Mickey Pretzel

We all have our favorite treats at the parks, and the Mickey shaped pretzel makes no exception!  This yummy treat has been around for ages, so we wanted to bring the magic home by making our very own!  We hope you love this recipe as much as we do!

Mickey Pretzel Recipe


  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 2/3 cups baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 2 ounces butter, melted
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Sugar, for sprinkling on top


  1. Combine water, sugar, and salt in a large bowl, and sprinkle yeast on top. Let sit for 5 minutes or until the mixture begins to foam. Add the flour and butter, and mix on low speed until well-combined. Add a ½ cup of rainbow sprinkles. Mix on medium speed for about 4-5 minutes until dough is smooth and pulls away from the side of the bowl.
  2.  Remove dough from bowl. Clean the bowl and spray with oil. Return dough to bowl and cover with a tea towel, and let it sit in a warm place for about 50-55 minutes, or until the dough has doubled in size.
  3.  Preheat oven to 450˚F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with oil.
  4.  Bring a medium pot of water and the baking soda to a rolling boil.
  5.  Turn dough out onto a slightly oiled surface and divide into 16 equal pieces. Roll out each piece into a 12-inch rope. Loop a dough rope to form a circle in the middle, but with about 2 inches of dough on the ends. Roll the dough ends into coils on top of the circle to form a Mickey shape. Place onto prepared baking sheet. Repeat for remaining pieces. * this is one way to do it. I printed out a picture of a Mickey Pretzel and rolled out a large piece of dough and traced the shape, including the eyes, ears and mouth with a sharp knife. 
  6.  Use tongs to place pretzels into boiling water, one by one, for 15 seconds. Remove from water and place onto lined pan. Brush tops of pretzels with beaten egg and sprinkle with more rainbow sprinkles and sugar.
  7. Bake until dark golden brown, about 10-13 minutes. Transfer to cooling rack for 5 minutes before serving.

Full Video Tutorial Here:

No comments

About Me

My photo
Hi! I'm Alia, a wife, mom to 4, travel designer by trade and retired pastry artist. I help create magical itineraries for clients and then bring the magic home in the kitchen. I hope this blog inspires you to create some pixie dust for your family! When I'm not blogging/working, I am raising 4 kids with my husband in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. For Press and other Inquiries: confessionsofapixietraveler@gmail.com Need help planning your magical vacation?, visit www.briarandmaintravelboutique.com for more info.