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Homemade Pretzel Dog Recipe

The ultimate homemade pretzel dog recipe made with hot dogs wrapped with a soft and chewy pretzel dough and baked. This homemade pretzel dog will become a family favorite!
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Rise Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 12 pretzel dogs
Author: Valentina's Corner


  • 12 beef hot dogs
  • coarse salt, optional

Pretzel dough-

Water bath-


Prepare Pretzel dough-

  • In a bowl or kitchen aid bowl add the sifted flour and salt and mix.
  • In a separate bowl, add the warm water, yeast, sugar, melted butter and mix. Allow to sit for about 5 minutes, allowing the yeast to activate. Pour the mixture into the flour.
  • With a kitchen aid hook attachment or by hand, knead the dough until well incorporated.
  • Cover the dough and allow it to rise for 1 hour.

Shape the pretzel dogs-

  • In a large pot bring the water and baking soda to a boil.
  • Preheat the oven to 450°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Once the dough has risen, flour workspace and add the dough onto the work space.
  • Divide the dough into 12 equal parts. Roll out each piece into about an 18 inch rope and then wrap the dough around a hot dog pinching the sealing ends so that it does not unfold.
  • Repeat with all 12 hot dogs and the rest of the dough.
  • Add about 3 pretzel dogs at a time in the water bath for about 30 seconds, with a strainer spatula remove the pretzel dogs then add them to the prepared baking sheet. Top with coarse salt if desired.
  • Bake the pretzel dogs at 450°F for about 14-16 minutes or until crispy and golden.