Pumpkin Pretzel Bites are the perfect chewy and soft treats for this fall. Enjoy the chilly weather with hot coffee in one hand and one of these bite-sized sweets in another.
I love the fall season because the weather is comfortable, not too cold like winter. And treats like these make it even better! Enjoy this dessert together with other fall favorites like Sweet Potato Pie Cupcakes, Apple Bread, and Cranberry Coffee Cake.
Best Pumpkin Pretzel Bites
Pumpkin Pretzel Bites are made with a mixture of spices that scream fall flavors. Feel free to have them any time of the year. The only other ingredient you will need here is the pumpkin spice!
And this spice mixture is the secret to this recipe. It does not even have real pumpkin in it, but it is earthy and flavorful. Also, I like that these are not too sweet. Hence, I get to pair them with almost any drink. Personally, I like these with hot pumpkin latte or chocolate.
From Halloween to Thanksgiving, you can give this away to friends and family as a treat. They are small, so they make for a nice pack of goodies that does not cost a fortune.
And this recipe is not complicated to follow, but on contrary, it is quite easy. These homemade soft pretzel bites are also fun to make at home and enjoy for parties, and game days! You can even have kids help in making them. And the experience will make them want these treats so much more after.
Pumpkin Spice Pretzel Bites Ingredients:
- Refrigerated biscuit dough: This is the base of the recipe. It is easier to work on it when chilled.
- Baking soda and water: The baking soda mixture gives the pretzels the chewy exterior.
- Melted butter: This gives the pieces a golden-brown color and added flavor.
- Granulated sugar: Along with the spice mixture, you use this to coat the pieces.
- Pumpkin spice: The best one is to make it at home on your own. Refer to this recipe.
For the specific measurements, refer to the bottom of this post.
How to make Pumpkin Pretzel Bites?
- Prepare for baking: Line your baking sheet and preheat the oven.
- Roll the dough: Divide the biscuit dough into 6 and roll each one to form a ball. Then, place the pieces on the baking sheet.
- Brush the dough: Mix the baking soda in the warm water. Brush each ball with this solution. After about two minutes, brush the butter on the balls.
- Bake: Next, bake the pieces until golden brown. Then, set aside to cool.
- Coat: In a bowl, mix the sugar and spices. Get each ball and toss into the remaining melted butter then into the spice mixture.
- Serve: Serve while still warm.
- More cinnamon: If you are like me who likes cinnamon, then, coating it with more of this spice is always a good thing.
- Brown sugar: This gives a nice deeper flavor profile if you do not mind a little bit more sweetness.
- Honey: It is another sweet option, and it complements the chewiness well.
- Cream cheese frosting: This pairs well with almost any pumpkin dessert.
- Glaze: You may use rum or milk for this.
- Chocolate ganache: This is most popular among kids.
- Candies: Also, you can easily top them with mini M&M, skittles, or other types of candies.
Can you make Pumpkin Pretzel Bites in advance?
Yes! The prepared pretzel dough can be refrigerated for up to one day or frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
Also, if you want to store leftovers, use an airtight container, and refrigerate them for up to a week or so.
To freeze them, use a freezer-safe container, and freeze the bites for up to 3 months. Let them thaw overnight prior to serving.
More delicious pumpkin desserts:
- Pumpkin Butter Cake
- Halloween Pumpkin Oreo Cake
- Pumpkin Cheesecake
- Pumpkin Mousse
- Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars
- You can put this in your kids’ lunchboxes. Make them as small or as big as you want.
- Take the basics of this recipe and use as many coatings as you like. Also, feel free to take the spice coating out and dip it in ranch dressing or any other dipping sauce.
- Do not have pumpkin spice? Then, simply use cinnamon for a snickerdoodle treat.
- Also, instead of melted butter, you can use an egg wash to coat the surface before baking.
- Aside from brushing the baking soda solution, you may also dip the pieces in it for just a second.
- Serve it with a latte and apple cider for the ultimate fall experience!
Pumpkin Pretzel Bites
- 1 can refrigerated biscuit dough
- 2 tablespoons baking soda
- 1 1/2 cups warm water
- 1/2 cup melted butter (divided)
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut each biscuit into six pieces and roll them into small, arrange them on the baking sheet.
- Fill a shallow bowl with the warm water and add baking soda to it. Whisk until the baking soda is dissolved.
- Use a pastry brush to brush the solution onto the dough balls. Wait for the dough to dry slightly, about 3-5 minutes, then brush with about 2-3 tablespoons of melted butter.
- Bake until golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool slightly.
- Whisk together sugars and pumpkin spice in a medium bowl.
- Toss the slightly cooled pretzels in the remaining melted butter then toss in the pumpkin spice and sugar mixture.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.