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Cayenne Pretzels Recipe

Cayenne Pretzels Recipe

These easy-to-coat, well-seasoned 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 YIELD:16 servings


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


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the oil, dressing mix, garlic salt and cayenne. Divide pretzels between two ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Pour oil mixture over pretzels; stir to coat.
  • 2. 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. Yield: 3 quarts.

Nutritional 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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randcbruns User ID: 828588 259087
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2017

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

kford65 User ID: 6734849 214283
Reviewed 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 User ID: 8063431 37669
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2014

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

oeg1kallee User ID: 152044 106145
Reviewed 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."

Rone User ID: 2047919 49212
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5966688 73576
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2880256 37568
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2011

"They do get spicier the next day!"

jammin User ID: 3558751 89152
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2010

"This is a great recipe. I did not have packaged ranch dressing on hand, so I used two tablespoons of Penzeys buttermilk ranch dressing base."

mommamcd User ID: 2735075 32880
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2010

"Very easy snack to make! Have had rave reviews from husband and coworkers. easy treat to mail to soldiers overseas!"

zachsmama03 User ID: 2479085 106144
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2010

"I have made these pretzels several times and always get rave reviews! These are a great snack. I usually bring them to potlucks or holiday gatherings. They are always a hit!"

cooks a lot User ID: 4196230 80415
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2010

"These were a great success with my 8 teenage boys!"

Cookjoy User ID: 840727 204420
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2007

"My kids and I make homemade pretzels.

I am going to try making them Cayenne from the ingredients you shared. Thanks!"

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