Add warm water to sugar, yeast and 1/2 Tbsp. butter in small bowl; stir. Let stand 5 min. or until foamy.
Use pulsing action of food processor to process flour and 1/4 tsp. salt just until blended. Add yeast mixture; process 1 min. or until mixture is well blended and forms ball that pulls away from side of container.
Transfer dough to medium bowl sprayed with cooking spray; turn dough over. Cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in warm place 30 min. or until doubled in size.
Punch down dough. Divide dough into 30 small balls, using about 1 Tbsp. dough for each ball. Roll each ball into 6-inch-long rope. Wrap 1 rope around each wiener piece; pinch together ends and seams together to seal. Place on 2 baking sheets sprayed with cooking spray.
Heat oven to 425ºF. Place racks on lowest and highest positions in oven. Fill Dutch oven with 2-1/2 qt. (10 cups) water. Add baking soda; stir until dissolved. Bring water just to simmer. Carefully add 6 wrapped wieners, 1 at a time, to hot water; cook 45 sec. or until dough start to puff. Remove from water with slotted spoon; return to baking sheets. Sprinkle with remaining salt. Place 1 pan on each oven rack.
Bake 13 to 14 min. or until lightly browned, switching pans on oven racks after 7 min. Transfer pretzel dogs to wire racks. Melt remaining butter; brush onto pretzel dogs.
Serve with fresh fruit and quick bagged salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Lite Dressing.
Do not bring the water with the baking soda to boil until ready to use. Otherwise, the pretzels might have a bitter baking soda-like flavor.
How to Easily Divide the Dough into 30 Equal-Size Balls
Divide ball of dough in thirds, then divide each third into 10 equal pieces. Cover with a damp towel to help prevent them from drying out.
Serve with HEINZ Tomato Ketchup and KRAFT Yellow Mustard.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 17g
Dietary Fiber 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
10 servings, 3 pretzel dogs each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.