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Cinnamon & Sugar Pretzel Bites

Cinnamon & Sugar Pretzel Bites

Cinnamon & Sugar Pretzel Bites are an easy pretzel bite recipe that is perfect for snacking! Just like your favorite mall pretzels, covered in cinnamon & sugar, these have a cream cheese glaze that will knock your socks off.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon, pretzel
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes
Servings 65 bites


  • cups warm milk 110°-120°F
  • tsp active dry yeast
  • 2 tbsp corn syrup
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • water
  • ½ cup baking soda


  • ½ cup butter
  • cups granulated sugar
  • 3 tsp cinnamon

Cream Cheese Dip

  • ½ cup confectioners sugar
  • 3 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp butter - room temperature
  • 2 tbsp milk + more if you want a thinner consistency


  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper- set aside.
  • Add milk into the mixer bowl and sprinkle the yeast over top.
  • Add the corn syrup and stir gently with a fork. Allow yeast to bloom for 5-10 minutes.
  • Once it is nice and foamy, it is ready. Add the flour and salt to the mixer.
  • Knead the mixture with a dough hook until the dough comes together in one ball.
  • Add more flour, a tablespoon at a time, as needed- the dough should be tacky- not sticky.
  • Place dough on a lightly floured surface and form it into a ball.
  • Using a pastry cutter or butter knife- cut the dough ball into 60-65 equal pieces. The easiest way to do this is to quarter the ball of dough and continue quartering the pieces until you have about 65 bite-sized pieces.
  • Fill a large stockpot with water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Carefully, add baking soda to the boiling water, just a little sprinkle at a time. CAUTION: IT WILL BOIL RAPIDLY.
  • Place dough pieces into boiling water, about 10-15 at a time.
  • Remove with a slotted spoon after 30 seconds.
  • Place the boiled dough pieces on the prepared baking sheet and repeat until all bites have been boiled.
  • Arrange all dough pieces so they are not touching.
  • Bake for 7-9 minutes until the tops are browned.
  • In a small bowl, melt butter for the coating.
  • Combine cinnamon & sugar to another small bowl.
  • Remove bites from oven & immediately add several at a time to the bowl of melted butter and toss to coat. Then transfer the coated pieces to the cinnamon/sugar mixture to coat.
  • Return to the baking sheet while you work on repeating the process with remaining bites.

Cream Cheese Dip

  • Combine confectioners sugar, cream cheese, butter and milk in the mixer bowl & beat until smooth.
  • Store any unused dip in the refrigerator.


*For a super quick version of this recipe - use my 2 ingredient dough.
**You can also make these in the air fryer - cook at 400 for 5 minutes - then flip and cook another 3-5 minutes.