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homemade pretzelsMy grandchildren really like pretzels.  Do yours?  They like the straight ones, the curly ones and the large pretzel sticks, which we sometimes eat for lunch with peanut butter to dip them in!  So today when they were over we decided to try our hand at making homemade pretzels from scratch.

They turned out good, not perfectly shaped, but quite tasty.  And the kids were proud of their individual creations!

homemade pretzels

To make our pretzels we used these ingredients:

  • 1 1/3 cups warm water
  • 1 package yeast
  • 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons rock salt or margarita salt

homemade pretzels

And then we did this:

  • Pour water into a large mixing bowl
  • Sprinkle yeast on top of the water and stir until well blended
  • Add 1 cup of flour, salt and sugar to the yeast mixture and beat with a wooden spoon
  • Add the rest of the flour, one cup at a time until you have a soft workable dough
  • Knead the dough for 5-7 minutes
  • Cut the dough in half; cut each half into 6 equal pieces
  • With floured hands, roll each piece of dough back and forth between the palms of your hands to form a dough rope which is 12 to 15 inches long
  • Place dough on a greased baking sheet about 3 inches apart and shape into a pretzel
  • In a small bowl, mix together 1 egg and 1 tablespoon water
  • Brush the egg mixture on each pretzel
  • Sprinkle salt on pretzels
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown
  • When removed from the oven, lightly brush with melted butter
  • Enjoy!

homemade pretzels

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homemade pretzels

Baking is something I really enjoy doing with my grandchildren.  Not only is it fun and relationship building, but it’s good for kids in other ways as well.  It helps to build self confidence, builds math skills and teaches a life skill, just to name a few.

homemade pretzels

Enjoy making these homemade pretzels with your children or grandchildren soon!

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Jill June 1, 2017, 8:37 pm

Looks like fun! Thanks for the recipe!

Teresa June 2, 2017, 11:47 pm

Making them was fun and eating them was even better!

Donna June 1, 2017, 8:57 pm

Thanks, Teresa. These ideas are fantastic…and your grandchildren are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing (and co-hosting) #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty

Teresa June 2, 2017, 11:46 pm

Thank you for your kind words Donna!

Christie Hawkes June 2, 2017, 9:53 am

Teresa, my grandchildren and I also love pretzels, but we haven’t tried making them ourselves–yet. Thanks for co-hosting #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.


Teresa June 2, 2017, 11:46 pm

Thank you Christie! My grandchildren had a wonderful time with the kneading, rolling and shaping. Give it a try with yours!

Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond June 2, 2017, 11:36 pm

That certainly is a fun afternoon and such a lovely way to spend time with our grandchildren. It is great to have you link up with us at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty and hope to see you next time. I’ve shared on social media.

Teresa June 2, 2017, 11:44 pm

Thank you Sue! Baking together and eating the rewards is something I love to do with my grandchildren. Thank you for reading and sharing!

Clearissa Coward June 3, 2017, 11:06 pm

Those look amazing and so much fun to share the making with the kiddies. Thanks for sharing this #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I will share on social media.

Teresa June 5, 2017, 8:29 am

Thank you Clearissa!

Lori Hill-Smith June 6, 2017, 10:30 pm

My grandkids would love to do this!! Thank you for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty

Teresa June 7, 2017, 10:30 am

Kids love it because they get to play with the dough! Haha! Enjoy…

Grammy Dee June 6, 2017, 11:00 pm

Your grandbabies are precious! Going to have to try the recipe. Thanks Teresa for linking up and co-hosting at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared this post.

Teresa June 7, 2017, 10:29 am

Thank you Dee! They are definitely my little cutie pies!


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