4-Ingredient Pretzel Bites (Using 2-Ingredient Dough)


Impress your guests at the next party with these super easy soft pretzel bites! Made with the infamous 2-ingredient dough, these pillowy bites are perfect served with your favorite dip. 

Easy Pretzel Bites

Whether you’re looking to impress on game day, or just hping for the perfect snack, these easy pretzel bites are the answer. They’re super easy to make, work great as a finger food, and can be customized with tons of flavor choices. 

They’ve got one more major benefit — this recipe is made using the Weight Watcher’s 2-ingredient dough. It’s known for being low calorie and high protein, which means that these little pretzel bites are deceptively healthy. Pretty good for a 4-ingredient recipe!

What’s in 4-ingredient pretzel bites?

These easy pretzel bites are made with super simple ingredients you can find at any grocery store!

  • Self Rising Flour: This is the secret to creating two-ingredient dough, which can be used in a ton of recipes (like these biscuits or these bagels). Self-rising flour is made from all purpose flour with baking powder and salt pre-mixed in, so that you can simply measure once and get both flour and leavening agent. If you want to make your own, King Arthur Baking has a great recipe
  • Greek Yogurt: You can use either full-fat or fat-free greek yogurt in this recipe, depending on your goals. Definitely stick with plain yogurt in order to get that pretzel taste!
  • Baking Soda: In order to get that gorgeous golden-brown pretzel color and iconic chewiness, you’ll be using a baking soda bath. You don’t need much baking soda, but this step is super important.
  • Coarse Salt or Cinnamon Sugar: Here’s the choose your own adventure option: if you want standard pretzels, you can coat them with pretzel salt. If you want sweet cinnamon sugar pretzel bites, opt for a dusting of cinnamon sugar. 
Pretzel Ingredients

Making homemade pretzel bites

Step 1 | Make the Dough

In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, mix the greek yogurt and self-rising flour until you get a sticky dough. Every time I make this 2 ingredient dough recipe, I worry about how sticky it turns out, but the end result always comes out fine. Someday I’ll learn! Here’s what the dough looks like for reference: 

2 Ingredient Dough

Step 2 | Form the Bites

Turn your dough out onto a floured surface and knead it a few times. It should form a soft dough ball that is no longer sticky. Keep adding flour to your work surface an kneading it in until you get to that point. 

Once you’ve got a workable dough, you’re going to split into 4 pieces, then roll each piece into a long rope. Cut the rope into 10-12 equal pieces. 

Forming the bites

Place the pieces on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone liner. They are going to rise a little, so give them a little room. 

Step 3 | Baking Soda Bath

This is the part that will turn these from bread into pretzels. In a small sauce pan, combine the baking soda with a little water. Bring it to a boil, then use tongs or a slotted spoon to dip each piece of dough into the boiling water. You don’t need to hold them in long — a couple seconds for each bite will do. Return them to the baking sheet when you’re done dipping them. 

Ready to bake!

Step 4 | Bake Your Pretzels

Bake your homemade pretzels at 400° for 8-10 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown. 

Step 5 | Top and Enjoy!

After removing the bites from the oven, you can top them. You can brush either melted butter or water on the tops of the bites, then either sprinkle them with coarse sea salt or roll them in cinnamon sugar. 

Let your pretzel bites cool a little, and then serve them with your favorite dip! I love this cheese sauce for my salty pretzels, and this cream cheese dip for cinnamon sugar ones. 

Simple Pretzel Bites


This base recipe can make a few different appetizer options. Check these out: 

  • Homemade Pretzels: Use your soft pretzel dough to make regular pretzels. Roll your dough into ropes, then twist the ropes to make a pretzel shape. Use a large spatula to dip the pretzels in the baking soda bath, and then bake for 10-12 minutes. Serve these with a spicy brown mustard dip.
  • Crispy Pretzel Bites: Add an egg wash to your bites before baking. The tops will become crispy and hard, while the underneath will remain soft. 
  • Garlic Herb Pretzel Bites: Mix 2 tsp minced garlic into your pretzel dough before forming the bites. After baking, brush with butter and sprinkle with your choice of chopped fresh herbs.


Can I make the dough ahead of time and refrigerate it?

Yes, you can prepare the dough ahead of time and refrigerate it. Simply wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or store it in an airtight container. When you’re ready to bake the pretzel bites, let the dough come to room temperature before shaping and boiling.

Can I freeze the pretzel bites before baking?

Yes, you can freeze the unbaked pretzel bites. Arrange them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, making sure they are not touching each other. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer bag or airtight container. When ready to bake, you can boil them directly from the freezer, then proceed with baking as usual.

How should I store the baked pretzel bites?

Store any leftover pretzel bites in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. If you want to keep them longer, you can freeze them and reheat in the oven or microwave when ready to enjoy.

4-Ingredient Pretzel Bites

Make pillowy soft pretzel bites from simple dough!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Cost: $5.00
Servings: 8


  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour plus more for kneading
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 2 cups water
  • coarse salt or cinnamon sugar topping optional


  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • In a large bowl, mix flour and yogurt to create a sticky dough.
  • Turn dough out onto floured surface and knead until dough is no longer sticky.
  • Split dough into 4 equal parts. Roll each part into a long rope. Cut the rope into 10-12 equal pieces and place them on a lined baking sheet.
  • In a sauce pan, bring water and baking soda to boiling. Dip dough pieces into boiling water, then replace them on the baking sheet.
  • Bake bites at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.
  • Brush tops of bites with melted butter or water, then top with salt or cinnamon sugar.


Nutrition Facts
4-Ingredient Pretzel Bites
Serving Size
5 bites
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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