The Best Ways to Store Homemade Pretzels

Whether you’ve been a long-time pretzel baker or got inspired to start from some of our blogs, it isn’t uncommon to have leftover pretzels. It’s important not to let those tasty treats go to waste! We’ve got some tips and tricks to help you store your pretzels properly so you can enjoy them later on.

How to Store Pretzels

There are two main ways to keep your pretzels for short-term storage:

  1. Room Temperature: The best way to store your pretzels at room temperature is by using a bread box. Bread boxes let the right amount of air circulate so your bread (or pretzels!) remain moisture-free without going stale. If you don’t have a bread box, you can opt for a paper bag or a storage container. Enjoy your pretzels within 3-4 days.
  2. Refrigerator: Once cooled, store pretzels in a resealable bag or container. If you’re stacking them, put a piece of parchment paper between each pretzel. To heat, follow the instructions down below. Enjoy your pretzels within a week.

Tip: If you have leftover dough, try your hand at some unique pretzel creations like a pretzel dog or pretzel buns. Alternatively, if you can’t finish all your pretzels in time, you can turn stale pretzels into pretzel crumbs you can use for anything from mac n’ cheese to pie crusts!

How to Freeze Leftover Pretzels

Freezing pretzels is a fantastic way to extend their shelf life and ensure you always have a delicious snack on hand. To freeze your pretzels:

  1. Once completely cooled, wrap each pretzel in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
  2. Transfer wrapped pretzels to a storage bag or container, and write the date on it.
  3. Freeze and enjoy for up to three months!

Reheating Frozen Pretzels

When you’re ready to enjoy your frozen pretzels, here’s how to reheat them:

  • Thaw: If you prefer, you can thaw your pretzels in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Oven Method: Sprinkle pretzels with a small amount of water, wrap in foil, and bake at 325°F for about 5 minutes or until warmed through. Tip: If you want a crispier exterior, remove the foil and bake uncovered for an additional 1-2 minutes directly on your oven rack.
  • Microwave Method: Place pretzels on a microwave-safe plate and sprinkle with a small amount of water. Microwave in 15-second intervals until warmed through.


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