DIY Soft Pretzel Bar

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This soft pretzel bar is perfect for a wedding or a party. Deliciously fluffy, salty and soft these pretzels will be a show stopper. 

soft pretzel bar

Pretzel Bar:

If you need some fun, cheap wedding food inspiration this soft pretzel bar is all you need! This station is easy to create and a total show stopper. The delicious soft pretzel rolls taste just like a copycat Aunt Annie’s pretzel and the topping bar makes for a fun DIY food station. 

I recently catered my brother’s wedding and we needed an easy food station with finger foods to have as a cocktail hour appetizer. We decided this pretzel station was the perfect food to serve as people waited to go into the reception area. 

Having a cocktail hour was perfect for this backyard wedding because it allowed us to switch over the ceremony site to the reception. 

I needed something that I could make ahead of time and quickly heat up and put out without any prep time. This soft pretzel recipe is perfect to make the day before and quickly reheat in a 300 degree oven when you are ready to serve. 

soft pretzel bar

Wedding Food Station:

I love food stations for wedding receptions because it makes for a beautiful set up and helps get guests involved. Here are some of my favorite wedding food station ideas for receptions or parties. You can check out a bunch more ideas here

Wedding Food Ideas:

  • Italian Soda Bar
  • Popcorn Bar
  • Taco Bar
  • Waffle Bar
  • Pasta Bar
  • Cheese Bar
  • Sushi Bar
  • Mashed Potato Bar
  • Churro Bar
  • Mini Pie Bar
  • Candy Bar
  • Donut Bar
  • Ice Cream Sandwich Bar
  • Build Your Own Cupcake Bar
  • Smore’s Bar

Soft Pretzel Bar Set Up: 

Here is how to set up a soft pretzel bar with everything you need to make it a success. 

Day Before:

  1. Set out a 6 foot table, boxes for height, table cloth and a pretzel stand. 
  2. Make your soft pretzels and pretzel bites. 
  3. Fill your dipping sauces in mini mason jars or bowls and store in the refrigerator. 

Day Of:

  1. Reheat the pretzels on a foil lined baking sheet at 350 for 5 minutes. 
  2. Brush with melted butter and season with salt. 
  3. Place the pretzels on the hooks.
  4. Set out all your dipping sauces. 

How To Create The Perfect Soft Pretzel Bar:

1
Figure out where to set up your station. You will need a table, linens, boxes, and pretzel holders.
2
Easy Homemade Soft Pretzels
3
Make pretzel bites and place in small bags as another option.
4
Serve with a variety of sauces such as pickled jalapeños, honey mustard, spicy mustard, mustard.
5
Serve with Marinara, queso and caramel.
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Easy Soft Pretzel Recipe:

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Soft Pretzels

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Soft, fluffy pretzels are the perfect side to your family dinners.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Dry Active Yeast
  • 3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup Milk, Warm
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter, Diced
  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt

To Dip:

  • 3 Cups Water
  • 1/4 Cups Baking Soda

To Top:

  • ½ Cup Butter, Melted
  • Kosher Salt or Flaked Sea Salt (I recommend Maldon Salt)

Instructions

  1. Place the yeast and brown sugar into a mixing bowl.
  2. Warm the milk, but make sure it is not hot or it will kill your yeast.
  3. Add the milk to the yeast mixture, stir and let sit for 10 minutes to activate the yeast. The yeast should look foamy when activated.
  4. When the yeast is activated add the butter, 1 cup of flour, and salt. Stir to combine.
  5. Add the other cup of flour and stir to combine. The dough may be a little sticky and that is okay. Cover the dough with a towel and let sit in a warm place for 1 hour or until it has doubled in size.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  7. Grab about 1/2 cup of dough. Roll into a long log. Take the two ends and twist and place in the middle of the log to create a pretzel. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  8. Repeat with the remaining dough.
  9. Mix water and baking soda in a shallow dish. Dip the pretzels into the water and place back onto the baking sheet.
  10. Sprinkle with salt and bake for 10 minutes.
  11. Remove from the oven, brush with melted butter, and sprinkle with salt. Serve warm.

Notes

You can also make these into pretzel bites.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 Amount Per Serving: Calories: 139Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 271mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g

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