’ll love them with or with out the dip, but if you do make the dip then I think these are acceptable for breakfast as they’re practically cinnamon rolls 😉

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It’s a super quick altered version of my cream cheese frosting. But they would also be so good dipped in some hot fudge, or salted caramel sauce. I’m practically drooling just thinking about it!

A cinnamon sugar pretzel ball being dipped into a bowl of sweet cream cheese dip.

What people are saying about these cinnamon sugar soft pretzel bites:

“I usually don’t write reviews, but these pretzels were SO delicious I had to. I’ve made these pretzels 3 times in the past month. My family loves them. I’ll be making them again later today. Thanks so much for sharing such a delicious, easy recipe:)” – Emmy

“So quick and easy to make! Super soft and fluffy too. I suck at making bread but this was a no fail recipe for me 🙂” – Jennifer

Looking for more soft pretzel recipes:

  • Soft Pretzels
  • Soft Pretzel Bites
  • Pretzel Wrapped Bratwurst
  • Jalapeno Cheddar Soft Pretzel Bites on Cook Nourish Bliss

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These cinnamon sugar soft pretzel bites were first posted on January 15, 2016. The photos and text were updated for clarity on April 21, 2021.

MAKE THESE AMAZING CINNAMON SUGAR SOFT PRETZEL BITES WITH THESE GREAT KITCHEN TOOLS AND INGREDIENTS:

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  • Large Pot
  • Baking Sheet
  • Cinnamon
  • Yeast
  • Mixing Bowl

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