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Cayenne Pretzels

These spicy pretzels were a huge hit at my daughter's graduation party. The longer they sit, the spicier they get! —Gayle Zebo, Warren, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
  • Makes
    3-1/2 quarts


  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound (12 cups) pretzel sticks


  • In a small bowl, combine the oil, dressing mix, garlic salt and cayenne. Divide pretzels between 2 ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pans. Pour oil mixture over pretzels; stir to coat.
  • Bake at 200° for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 236 calories, 15g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 690mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • misscoffeepot
    Dec 31, 2018

    I love this recipe! I make a huge batch for Christmas gifts- but I do use the larger pretzel logs or rods. Sometimes I add oyster crackers for a mix of texture.

  • annrms
    Dec 24, 2018

    Used pretzel nuggets and added more cayenne along with onion powder and black pepper because we like spicy. Easy and delicious!

  • randcbruns
    Jan 2, 2017

    These are great little snacks. They certainly are a hit with my spice loving family.

  • kford65
    Dec 7, 2014

    These are Awesome made as is. I made them for a party last night and everyone raved about them and they want the recipe.

  • pgoodgaine
    Nov 2, 2014

    These look like normal pretzels and then give the mouth a wonderful suprize!

  • oeg1kallee
    Feb 16, 2014

    These are great- and addicting. Nice flavor, and you can control the "heat" bu adjusting the cayenne pepper. Be sure to bake all the way, or an extra 10 min if not all the seasoning is absorbed. At Christmas, I make these using pretzel logs and package them as gifts. Super easy.

  • margojacob
    Mar 29, 2013

    No comment left

  • Rone
    Jan 25, 2013

    Great....a hit at all my parties. Teens as well as adults love these pretzels and so easy to make. Rone

  • Freckles23
    Dec 21, 2011

    WOW, AMAZING, Whats in these, Can I have the recipe, Can I have the left overs.I've made these 5 times, they disappear right away. They are so easy to make and a hit everytime.

  • jmkasprak
    Nov 28, 2011

    They do get spicier the next day!