Honey Sriracha Pretzel Knots

Itty bitty pretzel knots kissed with honey and sriracha salt! This sweet and spicy pretzel recipe will be a hit on game day, or at your next party.

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What’s not to love about a soft warm pretzel fresh out of the oven?

Nothing, nothing at all.

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Soft pretzels are a big treat in our family.

We don’t make them very often, but when we do pull out my favorite pretzel recipe the whole family wants to get in on the action.

From the beginning stages of kneading the dough, to the sectioning, rolling, and knot tying, pretzel making is fun, fun, fun!

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Super Bowl would be the perfect time to try your hand at pretzel making.

This variety is a spin on my classic pretzel recipe with a touch of honey and spicy sriracha sea salt from Saltworks.us.

Each little dough rope is tied into a loose knot then sprinkled with Saltworks’s vibrant Fusion Sriracha Salt to add a little kick for good measure.

These small knots are the perfect size to share with friends on game day.

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The trick to creating the chewy exterior is to dunk each pretzel in boiling baking soda water before placing them in the oven. This forms a skin on the outside of each pretzel.

(Make sure to keep an eye on your water as it comes to a boil. Baking soda water boils over easily, as you can see on the sides of my pot!)

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Then brush each pretzel with egg wash made from an egg yolk and water, and sprinkle generously with Sriracha Salt.

Saltwork’s Fusion Gourmet Sea Salts are really fun to experiment with because they come in so many zesty flavors. If you aren’t keen on sriracha, you could always try the Espresso Brava, Wild Porcini, Thai Ginger, or Matcha Salt.

Plus they are made here in the US and are completely natural and unprocessed.

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Now bake the pretzels for 12-14 minutes until nice and dark for irresistible party snacks, flavorful enough to eat on their own…

Yet also great for dipping!

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Yield: 48 knots

Prep Time: 40 minutes active time

Cook Time: 22-25 minutes

Pretzel Recipe (Honey Sriracha Knots)

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups warm water
  • 1 Tb. sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp. dry active yeast (1 packet)
  • 2 tsp. Himalayan Pink Sea Salt from Saltworks
  • 6 Tb. honey
  • 4 1/2 cups (24 oz.) all-purpose flour
  • 6 Tb. melted butter
  • 1 egg yolk + 3 Tb. water for egg wash
  • Fusion Sriracha Salt from Saltworks
  • 3 quarts water (for boiling)
  • 3/4 cup baking soda

Directions:

  1. Place lukewarm water and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and sprinkle the yeast on top of the water. Let it foam for 5-10 minutes. Using the dough hook, mix in the sea salt, honey, flour and melted butter on low speed until well combined. Change to medium speed and "knead" until the dough is smooth and pulls away from the side of the bowl, approximately 5-6 minutes.
  2. Remove the dough from the bowl, spray the bowl with nonstick spray, then place the dough back in the bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and sit in a warm place for at least 1 hour or until the dough has doubled in size.
  3. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. Bring 3 quarts of water and the baking soda to a boil in large sauce pot.
  4. Dump the dough out onto a slightly floured work surface and divide into 4 equal pieces. Then cut each piece into 6 equal strips. One at a time, roll each strip into a 10 inch rope and cut in half. Then tie each half in a loose knot and place on a cookie sheet.
  5. Put the pretzels into the boiling water, 5-6 at a time, for 30 seconds. Remove from the water using a skimmer. Return to the cookie sheet and brush each pretzel with the beaten egg yolk and water mixture. Sprinkle with Fusion Sriracha Salt. Bake until dark golden brown, 12 to 14 minutes. Cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Saltworks. All opinions are my own.  

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35 Responses to “Honey Sriracha Pretzel Knots”

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    Jenny Flake — January 20, 2014 @ 7:13 am

    These are my kind of pretzels! Salty and spicy! Great appetizer :)

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    Maria — January 20, 2014 @ 7:45 am

    Homemade pretzels are the best! Yours look fab!

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    Ali @ Inspiralized — January 20, 2014 @ 7:46 am

    Not only did you make from-scratch pretzel knots, you have this delicious dip! I love this recipe and will definitely be trying it!!

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    Nancy Long — January 20, 2014 @ 7:57 am

    can’t wait to try this recipe – love Saltworks, first discovered them a couple of years ago when I was looking for something different to send my bbf, who is a cooking nut like me. I’m lucky enough to have a great spice shop near me now (Savory Spice Shop in St. Pete) and that’s where I got my Himalayan Pink Sea Salt. Will have to check there for the Sriracha Salt or place another order to Saltworks. I Probably have as many different salts now as mustards! lol

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    Julie @ Table for Two — January 20, 2014 @ 8:20 am

    these are perfect for the big game! i love pretzels!! the honey sriracha is such a delicoius combo!

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    Nikki @Seeded at the Table — January 20, 2014 @ 8:41 am

    Soft pretzels are a MUST for game day in our house! I’ll have to try this spicy and salty version AND in knots! Super cool!

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — January 20, 2014 @ 9:04 am

    LOVE pretzel rolls — what a genius flavor combo!

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    Barbara | Creative Culinary — January 20, 2014 @ 9:33 am

    These sound great; a nice unique twist for party or even a Super Bowl party. Which I am hosting. Because my team will be in it this year!! OK settle down Barb. :)

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    Kirsten | My Kitchen in the Rockies — January 20, 2014 @ 9:43 am

    There is nothing better than homemade pretzels. I’m sure your kids were very happy about this blog post. Mine love to taste test (not so much helping anymore). Like mentioned in another comment, perfect for a super bowl snack to support my team. Go Broncos!

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    Alice // Hip Foodie Mom — January 20, 2014 @ 9:51 am

    honey and sriracha?! oh my goodness. . love this!

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    Liz @ Virtually Homemade — January 20, 2014 @ 10:00 am

    You are killing me! These look amazing – sriracha salt, OMG :)

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    Jodee Weiland — January 20, 2014 @ 10:11 am

    These pretzel rolls look fabulous! I love sriracha, and the contrast of sriracha and honey sounds delicious. I think I just found another great appetizer for Super Bowl Sunday…thanks!

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    Heather Christo — January 20, 2014 @ 10:17 am

    these look SO GOOD!!!!!!!! I love the sound of this sauce!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — January 20, 2014 @ 10:18 am

    Homemade pretzels rock! Loving these knots!

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    Meseidy — January 20, 2014 @ 11:12 am

    I just put siracha on my popcorn, now I MUST have it on my soft pretzels! Homemade soft pretzels are the best!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — January 20, 2014 @ 11:30 am

    Love the mix of sweet and spicy here!

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    Annalise @ Completely Delicious — January 20, 2014 @ 12:19 pm

    Sommer these sound incredible!

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    marla — January 20, 2014 @ 1:06 pm

    Oh do these pretzels look wonderful ~ want for lunch now!

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — January 20, 2014 @ 2:55 pm

    Dude, I can’t wait to make these!! Perfect for game day!!

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    Sylvia — January 20, 2014 @ 3:31 pm

    Yes, definitely a great menu item for Superbowl. Now that so many people are using pretzel buns for sandwiches, I’ve been thinking about making them, too. Maybe I’ll start with these pretzel knots first. A little spicy and a little sweet. Sounds perfect to me.

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — January 21, 2014 @ 12:03 am

    You had me at Sriracha!

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    Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living — January 21, 2014 @ 6:50 am

    What fun! Love the idea of Sriracha Salt.

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    Carolyn — January 21, 2014 @ 8:15 am

    You had me at sriracha!

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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.al — January 21, 2014 @ 8:36 am

    SO Clever! Fun idea for Super Bowl too

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    Gaby — January 21, 2014 @ 11:39 am

    I could go to town eating a big plate of these! YUM!

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    Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig — January 21, 2014 @ 12:31 pm

    Wow, these have me salivating and they are so cute too!

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — January 21, 2014 @ 4:51 pm

    Fabulous snack! My whole clan would love them!

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    Shaina — January 21, 2014 @ 6:37 pm

    I love the sweet and spicy combination. Divine!

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — January 22, 2014 @ 1:45 am

    That spicy sriracha sea salt sounds perfect with fresh homemade pretzels!

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    Cory — January 24, 2014 @ 10:00 am

    If you just canNOT find sirracha sea salt, I live in a small town, what could you use in place of the sirracha? This recipe looks fab and i want to try it but i don’t have what seems to be thee main ingredient :(.
    Thanks much.

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    • Sommer — January 26th, 2014 @ 10:01 pm

      Hi Cory, You can order it online, or add a little sriracha sauce to the dough.

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    Kevin @ Closet Cooking — January 24, 2014 @ 12:56 pm

    These pretzels look amazing!

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    Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies — January 25, 2014 @ 4:41 pm

    Oh, man, these look fantastic! Game day, here we come!

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    kennedy — November 20, 2014 @ 8:43 am

    Oh my these are wonderful. I made small ones for my son’s party but this way of making mini is very clever! Since I do not have Fusion Sriracha Salt, I probably would just add the Sriracha Sauce to the egg wash!

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