Irresistible Auntie Anne's Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Nuggets


Get ready to indulge in a delightful snack that brings the beloved flavors of Auntie Anne's right into your kitchen. These Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Nuggets are soft, buttery, and coated with a perfect blend of cinnamon and sugar, making them a crowd-pleaser for any occasion. Whether you're craving a sweet treat or looking for a fun baking project, these pretzel nuggets will satisfy your taste buds and leave you wanting more.

Irresistible Auntie Anne's Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Nuggets

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 6
  • Serving Size: About 8-10 nuggets

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 210
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 38g
  • Fat: 6g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 12g
  • Sodium: 310mg


  • For the Pretzel Dough:

    • 350g (2 3/4 cups) all-purpose flour
    • 7g (1 packet) active dry yeast
    • 240ml (1 cup) warm water (110°F/45°C)
    • 15g (1 tbsp) granulated sugar
    • 5g (1 tsp) salt
    • 30g (2 tbsp) unsalted butter, melted
  • For the Baking Soda Bath:

    • 2 liters (8 cups) water
    • 60g (1/4 cup) baking soda
  • For the Topping:

    • 100g (1/2 cup) granulated sugar
    • 10g (2 tsp) ground cinnamon
    • 60g (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, melted

Method of Preparation

  1. In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water. Let it sit for 5 minutes until it becomes frothy.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and salt. Add the yeast mixture and melted butter.
  3. Mix until a dough forms, then knead on a floured surface for about 5-7 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  4. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  5. Preheat your oven to 220°C (425°F) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Once the dough has risen, punch it down and divide it into 4 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a long rope about 1 inch in diameter.
  7. Cut each rope into 1-inch pieces to form the nuggets.
  8. Bring the water and baking soda to a boil in a large pot. Drop the nuggets into the boiling water in batches for about 30 seconds.
  9. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  10. Bake the pretzel nuggets for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown.
  11. Combine the granulated sugar and ground cinnamon in a small bowl.
  12. Brush each nugget with melted butter and then roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture until evenly coated.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Ensure the water for the yeast is not too hot; it should be warm to the touch to activate the yeast properly.
  • Don't skip the baking soda bath; it gives the pretzels their characteristic chewy texture and golden color.
  • For extra sweetness, drizzle with a glaze made of powdered sugar and milk.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. Q: Can I make the dough ahead of time? A: Yes, you can prepare the dough and refrigerate it overnight. Let it come to room temperature before proceeding with the recipe.
  2. Q: Can I use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour? A: You can substitute whole wheat flour for up to half of the all-purpose flour for a slightly different texture and flavor.
  3. Q: How do I store leftovers? A: Store any leftover pretzel nuggets in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. Reheat them in the oven for a few minutes to restore their freshness.

Transform your kitchen into a pretzel haven with these irresistible Auntie Anne's Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Nuggets. Perfect for sharing with friends and family or savoring as a sweet indulgence, these nuggets will bring a touch of magic to any day. Enjoy the warm, buttery goodness and the delightful crunch of cinnamon sugar in every bite!