Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites

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Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites in the Air Fryer

The more I find to make in the air fryer, the more I fall in love with it and the recipes like this Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites recipe. 

It is absolutely delicious. You might even find it a bit dangerous because it is so good and you might have a hard time sharing these pretzel bites after you make them. 

They make for a great snack, dessert, appetizer, or whatever you want! We have been loving making them during game nights and family movie nights. 

Talk about the perfect thing to munch on. You can find more tasty things to make in the air fryer on my YouTube Channel.

Ingredients and Supplies You’ll Need to Make Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites

ingredients

Ingredients:

Pretzel Ingredients

  • Self-rising flour
  • Plain, fat-free Greek yogurt
  • Boiling water
  • Baking soda
  • Butter, melted

Cinnamon Sugar Mix

  • Granulated white sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Brown sugar

Dipping Sauce

  • Confectioners sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Whole milk
  • Unsalted butter softened

Supplies

  • Stand mixer
  • Dough hook
  • Small pot
  • Air fryer (Cosori Pro II)
  • Sharp knife
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Pastry brush

How to make dipping sauce or icing

icing ingredients in bowl then mixed together

Since of course, these pretzel bites are made even better with icing we have a great way to make homemade icing 

Begin by adding the powdered confectioner’s sugar, whole milk, vanilla, and melted butter to a medium bowl. Whisk together until combined. 

You may need to add more milk depending on your preferred consistency. Then just either put it in a bowl or drizzle it over top of the seasoned pretzel bites.

Can you make homemade self-rising flour? 

Yes, you actually can! If you want to make this recipe without having to run to the store for self-rising flour, you can always make it yourself! 

Add a Pinch has a great recipe that you can use to make your own homemade self-rising flour to use in this recipe. 

How to Make Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites:

Step 1: Make the pretzel dough

Start by putting the self-rising flour and plain, fat-free Greek yogurt in the bowl of a stand mixer with the dough hook attachment.

Then mix everything together 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.

Step 2: Extra prepping steps 

Start boiling your water if you haven’t already, then preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F or 200 degrees C for 5 minutes.

Step 3: Create the pretzel bite shapes

pretzel dough rolled out and chopped into bite size peices

Next, 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).

Step 4: Prepare the raw pretzel dough

pretzel bites in baking soda water

Now, dissolve the 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.

Step 5: Air Fry the pretzel bites

raw pretzel bites in air fryer basket

Now, turn the air fry on at 400 degrees F or 200 degrees C and cook the pretzel dough for 5-6 min, or until the internal temp is 205 degrees F or 96 degrees C and lightly golden brown.

You will likely need to cook in 2 batches. 

Step 6: Make cinnamon sugar mix

cinnamon sugar ingredients in bowl then mixed together

Mix the cinnamon, sugar, and brown sugar together in a small mixing bowl.

Remove from the air fryer basket when it is cooked through, and then cook the second batch of pretzel bites.

air fried pretzel bites in butter bowl then cinnamon mixture bowl

Brush the pretzel bites with melted butter. Dip and cover the pretzels generously in the cinnamon sugar mixture.

Then simply enjoy the pretzel bites with your homemade dipping sauce.

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Final Thoughts

If you are a sucker for a good soft pretzel, then you need to give this air fryer recipe a try! It is an uncomplicated recipe, and dangerously delicious. 

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Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites

Get ready to so YUMMMM with this super simple, perfectly delicious Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites recipe with homemade icing.
4.50 / 5 ( 2 Reviews )
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 6
Adjust Servings: 6

Equipment

Ingredients

Pretzel dough

  • 1 cup Self-rising flour
  • 1 cup Plain, fat-free greek yogurt
  • ½ cup Boil water
  • 1 tbsp Baking soda
  • ½ cup Butter melted

Cinnamon Sugar mix

Vanilla Dipping Sauce

Instructions

  • 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
  • Mix the cinnamon, sugar, and brown sugar together
  • Remove from the air fryer basket, cook the second batch.
  • Brush the pretzel bites with melted butter. Dip and cover the pretzels in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Enjoy with dipping sauce.
  • For the dipping sauce, add the powdered confectioner's sugar, whole milk, vanilla, and melted butter to a medium bowl. Whisk together until combined. You may need to add more milk depending on your preferred consistency.

Nutrition

Calories: 473kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Sodium: 687mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 53g

 

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Ingredients: Baking Soda, Brown Sugar, Butter, Cinnamon, Granulated Sugar, Greek yogurt, Powdered Sugar, Self-Rising Flour, Vanilla Extract
Meal Type: Appetizers and Snacks, Desserts, Spring
Categories: Cookies and Treats, Finger Food and Dips, Air Fryer

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