Copycat Auntie Anne’s Keto/ Low Carb Soft Pretzel bites 4 ways.

Pretzel bites with my kicked up cheese sauce.

These keto/ low carb pretzel bites 4 ways are the perfect game day appetizer! You won’t believe how easy these are to make. Always a big crowd pleaser and gone in minutes!

Cinnamon “Sugar” pretzel bites with cream cheese frosting.

Everyone has their favorite snack foods when it comes to watching sports.  When I think about the snacks I associate with sporting events, hot dogs, popcorn and soft pretzels are high up on the list.  Giant size soft pretzels are great, but for me, they are a large snack.  Eat a single soft pretzel and you may be too full to try the other foods available. I need more than one kind of snacks. That’s where my keto/ low carb pretzel bites come in. I like to make a verity of flavors to please everyone’s palette. All the goodness of soft pretzels we loved, without the overload of carbs, sugar, and guilt.

Garlic & Parmesan Pretzel Bites.

You will realize how easy it is to make keto soft pretzels at home. Make your own Copycat Auntie Anne’s right inside your kitchen with my easy fat head dough recipe, with jut two ingredients. Make the soft pretzel dough, roll, cut, and bake. Make the easy dipping sauces while they bake and you’re ready to party in no time. These pretzel bites are out of control delicious.

Jalapeno Pretzel Bites with my kicked up Cheese Sauce.

Although making pretzels may seem intimidating, it doesn’t have to be! These keto easy pretzel bites are a great starting point for beginners because they don’t need to rise, there’s no bathing in a brine involved, and are baked in under an hour. They are definitely worth giving a try!

Keto Copycat Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Bites, 4 ways.

3g net carbs per serving for plain Pretzel bites. Nutrition for all the other flavors and toppings are in the recipe notes.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American, German
Servings 10
Calories 180 kcal


Ingredients for Pretzels

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 oz cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flaour
  • 1 tbsp yeast
  • 1 tbsp sweetener
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 egg + 1 egg for brushing the tops
  • Pretzel salt or sea salt
  • 1 chopped jalapeno if making the jalapeno version

Ingredients for cheese sauce

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 oz shredded sharp cheddar I like to mix yellow and white
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper optional
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce I like Frank’s Red Hot. You can skip or use less if you prefer.

Ingredients for making the Garlic & Parmesan topping.

  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 1/4 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1/2 tsp dry Italian herbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Ingredients for making the Cinnamon Sugar

  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 4 tbsp powdered sweetener
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 5 oz cream cheese
  • 4 tbsp heavy cream
  • 6 tbsp sweetener
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


To make the pretzel bites.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Melt the mozzarella and cream cheese together in a large microwave safe bowl.
  • Add the almond flour, 1 egg, yeast, sweetener, and baking powder. Mix everything together using a hand or stand mixer using the dough hook.
  • Dump the dough out onto a parchment paper.
  • Cut into 4 pieces. Roll each piece into a log, cut and place on to a parchment lined baking tray.
  • Brush with egg wash and bake for 12-15 minutes or until the pretzel bites turn golden.
  • Serve with your choice of sauce.

To make the jalpeno version

  • Just add one chopped jalapeno in the dough and mix.
  • Follow the instructions above and do not use the salt.
  • Bake & serve with the cheese sauce, if preferred.

To make the Garlic & Parmesan version

  • Bake the pretzel bites as instructed above.
  • Melt the butter, add granulated garlic & herbs, stir.
  • Pour the mixture over the pretzel bites & toss.
  • Add the grated Parmesan cheese, toss, and serve.

To make the Cinnamon “sugar” version.

  • Toss the pretzel bites in melted butter.
  • Mix the powdered sugar and cinnamon, pour over the pretzels, toss, and serve with the cream cheese frosting.

To make the cream cheese frosting

  • Whisk the softened cream cheese, sweetener and heavy cream.
  • once everything is mixed well, add the vanilla extract. Mix it in and serve

To make the cheese sauce.

  • Heat the heavy cream in a pan and bring to a gentle simmer.
  • Slowly add the shredded cheese and melt before adding more.
  • Once all the cheese is melted, add pepper and hot sauce. Stir and serve.
  • Note that cheese sauce thickens as it cools.



Cheese Sauce Nutrition
Serves: 10 Calories: 87 Total Fat: 15.7g  Total Carbs: .4g Fiber: 0g Net Carbs: .4g
Cream Cheese frosting Nutrition:
Serves: 10 Calories: 71 Total Fat: 7.4g Total Carbs: .2g fiber: 0g Net Carbs: .2g
Nutrition For Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites:
Serves: 10 Calories: 242 Total Fat: 21.9 Total Carbs: 5.3 Fiber: 2.2 Net Carbs: 3.2g
Nutrition For Garlic & Parmesan Pretzel Bites:
Serves: 10 Calories: 252  Total Fat: 22.6  Total Carbs: 5.4g Fiber: 2g   Net Carbs: 5.4g
Nutrition For Jalapeno Pretzel Bites:
Serves: 10 Calories: 182  Total Fat: 15g Total Carbs: 5.1g Fiber: 2.1g Net Carbs: 5.1g
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Serving: 1/10 recipeSugar: 1gFiber: 2gCholesterol: 48mgCalories: 180kcalSaturated Fat: 4gFat: 15gProtein: 11gCarbohydrates: 5g
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2 thoughts on “Copycat Auntie Anne’s Keto/ Low Carb Soft Pretzel bites 4 ways.

  1. 5 stars
    Made these for football snacks today and they were SO good! I originally made some plain and some garlic parmesan but hubby talked me into mixing up more garlic parmesan to coat the plain. (Just personal preference.) Can’t wait to try the cinnamon sugar ones next!

    Tip for others: Make sure you use a dough hook! I started with just a hand mixer because I didn’t pay attention to the blades on Mona’s in the video and quickly realized that I needed the hook. So I transferred it over to my Kitchenaid but not before making a mess! 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    I’ve been on keto for a year for a medical condition. I’ve tried so many Pinterest recipes! This one rocks. Just ate a whole plate. I used a bottled queso dip that I warmed up. Just brushed the bites with butter. Yum! Thanks!

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