Spicy Pretzels are the absolute best party snack. A mixture of ranch and cayenne and garlic powder make the most delicious pretzel!
There are few things on this blog that I claim to be “the best.” All of the recipes I share are great, or else I wouldn’t share them of course, but I am sure that depending on your preferences, there may be better versions of my dishes. Well, that is not the case for these spicy party pretzels. They are absolutely hands down the best party snack there is. I love dips and chips and all those types of goodies, but there is no better pretzel than these spicy pretzels. You will never convince me otherwise 🙂
My Mother in Law has been making these for as long as my husband remembers and I first tried them when she brought them on a beach trip and I was instantly in love. I am not even the biggest pretzel fan. Give me a salty chip any day over a pretzel. But put a bowl of these spicy pretzels in front of me and it is all over, I will eat them all.
These are so easy to make. Mix all the ingredients together and then bake for an hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Once they cool, the seasoning is so nicely coated on the pretzels. The best pretzels are the ones with lots of seasoning clumps on them…you’ll want to grab those off the sheet pan for yourself! These store really well so you can definitely make them ahead of time. These are perfect for holiday entertaining. Spicy Pretzels are a no fuss snack and everyone will definitely want the recipe.
Worried about the spice factor? My four year old can put these pretzels down. I think she may love them even more than I do, so they aren’t that spicy. You can certainly adjust the cayenne pepper amount to be more or less if you’d like. In addition to the spicy, you have the delicious flavor of the ranch and the garlic powder. The three spices work so well together.
You have to try these soon. You will be hooked, I promise! And if you want a delicious duo of sweet and salty, make a batch of my cinnamon sugar pretzels too!
- 1 16 oz. bag mini pretzel twists
- 1 cup canola oil
- 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 packet of Ranch Dressing Mix
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
- In a small bowl, whisk together oil, cayenne, garlic, and ranch.
- Spread the pretzels in a single layer on a baking sheet. You will probably need two sheets.
- Pour oil mixture over the pretzels and stir well to coat.
- Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool. Store in an airtight container for at least 1 week.
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