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Several soft pretzels on a baking sheet

Easy Homemade Pretzels

Quick and delicious easy homemade pretzels. Thanks to rapid rise yeast you can make these yummy pretzels quickly!
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 10 Pretzels
Calories: 323kcal


  • Cookie Sheet


  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour Need 4 to 4 1/2 cups
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 packet Fleischmann's RapidRise Yeast this is equal to 2 1/4 tsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp corn or canola oil
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • coarse salt


  • Combine 2 cups flour, the sugar, undissolved yeast, and salt in a large bowl.
  • Heat milk, water, and oil until very warm, approximately 120° to 130°F. Stir warm liquids into flour mixture. Stir in enough of the 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 10 equa sizel pieces. Roll each piece to 20-inch rope. Cover and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes until risen slightly. To shape into pretzels: Curve ends of each rope to make a circle; cross ends at top. Twist ends once and lay over bottom of circle. Place on 2 greased baking sheets. 
  • Brush with beaten eggs then bake at 350°F for 15 minutes. Remove from oven; brush again with eggs. Sprinkle with salt, cheese, poppy seed, or sesame seed. 
  • Return to oven and bake for 15 minutes or until done. Remove pretzels from baking sheets; let cool on wire racks.


Recipe from Fleischmann's


Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 183mg | Sodium: 430mg | Potassium: 159mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 3.5mg
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