Air Fryer Frozen Pretzel Bites

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If you’re looking for a tasty snack that is warm on the inside and crispy on the outside, air fryer frozen pretzel bites might be for you!

Similar to frozen soft pretzels in the air fryer, these smaller bite-sized pretzel bites are easier to share and dip!

hand dipping pretzel bite into butter behind white plate of many pretzel bites on wooden board.
Frozen pretzel bites are super easy to make in the air fryer.

Recipe Tips

Before you go make frozen pretzel bites in the air fryer, read through these recipe tips so that you know what to expect.

  • You don’t need to thaw the frozen pretzel bites first nor do you need to spray them with oil before placing them into the air fryer.
  • If you want to add coarse salt, brush the frozen pretzel bites with a little bit of water first before sprinkling the salt on top. This way it will stick to the pretzel bites and won’t fly around in the air fryer.
  • Your cooking time might vary because every air fryer cooks differently and every brand of pretzel bites differ slightly.
  • Be sure to keep an eye on these pretzel bites towards the end of cooking because they can go from perfectly browned on the outside to too dark very quickly!

We use this air fryer for our recipes and it has been great.

Step by Step Instructions

If you want to know how to make air fryer frozen pretzel bites, you can check out the recipe photos in this section to see just how we made ours.

If you just want the cooking time and temperature for these frozen bites, you can skip down to the recipe card at the bottom of this post!

paint brush brushing frozen pretzel bites with water on wooden cutting board on counter top.
Brush the frozen pretzel bites with salt.

First, preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (optional). If you don’t want to preheat, add a minute or so to the cooking time.

While you wait, brush the frozen pretzel bites with a little bit of water.

coarse salt on pretzel bites on wooden cutting board on white counter top.
Sprinkle the salt on top.

Then sprinkle coarse salt on top (it usually comes with the frozen pretzel bites).

frozen pretzel bites with salt on top in black air fryer tray on white counter.
Add the pretzel bites to the air fryer.

When the air fryer is hot, add the frozen pretzel bites into the air fryer tray. They shouldn’t touch so that they heat evenly.

crispy pretzel bites with salt on top in air fryer tray.
Make sure the pretzel bites are fully heated through.

Air fry the pretzel bites at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 3-5 minutes until they are fully heated through.

Check on them regularly because you don’t want the outside to get too dark. Exactly how long they will need depends on your air fryer and the brand of frozen pretzel bites.

crispy pretzel bites covered in salt on white plate with butter behind on wooden board.
These pretzel bites are ready to be enjoyed!

When done and sufficiently browned, remove the pretzel bites from the air fryer. You can serve them with (melted) butter, mustard, or just as is. Enjoy!

Storage Tips

You should enjoy the pretzel bites while they are fresh since that’s when they taste best. If you do have leftovers, you can store them in a container/paper bag and place them on the counter (not the fridge).

You might find that they are a little moist after some time. To reheat them, you can toss them back in the air fryer – they will dry out and rewarm nicely… but not for too long!

Related Recipes

For more tasty air fryer snacks, check out these other yummy creations (both fresh and frozen)!

crispy pretzel bites covered in salt on white plate with butter behind on wooden board.

Air Fryer Frozen Pretzel Bites

Yield: 12
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Additional Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

Air Fryer Frozen Pretzel Bites are a delicious little snack. Ready in just minutes and topped with coarse salt, these bites taste great with a little butter!

Ingredients

  • 12-16 frozen pretzel bites
  • coarse salt
  • water

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (optional). If you don't want to preheat, add a minute or so to the cooking time.
  2. While you wait, brush the frozen pretzel bites with a little bit of water. Then sprinkle coarse salt on top (it usually comes with the frozen pretzel bites).
  3. When the air fryer is hot, add the frozen pretzel bites into the air fryer tray. They shouldn't touch so that they heat evenly.
  4. Air fry the pretzel bites at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 3-5 minutes until they are fully heated through. Check on them regularly because you don't want the outside to get too dark. Exactly how long they will need depends on your air fryer and the brand of frozen pretzel bites.
  5. When done and sufficiently browned, remove the pretzel bites from the air fryer. You can serve them with (melted) butter, mustard, or just as is. Enjoy!

Notes

  • The exact cooking time for the frozen pretzel bites can vary based on their size. Ours were quite small and only needed 3-4 minutes.
  • You don't need to preheat the air fryer first. If you don't, just add a minute or so to the cooking time.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 48Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 303mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice. The exact values can vary depending on the specific ingredients used.

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