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Mini Pretzel Dogs Recipe

Mini pretzel dogs are the perfect combo of stadium hot dogs and soft pretzels, only bite sized. They're essentially two game day favorites wrapped into one!
Prep Time1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 mini dogs
Calories: 139kcal


For the Dough

  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 tsp kosher sea salt
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 3/4 cup water lukewarm (110 degrees F)

For Boiling

  • 1/3 cup baking soda
  • 8 hot dogs cut in half
  • 1 large egg +1 tbsp water
  • kosher sea salt for sprinkling on top


  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the flour, sugar, yeast and salt on low for 30 seconds. Add the melted butter and water, mix just until a soft dough forms. Switch to the dough hook and knead on low for 5 minutes.
  • Transfer the dough to a lightly greased bowl and cover with a clean towel or plastic wrap. TURN THE OVEN OFF and place in the oven to rise for 1 hour.
  • Fill a large stock pot about 2/3 full of water and place on stovetop. Add the baking soda and bring to a boil. While the water is coming to a boil, divide the dough into 16 equal pieces. Roll it out with a rolling pin or use your hands to create a rectangle. Wrap around each half and pinch at the bottom. Make sure that it's sealed together well so that it doesn't come undone while it boils or bakes.
  • Turn oven on to 425 degrees.
  • Put the dogs into the boiling water (4 at a time) for 30 seconds, then transfer them onto a baking sheet lined with baking mats or buttered parchment.
  • Beat the egg and the water in a small mixing bowl and brush over the tops of the dough. Sprinkle with salt (slit the tops if desired, just take care not to go all the way down to the hot dog) and place into the oven. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until deep golden brown. Remove and enjoy warm.


  • If you want to stuff the dogs with pickles or cheese, slice them in half lengthwise (taking care not to cut them in half) and place a slice of pickle or cheese inside. FULLY WRAP the hot dogs with the dough, follow the directions as written.


Serving: 16serving | Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 1001mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 61IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg