Mickeys Pizza Pretzel

Mickeys Pizza Pretzel – A trip to Disneyland is such a magical time. There is so much to enjoy while you are there with your family.

The adrenalin-fueled and exhilarating rides, the Disney characters, and all of the fabulous entertainment, to mention a few things. However, there is one element of a trip to Disneyland that often is unforgettable and that is the food.

The truth is, when it comes to food, Disney does it so well. Not only are the food options available delicious, but they also have a hand in making children feel excited about eating some of the foods they may avoid at home.

Mostly because there will be some form of Disney theme. This brings me to this incredible recipe that I think the whole family will love.

This Mickey’s Pretzel Pizza is a great way to encourage little ones to eat more vegetables as you can get creative with the toppings.

I am sharing with you the basic recipe but this can be elaborated on as your little ones enjoy the pretzel pizza. This is also a great recipe for children to get involved with. So with that in mind, here is everything you need to know to make Mickey’s Pretzel Pizza.

Ingredients needed to make Mickeys Pizza Pretzel

There are a few different elements to help you create this recipe. So I have itemised each section separately so that you can identify what ingredient is needed for each part.


  • 4 ½ Cups of flour
  • 1 ½ Cups of lukewarm water
  • 1 Tbsp of light brown sugar
  • 2Tsp of kosher salt
  • 2 ¼ tsp of fast-acting dry yeast
  • 4 Tbsp of melted unsalted butter
  • Coarse sea salt

Baking soda water bath

  • 10 Cups of water
  • ⅔ Cup of baking soda

Egg wash

  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 1 Tsp of water

Pizza toppings

  • 1 small jar of pizza sauce
  • 1 Small pack of shredded cheese (Cheddar or mozzarella)
  • 1 Pack of mini pepperonis

How to make Mickey’s Pretzel Pizza

Prep time – 20 minutes

Bake time – 12 minutes

Rise time – 1 Hour

Additional time – 4 minutes

Total time – 1 Hour 36 minutes

  1. Add warm water, sugar, and yeast to a large bowl. Whisk to dissolve the yeast. Once you have combined the ingredients you can then set the bowl aside for 5-10 minutes or until foamy.
  2. Add the flour, salt, and melted butter. Using your hands, mix until the dough forms. This will help you to get a nice workable dough.
  3. Knead the pretzel dough with your hands for 8-10 minutes or until the dough is smooth. Once you have done this then grease a large bowl and add the pretzel dough to it. Cover the bowl with some plastic wrap and set it aside.
  4. Put the covered bowl in a warm place for about 45 minutes to 1 hour or until the dough has doubled in size. This is the proving period and is a vital step for the dough.
  5. In the meantime, preheat the oven to 450 degrees. You can then prepare the baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Put the pretzel dough on your work surface. You can then divide the dough into equal pieces. You should be able to get 8 equal pieces from the size of the dough.
  7. Roll out each of the 8 pieces of dough into 24-inch ropes. Form one large pretzel circle by twisting the pretzel rope into a large circle. You may want to divide one of the 24-inch ropes into two pieces.
  8. Form two separate smaller circles by twisting the pretzel rope into Mickey’s ears. Pinch the ears to the head pretzel. Stick a toothpick in each ear to hold it in place. Transfer the formed Mickey pretzel to the prepared baking sheet.

Baking soda bath:

  1. Add the water for the baking soda bath along with the baking soda in a large pot over high heat bringing the mixture to a boil. Carefully and gently place the pretzels into boiling water for 10 seconds on each side of the pretzel.

Prepping the pretzels:

  1. Whisk the large egg yolk and water in a medium bowl.
  2. Transfer the boiled pretzels to the baking sheet.
  3. Brush the top side of each pretzel with the egg wash mixture. Sprinkle the top of each pretzel with coarse sea salt.

Baking the pretzels:

  1. Bake at 450 degrees for 10-12 minutes. The pretzels will be a dark golden brown at this point and this shows they are ready.
  2. Spoon one tablespoon of pizza sauce on the circles of Mickey’s head. Sprinkle the shredded pizza cheese on each pizza.
  3. Add 8-10 mini pepperonis to each of the pizzas.
  4. Return them to the oven until the cheese has melted.
  5. Once the cheese is bubbling take them out of the oven and serve your Mickey Pretzel Pizza.

Recipe notes and tips

This can be time-consuming and it is important that you don’t skip the steps such as giving the dough time to prove as well as the baking soda bath. This helps the pretzel to cook all the way through and also gives the desired texture.

Children can get involved with this recipe but you may want to take over when it comes to certain cooking parts. Ideal opportunities for children to get involved include the kneading of the dough and also putting the toppings onto the pizza prior to going back in the oven for a final time.

Variations to try

Like with many recipes there will always be variations to try. Here are a few suggestions.

  • Add different toppings. You can use this as a chance to encourage your children to eat vegetables. Or get them involved by adding their own toppings to the pizza. This will encourage them to want to try new things.
  • Make them sweet. Why not try something different and make them sweet? You can use melted chocolate as a base for the sweet pizza and then add things like marshmallows. Bear in mind they won’t need so long in the oven at the final point.


Of course, there will always be questions that everyone might have when it comes to trying a few different recipes. With this Mickey’s Pretzel Pizza here are some of the common questions that you might have.

Can it be made ahead of time?

This is a recipe that can be made ahead of time. As there are a few different elements you can come back to the different stages. Or prepare them and cook them later. They also can be noyed cold.

How should I store the Mickey’s Pretzel Pizza?

If you are storing the pretzel pizzas a good idea would be to store them in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days.

Enjoy your Mickey’s Pretzel Pizzas.