Warm, chewy, and savory sweet goodness make up this delicious fall snack

 Fall is no doubt my favorite time of year. The air becomes crisper , you can smell hints of stoked fires that are warming houses, football is starting, and great food is coming. Its not even a competition. Fall is by far my favorite season.

One flavor fall brings that I also love is pumpkin. Our easy pumpkin pie recipe (click here) is an all time fall favorite. Another fall favorite are soft pretzels. Whether at ball games, or in the mall on a cold day, a warm pretzel just does it for me.

Pumpkin Pretzel Bites Appetizer or Dessert with Cream Cheese Frosting


These pumpkin pretzel bites are a fun way to meet both fall cravings. They honestly do come out with the same texture and consistency as mall-bought pretzels.

All it takes is to make the dough, cut it apart, place into boiling water and baking soda, and bake in a preheated oven. Not too complicated!




Yield: 30 – 40 BitesAuthor: Keaton Epps

Pumpkin Pretzel Bites w/ Cream Cheese Icing

prep time: 45 MINScook time: 15 MINStotal time: 60 mins


Pretzel Bites

  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp active dry yeast
  • 2 Tbsp granulated white sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 cup pure pumpkin
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • sea salt


Pretzel Bites

  1. Preheat oven to 425º F and prepare a large baking sheet or two lined with parchment paper
  2. Place butter and milk in a microwaveable bowl and microwave 30 seconds or so until butter is very soft and stir until butter has mixed with warm milk
  3. Sprinkle yeast and sugar over milk and butter mixture and let sit until foamy
  4. Place flour, salt, and pumpkin spice into stand mixer bowl and mix
  5. Add yeasty mixture, pure pumpkin, and egg to stand mixer bowl with dry ingredients and mix with bread hook attachment until dough has formed and then mix for 5 or so more minutes and dough does not stick to the side of bowl
  6. Place bowl with dough in warm spot and cover with plastic and let dough rise for 30 minutes or so and until doubled in size
  7. Remove a handful of dough and roll it out into ropes that are an inch or so thick and cut into 1/2 inch pieces of dough with dental floss
  8. Boil a large pot of water and once brought to a boil place baking soda into water and mix. Drop 10 dough bites into water for 10 seconds and remove with slatted spoon and place onto baking sheets and salt with sea salt
  9. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes watching carefully and remove once browned
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Ashton • Keaton • Mia

Co-Owners at Keat's Eats
Ashton and Keaton began blogging together in 2016 as a passion project. Both siblings are lovers of food, family gatherings, and entrepreneurial pursuits, which made starting a food blog together a no-brainer.