The Only Pretzel Rolls Recipe You'll Ever Need

Buttery, soft and chewy. This pretzel roll recipe is the only one you will ever need! Use this recipe for sliders, buns, and more! 

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword pretzel roll recipe
Prep Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 16 rolls
Calories 145 kcal


  • 1 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 Tbsp yeast
  • 3 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil

Pretzel Roll Bath

  • 2 c. warm water
  • 1/4 c. baking soda
  • melted butter/ kosher salt


  1. Mix water/yeast. Cover and let it rest for 10 minutes or until it is foamy.

  2. Mix dry ingredients together. Slowly add water/yeast mixture and mix until a soft dough forms. Turn out onto lightly floured surface and knead until smooth.

  3. Spray bowl with non stick cooking spray and return dough to bowl. Cover loosely with a towel and let raise until doubled, about an hour.

  4. Make a bath for the pretzel rolls by combining the baking soda with warm water and stir until soda is mostly dissolved (it won't dissolve completely).

  5. When dough is done with the first rise, separate into 16 balls, dip each roll in the baking soda bath and place on a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with kosher salt. Let rise in a warm spot for 35 minutes.

  6. Bake at 425 degrees for 15-18 minutes, until GOLDEN brown on top.

  7. Brush with melted butter.

Recipe Notes

Note: you can also make the dough using a bread maker. Place the ingredients into the machine and run the dough cycle. This was how I made the dough for years and years until I gave up on my machine. It made great dough, but terrible bread so I started using my Kitchenaid.
These can be baked and then frozen. Thaw on the counter the day you’d like to serve them with dinner.