Pretzel Shapes


Makes 4 servings

Serving Size: 3 pretzels


  • 1 package yeast (2 1/2 teaspoons)
  • 1/2 cup warm water (105-115°F)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 1/3 cups flour (use half whole-wheat flour)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • Mustard


  1. Wash hands and surfaces.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  3. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water, add honey and let set for a few minutes.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, measure flour and salt.
  5. Add yeast mixture to flour mixture and stir until ingredients are combined. Dough will be crumbly and flaky.
  6. Knead dough on clean countertop or cutting board until it forms a smooth ball. Add a little flour if dough is sticky to keep from sticking to counter.
  7. Divide dough into 12 pieces about the size of a walnut. Roll each ball into a snake and then twist into a pretzel shape.
  8. Place pretzels on a baking sheet lightly coated with vegetable cooking spray.
  9. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Serve with honey mustard.

NOTE: Pretzels can be brushed with melted margarine and sprinkled with herbs or spices.

Recipe from K-State

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