Homemade soft pretzels are easier to make at home than you think. So soft, so buttery, they’re better than any food chain!
I have a slight obsession with soft pretzels. Where ever I am, if they are being offered, there’s a good chance I’m getting one.. or three. Call it a guilty pleasure but now that I can make homemade soft pretzels that are even better than any Mall chain (Auntie Anne’s, oh how I looove you), my life is practically made.
These pretzels turn out perfect every time. They have a slightly chewy exterior like a good soft pretzel should, while the inside is super soft and buttery. The flavor is out of this world! I mean, they are bathed in butter as soon as they come out of the oven. This recipe is basically like hitting the jackpot. No more standing in horrendously long lines and spending a crazy amount of money on one pretzel when you can spend that amount or less and make an entire batch!
They are easier to make than you think, too! Don’t be afraid of working with yeast, it’s really very simple if you follow my directions.
Also, if you’d like to make these for game day or any other event that you’d like to feed more people, you can cut the ropes of dough into 1-2 inch pieces to make little soft pretzel bites! So yum.
Recipe slightly adapted from King Arthur Flour.