Pretzel Rolls

Prep Time: 20 min.
Bake Time: 12 min.
Servings: 12
Difficulty: Beginning

Such a fun roll to serve with a meal or all by itself. Makes a great snack for after school.


Rhodes Yeast Dinner Rolls or Rhodes Texas Rolls
1/2 cup baking soda
coarse salt


Place rolls on a sprayed baking sheet (far enough apart so they don’t touch while rising) and cover with sprayed plastic wrap. Let rise until almost double in size.

While rolls are rising, bring a large pot of water to a boil (3-4 quarts) add the baking Soda slowly and stir to dissolve completely. Remove wrap and place the partially risen rolls in the boiling water, 3 at a time. Boil on each side for one minute.

Place them back on sprayed baking sheets. Sprinkle with coarse salt and score the top with a sharp knife. Bake at 350 degrees F 10-12 minutes.

  • Maxine schoenholtz
    September 15, 2021

    Can i usE parchment paper INSTEAD of SPRAYING a sheet pan?

    • Debbie from Rhodes
      September 16, 2021

      Yes, you could use parchment paper, but I would still spray it lightly with the non-stick spray so it doesn’t stick to the parchment paper. Hope that helps you!

  • Doug
    April 11, 2023

    Why the baking soda? Does the ph change from the baking soda give it the brown color?

    • Debbie from Rhodes
      April 12, 2023

      The baking soda helps the crust brown and it makes the rolls crispier. That is the difference between a pretzel and a bagel.

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