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  • 1 package yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 1/2 cup warm water (105-115 degrees)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions: Remember to Wash Your Hands!

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water, add honey and let set for a few minutes.
3. In a large mixing bowl, measure flour and salt.
4. Add yeast mixture to flour mixture and stir until ingredients are combined. Dough will be crumbly and flaky.
5. Knead dough on counter top or dough board until it forms a smooth ball. Add a little flour if dough is sticky.
6. Divide dough into 12 pieces about the size of a walnut. Roll each ball into a snake and then make a pretzel, letter or fun shape.
7. Place pretzels on a baking sheet lightly coated with cooking spray. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Helpful Hints:

Although bread is really easy to make, there are a few tips that will assure success.
Be sure your water is just warm, not hot. If you want to use your thermometer, you can - it should be no hotter than 115 degrees. If the water is too hot, it will kill the yeast. So just a nice warm water temp works best.
Add flour a little at a time, if needed, to keep dough from sticking.

Safety Tip:

Before you begin, make sure your counter top is clean. A good way to do this is to sanitize the counter by mixing 2 teaspoons bleach in a quart of water. You can put this mixture in a spray bottle for easy cleaning. Be sure to use a paper towel or clean dish cloth to clean before and after working with food.

Kids' Tool Kit 

  • mixing bowls, small and large
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • baking sheet
  • wooden spoon
  • scissors
  • thermometer
  • knife

It's a good idea to gather all your tools and ingredients before you start a recipe!

Chef's Choice

These will taste great with this recipe

  • Pretzels
  • apple slices
  • milk

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 pretzel (16g)
Servings per Container 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 50   Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0 g

0 %

-  Saturated Fat 0 g

0 %

Cholesterol 0 mg

0 %

Sodium 190 mg

8 %

Total Carbohydrate 11 g

4 %

-  Dietary Fiber 1 g

2 %

-  Sugars 1 g


Protein 2 g


Vitamin A 0 %

Vitamin C 0 %

Calcium 0 %

Iron 4 %

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.  Your daily values may be higher of lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories - 



Total Fat




Saturated Fat












Total Carbohydrate




Dietary Fiber




Calories per gram:
Fat 9 - Carbohydrate 4 - Protein 4


Information provided by K-State Research & Extension Family Nutrition Program
and funded by Kansas Department for Children and Families
and USDA. Food and Nutrition Services