Two Ingredient Dough Pretzel Bites are SUPER EASY to make with no yeast and no waiting for the dough to rise. Just mix the dough, cut nuggets, dip in baking soda water and bake!
With the kids going back to school comes the question of what do I give them for an after school snack. One of my kid’s favorite snacks is pretzel bites and this recipe for two ingredient dough pretzel bites is SUPER easy to make.
Where is the Two Ingredient Dough Pretzel Bites Recipe? In this post, I will share step-by-step instructions with photos for how to make the pretzel bites, as well as answering FAQs about the recipe. But you can go directly to the recipe by scrolling down to the bottom of the post.
How To Make Two Ingredient Dough Pretzel Bites
Put self-rising flour and plain, fat-free Greek yogurt in the bowl of a stand mixer with the dough hook attachment.
Mix at a low speed until combined.
Then, knead at a medium speed for about 3 minutes until a ball forms.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface.
Sprinkle the top with flour, knead a couple of times, and form the dough into a ball.
Cut the dough ball into four wedges.
Roll each piece of dough into a long rope.
Cut the ropes into small segments.
Dissolve baking soda in boiling water.
Dip the dough segments into the baking soda mixture.
Place coated pretzel bites on a parchment covered baking sheet.
Bake at 425˚F for 7-10 minutes, until golden brown.
Brush pretzel bites with melted butter.
Sprinkle with pretzel salt.
Two Ingredient Dough Pretzel Bites Recipe FAQs
1) I can’t find self-rising flour. Can I make myself?
For one cup of self-rising flour, whisk together one cup of all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt but remember that results may vary!
2) What brand of plain, fat-free Greek yogurt do you recommend? Use whatever kind is available at your local grocery store. I’ve made two ingredient dough with Fage, Oikos, and the store brand and haven’t noticed a difference.
3) Do I have to use plain, fat-free, Greek yogurt for this recipe? No, but your results may vary. You can try using fat-free, full fat, 2% or 5% but may need to add a different amount of flour or make changes in the baking time.
4) What should I do if my dough is too sticky? Knead in a little more flour at a time until it is workable.
5) Can I make these pretzel bites without a stand mixer? Yes! Stir the self-rising flour and Greek yogurt together until combined. Turn it out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth.
6) How can I make these two ingredient dough pretzel nuggets WITHOUT a dough hook? Use the paddle attachment on your mixer to combine the self-rising flour and Greek yogurt. Turn it out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth.
7) What can I use INSTEAD of pretzel salt? You can use another coarse salt like kosher or sea salt.
8) What other seasonings/toppings would you suggest? Try everything seasoning, garlic, parmesan, ranch or cinnamon sugar.
9) How many Weight Watchers Smart Points are these two ingredient dough pretzel bites (without the butter)? I don’t have a Weight Watchers calculator but from what I’ve read online if you make 48 pretzel nuggets from the two ingredient dough (like this recipe does) they are 2 smart points for 8 pretzel nuggets.
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Can you freeze the finished product? My daughter wants pretzel bites for her wedding after after party and would like to save the expense of buying them.
Yes, you can freeze them. I also have a traditional pretzel nuggets recipe as well: https://www.thegunnysack.com/auntie-annes-inspired-soft-pretzel/
Have you made this with almond flour to make it keto friendly?
I’m not sure that it would work with almond flour. But I’ve made pretzel bites with fathead dough, and they were delicious! I used my low-carb bagels recipe: https://www.thegunnysack.com/low-carb-bagels-recipe/
VERY GOOD !!! I air fried them on 350 for 8 minutes and they were perfect!
maryk kasprowicz says
how many carbs and calories in this.
Here is the nutrition information from the bottom of the recipe card.
Nutrition Information: YIELD: 6 SERVING SIZE: 8 bites
Amount Per Serving: CALORIES:243 TOTAL FAT:16g SATURATED FAT:10g TRANS FAT:1g UNSATURATED FAT:5g CHOLESTEROL:43mg SODIUM:1148mg CARBOHYDRATES:19g FIBER:1g SUGAR:1g PROTEIN:6g
I made these and they’re SO good 😭 My husband and son were huge fans. I made some cheese sauce to go with them, and it put them over the top.
Deborah Winsberg says
I baked these almost double time and still a little underdone. Every bite stuck hard to the parchment. So frustrating 🙁
Terry M Walston says
Do you let the boiling water and soda cool or use it hot
I usually use it right away but since it cools as you go it works both ways.
Janet Viletta Ross says
can sour cream be subbed for yogurt ?
Definitely! I’ve used sour cream but it does change the texture somewhat. Still delicious though!
What vegan substitute can I use for Greek yogurt?
Can this dough be made ahead of time and refrigeratored overnight.
I’ve never tried it but it should work. You may want to allow it to come to room temperature before trying to work with it. Good luck!
Irene Carlson says
Has anyone tried making these with gluten free flour? Do you think it would work?
Yes you can use gluten free flour as long as you add the baking powder and salt. For one cup of self-rising flour, whisk together one cup of all-purpose (or in your case gluten free) flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt
I just tried it, I used all-purpose flour and added baking powder and salt. They taste exactly the same!
Tina C says
Yes I just made some with great value gluten free flour. Turned out great!😊
Charles McGowan says
I wonder if I can use vegan yogurt instead of Greek yogurt as listed in the recipe?
i only have whole fat yogurt, will that work?
Yes, it should work but you may need to adjust the amount of self-rising flour you use. Enjoy!
How many calories does esch bite have?
30.375 calories per bites according to the nutrition calculator
Does it have to be self rising flour ?
Yes, but you can make your own self-rising mixture. For one cup of self-rising flour, whisk together one cup of all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt but remember that results may vary!
How long do these last at room temperature?
They should last about 2-3 days at room temperature. It’s kind of like fresh bread although the bites may have more moisture than homemade bread so they wouldn’t last quite as long.
Ok this is deceiving … it’s more than two ingredients 😝😝😝
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Thank you for taking the time to stop by. Your math is totally right, there are many ingredients in the recipe. But if you could re-read the title and blog post, you will notice that it says TWO INGREDIENT DOUGH. This recipe uses two ingredient dough to make pretzel bites. It does NOT say that this is a “two ingredient recipe”. That being said, if your main concern is the number of ingredients, you can make the two ingredient dough and skip the remaining ingredients to make plain, dry, unsalted “bread” bites.
This recipe is more than 2 ingredients as the name of recipe suggests.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope your Friday is going well! Yes, your math is totally right, there are several ingredients in this recipe. But if you would re-read the title and blog post, you will notice that it says TWO INGREDIENT DOUGH. This recipe uses two ingredient dough (as do many of my recipes) to make pretzel bites. There are no claims that this is a “two ingredient recipe”. That being said, it is possible to use just the dough if you prefer…prepare the two ingredient dough, skip the remaining ingredients, and you’ll get to make plain, unsalted little “bread” bites!
Can you make the dough and freeze it for later?
I doubled the recipe…and Im so glad I did!! I was sooo delicious but his is not my first time making them. Pre-corona I had sold some of these. If you think it may taste weird, try it, IT TASTES DELICOUS!! Thank you so much for this recipe! I love it.
Just made these w my son. I almost quit halfway through bc I thought the dough was sticky beyond repair. So glad we stuck it out and kept adding flour until it formed a ball, even without a stand mixer (I used a danish whisk). They baked up beautifully and he deemed them “better than Disney” which is an exaggeration but I will take it. Thanks so much for posting!!
Thank you for commenting this! I almost quit too because I had added a lot of extra flour and it was still sticky. It finally formed a ball though and the pretzel bites turned out great. I wish I had kept track of how much flour I ended up needing.