With a basic package of refrigerator biscuits you can be cooking with kids making pretzel bites for snacks.
Cooking With Kids Pretzel Bites
An easy recipe to make for snacks cooking with kids pretzel bites. 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.
This easy cooking with kids pretzel bites recipe is great for snacks to pack with their lunch 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!
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 some research for a recipe and I supervised.
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.
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 or maybe make this quick and easy copycat sweet & sour dipping sauce to have ready when the pretzel bites are cool.Print
Cooking With Kids Pretzel Bites
This Cooking With Kids Pretzel Bites recipe is very easy to make and a fun cooking project for the kids. Great for afternoon snacks on the weekends or family movie nights.
- Prep Time: 10-15 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 30-40 min.
- Yield: 2-3 dozen
- Category: Snacks
- Cuisine: American
- 1-3 rolls of refrigerator biscuit dough
- 1 beaten egg
- 2 tbls. course salt
- 6 cups water, bring to boil
- 2 tbls. baking soda
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- 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.
Keywords: homemade, pretzels, cooking with kids, easy recipe, refrigerator rolls
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….!!!
The kids might also enjoy making Homemade Ice Cream even in the midst of a blizzard. Sometimes it’s more fun than making it on a hot summer day!
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!