Certainly! Here are some additional tips and variations you can try with your pretzel bites:

  1. Cheese-Stuffed Pretzel Bites: Before shaping the dough into balls, flatten each piece slightly and place a small cube of cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, or your favorite cheese) in the center. Enclose the cheese with the dough and then roll into a ball. Proceed with the boiling and baking steps as usual. The result: delicious cheese-filled pretzel bites!
  2. Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites: Skip the coarse salt and, instead, after baking, brush the pretzel bites with melted butter and roll them in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar while they are still warm. These sweet pretzel bites make a delightful dessert or snack.
  3. Spicy Pretzel Bites: Add some heat to your pretzel bites by mixing some finely chopped jalapeños, red pepper flakes, or even a dash of cayenne pepper into the dough before shaping it into balls. Serve with a creamy cheese dip or ranch dressing to balance the spiciness.
  4. Garlic Parmesan Pretzel Bites: After baking, brush the pretzel bites with melted butter infused with minced garlic and sprinkle them generously with grated Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh parsley. This savory twist on pretzel bites is irresistible.
  5. Dipping Sauces: Prepare an array of dipping sauces to accompany your pretzel bites. Classic choices include mustard, cheese sauce, marinara sauce, or honey mustard. Get creative and experiment with different flavor combinations to find your favorite.
  6. Custom Seasonings: Feel free to experiment with different seasonings and toppings for your pretzel bites. Everything bagel seasoning, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, or even a sprinkle of ranch seasoning can add unique flavor and texture.
  7. Mini Pretzel Dogs: Wrap small pieces of cocktail sausages or hot dogs with strips of pretzel dough, then bake as usual. These bite-sized pretzel dogs are sure to be a hit at parties or as a fun snack for kids.

Remember to store any leftover pretzel bites in an airtight container at room temperature. They can be reheated in the oven for a few minutes to restore their warmth and crispiness. Enjoy your homemade pretzel bites!

WW Pretzel Bites

Sure, I can provide a recipe for homemade pretzel bites!


  • 1 and 1/2 cups warm water (110°F to 115°F)
  • 1 packet (2 and 1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 10 cups water
  • 2/3 cup baking soda
  • Coarse salt, for sprinkling
  • Optional: melted butter for brushing


  1. In a small bowl, combine the warm water, yeast, and sugar. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes until the mixture becomes frothy.
  2. In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine the flour and salt. Pour in the yeast mixture and melted butter. Mix until a dough forms.
  3. Knead the dough for about 5 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic. If using a stand mixer, this can be done on medium-low speed.
  4. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until it doubles in size.
  5. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. In a large pot, bring the 10 cups of water to a boil. Once boiling, add the baking soda (be careful, it will bubble up).
  7. While the water is coming to a boil, punch down the risen dough and divide it into small pieces, about 1 inch in size. Roll each piece into a ball.
  8. Working in batches, carefully drop the dough balls into the boiling water and let them cook for about 30 seconds. Remove them using a slotted spoon and place them on the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between them.
  9. Sprinkle the pretzel bites with coarse salt. If desired, brush them with melted butter for added flavor.
  10. Bake the pretzel bites in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until they are golden brown.
  11. Let the pretzel bites cool slightly before serving. Enjoy them plain or with your favorite dipping sauce!

These pretzel bites are great for snacking, parties, or any occasion!