Oktoberfest Pretzel Bites

Easy Oktoberfest pretzel bitesIt’s Oktoberfest time, and at our house that means it’s time to enjoy the crisp fall days with a stein of beer and some Oktoberfest pretzel bites!

One of the best things about September is the celebration of Oktoberfest. Because I am always on the lookout for yummy recipes for any party or celebration, especially those that are ridiculously easy, I was super excited to find this one in Good Housekeeping Magazine. Seriously, it only involves about five ingredients, and even I can handle that. Then, if you are looking for more inspirations on ways to celebrate Oktoberfest, we have lots of amazing Oktoberfest party ideas for you to check out!


Here’s how to make your own Oktoberfest pretzel bites:

  • Start with pre-made pizza dough (Pillsbury makes some in the refrigerated section of your grocery). Roll dough into cherry-size balls.
  • Drop these dough pieces into a small pot holding 5 cups of boiling water and 1/3 cup of baking soda.
  • Cook for about one minute or until they appear slightly puffed, and then using a slotted spoon, pull them out and rest them on a paper towel.
  • Transfer the pretzel bites to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Brush the dough with 1 beaten egg and sprinkle each piece with coarse sea┬ásalt.
  • Bake the pretzel bites for 12-15 minutes until they appear golden.
  • Serve with your favorite mustard or cheese dip!

** Want a sweet option? Leave off the salt and coat the dough with cinnamon sugar before baking.


Be sure to take a look at our Oktoberfest party page for more fun ideas!

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