Air Fryer Pretzel Bites (2 Ingredient Dough)

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air fryer pretzel bites text on image of salted pretzel bites in bowl

Snack food always goes over well in our house, and having a recipe to make the easiest air fryer pretzel bites might be a little dangerous, but is definitely super tasty. The pretzel bites are super simple to make up and might be gone just as fast. 

This is the perfect addition to our list of appetizers and game day food! Seriously, dip these in some melty cheese and your tastebuds will have thought they died and have gone to heaven.


Ingredients and Supplies Needed to Make Air Fryer Pretzel Bites (2 Ingredient Dough):

pretzel bites recipe ingredients


  • Self-rising flour
  • Plain, fat-free, greek yogurt
  • Boiling water
  • Baking soda
  • Butter
  • Pretzel salt (You can find some HERE)


  • Stand mixer with a dough hook
  • Pot for boiling water
  • Sharp knife or bench scraper
  • Medium-sized mixing bowl
  • Air fryer (Cosori Pro II has plenty of space for this recipe)
  • Thermometer

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Can You Make Homemade Self-Rising Flour?

If you don’t happen to have any self-rising flour on hand that is okay! You can make your own as long as you have the ingredients to do so.

Add A Pinch has a great recipe and teaches you how to make self-rising flour that you could use instead for this recipe!


My Dough is Too Sticky to Work With 

Everyone lives in different places so the humidity can change the amount of flour that you might need.

If you notice that your dough is extra sticky and hard to work with, then add a little flour until the dough is no longer sticking to your hands.



Ways to Eat Soft Pretzels 

There are a few ways that I love to eat soft pretzels. First and foremost is dipping it in a melty cheese sauce. Talk about YUM! 

Sometimes I will even dip the soft pretzel in a garlic butter sauce, mustard dip, or even some tasty ranch. 

If you want to make these pretzel bites more sweet than savory, you can also choose to omit the pretzel salt and sprinkle on some tasty cinnamon sugar mix and tip them in some vanilla icing. 


How to Make Air Fryer Pretzel Bites (2 Ingredient Dough):

Step 1: Make the Dough

dry ingredients in a bowl

First, start by placing the self-rising flour in a stand mixer bowl that has been fitted with a dough hook, along with the greek yogurt. 

Mix them together on a low speed until the flour and yogurt are completely combined, then bump up the speed to medium for about 3 minutes or until it begins to form a ball. 

If the dough is still sticky, add more flour a little at a time until you can easily handle the pretzel dough. 


Step 2: Boil Water and Preheat Air Fryer

Once the dough has been made, boil the water and preheat the air fryer to 400F or 200C for 5 minutes. 


Step 3: Shape the Dough

formed pretzel dough ball

Now, turn the dough out onto a well flour surface and then sprinkle a little more flour on top. 

Then, knead the dough a few more times and form it into a ball. 

pretzel dough ball cut in quarters

Use a very sharp knife or bench scraper and cut the ball into 4 parts. 


Step 4: Roll Out the Dough

pretzel dough rolled out into long log

Once you have the four parts made, take one of the parts and roll it out long and thin, about half of an inch thick. 

dough log cut into eight bits

Then cut the rope-shaped dough into about 12 small segments, trying to make them all about the same length. I first cut it in half, then half again, then cut each fourth into thirds.

Continue this with the remaining other three sections of dough. 


Step 5: Prepare the Air Fryer Basket

Once the air fryer is done preheating, spray the basket lightly with nonstick cooking spray or oil. 


Step 6: Pretzel the Dough

raw pretzel dough in air fryer basket

To get the pretzel effect, you will need to carefully dissolve the baking soda in the boiling water until it is well combined. 

Then carefully dip the dough segments into the baking soda water until it has been completely covered. 

Once the dough has been dipped, place it into the air fryer basket. Filling the basket, but not crowding the basket. 


Step 7: Bake the Pretzels

cooked pretzel dough in air fryer basket

When you have the basket filled, place it back into the air fryer and bake the soft pretzel bites for 5-6 minutes at 400F or 200C or until they reach an internal temperature of 205F or 96C. 

In order to not crowd the basket you will probably have to make this recipe in 2-3 batches. 


Step 9: Season the Pretzel Bites

air fried pretzel bites in a bowl with salt and melted butter to the side

When the pretzel bites are done baking, turn them out onto a plate and brush them with melted butter and season them with the pretzel salt.  


Easy Recipes for the Air Fryer  

I am all about making dinner easy and delicious. I don’t need all of those complicated recipes. Recipes that can be made in the air fryer in under an hour are right up my alley!  

Easy Air Fryer Recipes that You Can Make Fast:

bowl of pretzel bites with salt on top

Final Thoughts

I am a sucker for a good, fresh, and hot soft pretzel. And now that I can make my own in less than 30 minutes, it blows my mind! My kids love them and they are super easy to make. Not to mention absolutely delicious! 

What is your favorite dipping sauce for soft pretzels?


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air fryer pretzel bites text on image of bowl of pretzel bites


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Air Fryer Pretzel Bites (2 Ingredient Dough)

With a quick and easy, no yeast, pretzel dough you will get the best air fryer pretzel bites in less than 30 minutes.
4.67 / 5 ( 6 Reviews )
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Serves: 4
Adjust Servings: 4


  • Stand mixer with dough hook
  • Small pot
  • Sharp knife or dough hook
  • Medium-sized mixing bowl
  • Thermometer


  • 1 cup Self-rising flour
  • 1 cup plain, fat-free Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup Boiling water
  • 1 tbsp Baking soda
  • ½ cup Butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp Pretzel salt


  • Put the 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. If the dough is too sticky, add more self-rising flour (or if you are using a homemade mix of self-rising flour, you can just add flour) a little at a time until it is no longer sticky.
  • Start boiling your water if you haven't already.
  • Preheat the air fryer at 400 °F for 5 minutes.
  • 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 fourths.
  • Roll each piece of dough into a long rope. Cut each rope into about 12 small segments. (I first cut it in half, then half again, then cut each fourth into thirds).
  • Dissolve baking soda in boiling water. Dip the dough segments into the baking soda mixture. Place directly onto a lightly sprayed (with oil) air fryer basket. Add as many pretzel bites as you can, but don't overcrowd the basket.
  • You will likely need to cook in 2 batches. Air fry at 400 °F for 5-6 min, or until internal temp is 205 °F.
  • Remove from the air fryer basket, cook the second batch and then brush the pretzel bites with melted butter and sprinkle with pretzel salt.

Recipe Notes

- Homemade Self-Rising Flour Recipe: Mix together 1 cup flour with 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt
- if you don't have a stand mixer, you can knead the dough. Takes a little more effort, but the results will still be great! 
- if you happen to not have pretzel salt on hand, you can use Kosher salt.


Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 24g | Sodium: 1005mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.1g

Recipe Adapted From: The Gunny Sack

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Ingredients: Baking Soda, Butter, Greek yogurt, Pretzel salt, Water
Meal Type: Appetizers and Snacks, Christmas, Super Bowl Party
Categories: Finger Food and Dips, Air Fryer

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