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Air Fryer Pretzel Dogs

Air Fryer Pretzel Dogs are so easy to make, and are great for an appetizer or lunch. You won't regret making these.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer pretzel dogs
Prep Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 8 Pretzel Dogs
Calories 398kcal


  • cooking spray
  • 1 ½ cups warm beer heated to 110 - 115 degrees
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dry yeast
  • 4 ½ cups bread flour
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 5 cups water
  • ¼ cup baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted or garlic butter
  • pinches coarse salt as desired


  • Gather all the ingredients needed.
    Overhead photo of all the ingedients.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the warm beer, sugar and yeast. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes or until it appears frothy and foamy.
    Warm beer, sugar and yeast combined in a bowl using a stand mixer.
  • Using the paddle attachment, add the flour, salt and 4 Tablespoons melted butter. Use medium speed to mix until well incorporated.
    Flour, salt and butter added to the mixing bowl.
  • Switch to the dough attachment and knead on medium speed for about 5 minutes. Your dough should start pulling away from the sides of the bowl.
    More flour added to the bowl.
  • Cover the bowl and place in a warm place to rise for one hour. The dough should double in size.
    Dough kneed using a stand mixer.
  • When the dough is ready, section it into 8 equal pieces.
    Dough is cut into 8 equal parts.
  • Roll each section into 8 long ropes.
    Dough is rolled out into long ropes.
  • Wrap the dough ropes around the hot dogs, trimming when you get to the end.
    Wrapping dough around the hot dogs.
  • Meanwhile, boil the 5 cups of water, add the baking soda and stir. When the water is boiling, drop each hot dog pretzel into the water one at a time and allow it to sit for only 30 seconds.
    Wrapped hot dogs dropped into a boiling water mixture.
  • Remove the pretzel dogs from the water and place inside greased air fryer basket. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with salt.
    Wrapped hot dogs placed inside an air fryer basket.
  • Air fry at preheated 400 degrees for 13 - 16 minutes.
    Cooked pretzel dogs resting inside an air fryer basket.
  • Remove from air fryer and serve.
    Pretzel dogs served inside a long white dish.
  • Dip and enjoy every bite!
    A Pretzel dog is leaning onto a bowl of mustard.


Serving: 1Pretzel Dog | Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 1356mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg