Pretzel Bites

By Landon Funk

Who doesn't love pretzels? These healthy, vegan snacks are the perfect for your upcoming backyard shindig. Not only are the cruelty-free, but also they will satisfy those salty summer cravings. 

Special thanks to Hot For Food for the recipe. You can click the images to make your grocery shopping easy.


1 pre-made ball of pizza dough




2 tbsp baking soda




1 - 2 tbsp coarse sea salt 




                    5 cups of water


2 tbsp grainy mustard




1 tbsp prepared yellow mustard





1 tbsp maple syrup



2 tsp hot sauce








  1. Boil the water with baking soda.

  2. Cut the dough in half and in half again to work with 4 smaller balls of dough.

  3. Roll them out with your hands on a lightly floured surface and form a 1" wide log shape.

  4. Then cut this into 1" pieces. Roll them slightly between your hands to form balls.

  5. Once the water is at a rolling boil place 10-12 balls in the water at a time. After 20 - 30 seconds they will float to the surface. Remove them with a slotted spoon and onto a parchment lined baking sheet.

  6. Add sea salt to the top immediately and create a cross slit on the top of the pretzel with a sharp pairing knife.

  7. Do this with all the pretzel bites and then bake in a pre-heated 450 F oven for 15 minutes until golden brown.

  8. Prepare the mustard dip by combining all the ingredients together in a small dish. This can be pre-made and refrigerated until you want to eat pretzels! They're best eaten warm.