Bring the mall, theater, or ballpark to your kitchen by making air fryer frozen pretzels! Easy to find, easy to cook, and easy to eat!
Soft pretzels are always a hit, with their chewy texture, slightly sweet flavor, and salty crust, making them a satisfying and versatile snack that can be enjoyed on their own or paired with various dips and toppings.
You can pick up a package of frozen pretzels from the grocer, get home and turn on your air fryer, and in five minutes you are enjoying a perfectly cooked soft pretzel!
If you’re the type of person who just can’t shop at the mall without stopping by a certain pretzel joint, you’re going to love how easy and budget friendly this little recipe is. Sure, frozen pretzels will never be as good as fresh, but they are still tasty and they make a great snack!
We have loads of articles on how to cook frozen foods in the air fryer, if you’re into that sort of thing. Try out our frozen burgers in the air fryer, frozen hashbrowns in the air fryer, or even our frozen burrito in the air fryer!
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Pretzels – We cook 2-4 pretzels at a time in our air fryer. It’ll just depend how many you can fit in the basket in a single layer.a time.
Pretzel Salt – Usually your package of pretzels will have salt in a little bag included. If not, kosher salt will work well.
We love these soft pretzels straight from the air fryer dipped in honey mustard or cheese dip! If you are a dipper also, then pick up your favorite dip too!
How to Make Frozen Soft Pretzels in an Air Fryer:
- Salt- Brush a little bit of water on your pretzel then sprinkle pretzel salt over the top. Put them in your air fryer basket salt side up.
- Air Fry- Cook for 3-5 minutes at 320 degrees F. Cook until as brown as you like!
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Nope! Pop them from the freezer into your air fryer!
Yes, they do! You are just using the air fryer to keep a good texture on the pretzel while warming them back up. Using the air fryer will make the crust more crisp than a microwave and it will warm the pretzel evenly throughout, also superior to the microwave.
You can turn your pretzels into a desert!
Skip the part where you add the water and salt and air fryer as otherwise directed. After removing the pretzel from the air fryer brush on melted butter and then sprinkle on a mix of cinnamon and sugar.
You can then dip these in sweetened cream cheese or canned cake frosting!
More Easy Air Fryer Snacks:
Air Fryer Frozen Pretzel
- 2 frozen soft pretzels
- 1 tablespoon water
- Pretzel salt
- Brush each pretzel with a bit of water and sprinkle with the pretzel salt.
- Place the pretzels in the air fryer basket and cook at 320 degrees for 3-5 minutes. Time will vary depending on air fryer model and how browned you like your pretzel.
- Once golden brown and soft, remove from air fryer and serve with your choice of dip.