How to Make the Perfect Air Fryer Cinnamon and Sugar Pretzel Bites

How to Make the Perfect Air Fryer Cinnamon and Sugar Pretzel Bites

 Paired best with a chocolate dipping sauce or cream cheese frosting, air fryer cinnamon and sugar pretzel bites are a satisfying treat for individuals of all ages. With the help of an air fryer, you’ll achieve gourmet-style soft pretzels, dusted in cinnamon and sugar. Complete with pillowy dough and a homemade taste, these bites are a crowd favorite. 



-1 ½ cups of self-rising flour

-1 cup of Greek yogurt

-2 tablespoons of butter, melted

-½ cup cane sugar

-1 tablespoon of cinnamon 

Cooking Instructions

  1. Place one cup of Greek yogurt in a mixing bowl, gradually add one cup of flour while stirring to combine. Continue to add flour, between a half cup or three-fourths cup more, until the dough can be molded into the shape of a ball. 
  2. Knead the ball of dough on a well-floured surface. If it feels too sticky, continue to add flour. The dough should be able to maintain its shape without sticking to your work space.
  3. Cut the dough into four even pieces.
  4. Roll each piece out into a long rope shape. Then, cut each rope into bite-sized pieces. You should finish with around 30 equal-sized dough bites.
  5. Line the pretzel bites in the air fryer in a single layer; ensure the pieces do not overlap or touch.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 7-10 minutes, shaking the basket occasionally to flip the pieces and encourage even cooking. 
  7. Combine the cinnamon and sugar in a bowl and mix together. Transfer the bites to a plate and brush with melted butter.
  8. Dip the bites, one-by-one, into the cinnamon and sugar mixture until evenly coated. 
  9. Plate and serve immediately with warm dipping sauces of your choice. Try melting semi-sweet chocolate chips into a rich sauce and combine with cream cheese for additional depth.


Cinnamon and sugar pretzel bites are a poppable, portable dessert option. They provide the afternoon sugar spike you need without the crash and the added calories from traditionally-fried food. Don’t forget about this sweet and shareable snack the next time you’re prepping for a potluck or party.

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