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pecan crunch pretzel bites on a plate

Pecan Crunch Pretzel Bites

Looking for a delicious holiday treat that isn’t a cookie? These Pecan Crunch Pretzel Bites are just the thing! 
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6


  • 2 1/4 teaspoons Yeast
  • 1 cup Warm Water between 90-110F
  • 1 Tablespoon Melted Butter
  • 1 teaspoon White Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour as needed
  • 2 cups Water
  • 4 Tablespoons Baking Soda

For the Pumpkin Spice Coating

  • 1 cup White Sugar
  • 1 cup Pecans
  • 1 cup Melted Butter


  • In a large bowl, combine yeast, warm water, melted butter, sugar and salt. Stir and let yeast bubble for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the flour, as needed to form a cohesive dough.
  • Fold the dough out onto a clean surface and knead for 5 minutes.
  • Place dough back in bowl and cover with a clean kitchen towel. Set in a warm spot of your kitchen and allow dough to rise until doubled, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 475F.
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Boil 4 cups of water and dissolve baking soda in it. Remove from heat and allow to cool until just warm.
  • Divide pretzel dough into 8 equal pieces, then roll pieces into 1" thick ropes.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut the ropes into 1 1/2" long pieces.
  • Place pretzel bites in the warm baking soda water for 2 minutes.
  • Blitz the pecans in a blender until well-ground, then stir in the sugar.
  • Melt the coating butter and dip each pretzel bite in the butter, then roll to coat in the pecan-sugar mixture.
  • Lay each pretzel bite on the prepared baking sheets and bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown.
  • Serve the pecan crunch pretzel bites with salted caramel ice cream topping as a dip.