Easy Pretzel Dogs

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Make your own Easy Pretzel Dogs in minutes with pre-made pizza dough. No mixing, no kneading, plenty of deliciousness!

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No matter which entrance I use, I can smell Auntie Anne’s as soon as I walk into the mall. It lures me in every time and it’s not long before I have a pretzel in one hand and a pretzel dog in the other.

You don’t have to wait until a trip to the mall to enjoy a pretzel dog, though. They’re easily made a home with a package of hot dogs and some pre-made pizza dough from the refrigerator section of the grocery store.

Side View of Pretzel Dogs on a plate

And when you make your own Easy Pretzel Dogs, you can top them any way you want! My favorite is with some Everything but the Bagel Seasoning from Trader Joe’s. What’s your favorite topping?

What You’ll Need to Make Easy Pretzel Dogs

  • 1 Package of 8 Hot Dogs
  • 1 Package of Pre-Made Pizza Dough
  • Egg Yolk
  • Baking Soda
  • Topping of Your Choice – Salt, Poppy Seeds, Sesame Seeds, Everything but the Bagel Seasoning, etc.
  • Large Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper
  • Large Pot

Tips

  • It’s important that you allow the pizza dough to come to room temperature before making your Easy Pretzel Dogs. If the dough is too cold, it won’t rise and your pretzel dogs will be gummy and will taste undercooked.
  • Not only do kids love eating pretzel dogs, but this recipe is easy enough that your kids can have fun making them, as well. Let your little ones roll the dough into ropes and wrap the hot dogs while you manage the boiling and baking.

Easy Pretzel Dogs

Make your own Easy Pretzel Dogs in minutes with pre-made pizza dough. No mixing, no kneading, plenty of deliciousness!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Autie Anne’s Copycat, Hot Dogs, Pretzel Dogs, Pretzels

Equipment

  • Large Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper
  • Large Pot

Ingredients

  • 2/3 Cup Baking Soda
  • 1 Pound Refrigerated Pizza Dough, at Room Temperature
  • 1 Package Hot Dogs
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • Topping of Choice (Coarse Salt, Everything but the Bagel, Sesame Seeds, Poppy Seeds)

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 450°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and brush with oil.
  • Bring 10 cups of water to a boil in a large pot. Add 2/3 cup of baking soda.
  • On a floured surface, cut the pizza dough into 8 equal pieces. Roll each piece of dough into a long rope. Wrap one rope around a hot dog in a spiral, starting at one end and ending at the other, pinching the dough on each end. Continue until each hot dog is wrapped in dough.
    Hot Dogs Wrapped in Dough
  • Place the pretzel dogs into the boiling water a few at a time and cook for 30 seconds. Remove them with a slotted spoon and place them on the prepared, parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Beat the egg yolk with one tablespoon of water. Brush each pretzel dog with the egg wash and sprinkle with your desired topping.
    Pretzel Dogs After Boiling and Seasoning
  • Bake the pretzel dogs for 12 – 14 minutes or until golden brown.

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