Homemade Beer Pretzel Bites Recipe

Homemade Beer Pretzel Bites Recipe


  • 1 1/2 cups brown ale
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 package dry active yeast
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 5 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons coarse sea salt or pretzel salt


  1. Combine beer, sugar, salt and heat to just warm - not hot or it will kill your yeast - remove from heat
  2. Stir in yeast and let sit 5-7 minutes - until foamy
  3. Add butter and beer mixture to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook
  4. Turn mixer on low and gradually add flour one cup at a time until combined
  5. Add vegetable oil to a bowl and turn to coat
  6. Transfer the dough to the bowl and turn to coat all sides
  7. Cover with plastic wrap and set in a warm place to rise for 1 hour
  8. Separate dough into 8 equal pieces
  9. Working with one piece at a time, roll out into about 18 inch pieces with your hands and cut into 1 inch pieces
  10. Transfer all pieces to a large parchment lined baking sheet
  11. In a large pot, combine 9 cups of water and 2/3 cup baking soda and bring to a boil
  12. Working in batches, drop the pieces of dough into the boiling water for 30 to 45 seconds, remove from water, and return to baking sheet
  13. Preheat oven to 450
  14. Combine egg and 1 tablespoon water in a bowl and beat lightly
  15. Using a pastry brush, coat the top of each piece of dough with the egg wash
  16. Sprinkle salt on top of each piece
  17. Bake 12 - 14 minutes or until golden brown