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You’ll Love This Hack for Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites!

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These delicious soft pretzel bites taste just like Auntie Anne’s and need just a handful of ingredients! They are made from canned biscuits right in your kitchen with no fancy equipment or complicated recipe required!

Soft pretzel bites made from canned biscuits


Using canned biscuits is handy so you don’t have to worry about baking with yeast. The baking soda is necessary to get that classic pretzel taste! I did a double batch for a larger gathering, but you could definitely half the recipe for a smaller group.

  • 2 (16.3-ounce) cans refrigerated biscuit dough (16 biscuits.) (I use Pillsbury Grands! Buttermilk Southern Homestyle)
  • 4 cups warm water
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter (you could also use 2 eggs for an egg wash.)
  • Optional: Coarse salt
  • Optional: Favorite dipping sauces like honey mustard
Soft Pretzel Bites on a wooden board


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a large baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper (this is helpful so the baking soda does not damage your aluminum pans.)
  • Using a knife or pizza cutter, cute each biscuit into 4 pieces and roll each piece into a ball. Use a knife to make a small slit in the top of each ball of dough.
  • Pour the water into a medium pot and whisk the baking soda in until it has dissolved. Cook on low heat. Note: It’s not necessary for the water to be boiling, which can be intimidating. Just using warm water works just fine!
  • Using a ladle or metal spoon, carefully tip each dough ball into the baking soda water for about one minute before placing on the baking sheet (slit-side up.)
  • Brush the dough balls with the melted butter or an egg wash and immediately sprinkle with coarse salt if desired.
  • Bake for 8 to 9 minutes or until deep golden brown. Serve warm.

Recipe courtesy of southernbite.com

Here’s A Quick Video Tutorial!

Perfect Presentation Platters

Wooden Serving Boards: I used this large wooden platter with double handles from Target for this recipe. I also love my MacKenzie Childs wooden checkered board and use it for prep, presentation, and decor. If you’re looking to add to a collection, Antique Hardware has this set of 3 is also beautiful.

Kitchen Links: I get asked all the time about the products in the background of my kitchen. Much of it is from MacKenzie-Childs, which I have slowly grown a collection of over the years! My favorites are my black and white checkered teapot and the gray and white checkered utensil holder. I also have this enamel canister that you can find in smallmedium, or large.

Leanna holding a tray with canned biscuits

Can I Cook These Ahead of Time?

So the biscuits don’t rise too much, I’d recommend making this close to serving time and serving immediately so they are nice and toasty!

Storing Leftover Soft Pretzel Bites

You can store any leftovers either at room temperature or in the refrigerator, where they should stay fresh for a few days. I’d recommend storing in a Tupperware container or Ziploc bag so they stay fresh longer! Be sure to keep any dipping sauces in the fridge. 🙂

Close-up of canned biscuit pretzel bites


I love a good hack and these canned biscuit soft pretzel bites are so fun! For easy recipes that also make great apps, you may love these Buffalo Chicken “Tachos” (Tater Tots for Nachos!), this amazing Guacamole Dip, or these homemade Sloppy Joes with the Secret Sauce!

Thanks for visiting my neck of the woods, sweet friends!

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