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Pretzel Rolls
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 10 mins

Pretzel Rolls - turn homemade pretzels into dinner rolls! Great for a side dish or use as a bun for hamburgers or sandwiches.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pretzel rolls
Servings: 8
Calories: 324 kcal
Author: Erin
  • 1 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 1/4 tsp active yeast
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 4 Tbls butter melted
  • 1/4 cups baking soda
  • 1 whole egg lightly beaten
  • Pretzel salt for sprinking
  1. Combine water, yeast, and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer. Let rest 5-10 minutes until foamy. Add flour, salt, and butter. Using the dough hook attachment, mix until well combined. Remove bowl from mixer, cover with towe. and let rise for about and hour, or until doubled in size. Punch down and turn onto floured surface. Cut the dough into 8 pieces. To shape the dough "take a piece of dough and start forming a round, smooth ball by pulling the sides to the center and pinching to seal. Place, pinched side down, on a counter and lightly cupping your hand around the dough ball, rotate your hand in small circles lightly rolling the ball around the palm of your hand." Place the ball on a lined baking sheet pinched seam side down, with at least 1” between each roll. Cover with a towel and let rest for 30 minutes.

    Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large saucepan, bring 2 quarts of water to a boil. Slowly add the baking soda reduce heat to low. Place 2-3 of the rolls at a time in water, seam side down. Cook for 30 seconds, turn roll over, and cook for another 30 seconds. Remove, draining the water. Place back on sheet pan, seam side down. Repeat boiling the dough with the remaining rolls.

    Brush each roll with the beaten egg, then sprinkle with pretzel salt. Using a sharp knife, 2 slash marks in the top of each roll. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Recipe from My Life as a Mrs

Nutrition Facts
Pretzel Rolls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 324 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 1669mg 70%
Potassium 93mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 55g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 4.3%
Calcium 1.5%
Iron 18.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.