These delicious cinnamon pretzels are made easily using canned biscuits. Biscuits are boiled, baked and rolled in cinnamon sugar to make cinnamon pretzels bites that everyone will love!
Every trip to the mall with my kids involves a stop at the pretzel store for cinnamon sugar pretzel bites so I decided to make our own copycat Auntie Anne’s cinnamon pretzels at home.
They turned out to be a huge hit, the kids couldn’t believe how similar they tasted.
Why you will love these cinnamon pretzel bites
- Easy – Canned biscuits make this pretzel recipe super simple to make and you don’t have to use yeast.
- Quick – This recipe takes about 30 minutes from start to finish.
- Delicious – Taste similar to the cinnamon pretzels from Auntie Anne’s.
Canned biscuits – I used Grands original biscuits.
Baking soda – Used to boil the biscuit dough to turn them into pretzels. The baking soda helps to alkalize the water, giving the dough a great pretzel taste and chewy texture.
Cinnamon and Sugar – Used for pretzel coating.
Butter – Sweet cream, unsalted butter.
Powdered sugar, milk, vanilla extract
How to make cinnamon pretzels
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- Bites: Remove biscuits from the can and cut each biscuit into 4 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball. Boil water in a saucepan. Add in baking soda.
- Boil: Place dough balls in boiling water and boil for approximately 30 seconds or until they float to the top. Remove dough balls from water and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake: Brush the tops of dough balls with egg wash. Bake at 425 degrees F for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Sweeten: Dip baked dough balls in melted butter and then roll in cinnamon sugar.
- Dip: Mix together powdered sugar, vanilla extract and milk to make icing dip.
Variations for cinnamon sugar pretzels
Dips: I love serving these with the icing dip but they also go well with:
Savory: For a savory twist, lightly dip the bites in butter once they finish baking and sprinkle with course salt.
- To make the bites a little smaller, cut the biscuit into smaller pieces. (Might need to reduce baking time by 1-2 minutes.)
- When you remove the dough from the boiling water it will look funny but don’t worry they bake up great.
How to store
Store: Store leftover pretzel bites in an airtight container at room temperature for 2-3 days or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
More easy recipes
- Banana bread muffins – Banana bread muffins with a brown sugar and cinnamon topping.
- Coffee cake – One of my favorite cakes. Butter pecan cake mix cake with a brown sugar and cinnamon center.
- Cake mix banana bread – Make banana bread easily with cake mix.
- Pancake mix muffins – You can make muffins with pancake mix.
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- 1 16.3 oz can biscuits
- 4 cups water
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons milk
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Remove biscuits from the can and cut each biscuit into 4 pieces. Roll each piece of dough into a ball.
- Boil water in a large saucepan. Add in baking soda. Drop dough balls into boiling water and cook for 30 seconds. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on lined baking sheet.
- In a small bowl mix together beaten egg and 1 tablespoon of water. Brush egg wash on top of boiled biscuit dough. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the dough balls turn golden brown.
- Stir together sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Dip baked pretzel bites into melted butter and then roll them in cinnamon mixture.
- Stir together powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract in a bowl.