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Quick and Easy Soft Pretzels with a homemade Honey Mustard Sauce. These pretzels are warm and buttery, topped with sea salt, and the perfect snack.

batch of cooked soft pretzels on sheet pan with honey mustard sauce in small blue bowls

I do not know exactly what it is about getting pretzels from the mall food court, but there is just something magical about ordering a piping hot, soft, salty pretzel and dipping it into the cool, sweet, and tangy honey mustard sauce. And yes honey mustard is my absolute favorite and I always, always, have to have it with my pretzel.

However, let’s face it, mall pretzels are pretty hard to resist because you can smell the aroma of freshly baked pretzels as soon as you put one foot inside the mall. Regardless of which store you find yourself in. It is almost as if the scent follows you everywhere to the point that you have to give in and make your way into the food court to purchase one.

Now let me share with you a simple way that you can have soft pretzels from the comfort of your very own home and pair it with a homemade honey mustard sauce.

What ingredients to make homemade pretzels and dipping sauce?

ingredients to make soft pretzels

  1. Pizza dough
  2. Butter
  3. Salt
  4. Honey
  5. Mayonnaise
  6. Dijon mustard
  7. Vinegar
  8. Paprika

How to make baked soft pretzels:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Open the pizza dough, on a clean work, surface stretch it out into a large rectangle, and cut into eight equally sized strips.

pizza dough cut into 8 strips with pizza cutter

Working with one strip at a time fold the strip in half lengthwise and begin to form the pretzel by taking the ends of the strip and making it into a ‘U’ shape.

pizza dough made into the shape of a pretzel before baking

Twist the ends around each other two times and connect the ends at the bottom of the ‘U’ shape. Place on the prepared baking sheet and continue the process seven more times.

unbaked soft pretzels on sheet pan with silplat

Be sure the pretzels are evenly spaced apart on the baking sheet. Brush the top of each pretzel with the melted butter and sprinkle with the coarse sea salt.

unbaked soft pretzels on sheet pan topped with melted butter and salt

Place into the oven and bake for 10 to 15 minutes until the pretzels are golden brown. While the pretzels are baking, in a small mixing bowl whisk together the honey, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, vinegar, and paprika until everything is smooth and combined.

inredients for honey mustard sauce stirred together in small white bowl

Serve the pretzels while they are still warm with the honey mustard on the side for dipping.

close up side view soft pretzels on a sheet pan

Soft Pretzels

Quick and Easy Soft Pretzels with a homemade Honey Mustard Sauce. These pretzels are warm and buttery, topped with sea salt, and the perfect snack.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: soft pretzels
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 243kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 can 13.8 ounce, can pizza dough
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • coarse sea salt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Open the pizza dough, on a clean working surface stretch it out into a large rectangle, and cut into eight equally sized strips.
  • Working with one strip at a time fold the strip in half lengthwise and begin to form the pretzel by taking the ends of the strip and making it into a ‘U’ shape. Twist the ends around each other two times and connect the ends at the bottom of the ‘U’ shape. Place on the prepared baking sheet and continue the process seven more times.
  • Be sure the pretzels are evenly spaced apart on the baking sheet. Brush the top of each pretzel with the melted butter and sprinkle with the coarse sea salt. Place into the oven and bake for 10 to 15 minutes until the pretzels are golden brown.
  • While the pretzels are baking, in a small mixing bowl whisk together the honey, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, vinegar, and paprika until everything is smooth and combined. Serve the pretzels while they are still warm with the honey mustard on the side for dipping.

Nutrition

Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 524mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 162IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
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hand holding soft pretzel with mustard sauce on it

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2 Comments

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    Silver Spring Foods
    June 29, 2020 at 4:49 PM

    5 stars
    We LOVE homemade pretzels! Being from Wisconsin, pretzels dipped in mustard is a favorite go-to snack!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      July 1, 2020 at 9:00 AM

      Thank you so much! Best way to have them is with a side of mustard!!

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