Monday, April 11, 2011

Just As Good, Mall Pretzel Recipe

These pretzels are a real crowd pleaser.  My husband and kids love them!  They are a little more work than going to the mall, but definitely worth the effort.  They are best when served fresh, right out of the oven.

1 cup warm water
1 package dry active yeast
1 1/2 cups flour
2 tbs. vegetable oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tbs. brown sugar
1 1/4 cup flour

4 cups warm water
2 tbs. baking soda

2 tbs. coarse salt
2 tablespoons melted butter

  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water and let stand for 5 minutes.  Add vegetable oil, brown sugar, salt and 1 1/2 cups flour.  Mix well.  Add remaining flour and knead the dough until smooth.  Cover the dough ball and allow the dough to rise for 1 hour.
  After dough has risen, divide the dough into 6 equal strips and form into ropes.  Shape dough into pretzel shapes.


Twist Once

 Twist Twice


Prepare a solution of 4 cups warm water and 2 tablespoons baking soda in a bowl.  With a slotted spoon, dip the pretzels into the baking soda solution before placing them on a greased pan.  Be sure to fully submerge the shaped pretzels into the baking soda solution and to frequently stir the solution between dips.

Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

While pretzels are still warm, brush with melted butter and top with coarse salt.  You may substitute cinnamon sugar for the coarse salt if you wish.  Enjoy!!

Recipe adapted from:


  1. YUM...I am tempted, these sound so good! The nearest mall to me is 2 hours..I might just have to make these! ;D

  2. Hi Brandi! I missed you soooo much :) How goes it? These look super yummy! I can't remember the last time I had a mall pretzel. I can't wait to try this recipe. I'm sure my husband and kids will thank you! Love the plate in the first photo, too.

    Have a wonderful night my friend! Can't wait to catch up! xoxo

  3. Thank you for your sweet comment AND for this wonderful recipe! They are most definitely going on my list of things to make asap!

  4. They look yummy Brandi! Will you adopt me? even if I am old enough to be your mother LOL.

  5. Oh Brandi they look delicious... and oven hot Pretzel hmm lovely I am sure going to try soon

  6. Awesome! I can't wait to try these. My picky eater loves the mall pretzels, so this is sure to be a winner!

  7. YES!!! I'm going to have to try these! My hubby and lil Alie are ADDICTED to the mall ones!!

  8. Hi lovely Brandi,

    How cool! A cooking tutorial. I bet probably to you it looked too easy but I'd never thought of how they make the pretzel shape before so THANK YOU!!! Duh!!


  9. Just great Brandi!!
    I did not need to see this!
    Those pretzels in mall are my down fall!!!!!

  10. Fabulous things that I may discover here tonight!!!

    Have a nice Tuesday;o)

  11. Oh I love these pretzels!! And then add in some cheese....oh my!!! :) What a great recipe, thank you for sharing!!

  12. Thank you sooooooo very much for the recipe and tutorial on pretzel making! Wow!, we have no pretzels here, so I'm going to have a blast making them darling...thanks a lot!
    Thank you for dropping by and for the sweet comments, your so generous all around!
    Lots of hugs sweet Brandy.

  13. That looks insanely amazing. Let me wipe the drool off my chin. If I wasn't gluten-free, I'd try that right now! Wanted to thank you for your comment on my master bedroom reveal! That means a lot! Tomorrow, I will be posting more info on the process and choices via a guest blogging spot, so stay tuned. Thanks so much!! It is much appreciated.

  14. Ooooh! These look delicious!! I haven't had a real pretzel in years!! A cinnamon sugar one sounds really good right about now!
    Hope you're having a great week!

  15. Yummy from your newest follower want to make these . thanks for sharing


  16. ummm, these look and sound delicious. Thanks bunches for the recipe.
    xo bj

  17. I just signed up to follow. Hope you will come see me soon.:)
    I am having a giveaway of a beautiful enamel house sign..come try for it.

  18. I love mall pretzels!! They make shopping much more enjoyable lol. Are the pretzels you made sweet? Or the standard pretzel flavor?

  19. The pretzels looks so good Brandi! I bet your kids think it's cool that you made them!

  20. They sound sooooo yummy! I'll let you know if I make them! :D Thanks for following and leaving a comment!

  21. I have to say that these pretzels look pretty amazing!!!! I rarely cook...but I really want to make these.

  22. These look SO good, Brandi. My mouth is watering just looking at them. Yum!

  23. Look at you working with yeast and baking pretzels! You are my hero. I am going to get over the fear of yeast this year. Promise. They look awesome, Brandi. Sure wish I had one or five right now. :)

  24. Hi Brandi, I love pretzel,I have made twice attempts and I was not lucky. I hope this recipe solves my problem.Thanks for sharing. I am your newest follower.

  25. Hi Brandi,
    I can't go by one of those Pretzel places in the mall without having one. I think I may be a Pretzel addict.Your tutorial on the tie is awesome so we will at last know how to make that tie. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  26. So glad you posted this... My fam is going to love them!!!!


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