Homemade Pretzel Dogs

Posted on May 27, 2014
Hey Everybody! With the summer almost here, I have a super easy recipe to share with you that would be perfect for any summer picnic or party! I love making soft pretzels, and these pretzel dogs are just as easy to make, and may just be even more delicious! You could make little mini versions of these, or add some cheese or bacon for some extra flavor, or just bake them off like this, either way, they are a great snack or party table addition! Here’s the recipe…
(Recipe adapted from Alton Brown)
*Makes 8*.

1 1/2 cups warm water
1 tbs granulated sugar
2 tsp salt
1 package dry yeast
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2oz (4 tbs) unsalted butter, melted
10 cups water
2/3 cup baking soda
1 egg plus 1 tbs water
8 hot dogs
Coarse salt or poppy seeds for sprinkling



1. First, combine the warm water, yeast and sugar in a small bowl, cover the mixture with a kitchen towel and let it sit for about 5 minutes, until frothy. Then, pour it into your electric mixer bowl and add in the flour and the butter, and mix until a soft dough forms. Using the dough hook attachment, knead the dough for about 5 minutes. Then, take the dough out, form it into a ball and place it in a lightly greased bowl. Cover and let rise in a warm spot for about an hour, or until the dough has doubled in size.
2. Next, preheat your oven to 450 deg F and grease your baking sheets. Bring the 10 cups of water to a boil and add in the baking soda, let it simmer on the stove. Take out your dough and divide it into 8 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a rope long enough to wrap around the hot dog. Pinch down the ends on either side.
3. Place the pretzel dogs in the boiling water for about 30 seconds (about 2 or 3 at a time), then take them out and place them on the prepared baking sheets. Make an egg wash by whisking together the egg and a tbs of water, then brush the pretzel dogs with it, and sprinkle them with some coarse salt or poppy seeds. Bake for 12 – 14 minutes, or until the tops are beautifully golden brown!

For another soft pretzel recipe, check out THESE Homemade soft pretzels with a sweet honey mustard dipping sauce!

*I previously shared this recipe on Or So She Says where I am a monthly contributor! If you’ve never visited the site, go check it out! Lots of great ideas and recipes there!

Happy Baking, Everyone!
I will be linking to THESE wonderful blogs!

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  • Catherine May 27, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Those hot dogs look great wrapped in that delicious dough! Blessings, Catherine

    • Maria May 30, 2014 at 12:35 pm

      Thanks so much, Catherine! Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend 🙂

  • Cindy DIYbeautify May 28, 2014 at 9:08 am

    My daughter LOVES the pretzel dogs at Sonic and just yesterday (true story) while we were there, she asked if I could make them…so I am SO excited to have found this recipe! Thank you…Pinned.

    • Maria May 30, 2014 at 12:35 pm

      Ha! That’s too funny! I hope you love these, they are so easy to make and are so addicting! Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend! 🙂

  • Treat and Trick May 28, 2014 at 9:16 am

    That soft pretzel look so cute and I want to have some right away!

    • Maria May 30, 2014 at 12:36 pm

      Thanks so much!

  • Marcie FlavortheMoments May 28, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    I’ve been wanting to make homemade pretzel buns in a very long time — these look even better! My kids would flip out over these. 🙂

    • Maria May 30, 2014 at 12:36 pm

      They are so easy to make and are so good! I’ve been wanting to make pretzel buns too, I’ll have to give them a try sometime soon! Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!

  • Julia U May 28, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Yum!!! <3

    • Maria May 30, 2014 at 12:36 pm


  • Yalanda Ludtke May 29, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Oh, yum! These look so good! I love pretzel buns 🙂


    • Maria May 30, 2014 at 12:37 pm

      Thanks so much!

  • Blair Lonergan May 29, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Hi, Maria! These look delicious and my kids would love them! Pinned!

    • Maria May 30, 2014 at 12:37 pm

      Thanks so much, Blair! Hope you love these! 🙂

  • Bobbie Jones May 29, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Gotta pin this. I love pretzel dogs..one of the things I love to get at the mall 🙂

    I’d love it if you would link this up at my party – http://3glol.net/2014/05/26/teach-me-tuesday-5/

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Maria May 30, 2014 at 12:38 pm

      Thanks! I love getting these at the mall too… they are always so tempting! Hope you love these! Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend! 🙂

  • Our Pinteresting Family May 30, 2014 at 7:52 am

    Sounds delicious!

    • Maria May 30, 2014 at 12:38 pm

      Thank you!

  • Creative Dream May 30, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Yummy! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams , starts on Fridays 😀 Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

    • Maria May 30, 2014 at 12:38 pm

      Thanks so much, I linked up! 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  • Miz Helen May 30, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Your homemade Pretzel Dogs look amazing! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  • Rustic Honey May 30, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Wow! I HAVE to make the pretzels with honey mustard sauce! Those look so amazing! Nice work!

    • Maria June 9, 2014 at 9:43 am

      Thanks so much! The honey mustard sauce is SO good! Hope you love it too! Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a great week!

  • Chelsea Lords June 2, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    These look AWESOME! What a great idea! Pinned 🙂

    • Maria June 9, 2014 at 9:42 am

      Thanks, Chelsea!

  • Cheri, the Quilting Nanny June 3, 2014 at 9:34 am

    I will be trying them! I love Wetzel Dogs at Wetzel Pretzel…now I can make my own! Thanks so much!
    quiltingnanny at yahoo dot com

    • Maria June 9, 2014 at 9:42 am

      I hope you love these as much!!! 🙂

  • Creative Dream June 5, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream’s City of Links on Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week 🙂

  • bakewelljunction June 5, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Thanks for linking up to #GetHimFed last week. I’m featuring your post on #GetHimFed No. 38. Can’t wait to see what you bring this week. We party from early Friday morning through Sunday night every week. I’ve also pinned to our #GetHimFed Pinterest board.

    • Maria June 9, 2014 at 9:41 am

      Thanks so much for featuring these! So glad you liked them 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful week!

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