How to Reheat Soft Pretzels

How to Reheat Soft Pretzels (Step-by-Step Guide)

Want to know how to reheat soft pretzels, like the ones from Auntie Anne’s or homemade?

Is it possible to do? Yes, it is and if you keep reading, we will show you how to it with step-by-step instructions.

How to Reheat Soft Pretzels: The Best Options Available

When it comes to reheating your soft pretzels, you have two options available, the oven/toaster oven or the microwave.

All of the mentioned reheating options will get your pretzel nice and warm, and there isn’t really any pros or cons to each (except time, which is minimal).

Below, we will give in-depth instructions how to reheat pretzels/pretzel bites in the oven or microwave.


Oven/Toaster Oven: Best Way to Reheat Your Soft Pretzel

The oven/toaster oven is the best way to go about reheating your Auntie Anne’s pretzel/pretzel bites. While it is not as quick as the microwave, it will be able to get it warm and toasty.

Below are the steps to get these delicious treats warmed up.


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F
  • Wrap pretzel in foil before placing in the oven.
  • Bake for 3-5 minutes, if not fully reheated to your liking, leave it in for a couple more minutes.
  • Once fully warmed out, remove from the oven and enjoy.

Microwave Oven: Quickest Way to Reheat Your Pretzel

Many people opt to use the microwave when reheating their pretzels and it is the quickest way to get this food heated up.

The whole process will take a couple seconds and we will explain how to do it properly below:


  • Place the soft pretzel in a microwave safe plate or container.
  • Microwave the pretzel for around 10-15 seconds or till warmed up to your liking. This should be done at the medium setting.
  • Once fully reheated, take out and enjoy.

Reheating Frozen Pretzels

If you have homemade or store bought (Auntie Anne’s, yum) soft pretzels that you have frozen for future use, reheating them is quite simple.

Frozen pretzels hold up really well in the freezer and it is a good storage option if you made a batch of soft pretzels or have a lot of store bought left over.

When it comes to reheating frozen pretzels, the most important thing to do is allow the food to defrost/thaw out before reheating.

You can let the frozen pretzels sit at room temperature to fully thaw out. Once defrosted, you can use either the microwave or oven/toaster oven to reheat them (we highlighted the process for both above).


Wrapping it up

When it comes to reheating your Auntie Anne’s soft pretzel or pretzel bites, the microwave or the oven are really the best options available.

The microwave is quick and will have the food warmed up in a couple of seconds, while the oven will get it all toasty and hot.

Reheating works great if you have pretzels that have been frozen, in the fridge or sitting around for a while. Whichever way, you will be able to enjoy your delicious food, the way it was intended.

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