These are the easiest Air Fryer Pretzel Bites made with premade pizza dough! These pretzel bites have that classic pretzel flavor and texture and cook in the air fryer for a great appetizer or snack with your favorite dipping sauces.
If you thought homemade pretzel bites were too hard to make, you are going to love this easy air fryer recipe. They’re made with shortcut pizza dough, but you’d never know it – they have the best chewy texture and golden crust, just like classic soft pretzels.
Easy Air Fryer Pretzel Bites
If you make pretzels the old-fashioned way, you will spend a few hours making a yeast dough and waiting for it to rise. Super fun when you have time, but who has time? Not me, so these semi-homemade pretzel bites are my go-to.
Instead of making dough, we’re using Pillsbury refrigerated pizza dough. It works well because pizza dough has that chew like pretzel dough once it’s cooked.
We’re not skipping the main thing that makes a pretzel a pretzel: boiling the bites in a baking soda and water mixture. This step is critical in achieving that shiny, tight crust and distinctive flavor. The best part is that it’s not hard to do, especially since we’re skipping the whole dough-making part.
Finally, instead of baking them, we’re air frying them, which takes less than 10 minutes. So easy.
Make these pretzel nuggets for game-day, parties, holidays, happy hours, or your next Netflix binge! They’re so easy you’ll find all kinds of reasons to make a batch.