Easy Alphabet Soft Pretzels Recipe

Learn with your kids and be full at the same time with this easy alphabet soft pretzels recipe! A perfect fun snack for everyone.

Alphabet pretzels
Let’s make these yummy pretzels!

let’s make alphabet soft pretzels recipe

We regularly bake bread at the Quirky home, but we made pretzels for the first time as a family. They were so good I think I ate four at one time! This easy recipe was adapted from All Recipes, and they are really, really good!

We decided to use our soft pretzel time as a chance to play with letters and had fun forming different letters of the alphabet!

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Alphabet soft pretzels ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make this easy pretzels recipe.

  • 4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ cup baking soda
  • 4 cups hot water
  • ¼ cup kosher salt, for topping

directions to make alphabet soft pretzels recipe

Step 1

In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in 1 1/4 cup warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.

Step 2

In a large bowl, mix together flour, 1/2 cup sugar, and salt. Make a well in the center; add the oil and yeast mixture. Mix and form into a dough. If the mixture is dry, add one or two more tablespoons of water. Knead the dough until smooth, about 7 to 8 minutes.

Step 3

Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl, and turn to coat with oil. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

Step 4

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets.

Step 5

In a large bowl, dissolve baking soda in 4 cups hot water; set aside. When risen, turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide it into 12 equal pieces.

Step 6

Roll each piece into a rope and twist it into a pretzel shape or alphabet letters. Once all of the dough is shaped, dip each pretzel into the baking soda-hot water solution and place pretzels on baking sheets. Sprinkle with kosher salt.

Step 7

Bake in preheated oven until browned, about 8 minutes.

Step 8

Once cooked, serve, and enjoy!

Yield: 12 servings

Easy Alphabet Soft Pretzels Recipe

Easy Alphabet Soft Pretzels Recipe

Healthy and a yummy snack at the same time? Try making these alphabet pretzels today!

Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 38 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ cup baking soda
  • 4 cups hot water
  • ¼ cup kosher salt, for topping

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in 1 1/4 cup warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, 1/2 cup sugar, and salt. Make a well in the center; add the oil and yeast mixture. Mix and form into a dough. If the mixture is dry, add one or two more tablespoons of water. Knead the dough until smooth, about 7 to 8 minutes.
  3. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl, and turn to coat with oil. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets.
  5. In a large bowl, dissolve baking soda in 4 cups hot water; set aside. When risen, turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide it into 12 equal pieces.
  6. Roll each piece into a rope and twist it into a pretzel shape or alphabet letters. Once all of the dough is shaped, dip each pretzel into the baking soda-hot water solution and place pretzels on baking sheets. Sprinkle with kosher salt.
  7. Bake in preheated oven until browned, about 8 minutes.
  8. Once cooked, serve, and enjoy!

So did you try making these yummy alphabet pretzels? What did your kids think?

17 Comments

  1. Pretzels are so fun to make. We used to make our names and all sorts of fun shapes and even spiders and cat faces. I can just smell them baking! 🙂
    .-= Lori´s last blog ..Hallmark’s Kid’s Collection =-.

  2. Quirky, nothing, you are a cool mom!!! Nifty blog. I will definitely be passing it on to my friends too! I found you on Mom Tip Tuesday @ pBd.

  3. Thanks for sharing, those look delicious, easy, and fun, all things I require of a preschool appropriate activity! Thanks for linking to Mom Tip Tuesday, hope to see you back next week!
    .-= parenting BY dummies´s last blog ..Wordful Spring is Here Wednesday =-.

  4. Sounds like a great idea, I’ve never tried rolling them out and making them with pretzels. I’ve cut alphabet letter out of cookie dough but never this. I bet it’s fun because it’s so hand on. Thanks for linking to our Blog Hop at ABC.
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..Come Join Me on BlogFrog & Exciting News =-.

  5. I LOVE soft pretzels. I have never thought of making them at home. I will definitely have to give those a try! YUMMY!! Thanks for the recipe! Rene
    .-= Rene @BudgetSavingMom´s last blog ..Ultimate Blog Party =-.

  6. Yumm..What a clever idea. I’ll have to remember this when K is a bit older. Thanks for linking up this week. I hope you’ll join me tomorrow for another great party!

  7. LOVE this idea! Can’t wait to try it with my kids.

  8. Hi! I found your pretzel recipe today and I loved the idea. (They reminds me of Germany, one of my favorites countries in the world). The only ingredient missing in our kitchen was baking soda so we went straight to get it. Now we are in the “let the dough sit” with 2 years old toddler insisting in “letting it seat in his stomach” (haha!) and now I doubt: shall I let it sit uncovered, covered or in the firdge. Since time is running, I will know I ´m really lucky if you get to answer my question now. Thank you so much and we suscribed to your blog, it ´s great!!
    Love,
    Fernanda

  9. Thank you so much for your quick answer! So I let the dough sit using a soft towel to cover it. Finally, WE DID IT!! Dough is really stiff so I had to invite husband to cooperate to be able to finish transforming it into finger width snakes  before midnight!! So this was a rare occasion when the 5 of us were baking together and we loved it. Children created their own shapes (I didn ´t suggest letters from the begining, by that point of the day ANY shape was great for me!)and here is what happened.
    – 8 years old did lots of hearts… mhmmm is love already around? Sure! He ´s full of love.
    – 5 years old wrote the word SUN (no suggestion on my part)and did a smiling face too.
    – 2 years old dissapeard in a flash and succeded in “letting the dough sit” in his stomach after all!! Then he tried the potato masher on it and finally he created a little round bread.
    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS IDEA! I ´ll keep this day in my memory for long time. Love,
    Fernanda

  10. Love this too! I’ll be link up to it as well. I’m loving your website!

  11. Ohhhh we LOVE preztels, have never tried making them, but am inspired! And what a great idea to make letters!

    Thank you for linking up to Kids Get Crafty! Great to see you there and hope to see you again!

    Maggy

  12. Stopping by from Red Ted!

    Love this idea! Will definitely try it!

    Thanks!

    Kerri

  13. While the vast majority of pre-school programs, the U.S. is still based on the tuition fees, and has grown to support some public funding for education in early childhood over the years. As of 2008, 38 states and the District of Columbia invested in at least some pre-kindergarten programs, and many school districts and to provide preschool services on their own, using local and federal funds.

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