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.

  • Cheryl
    April 28, 2024

    While I’ll admit that these taste great, they look terrible. I followed all the directions and they turned out like little wrinkly dough lumps. ONCE YOU REMOVE THE RISEN DOUGH, IT COLLAPSES AND LOSES ALL BODY, CREATING THE LUMPY RESULT. Plus, Either 350 isn’t hot enough or 12 minutes isn’t long enough.

    • Debbie from Rhodes
      May 1, 2024

      You have let the roll over rise. You just want them to raise until ALMOST double in size. The dough will collapse if you let them over rise. It just fills with air and will collapse. If you follow the recipe, I think it will work for you. Call our Customer Satisfaction Department if you have any more questions or don’t understand the raising method. 800-876-7333

  • Deb Boyd
    June 2, 2024

    Can I use the whole white bread instead of rolls? I happen to have these. If so, how would i divide them to fit this recipe?

    • Debbie from Rhodes
      June 5, 2024

      Yes, you can thaw the loaf of bread and then divide it into 12 Dinner size rolls or into 8 and have a larger roll. Then use in the recipe as called for.

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