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Poppy Seed Pretzel Dogs

Poppy Seed Pretzel Dogs – perfect for dinner or game day!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword poppy seed pretzel dogs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Let Rest 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 389kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups water 120°F–130°F
  • 4 1/4 - 4 3/4 cups all-purpose flour divided
  • 2 tbsp canola oil divided
  • 2 tbsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp poppy seeds
  • Hebrew National hot dogs


  • Combine yeast, sugar, salt, and 2 cups of flour in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add water and one tablespoon of oil to flour mixture and beat until smooth, approximately 2 minutes.
  • Gradually add 2 cups of flour, half a cup at a time, with mixer on low speed until dough starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl.
  • Turn dough out on to a lightly floured surface and knead for five minutes adding more flour as necessary to keep dough from sticking.
  • Coat mixing bowl with one tablespoon of oil and place dough in the bowl, flipping over so it is completely covered in oil.
  • Cover the bowl with a towel and let rest until it doubles in size - approximately 45 minutes.
  • Heat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Punch the dough down and cut into 16 pieces.
  • Roll each piece into a rope (just like with play-doh) lightly flouring your hands as necessary.
  • Wrap the ropes around the hot dogs making sure to pinch the dough together at both ends (dot the dough with water to help the ends stick).
  • Fill a large pot halfway with water and add baking soda. Bring the water and baking soda to a simmer.
  • Drop pretzel dogs into the water and simmer on each side for 30 seconds. Remove to parchment-lined baking sheet. Use a slotted spatula for the transfer.
  • Sprinkle with poppy seeds and repeat for remaining pretzel dogs.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Let cool for a few minutes before inserting sticks. Serve and enjoy!
  • Makes 16 pretzel dogs.


Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 830mg | Potassium: 149mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 4mg