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I’ve been on such a mad search for little treats or snacks that are dairy free lately. It practically consumes me. I am constantly trying to think up new and wonderful things that I can actually eat. The other day my husband was going to be gone late and then when he got home he had a meeting to go to, a work out to do with a neighbor and then basketball at 9:30. I knew I was for sure going to need a little treat. As I started thinking up something to make I decided that I wanted something fun that will help to occupy my little 4 year old and be something delicious. My mom called and I told her that P and I were going to watch a movie and I was trying to think of what little treat I could make. She recommended I make pretzels. HOORAY! I had never made pretzels and I knew that I could do them dairy free!!

I decided to do a few different kinds. I chose parmesan for the husband, plain large ones for sandwiches (I made them fat and then used them for turkey sandwiches throughout the week since most breads have dairy so I miss out on sandwiches for lunch), cinnamon crunch, sea salt and salted. Mom, said she prefers the salted, but I should still try the sweet version. I mixed mine up a bit and added brown sugar which is 1. why I call them cinnamon crunch and 2. why I think they ended up more yummy.

This was the perfect treat to make with P. She actually shaped the pretzels all by herself! Woot woot!

P’s fave was the kosher salt, sea salt was ok, Cade loved the Parmesan as I knew he would, I loved Kosher salt or cinnamon crunch (which was fantastic!!)

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Are Soft Pretzles Dairy Free?

Yes, pretzels are dairy and lactose free.

Pretzels are made with water, flour, sugar, salt and soda.

Can Pretzels Be Frozen Before They Are Baked?

Pretzel dough can be refrigerated for up to three days or frozen for three months.

The frozen dough should be thawed in the refrigerator before using.

How Long Will Soft Pretzels Keep?

Soft pretzels can be stored for 2-3 days at room temperature, or frozen for up to 1 month.

Pretzels should be wrapped well in plastic or placed in close-able plastic bags.


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5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 28 minutes
Servings: 16
Pretzels! the perfect dairy-free treat!


Recipe from Mom

  • 4 1/2 tablespoons yeast
  • 3 Cups warm water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 8 Cups flour


  • Let Yeast dissolve then add sugar, brown sugar, salt and flour.
  • Mix on high speed of mixer for 8 minutes.
  • Put dough in greased bowl and let rise 1 hour.
  • Roll into 12-16 ropes about 18 inches long.
  • Let rise 15 minutes.
  • Roll ropes again till about 24 inches long.
  • Twist into pretzels.
  • Dip in mixture of 2 tablespoons soda and 2 Cups of water.
  • Put on greased cookie sheet, or parchment sprinkled with flour works best.
  • Let sit 10-15 minutes.
  • Bake at 450* for 8 minutes
  • Brush lightly with melted margarine and sprinkle with coarse salt, sea salt, Parmesan cheese or cinnamon and sugar.


**Cinnamon crunch just add an equal portion of brown sugar to the cinnamon sugar.
Pretzels can be frozen for 6-12 months
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 254 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 366mg16%
Potassium 84mg2%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 7g14%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • Did this for my family living in the West Indies, and they absolutely loved it! With no butter, or milk in my pantry, I was able to make delicious pretzels. They were all gone before the day ended!

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    • That’s fantastic!! I’m so glad they liked them!!!

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  • Delicious! My Dad couldn't have dairy growing up so we grew up with lot's of dairy free foods in our house. I actually thought it was wierd when I went to college and had a pizza WITH cheese on it for the first time ever.

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  • Thanks for stopping by my blog! These look fantastic. I've always wanted to make pretzels, but have yet to attempt them!

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  • Ahhh….pretzels! So yummy! They are on my list to make soon. 🙂

    What a great idea to make them into sandwiches (along with all the other flavors you made).

    So glad you “added” me on TK so I could discover your wonderful blog! 🙂

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  • Ohhhh you just posted my most FAVORITE THING TO EAT EVER!! I love love love Pretzels : ) I will have to try these soon!

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  • I have always wanted to make homemade pretzels. Just been to lazy I suppose. They look wonderful!

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  • I've never had the pleasure of making homemade pretzels, but I'm sure they're FANTASTIC fresh out of the oven!

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  • I need these in my life. YUM

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  • What a great thing to make, me & yeast hate each other but my Indy would love this

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