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Air Fryer Pizza Pretzel Bites

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These Air fryer Pizza Pretzel Bites are crunchy and chewy and made with premade pizza dough that is stuffed with pepperoni and mozzarella cheese to create a poppable pizza pretzel bite that is ready in minutes! A must for snack time, game time, or mealtime! 

Air Fryer Pizza Pretzel Bites

If you have been visiting our site for a while now you know how much our family loves pizza! We love everything from Air fryer Pizza Rolls to pizza tots to Dump and Bake Pizza casserole, but I have to say that our favorite may just be these fun and easy Air Fryer Pizza Pretzel Bites. 

Air Fryer Pizza Pretzel Bites

The combination of the pretzel crust with the pepperoni and cheese in every single bite is out of this world especially when dipped in marinara. If you love pizza, you are going to want to make these Air fryer Pizza pretzel bites to share with your friends and family. 

Air Fryer Pizza Pretzel Bites

How to Make Air Fryer Pizza Pretzel Bites

  • In a small saucepan, combine 4 cups of water and baking soda.  Heat on low, stirring until baking soda dissolves.  Keep on low while preparing dough.  
  • While water is heating, portion dough into 4 sections.  

  • Roll each section into ropes about 1 ½ inch in diameter, then cut into 1 inch pieces.  (If your dough is sticky you may need to add some flour.) 

  • Place one cube of cheese and 2 triangles of pepperoni into each piece of dough, making sure it’s sealed all around.

  • Preheat the airfryer to 390 degrees for 5 minutes.  
  • Drop several pieces of dough into warm water at a time and remove with slotted spoon after 10 seconds.   
  • Set on plate or parchment paper, making sure to keep space in between pieces.  
  • Make an egg wash by beating the egg with 1 teaspoon of water in a small bowl. (The egg wash will work without the water, your pretzel bites will just be darker in color.)  
  • Brush pieces with egg wash.  Spray or grease the air fryer basket with oil.  

  • Place pieces of dough into the basket with some space in between.  

  • Sprinkle it with salt.  
  • Cook for 5 minutes. 

Air Fryer Pizza Pretzel Bites
  • Remove from basket.  
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and oregano (optional).
  • Continue with remaining dough in batches.  Serve plain or with marinara sauce.  
Air Fryer Pizza Pretzel Bites

Tips Tricks and FAQs

1. The size of your Air Fryer will depend on how many batches of Pizza Pretzel Bites you will make. In a 4 Liter Air Fryer, this recipe is cooked in 3 batches. 
2. Only add flour to the dough if your dough is sticky. 
3. To easily roll the dough into ropes you want to make sure your dough is at room temperature first. 
4. Use a pizza cutter to easily cut the dough. 
5. Depending on your preference, you can roll the dough pieces into balls or leave them as cut for a more traditional pretzel bite shape. 
6. To help with the prep of this recipe, you can use mozzarella sticks if you prefer. 
7. If you don’t want to buy pretzel salt or you can’t find it, you can use Kosher salt

Air fryer Pizza Pretzel Bites

Storage

You will want to store your leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 2 days. 

How can I reheat my Pizza Pretzel bites?

To reheat your pizza pretzel bites you will want to set your Air Fryer to 300 degrees and cook them for about 2 minutes. Check to see if they are hot, if they are not quite hot cook them for an additional minute. 

Air fryer Pizza Pretzel Bites

Can you forgo the baking soda bath when making Air fryer Pizza Pretzels?

No, the baking soda bath is necessary to get that nice chewy pretzel texture that we all love. 

air fryer pizza pretzel bites

How can I serve my Pizza Pretzel Bites?

These pizza pretzel bites are delicious plain or dipped in marinara. If you have kids that love ranch, they would probably enjoy dipping these in it as well.

Air Fryer Pizza Pretzel Bites

Air Fryer Pizza Pretzel Bites

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These Air fryer Pizza Pretzel Bites are crunchy and chewy and made with premade pizza dough that is stuffed with pepperoni and mozzarella cheese to create a poppable pizza pretzel bite that is ready in minutes! A must for snack time, game time, or mealtime!

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces frozen pizza dough, at room temperature
  • 6 ounces mozzarella cheese, cut into 40 cubes
  • 20 slices pepperoni, cut into fours (triangles)
  • ½ cup baking soda
  • 4 cups water, plus 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon pretzel salt, Kosher salt, or sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese and oregano for garnish (optional)
  • ½ cup marinara or pizza sauce for dipping (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine 4 cups of water and baking soda.  Heat on low, stirring until baking soda dissolves.  Keep on low while preparing the dough.  
  2. While water is heating, portion dough into 4 sections.  
  3. Roll each section into ropes about 1 ½ inch in diameter, then cut into 1 inch pieces.  (If your dough is sticky you may need to add some flour.) 
  4. Place one cube of cheese and 2 triangles of pepperoni into each piece of dough, making sure it’s sealed all around.
  5. Preheat the air fryer to 390 degrees for 5 minutes.  
  6. Drop several pieces of dough into warm water at a time and remove with a slotted spoon after 10 seconds.   
  7. Set on plate or parchment paper, making sure to keep space in between pieces.  
  8. Make an egg wash by beating the egg with 1 teaspoon of water in a small bowl. (The egg wash will work without the water, your pretzel bites will just be darker in color.)  
  9. Brush pieces with egg wash.  Spray or grease the air fryer basket with oil.  
  10. Place pieces of dough into the basket with some space in between.  
  11. Sprinkle it with salt.  
  12. Cook for 5 minutes. 
  13. Remove from the basket.  
  14. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and oregano (optional).
  15. Continue with remaining dough in batches.  Serve plain or with marinara sauce. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

40

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 937mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

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