Heart Shaped Soft and Chewy Buttered Pretzels

Heart Shaped Homemade Pretzels have become a holiday tradition in my family! These are super soft, perfectly chewy and of course brushed with plenty of butter and kosher salt! They are also easier to make than you think. I’ve got all the step by step pictures below so you can make them for your loved ones!

Heart Shaped Homemade Pretzels are so easy to make!!

It’s no secret I love a good buttered and salted soft pretzel.  That’s why I developed these pretzels because I’m always in the mood for the hot bread snack!  It’s become one of my most popular recipes, too!

I created heart shaped ones because I knew they would be even more fun than the classic shape. I was right! My boys and husband were pretty impressed and now it’s become a Valentine’s Day tradition!

Such an easy recipe for Heart Shaped Pretzels

These would be a fun snack for any love occasion and a blast for your kids to make with you!  Dip them in your favorite sauce and you are good to go. I like to serve them with a side of marinara sauce, but a yummy cheese sauce would be perfect as well!

How To Make Heart Shaped Pretzels

  • Roll out the dough into a long “snake”.  It should be about 20″ long.
  • Bring the ends up together, making a raindrop shape, and pinch the ends together. 
  • Twist the pinched ends together two times. 
  • Fold down the twisted ends into the middle of the ‘raindrop’ shape. 
  • Pull down the center bottom of the dough. 
  • Pinch together the center bottom dough to form a V and tweak the top to make a heart shape if needed.
Heart Shaped Homemade Pretzels are perfect for Valentine's Day.

Heart Shaped Recipes

Heart Shaped Pretzel Recipe

Heart Shaped Homemade Pretzels

Amy Williams mynameissnickerdoodle.com
Can a recipe be cute? These Heart Shaped Pretzels are not only adorable, but super fun to make out fo homemade dough. Perfect for Valentine's Day!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Heart Shaped, Holiday, Homemade Pretzels, Valentine’s Day
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 20 minutes
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Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups Warm Water
  • 2 TBSP Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp Quick Rising Yeast
  • 4 TBSP Canola Oil Divided
  • 2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 4 1/2-5 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 8 Cups Water
  • 1 TBSP Baking Soda
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 TBSP Water
  • Coarse Kosher Salt
  • 4 TBSP Butter Melted

Instructions

  • Proof the yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer by adding the yeast, 1 1/2 cups water and sugar together. Cover with a towel and let it stand for 5-10 minutes until bubbles form.
  • Add 3 TBSP of oil and 2 teaspoons of salt. Using the dough hook, add in the flour a cup at a time on low speed until combined. Increase the speed to medium and knead the dough until the dough is smooth and pulls away from the sides of the bowl, about 4 minutes.
  • Remove the dough from the bowl and pour remaining 1 TBSP oil into the same bowl. Form the dough into a ball and place it back into the bowl. Turn to coat with oil. Cover with a towel or plastic wrap and place in a warm place for 1 hour or until double in size.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • In a large pot bring the 8 cups of water to a boil.
  • Spray a standard baking sheet lightly with cooking spray and set aside.
  • While you are waiting for the water to come to a boil, use a knife or pizza cutter and divide the dough into 12 equal pieces.
  • Roll out dough into a long “snake”.  About 20″ long.
  • Bring the ends up together, making a raindrop shape, and pinch ends together. 
  • Twist the pinched ends together two times. 
  • Fold down the twisted ends into the middle of the ‘raindrop’ shape. 
  • Pull down the center bottom of the dough. 
  • Pinch together the center bottom dough and tweak the top to make a heart shape.
  • Once you're done shaping the pretzels and your water has come to a boil, stir in baking soda to the water.
  • When you place the pretzels into the boiling water, dip the bottom end in first and gently lay the rest into the hot water. 
  • Once all boiled, beat together egg and 1 TBSP water and brush over the tops.
  • Boil two at a time for 55 seconds then remove to the baking sheet.
  • Generously sprinkle with coarse kosher salt.
  • Bake for 16-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and immediately brush with melted butter. Serve warm.
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*Originally posted in February 2015 and updated in January 2020.

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