Honey Sriracha Pretzel Recipe

Honey Sriracha Pretzel Recipe – 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, a Honey Sriracha Pretzel Recipe, 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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Honey Sriracha Pretzel Recipe

Yield: 48 knots

Prep Time:40 minutes active time

Cook Time:22-25 minutes

5 / 5 (3 Reviews)
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  • 1 1/4 cups warm water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons dry active yeast (1 packet)
  • 2 teaspoons Himalayan Pink Sea Salt from Saltworks
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 4 1/2 cups (24 ounces.) all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 egg yolk + 3 tablespoons water for egg wash
  • Fusion Sriracha Salt from Saltworks
  • 3 quarts water (for boiling)
  • 3/4 cup baking soda


  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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  10. kennedyposted November 20, 2014 at 8:43 am Reply

    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!

    Rating: 5
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  12. Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookiesposted January 25, 2014 at 4:41 pm Reply

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

  13. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted January 24, 2014 at 12:56 pm Reply

    These pretzels are amazing!

    Rating: 5
  14. Coryposted January 24, 2014 at 10:00 am Reply

    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.

    • Sommerposted January 26, 2014 at 10:01 pm Reply

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

  15. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchenposted January 22, 2014 at 1:45 am Reply

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

  16. Shainaposted January 21, 2014 at 6:37 pm Reply

    I love the sweet and spicy combination. Divine!

  17. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted January 21, 2014 at 4:51 pm Reply

    Fabulous snack! My whole clan loves them!

    Rating: 5
  18. Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pigposted January 21, 2014 at 12:31 pm Reply

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

  19. Gabyposted January 21, 2014 at 11:39 am Reply

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

  20. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.alposted January 21, 2014 at 8:36 am Reply

    SO Clever! Fun idea for Super Bowl too

  21. Carolynposted January 21, 2014 at 8:15 am Reply

    You had me at sriracha!

  22. Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Livingposted January 21, 2014 at 6:50 am Reply

    What fun! Love the idea of Sriracha Salt.

  23. Chung-Ah | Damn Deliciousposted January 21, 2014 at 12:03 am Reply

    You had me at Sriracha!

  24. Sylviaposted January 20, 2014 at 3:31 pm Reply

    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.

  25. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted January 20, 2014 at 2:55 pm Reply

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

  26. marlaposted January 20, 2014 at 1:06 pm Reply

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

  27. Annalise @ Completely Deliciousposted January 20, 2014 at 12:19 pm Reply

    Sommer these sound incredible!

  28. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted January 20, 2014 at 11:30 am Reply

    Love the mix of sweet and spicy here!

  29. Meseidyposted January 20, 2014 at 11:12 am Reply

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

  30. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweetposted January 20, 2014 at 10:18 am Reply

    Homemade pretzels rock! Loving these knots!

  31. Heather Christoposted January 20, 2014 at 10:17 am Reply

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

  32. Jodee Weilandposted January 20, 2014 at 10:11 am Reply

    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!

  33. Liz @ Virtually Homemadeposted January 20, 2014 at 10:00 am Reply

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

  34. Alice // Hip Foodie Momposted January 20, 2014 at 9:51 am Reply

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

  35. Kirsten | My Kitchen in the Rockiesposted January 20, 2014 at 9:43 am Reply

    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!

  36. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Doughposted January 20, 2014 at 9:04 am Reply

    LOVE pretzel rolls — what a genius flavor combo!

  37. Nikki @Seeded at the Tableposted January 20, 2014 at 8:41 am Reply

    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!

  38. Barbara | Creative Culinaryposted January 20, 2014 at 9:33 am Reply

    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. :)

  39. Julie @ Table for Twoposted January 20, 2014 at 8:20 am Reply

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

  40. Ali @ Inspiralizedposted January 20, 2014 at 7:46 am Reply

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

  41. Mariaposted January 20, 2014 at 7:45 am Reply

    Homemade pretzels are the best! Yours look fab!

  42. Jenny Flakeposted January 20, 2014 at 7:13 am Reply

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

  43. Nancy Longposted January 20, 2014 at 7:57 am Reply

    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