Soft Pretzels

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Prep Time: 20 min.
Bake Time: 15-20 min.
Servings: 8
Difficulty: Beginning

Make these popular soft pretzels at home for the whole family to enjoy!


16 Rhodes Yeast Dinner Rolls, or 8 Rhodes Yeast Texas Rolls, dough thawed but still cold
1 tablespoon baking soda
coarse salt


Roll 2 dinner rolls combined or one Texas roll into a 16-inch rope. Form into a pretzel shape. Repeat with remaining rolls and place on large sprayed baking sheets.

Cover with sprayed plastic wrap and let rise 30-45 minutes. In a large saucepan, bring 6-inches of water with 1 tablespoon baking soda to boil. Remove plastic wrap and slip pretzels, a few at a time, into gently boiling water. Boil for 30 seconds on each side.

Remove with slotted spoon; drain on cooling rack. Sprinkle with coarse salt or other desired toppings. Return to sprayed baking sheet. Bake immediately at 375 degrees F 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

  • Darvel Silda
    March 23, 2020

    Consider using kosher sea salt.

  • Marilene LaSchiava
    May 31, 2020

    How would you do for pretzel sticks. The same but put straight. I would think?

    • Debbie from Rhodes
      June 1, 2020

      Yes. Just roll one of our Dinner Rolls into about an 6-inch rope after it is thawed. We also have a recipe on our website for pretzel rolls, that is very good. Hope you enjoy!

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