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Spicy Party Pretzels Recipe

Spicy Party Pretzels

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"Who needs all the distractions offered by typical party mixes? It's the toasted, seasoned pretzels you really want! This recipe is simple, and particularly tasty when straight from the oven."

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Original recipe makes 15 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs

    2 hrs 10 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together vegetable oil, dry ranch dressing mix, garlic salt and cayenne pepper.
  3. Place pretzels in a medium baking dish. Coat with the vegetable oil mixture.
  4. Stirring occasionally, bake coated pretzels uncovered in the preheated oven 2 hours, or until toasted and crispy.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

I made a few changes to this recipe and it turned out awesome!! I put everything in a ziplock baggie and let sit for an hour rotating every 15mins or so. Then I baked the pretzels on a jelly roll pan for 5 mins at 350. Sooooo Goooood!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

I may have done something wrong, but my pretzels burned in the oven after about 40 minutes. Every time I opened the door to stir the pretzels, my eyes watered! I ended up tossing the whole project out. It might have been an oven problem so make sure your oven is correct before setting out to make these. They sounded good; if they hadn't burned, they probably would have been...

Apr 28, 2005

I have made these a lot and they are always good. I did have to make a couple of changes....I put all the ingredients into a large zip-top bag and let the pretzels "soak up" the oil and spices for at least 30 minutes(or more), turn the bag often; also I baked at 250 for 30 to 45 minutes. Perfect! Thanks for sharing!!

Jan 25, 2004

These are great. I love them. The ranch dressing gives a great flavor. Since I was making for children I left out the cayenne.

Jan 25, 2004

The recipe is great. I bake them at 200° for an hour instead of 350° and they don't get too brown or burn.

Jan 25, 2004

I reduced the temp to 250 and my pretzels didnt burn, they may be a little spicy for kids But we love em!!!

Jan 25, 2004

THe flavor of this was very good. I did use broken pretzel pieces instead of mini pretzels because I like them more. I also cut down on the cayenne pepper because my boyfriend is not a fan of spicy food. I left them in the oven for about 15 mnutes and they were done. I will also reduce oven temp next time. They were excellent in taste though, and I will make again with those minor adjustments.

Jan 25, 2004

These were "good" - not bad (and certainly they were easy to make) but my tongue didn't do the cha-cha either. Thanks to others, I baked mine at 250 for an hour, stirring every 15 min and since my daughter would probally snack on these, I reduced the cayenne by half. I was worried the ranch would make these too salty but they were fine. I would make these again when I need a change from plain 'ol pretzels, but I don't think I'll crave them often. Thanks for the new idea K. Tansey!


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  • Calories
  • 138 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.8 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 14.6 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 269 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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