How to Make Soft Pretzels - Rachael Ray Every Day

How to Make Soft Pretzels

Bring this popular street food and everyone's favorite Oktoberfest snack home with the help of our step-by-step guide. All it takes is a few easy moves and twists!
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Do the Twist!

Calling all pretzel lovers! This recipe was adapted from Pretzel Making at Home by Andrea Slonecker. Here's how to take this classic and give it—ahem—a twist in your own kitchen.

Soft Pretzels

Soft Pretzels

Step 1

Form the dough into a U shape with the tips pointing up.

Form the dough into a U shape with the tips pointing up.

Step 2

Take the left tip and press it to the right side at 4 o'clock.

Take the left tip and press it to the right side at 4 o’clock.

Step 3

Take the right tip and press it to the left side at 8 o'clock.

Take the right tip and press it to the left side at 8 o’clock.

Roll with It!

Shape the dough into 8-inch buns, plump in the center and tapered at the ends.

Shape the dough into 8-inch buns, plump in the center and tapered at the ends.

Tasty Toppers

Customize your pretzels and rolls with these fun add-ons. Click on to see how to top your pretzels before baking them.

Soft Pretzels

Classic Salt

A coating of coarse salt is tried and true. Don't forget the mustard!

Classic Salt Pretzel

Seeded

Sprinkle on a combo of flaxseeds, poppy seeds, sunflower seeds and pepitas for a crunchy bite.

Seeded Pretzel

Bacon & Cheddar

Grated cheddar and crumbled bacon adds a breakfast spin to doughy pretzels.

Bacon & Cheddar Pretzel

Caraway

Caraway seeds and coarse salt gives pretzels a rye bread flavor.

Caraway Pretzel

Everything Bagel

Add coarse salt, garlic, salt, sesame seeds and poppy seeds for a bagel shop twist.

Everything Bagel Pretzel

Cinnamon & Sugar

After baking, brush with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar for a sweet treat.

Cinnamon & Sugar Pretzel