These Biscuit Pretzel Bites are super easy to make when you start with canned biscuit dough, and they're ready to eat in under 15 minutes! Top them with course sea salt and dip them in your favorite cheese dip and you will fall in love with this quick and delicious recipe.
Easy pretzel bites are a perfect snack! But made in traditional ways, they're not the easiest snack to make at home.
Pretzel Bites from Biscuits
That's where homemade pretzel bites with biscuits come into play. This simple recipe made popular on Tiktok is a twist on classic pretzels - they're soft, crispy, buttery, salty and just plain delicious.
Dip them in a cheese sauce or corn dip or eat them alone - you cannot go wrong. These truly are one of the best things ever!
Why Biscuit Pretzel Bites?
Imagine a snack that blends the delicious crumbly goodness of a biscuit with the addictive goodness of soft pretzels. Sounds tempting, right? That's exactly what you get with biscuit pretzel bites!
The pretzel dough is canned biscuits, cut into small pieces, dipped in boiling water then baked for a short time to get a crispy, brown outer shell.
They're the perfect little snacks for your next gathering, whether it's a game night, a party, or just a casual get-together. And the best part? They're not just tasty, but also super easy to whip up!
With a few basic ingredients and tools, you can have a batch of these homemade pretzel bites ready in no time. So why not give these pretzel bites from canned biscuits a shot? They could be your new go-to treat when you want to shake up your regular snack routine.
Ingredients You'll Need
The ingredients needed for this pretzel bites recipe could not be simpler.
- 1 can of refrigerated biscuit dough (Pillsbury Grands! are our favorite)
- 4 cups of water (boiling)
- ¼ a cup of Baking Soda
- Melted Butter
- Coarse salt - they do sell special pretzel salt but I find any course sea salt works great
How to Make Pretzel Bites from Biscuits
Are you ready to make some pretzel bites using biscuits? Let's get started with this easy recipe!
- Preheat oven to 475°F.
- Bring a medium saucepan of water to boil. You only need a few cups (I use 4 cups) and you can adjust the amount of water based on the size of your pot.
- Stir in the baking soda.
- Open your can of biscuits and cut each biscuit into fourths.
- Using a slotted spoon, lower the dough balls into the pot of boiling baking soda water for about 45 seconds. You don't want to leave them to simmer - this is just a quick dip!
- Scoop them out, let the excess water drip off, and place them on a prepared baking sheet.
- Using your basting brush, coat each piece with melted butter.
- Sprinkle them with coarse sea salt.
- Bake at 475 degrees for 15 minutes, until golden brown
- Enjoy these homemade soft pretzel bites with your favorite pretzel dip or soup.
If dipping in boiling water scares you, you can dip in warm water instead and get very similar results with these homemade pretzels.
Instead of parchment paper, you can spray your baking sheet with cooking spray to prevent sticking. I just prefer the easy cleanup of parchment and I feel like these easy pretzel bites are a little crispier this way.
Everything Bagel: For a unique flavor, instead of salt, sprinkle everything bagel seasoning over your pretzel bites.
Sweet Version: Skip the salt and when they come out of the oven, do a quick dip or brush in melted butter then roll them in cinnamon sugar or sprinkle it over the top. Then you have transformed this easy soft pretzel bites recipe into dessert or a sweet snack!
Crunch & Extra Texture: Sprinkle poppy seeds or sesame seeds over your pretzel bites for a little crunch and texture.
What to Dip Your Pretzel Bites In (Serving Suggestions)
Making pretzel bites from biscuits is a great idea for so many occasions: a football-watching game night, an after-school snack, a simple appetizer, or an easy party snack.
No matter when you eat them, these soft and salty pretzels will be one of your favorite recipes!
My favorite dipping sauce by far is cheddar cheese dip or a spicy corn dip, but I imagine there are endless possibilities for what you can dip these super easy soft pretzel bites into. Here are some popular choices that turn this into the perfect appetizer:
- Homemade & Easy Cheese Sauce
- Nacho Cheese or Mexican Queso Dip
- Honey Mustard Dip or Coarse Mustard
- Whipped Cream Cheese (with honey or ranch dressing mixed in for more flavor)
- Beer Cheese Dip
- Ranch Dressing (my kids dip everything in Ranch dressing!)
- Warm Bacon Cheese Dip
- Crack Corn Dip
- Crockpot Velveeta Chili Cheese Dip
- Cream Cheese Pretzel Dip
Pretzel Bites with Soups
Pretzel bites aren't limited to dips and cheese sauce - you can also dip them in soup! My absolute favorite is this amazing Squash Soup, but they would also work great with some others...
Room Temperature: Homemade Pretzel Bites from canned biscuits are best enjoyed the day you make them. But if you do have leftovers, you can store them in a brown paper bag and they will be good at room temperature for a couple of days. You can also store them in an airtight container but they will possibly get soft and soggy and lose the crisp on the outside.
Freezer: You can store cooked mini pretzel bites in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Start by placing them spread out on a large baking sheet in a single layer. Place them in the freezer until solid (about an hour). Then place them in an airtight container or freezer bag.
Then when you're craving a fun snack, you can reheat them by baking the frozen pretzel bites on a parchment-lined baking sheet at 300°F for 10-15 minutes until warm. You can also microwave them but they may become soft and soggy.
Dipping the pretzel bites dough in the baking soda bath helps them to develop the golden brown, crispy crust on the outside and keeps them soft and chewy on the inside.
For pretzel bites with biscuit dough, there are a couple of options to keep them warm but my favorite is to keep them in a slow cooker or crockpot. Wrap them up in aluminum foil, place them in the slow cooker and turn it on warm. You can also turn your oven on warm (or 170°F), spray lightly with water, wrap them in aluminum foil tightly and keep them warm in the oven.
For pretzel bites (that have not been frozen), you can drizzle or spray your pretzel bites with water, wrap them tightly in foil and heat them in the oven (preheated to 325°F) for 5 minutes. to 325 degrees. You can also reheat them in the microwave but this may change the texture of them.