Homemade Pretzel Dogs are just as delicious as the ones you get from the mall or carnival. It’s easier and quicker than you think to make. Enjoy these as a treat for your next movie night!
Prep Time: 15minutes
Cook Time: 15minutes
Total Time: 1hour30minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
2 1/2cupsall-purpose flour, plus more for kneading
2tspdry instant yeast
everything bagel seasoning
Whisk together flour, yeast, and salt in a large bowl.
Heat milk, water, honey and butter in a small saucepan set over medium-low heat until the butter has melted and mixture is lukewarm.
Pour milk mixture into flour mixture and stir until a dough ball forms. Turn dough onto a floured work surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about five minutes. This can also be done in a stand mixer until dough comes together into a firm ball.
Place dough into a large bowl sprayed with oil, cover with plastic wrap and a clean kitchen towel and set aside in a warm place to rise until doubled in size, about one hour.
Parboil hot dogs for 2-3 minutes, pat dry and set aside.
Place dough ball onto lightly floured surface and slice into 12 equal portions. Roll each into a 30 centimeter rope.
Wrap the dough around the hot dogs, gently stretching as you wrap so dough reaches the ends of hot dogs.
Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, cover with plastic wrap and rest for 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 450°F or Air Fryer to 350°F.
Bring water and baking soda to a boil in a large saucepan set over medium-high heat.
Gently lower wrapped hot dogs into the water in batches of three. Boil for 30 seconds, flipping halfway.
Place boiled pretzel dogs onto lined baking sheet or greased Air Fryer tray/basket, sprinkle with desired toppings.
AIR FRYER COOKING METHODAir Fry for 5-7 minutes, or until golden brown.OVEN COOKING METHODBake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
Serve with dipping sauces of choice or as is and enjoy!
OPTIONAL:Split Recipe in half to make 6 wrapped hot dogs and 12 small pretzels.Follow recipe instructions but after wrapping 6 hot dogs, slice the remaining dough ropes in half and shape into 12 small pretzels.Follow cooking instructions as per recipe to cook the pretzels and top with coarse salt or toppings of choice.How to Shape Pretzels:
Shape dough rope into a U
Twist the two ends of the U Shape 3 times around each other
Flip the twisted section over onto the base of the U