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How to make frozen pretzels in the air fryer.

Simple directions for making frozen pretzels in the air fryer.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, pretzels
Servings: 2
Calories: 389kcal
Author: Heather


  • Air Fryer


  • 2 frozen soft pretzels Plus the salt that came prepackaged in box.
  • 1 tablespoon water Approximate amount needed for adding the salt.


  • Place frozen pretzels in the air fryer basket.
  • Lightly brush the tops of the pretzels with water and sprinkle on salt that came in the package. Adding salt is optional.
  • Cook at 320 degrees F for 3 minutes or until cooked through. Depending on machine and pretzel brand, you might need to add 1-2 minutes of cook time.
  • Carefully remove the pretzels from basket and serve warm.



  • Each air fryer cooks a little different so you might need to add 1-2 minutes of cook time.
  • Don't stack them on top of each other while cooking in the basket. You want the heat to be able to circulate around them for even cooking.
  • Feel free to leave off the salt to reduce sodium.
  • To make cinnamon sugar soft pretzels, lightly brush tops of pretzels with olive or coconut oil. Lightly sprinkle on a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.


Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 926mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 5mg