With a basic package of refrigerator biscuits you can be cooking with kids making pretzel bites for snacks.
These easy pretzel bites are great for snacks to pack for school or as an after school snack. Also enjoy these on family movie night, it’s a quick snack you can make with the kids in about 35 minutes. DONE!
When you are stuck in the house and/or need something to occupy the kids this is an easy kitchen project to keep the kids engaged. They will not get bored and they will see and taste what they’ve made before everyone has a chance to wash their hands and clean up the table.
Our little snow storm yesterday closed the schools. Kids are never bored in the snow but it was a very wet snow and not ‘play friendly’. The kids were soaked in 5 minutes.
I kept the boys occupied yesterday while waiting for the unexpected snow storm to wind down. Actually they kept me occupied – they did the research and I supervised.
While we waited for the snow to stop we decided to make quick and easy pretzels to snack on.
They quickly ‘googled’ how to make pretzels and found one on the Pillsbury site that used crescent rolls.
We didn’t have crescent rolls but we had refrigerator biscuits. We improvised with the biscuits and in less than 35 minutes we had a bowl of soft pretzel bites for snack.
This cooking with kids pretzel bites recipe is very easy to make when you need a quick snack OR for game watching on the weekends. You can make a nice size bowl full of pretzels bites with 2 or 3 rolls of biscuit dough.
- 1-3 rolls of refrigerator biscuit dough
- 1 beaten egg
- 2 tbls. course salt
- 6 cups water, bring to boil
- 2 tbls. baking soda
- Fill a 3 to 4 quart saucepan with water and bring to a boil.
- Roll out the dough into long strips and lay them out on the parchment paper.
- Cut the strips into 2 inch pieces.
- Add the baking soda to the boiling water and drop 6 to 10 pieces of the dough into the water for about 20-30 seconds or until they rise to the top. Remove with slotted spoon and place on paper towels.
- Continue until all the dough has been 'bathed' in the water.
- Brush with the beaten egg and sprinkle with course salt.
- Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until they are golden brown.
- Remove from oven and place in a bowl. Serve with mustard dip or your favorite dipping sauce.
The kids enjoy rolling out the dough to make the pretzel strips, I then cut the strips into pieces using a butter knife. If the kids are old enough you can supervise them while they cut the strips.
I did the dipping in the boiling water and removal. After removing the dough from the water bath place on paper towel and then onto the parchment lined baking sheet. The kids can brush on the egg wash and sprinkle with the salt. Then place the baking sheet into the preheated oven to bake for 15 minutes.
While waiting for the pretzels to bake the kids can gather together the mustard and whatever other dipping sauces they like to have ready when the pretzel bites are cool.
You can use whatever you have in the fridge for dipping, it’s really just a matter of what you like. One of us likes to dip in cinnamon sugar, I won’t say who . . . but sweet and salty works for me….!!!
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Enjoy this cooking with kids pretzel bites recipe and have fun with the kids in the kitchen. It’s a great way to perk everyone up on a snowy or rainy day and do something a little different!
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