This easy Spicy Pretzels Recipe with ranch seasoning are irresistible! These crunchy, salty, buttery pretzels are the perfect finger-food for parties.
My son was totally craving Dot’s Pretzels and our little local grocery store doesn’t sell them. So instead, I bought some pretzel sticks and spices to make my own copycat version at home.
The homemade spicy pretzels were a huge hit not only with my son but also with our friends and family!
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Where is the spicy pretzels recipe? In this post, I will share step-by-step instructions with photos for how to make the spicy pretzels with ranch seasoning, as well as answering FAQs about the recipe and sharing a short video showing the recipe in motion. But you can go directly to the recipe by scrolling down to the bottom of the post.
How To Make Spicy Pretzels
Spread the butter flavored pretzel sticks in a large rimmed baking sheet or roasting pan.
If butter flavored pretzels are not available in your area, you can use the regular pretzel sticks instead. We just prefer the added flavor of the butter pretzels.
What seasonings are used to make spicy pretzels?
The seasoning mixture for this spicy pretzels recipe starts with melted butter and canola oil. To those two ingredients, we add sriracha sauce, powdered buttermilk ranch dressing mix, garlic powder, cajun seasoning, and onion powder.
There are so many spices that can be added to make seasoned pretzels so go with what you prefer. Other popular pretzel spices include dill weed, cayenne pepper, and lemon pepper seasoning. You can add them in addition to the spices already in the recipe or as a substitution.
After whisking the seasoning mixture to combine, pour over the pretzel sticks immediately.
Stir until all of the pretzels are coating with the oil and spicy pretzels seasoning mix.
Once the pretzel sticks are covered with the seasoning, sprinkle them with grated Parmesan cheese and stir to coat.
Bake the spicy pretzels at 220˚F for 20-30 minutes stirring after 15 minutes, until the oil is absorbed.
How To Store Spicy Pretzels
Store the spicy pretzels in an airtight container in the pantry. You can put all of the pretzels in a large ziptop bag or container with a lid.
We’ve also found that dividing the spicy pretzels into snack size servings in separate baggies makes it super easy to grab a snack and go.
What kind of pretzels should I use to make spicy pretzels?
You can use any of the pretzels you want from twists to sticks and squares to circles. Or use a combination of pretzel types. We prefer the butter flavor pretzel sticks.
Another fun way to make these seasoned pretzels is to add other snack items such as Goldfish, oyster crackers, Cheezits, Chex cereal, and nuts to the mix. Just remember to use fewer pretzels when adding additional ingredients.
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 crave-worthy Bacon Roasted Pumpkin Seeds recipe makes the best toasted pumpkin seeds EVER! Everyone will love this easy snack or appetizer with bacon!
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
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!
- (2) 12 oz butter flavored pretzel sticks
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1 tsp sriracha sauce, (add more for spicier pretzels)
- (2) .4 oz powdered buttermilk ranch dressing mix, (about 2 1/2 tbsp)
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp Cajun seasoning
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
- Preheat the oven to 220˚F.
- Pour the pretzels in a large rimmed baking sheet (or roasting pan).
- Whisk together the melted butter, canola oil, sriracha sauce, buttermilk ranch dressing mix, garlic powder, cajun seasoning, and onion powder.
- Pour over the pretzel sticks and stir until coated.
- Sprinkle with grated Parmesan and stir until coated.
- Bake at 220˚F for 30 minutes, stirring after 15 minutes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 24 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 190Saturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 484mgCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 3g