With the kids home over the holiday break, I've got a fun and easy kitchen project for you—pretzel bites! Normally, pretzels require yeast and rise time, but not with this Shortcut Soft Pretzel Bites made with whole-wheat flour recipe that uses Greek yogurt in the dough. I adapted the recipe from The Gunny Sack, and it's perfect for appetizers or a snack.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook.
Mix in the yogurt and knead until a ball forms.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead into a flat ball. Cut into four segments, then roll each segment into a rope. Cut each rope in half, then half again, then into thirds, to form 12 bite-sized pieces of dough. Repeat with remaining 3 segments of the dough ball to form a total of 4 dozen pieces.
Boil 1 cup of water and dissolve the baking soda. Use a slotted spoon to coat 3 or 4 of the dough bites at a time in the water. Transfer to prepared baking sheet (with even spacing), top each piece with a sprinkle of the salt, and bake until golden brown, about 7 to 10 minutes. Store in fridge for best results.