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Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzel Bites are so easy to make at home. Serve them up with a sweet cream cheese icing for the ultimate game day snack!

Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzel Bites are super simple to make and delicious to eat! The perfect snack for game day!

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Hello there, 2018!

I hope you all had an amazing holiday season full of friends, family, relaxation and of course – food.

It’s been a minute since I’ve last posted here on My Baking Addiction and I totally miss you guys!

I had originally planned on taking a week or so off after the holidays to get my life organized, and I had big plans! Complete with new color coordinated bins and fancy labels.

However, the flu took me out for well over a week. And let me just tell you, it was no joke. I honestly don’t think I’ve ever been that sick as an adult.

Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzel Bites are super simple to make. Serve them up with a side of cream cheese icing for the ultimate dessert!

Then my little babe got it, so we’ve been doing lots of fever monitoring, couch snuggling and TV watching. But now that I am feeling almost back to normal, aside from a ridiculous cough, I’m going to get back to posting here on MBA starting with these Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzel Bites.

If you’re at all like me, you live for a good mall pretzel. There’s just something about a warm, fresh-out-of-the-oven soft pretzel that gives me all the feels.

However, I literally never go to the mall. So unless I’m traveling and hit up the pretzel shop at the airport, I’m pretzel-less.

While I was sick, I only wanted carby foods, so I was craving things like bagels, scones, and you guessed it – soft pretzels.

As soon as I started to feel like a human again, I decided to whip up a batch of homemade soft pretzel dough.

Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzel Bites are super simple to make. Serve them up with a side of cream cheese icing for the ultimate game day snack! So fun!

But these aren’t just any soft pretzels. These little cuties are dipped in melted butter, rolled in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar, and served up with a side of sweet cream cheese dip.

You know what would also be amazing? If you subbed in my chai spice blend for the cinnamon. Gah, why didn’t I think of this sooner? Hello, Chai Spice Soft Pretzel Bites, I see you in my future.

Making soft pretzels at home is actually super simple. And the great thing about this recipe is that it’s perfect for beginners, which means it’s a great activity for the whole family.

Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzel Bites are so easy to make at home! You'll love them served up with a side of sweet cream cheese icing! Sweet and delicious!

Thanks to Fleischmann’s® RapidRise™ Yeast, there’s not a lot of rise time which means you’ll be enjoying these Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzel Bites in less than an hour from start to finish!

I’ve worked with Fleischmann’s® for years because in my opinion, it’s the best and most reliable yeast on the market. Whether I’m whipping up Overnight Chai Spice Sweet Rolls, Garlic and Herb Beer Bread Rolls, or homemade soft pretzels, Fleischmann’s® Yeast gives me perfect results every single time.

Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzel Bites are so easy to make at home! You'll love them served up with a side of sweet cream cheese icing! Yummy!

A lot of homemade soft pretzel recipes require you to boil the dough for about 20 seconds in a mixture of water and baking soda to achieve a nice brown, shiny exterior. However, I don’t find that step to be necessary here, but I might delve into this topic further in an upcoming recipe.

In the meantime, Elle and I are indulging in these sweet pretzel bites while we play some ABC Mouse and do some coloring while snuggled up together on the couch.

It stinks that she’s sick, but I’ll let you in on a Mama-secret. I’m also really enjoying the snuggles. And the pretzels. But the snuggles are top notch.

Looking for more recipes using Fleischmann’s®? Be sure to check out these Blueberry Walnut Muffins and this Taco Pizza Pie!

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Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzel Bites

By: Jamie
4.51 from 63 ratings
Prep: 40 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
Servings: 8
Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzel Bites are so easy to make at home. Serve them up with a sweet cream cheese icing for the ultimate game day snack!


  • 4 to 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 envelope Fleischmann's® RapidRise™ Yeast 2 1/4 teaspoons
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter melted
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk


  • Combine 2 cups flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, and salt in a large bowl. Heat milk, water, and oil until very warm (120° to 130°F); stir into flour mixture.
  • Stir in enough remaining flour to make soft dough. Knead on floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 4 to 6 minutes. Cover; let rest on floured surface 10 minutes.
  • Divide into 6 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a 16-inch rope. Cover; let rest for 5 to 10 minutes until risen slightly.
  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Use a knife, kitchen scissors, or pizza cutter to cut each dough rope into 1-inch pieces to create pretzel bites.
  • Arrange pretzel bites on prepared baking sheets and make sure none of the pretzel bites are touching. Brush with beaten egg.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Meanwhile, mix together the sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
  • Remove from oven and allow the pretzel bites to cool for about 5 minutes, or until they are cool enough to be handled.
  • Dip pretzel bites into melted butter and then roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture until they are fully coated.
  • In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat cream cheese for about 2 minutes. Add in powdered sugar and beat until smooth and creamy. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl with a spatula and continue beating for an additional 2 minutes. Add in vanilla extract and mix until combined. Gradually add in milk, 1 teaspoon at a time until optimal dipping texture is achieved.
  • Serve pretzel bites warm with cream cheese icing.


  • If you prefer salted pretzels, simply add coarse salt to the tops of each pretzel bite after you brush the bites with the egg wash. Serve with mustard, pub cheese, marinara or your favorite dipping sauce.
  • These pretzel bites are best served warm. If necessary, you can reheat them in the microwave for about 15 seconds before serving.


Calories: 474kcal, Carbohydrates: 72g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 0.4g, Cholesterol: 61mg, Sodium: 280mg, Potassium: 125mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 46g, Vitamin A: 538IU, Vitamin C: 0.04mg, Calcium: 75mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. chloè says:

    Before baking, I would recommended blanching the pretzel bites in a boiling vat of baking soda and water, like you would with regular pretzels, if you want fluffier and bigger bites.

    1. Jamie says:

      You can definitely do that as well!

  2. A14yo says:

    Im really interested on trying this recipe, but i live in asia and im not sure what this thing is “envelope Fleischmann’s® RapidRise™ Yeast”, i did try some of your other recipes too and they were fascinating, keep up your hard work.
    -a 14 yo

    1. Jamie says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by, any quick rise yeast will work. Enjoy!

  3. Chloe says:

    (Angel songs) Pretzels? Sugar?! CINNAMON?! :0. OMG, I just died and went to my personal dessert heaven. Any way of incorporating hazelnuts?

    1. Jamie says:

      I hope you love them as much as we do, Chloe!

  4. Linda Schutt says:

    How long do these stay fresh? Can the be made In advance and frozen? Any advice on storing them?

    1. Jamie says:

      Honestly, we kept them a few days, but they definitely tasted better the first day right after baking them. I haven’t tried freezing them.

  5. Annemarie Stevens says:

    Hi I love this recipe as we don’t do pretzels really in the uk but would the recipe work if I halved it as there is only 4 of us so we wold end up with way to many and I hate wasting good food

    1. Jamie says:

      I think it would be just fine, Annemarie! Enjoy!

  6. The Little Blonde Baker says:

    I love this idea so much! I will be making these for sure! Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Jamie says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Cara! I hope you love them as much as we do!

  7. 2pots2cook says:

    Glad to see you’re back on tracks. I love your Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzel Bites that I plan to take them to work to have with coffee. Thank you so much !

  8. Carole says:

    Oooooh, these look so good. Can’t wait to try.

  9. Natalie says:

    YUM! These pretzel bites look so delicious and so easy!

  10. Cheryl says:

    Eight servings for what I calculate is 96 pieces?!!  12 per person?  Is that correct?

    1. Jamie says:

      I ended up with about 80 bites, but I admittedly cut some of them a bit bigger than 1 inch the second time I tested these for photos. This recipe could definitely serve more than 8, it just depends on how hungry your crowd is. Happy baking!