Here’s a Cheese Pretzels recipe for an easy snack that’s quite addictive! These crunchy, buttery, cheddar cheese flavored pretzels are perfect for parties
We are a family of cheese lovers and that love of cheese also extends to our snacks! These cheese pretzels are great for snacking on and you’ll find that you can’t stop at eating just a few.
Disclaimer: This post contains links to products for making this recipe. If you use those links, I may earn a commission. Learn more here.
How To Make Cheese Pretzels
Start by spreading the pretzel twists out in a large rimmed baking sheet or in a roasting pan.
Then, whisk together butter flavored popcorn oil, garlic powder, and a dry cheese packet from a box of macaroni and cheese.
Pour the cheese and oil mixture over the pretzel twists in the pan immediately after whisking.
Use a silicone spatula to stir the pretzels about every 15 minutes, until all of the cheese and oil mixture is absorbed. The spatula really helps scrape and scoop the cheese and oil mixture off the bottom of the pan.
What kind of pretzels work to make cheese pretzels?
You can use whatever pretzels you prefer from twists to sticks and square to circles. Or use a combination of pretzels. For this recipe, we used mini pretzels twists.
You can also substitute some of the pretzels for other snack ingredients such as Goldfish, Cheezits, oyster crackers, Cheerios, or peanuts.
Do seasoned pretzels have to be baked?
The pretzels will absorb the oil so seasoned pretzels do not NEED to be baked, only stirred occasionally.
But if you want to absorb the oil faster, you can bake your cheese pretzel twists at 220˚F for 20-30 minutes, stirring every 10-15 minutes, until absorbed.
Additional Snack Recipes We Love
Christmas Crack Pretzels are no bake ranch pretzels with an irresistibly crunchy, salty, buttery taste. These seasoned pretzels are the perfect snack!
This easy Spicy Pretzels Recipe with ranch seasoning are irresistible! These crunchy, salty, buttery pretzels are the perfect finger-food for parties.
Two Ingredient Dough Pretzel Bites are SUPER EASY to make with no yeast and no waiting for the dough to rise. Just mix the dough, cut nuggets, dip in baking soda water and bake!
This crave-worthy Bacon Roasted Pumpkin Seeds recipe makes the best toasted pumpkin seeds EVER! Everyone will love this easy snack or appetizer with bacon!
- Pour the pretzel twists in a large rimmed baking sheet or a roasting pan.
- Whisk together the oil, powdered cheese, and garlic powder. Pour over the pretzel twists in the pan and stir to coat.
- Continue stirring every 15 minutes until all of the cheese and oil mixture is absorbed.