Aren’t pretzel buns amazing? I love them. It’s too bad they’re not better for you because I could easily convince myself to make them ALL the time if they were! I haven’t tried making a whole wheat version of these yet, I kind of feel like that might ruin them, but I may have to try it sometime. Although my family might mutiny if I did that to these wonderful chewy, salty pretzel buns!
We used these for hamburgers, they are quite large. I think as a dinner roll they would be better a bit smaller, making 24 out of the recipe instead of 16. If you’re going to use them for hamburgers, flatten the rolls out a bit after you shape them, or they will be very round. Even flattened like these were, they were still quite tall once we made up the burgers.