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Homemade Pretzels

Homemade Pretzels

I am always looking for fun activities to do with my kids after school. Marjie, one of my first food blogging friends, sent me this recipe for homemade pretzels and the kids and I immediately made them. I was excited to do another recipe using yeast, even though it still scares me to death. This recipe was really easy for all of us to make. My kids enjoyed making different shapes, letters, and numbers with the dough. The pretzels were extremely delicious with a nice salty crust on the outside and soft on the inside. Thank you so much Marjie for a fun and delicious after-school activity and snack. My kids think you are the best and so do I!

Homemade Pretzels:


  • 3/4 cups of warm water
  • 1 1/4 tsp yeast
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Homemade PretzelsHow to Make Homemade Pretzels

Soften the yeast in the warm water for 2-3 minutes. Mix in the flour and salt and knead well then cover and let rise for 10-15 minutes.

Break the dough into small pieces and form it into letters, numbers, shapes, or pretzels.

Other Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp water
  • Sea salt

Homemade PretzelsBeat the egg and water together then brush the tops of the pretzels with the egg mixture. Sprinkle with sea salt. Let dough rise until doubled in size, about 15-20 minutes. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and bake for 12-15 minutes. Enjoy!

Homemade Pretzels


Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net


Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe from Marjie and Calvert School

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  1. What’s the red thing on your cookie sheet in the bottom two photos? It looks like some sort of silicone parchment paper. Is that what it is? Where did you buy them?

    1. It is a silicone mat similar to a silpat mat. They are great to use when baking. I hope this helps.