Pretzel Recipes for Kids

Pretzel Facts for Kids

It is believed that pretzels are the world’s oldest snack food.

History says its origin dates back to 610 AD when an Italian Monk used dough left over from baking bread to make pretzels.  He folded the dough over to make it look like children’s arms folded to pray.  He rewarded children with pretzels for remembering their prayers.

Kid Friendly Pretzel recipe

Ingredients: 1 package of dry active yeast, 1/2 cup warm water, 1 teaspoon honey, 1 1/3 cup flour, 1 egg and 1 teaspoon salt

Pre-heat oven to 400

Step 1: In a bowl dissolve yeast in the water

Step 2: Add the honey and salt to the yeast/water mixture

Step 3: Add flour a little at a time

Step 4: Knead dough until smooth

Step 5: Make traditional pretzel shapes or be creative an make letters, numbers or what ever shape you would like

Step 6: Beat egg and lightly coat each pretzel with egg

Step 7: Cook for about 10 minutes or until golden brown

Step 8: Let cool and enjoy!

*Kids play and create tip:

To make cinnamon sugar pretzels add 1/2 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons of cinnamon to a bowl.  Melt 1/2 stick of butter in another.  After pretzel’s cool dip pretzel’s (kids love this part) in the butter then the cinnamon sugar mixture shake off excess and enjoy.

Coated Pretzel Sticks 

This is a fun snack with lots of options. You can roll pretzels rods into anything that sticks, here are some ideas:

Kids can use a spoon or for a messy version roll pretzel sticks in:

Peanut Butter, Melted Chocolate, Nutella or Melted Cheese

Once covered kids can roll onto

Cereal, M&Ms, Chocolate Chips, Coconut, Sprinkles, Button Candy (or any other small candy)


*Kids play and create tip:

These make great gifts. Make different flavored pretzels, when dry place in long candy bag (available at Michael’s craft store or chocolate store) and tie with ribbon.