These Homemade Air Fryer Pretzel Bites are made with refrigerated canned biscuit dough, boiled in a water/baking soda solution, and air fried or baked to golden perfection! Don't forget the butter/garlic powder wash and crunchy sea salt! showmetheyummy.com #airfryer #pretzel #homemadepretzelbites #pretzelbites #biscuit
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Homemade Air Fryer Pretzel Bites

These Homemade Air Fryer Pretzel Bites are made with refrigerated canned biscuit dough, boiled in a water/baking soda solution, and air fried or baked to golden perfection! Don't forget the butter/garlic powder wash and crunchy sea salt!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Snacks, Side Dishes, and Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Air Fryer Pretzel Bites, Pretzel Bites from Canned Biscuits, soft pretzel bites, soft pretzel bites with biscuit dough
Servings: 32 bites
Calories: 65kcal

Ingredients

  • cups  water
  • 1/2  cup  baking soda
  • 1 (16.3 oz) can Grands! Southern Homestyle Biscuits see my post above about why you should use this variety
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic power
  • Maldon sea salt

Instructions

  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with a silicone baking mat and set aside.
  • Bring water and baking soda to a simmer in a large stockpot.
  • Working quickly, cut each biscuit into quarters (you’ll end up with 32), and roll each quarter into a tight ball.
  • Working with 12 bites at a time, place biscuits into simmering water/baking soda solution and simmer for 2 minutes. GENTLY move them around to ensure even boiling.
  • Use a steel skimmer to remove the pretzels bites and place them onto a silicone mat lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining pretzel bites.
  • Let them firm up slightly before moving onto the next step.
  • Combine melted butter and garlic powder in a small bowl. Whisk until well combined.
  • Brush butter/garlic powder mixture over each boiled biscuit bite.
  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F and spray basket with cooking spray.
  • Working with 12 at a time, air fry for 5 minutes flip the bites, then air fry for another 4-5 minutes, or until brown. These might look VERY dark.
  • Remove pretzel bites from air fryer and sprinkle with maldon sea salt.
  • Repeat with remaining bites and enjoy!

Video

Notes

  • See my “tips & tricks” in the post above for troubleshooting!
  • I highly recommend watching the how to video above. 
  • Don't have an air fryer? Bake these at 400 degrees F for about 15 minutes. Start watching them at 10 minutes. 

Nutrition

Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 136mg | Potassium: 32mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.5mg