Almost Auntie Anne’s Pretzels

I’m not sure where I got this copycat recipe from, but these are fun to make and delicious!


  • 1 – 1/2 C. warm water
  • 1 – 1/8 tsp active dry yeast (1 1/2 pkg.)
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 – 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 C. bread flour
  • 3 C. regular flour
  • 2 C. warm water
  • 2 Tbsp baking soda
  • To taste, coarse salt
  • 2 – 4 Tbsp butter (melted)


  1. Sprinkle yeast on lukewarm water in mixing bowl; stir to dissolve.
  2. Add sugar, salt and stir to dissolve; add flour and knead dough until smooth and elastic.
  3. Let rise at least 1/2 hour.
  4. While dough is rising, prepare a baking soda water bath with 2 cups warm water and 2 tbsp baking soda.
  5. Be certain to stir often.
  6. After dough has risen, pinch off bits of dough and roll into a long rope (about 1/2 inch or less thick) and shape. (Longer and thinner rope make’s it more like Auntie Anne’s)
  7. Dip pretzel in soda solution and place on greased baking sheet.
  8. Allow pretzels to rise again.
  9. Bake in oven at 450 for about 10 minutes or until golden.
  10. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with coarse salt…enjoy!

Auntie Anne’s Famous Cinnamon Sugar Topping
Melt a stick of butter in a shallow bowl (big enough to fit the entire pretzel) and in another shallow bowl make a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.

Dip the pretzel into the butter, coating both sides generously.

Then dip again into the cinnamon mixture. Enjoy!

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