Big soft pretzels made from a simple dough, boiled, and then baked to golden perfection are one of our all-time favorite salty and chewy treats.
Few things are more delicious and welcoming than a big soft pretzel, and lucky for you, few things are as fun as making them, too. This soft pretzel recipe makes pretzels that are chewy, salty, and even better than the jumbo pretzels you can get at a basketball game.
Before I started making soft pretzels at home, they sounded intimidating. Why go through the effort of making a yeast dough, shaping it into pretzels, boiling it, and THEN baking. But then I tried it and I realized they were super simple, though they do have a few steps. And they are so delicious – they are worth any of the effort they might take. We’ve turned soft pretzel making into a fun activity at our house. I’ll normally get something rolling in the slow cooker (like a soup) and because dinner is out of the way, I’ll make pretzels with the kids when they get home from school. The effort of making the pretzels turns into a hands-on enjoyable time in the kitchen with the kids and we get something delicious to go along with our dinner. If my kids are wanting to bake pretzels in the summer, we’ll just start in the morning and eat them for lunch.