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Copycat Auntie Anne’s Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites

by Nellie

Have a craving for some delicious treats? Check out these amazing copycat Auntie Anne’s Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites. Now you can make these popular treats at home!

The first time I had Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Bites, I was completely obsessed. It honestly took me way too long as I have never been a big pretzel fan. I had always seen the stores everywhere but never really took the time to try them.

After one try, I was a total fan. I realized that I wanted to try every single type of pretzel, turns out the cinnamon sugar is my favorite flavor. I can quite literally eat an entire bag.

Today I’ve got a really good copycat Auntie Anne’s Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites recipe! If there is one thing I have learned how to do in the past few month is make a ton of my favorite restaurant copycat recipes. Some of them have been absolute hits, and some have been duds. This one is a winner!

Plus with everyone baking sourdough bread, this is something different you can achieve with minimal skill and all the flavor.

What ingredients are in these copycat Auntie Anne’s cinnamon sugar pretzel bites?

1 (1/4 oz) pkg active dry yeast
1 cup warm water , 110 degrees
2 Tbsp granulated sugar
2 Tbsp packed light-brown sugar
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups bread flour
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour , plus more for dusting 3 cups hot water
1/4 cup baking soda

Coating

1/2 cup butter, melted 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon

What tools do I need to make these treats?

Stand mixer

Bowl
Whisk
Plastic wrap

Cloth
Slotted spoon

Baking sheets

Where do I serve these cinnamon sugar bites?

Anywhere you would like! I like to make a bunch of them and store them and we all just nosh on them until they are done. 

Enjoy! Let me know how much you love them!

Copycat Auntie Anne's Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites
Yield: 30-40 pieces

Copycat Auntie Anne's Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

These copycat Auntie Anne's Cinnamon Sugar bites are so good! Made from scratch with love, you will love these treats!

Ingredients

  • 1 (1/4 oz) pkg active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water , 110 degrees
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour , plus more for dusting 3 cups hot water
  • 1/4 cup baking soda

Instructions

  1. Combine 1 cup warm water, yeast and 1/2 tsp granulated sugar, in the bowl of a stand mixer. 
  2. Whisk to dissolve and allow to rest 10 minutes. (It should smell like bread and bubble a bit. If it doesn’t the yeast is bad) 
  3. Fit the mixer with whisk attachment and mix in remaining granulated sugar, brown sugar, vegetable oil and salt. 
  4. Slowly add in bread flour and mix until well blended on low.
  5. Switch to the hook attachment and slowly add in all-purpose flour to begin kneading the dough. 
  6. Knead mixture on low speed until smooth an elastic, adding up to an additional 1/4 cup flour as needed (you want a soft dough and it may seem slightly sticky). 

When removing the dough from the bowl it should not be WET where it won’t hold shape. Add a tbsp of flour at a time to help it form a stiffer ball. 

  1. Transfer to a lightly oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap or a damp dish towel and allow to rest in a warm place until doubled in size (I like to let mine rest on the back burner of the stove with the oven on 300). 
  2. After an hour, punch dough down and divide into 6 equal portions. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 
  3. Cover the ones you aren't currently rolling loosely with plastic wrap or damp towel (to prevent drying). 
  4. Roll each portion into a rope about 16-20 -inches long 
  5. Do this by rolling or pulling on each side and flicking upward like a jump rope and slapping onto the countertop). 
  6. Cut into bite size pieces (about 1 1/4-inches each).
  7. Cover with cloth while working
  8. Pour hot water and baking soda into a mixing bowl and whisk to dissolve.
  9. Lightly spray parchment lined baking sheet with non stick spray 
  10. Using a slotted spoon, dip several pieces of dough into the water mixture, then lift and allow excess water to drip off, place on parchment lined baking sheet. 
  11. Repeat process working in batches and using two baking sheets, and rewarm water in microwave until hot between batches. 
  12. If it sticks to the parchment, dip your fingers in the water and pull it up. 
  13. Bake in preheated oven 8 - 11 minutes until tops are nicely golden brown. 
  14. Remove from oven and using a slotted spoon, dip into melted butter, toss to evenly coat then lift and shake off excess. 
  15. Toss in cinnamon sugar Or 
  16. Place all bites in a large bowl (with top), pour melted butter and cinnamon sugar mix into the bowl. Cover with top and shake, shake, shake! 

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