Crispy and Quick, Guilt-free Air Fried Pretzel Bites

Pretzels have been a popular snack in Germany for centuries, with the first recorded mention of them dating back to 1111. They were originally made by monks as a reward for children who learned their prayers. Over time, pretzels became a staple snack in Germany and eventually made their way to America, where they gained even more popularity. Today, pretzel bites are a common snack or appetizer, and can be found at sporting events, fairs, and parties.

Air Fried Pretzel Bites

Recipe by Tyson GregoryCourse: SnackCuisine: American
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Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, these air fried pretzel bites are the perfect snack or appetizer. They are quick and easy to make, and can be customized with your favorite toppings.


  • 1 pound pretzel dough

  • 1/4 cup baking soda

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • Coarse salt or other desired toppings


  • Preheat your air fryer to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cut the pretzel dough into bite-sized pieces.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the baking soda and 4 cups of water until the baking soda is dissolved.
  • Dip each pretzel bite into the baking soda mixture, then place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Brush the beaten egg over the pretzel bites, then sprinkle with coarse salt or other desired toppings.
  • Place the pretzel bites in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook for 8-10 minutes, until the bites are golden brown and crispy.
  • Remove the pretzel bites from the air fryer and let them cool for a few minutes before serving.


  • Make sure to preheat your air fryer before adding the pretzel bites.
  • Do not overcrowd the air fryer basket, as this can prevent the bites from cooking evenly.
  • You can use store-bought pretzel dough or make your own from scratch.

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