Biscuit Pretzels

Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
27 minutes


  • 1 tube jumbo biscuit dough

  • 4 cups water

  • 2 tbsp baking soda

  • 4 tsp very coarse sea salt, for garnishing


  1. In a medium-sized pot, bring the 4 cups of water to a boil. Then, add the baking soda and reduce heat to a simmer.

  2. While the water is heating, open the tube of biscuit dough.

  3. Take two of the biscuits and combine them into one dough ball.

  4. Roll the dough ball between your hands and on the counter or cutting board to form a long rope, about 18 inches.

  5. Form the rope of dough into a classic pretzel shape or any other shape that you want. Set aside.

  6. Repeat steps 3-4 until all of the dough is gone. You should have 4 pretzels.

  7. One by one, gently place the pretzels into the simmering baking soda water. Cook for 30 seconds on one side, then use a silicone or wooden slotted spoon to carefully flip the pretzel over. Cook another 30 seconds then remove to a plate or cutting board. Repeat until all of the pretzels have been boiled.

  8. Place the pretzels in the air fryer. Sprinkle each with a teaspoon of the salt. Close the lid.

  9. Plug in the air fryer. Turn the dial to HIGH and set the timer to 23 minutes.

  10. After they have cooked for about 20 minutes, look through the clear-view glass lid to see if they are cooking evenly. If some of the edges are less golden brown than ones towards the center, open the lid and carefully use silicone tipped tongs (that will not scratch the cooking pan) to rotate the pretzels so that the paler edges are now in the center.

  11. Close the lid and cook the remainder of the time.

  12. When the timer sounds, open the lid and use the same heat-safe tongs to remove the pretzels. Let cool briefly then enjoy!