3 Ingredient Pretzel Bites (No Self Rising Flour)

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Don’t have self rising flour on hand? No problem, these 3 Ingredient Pretzel Bites are made with regular, all-purpose flour instead. They’re a soft and delicious snack that’s super easy to make.

3 ingredient pretzel bites

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3 Ingredient Pretzel Bites

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Pretzel bites are all the rage right now in a few of the fitness Facebook groups I’m in, more so the two-ingredient ones.

3 ingredient pretzel bites

I had the greek yogurt, but I didn’t have self-rising flour.

Instead, I used the pantry staples I did have on hand and it worked out perfectly.

It’s a simple method, mix, dip, and bake.

No rising, no waiting, no boiling.

I was able to have a batch done from start to finish in about twenty minutes.

Ingredients Needed

ingredients to make pretzel bites

Everything needed to make this recipe is probably already in your kitchen already.

The flaked sea salt for finishing is worth the extra effort to buy, it really brings the bites to the next level (regular table salt doesn’t hit the same, but you can still give it a try if that’s all you have on hand).

For the Soft Pretzel Bites

  • All purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • 0% plain greek yogurt

Baking Soda Bath

  • Baking soda
  • Water

For the Toppings

  • Melted butter
  • Flaked sea salt

Baking Soda Bath for Pretzels

If you want your pretzels to be golden brown on the outside, but soft and fluffy on the inside then I suggest you take the extra step and make a baking soda bath.

Combine 1/2 cup of hot water with a tablespoon of baking soda and stir to dissolve.

You’ll dip the homemade pretzel bites in the water and then add them to the sheet pan that’s lined with parchment paper.

Savory Toppings

You could just leave the pretzels as as as they come out of the oven, but if you want to go the extra mile I recommend brushing them in melted butter and topping them with flakey sea salt.

brushing melted butter over fresh pretzels

I used this finishing salt but you can also use Maldon sea salt flakes.

Supplies Needed

cutting pretzel ropes into bite sized pieces
Cutting pretzel ropes into bite sized pieces

You don’t need anything special to make these pretzels. 

  • Mixing bowl
  • Dough hook (I used my Kitchenaid Mixer but you can use dough hooks with hand mixers)
  • Floured surface (I just sprinkled additional flour on my countertops to roll out the dough)
  • Silicone brush
  • Baking sheet

How to Make Pretzel Bites

close up of bite sized pretzels sprinkled with flaked sea salt

You’ll love these easy pretzel bites. If you’re a beginner in the kitchen, I promise that you can do this.

Serve this with Velveeta Beer Cheese Dip, honey mustard, spicy mustard, or eat it on its own.

pretzels with beer cheese dip

You can also use the base of this recipe and turn it into Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites (I made half and half and they were both delicious).

The instructions for this recipe were inspired by King Arthur Flours Yeast Pretzels.

3 ingredient pretzel bites

3 Ingredient Soft Pretzel Bites

Yield: 36
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

You'll love these soft pretzel bites, especially once you see how easy they are to make! The perfect dippers or game night snack.


Pretzel Bites

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup 0% Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Baking Soda Bath

  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda

Salted Topping


  1. Preheat oven to 425F, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Using a mixer with a dough hook, mix the pretzel ingredients together until combined into a ball. mixing dough in a stand mixer
  3. Sprinkle flour on your work surface, and place the ball of dough on the counter. Work it a little and split it into 4 sections.pretzel dough
  4. Roll each section with your hands back and forth until they become long rolls of dough.making pretzels into long rolls of dough
  5. Slice the dough into roughly 1" - 1 1/2" sections. I was able to get 8-9 pretzel bites out of each section.
  6. Dip each pretzel bite into the baking soda and water bath then place on the lined baking sheet.pretzel bites on a baking sheet
  7. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes, and let cool on a rack.
  8. Brush the top of each pretzel bite with melted butter and sprinkle with a pinch of flakey sea salt.


Flakey sea salt is the key. This does work much better than regular table salt.

The instructions for this recipe were inspired by King Arthur Flours Yeast Pretzels.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 24Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 142mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information isn't always accurate.

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