Rating: 4.47 stars
88 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 62
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 5

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.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
15
Yield:
15 servings
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C).

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  • In a medium bowl, mix together vegetable oil, dry ranch dressing mix, garlic salt and cayenne pepper.

  • Place pretzels in a medium baking dish. Coat with the vegetable oil mixture.

  • Stirring occasionally, bake coated pretzels uncovered in the preheated oven 2 hours, or until toasted and crispy.

Nutrition Facts

138 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 1.8g; fat 14.6g; sodium 268.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (92)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
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! Read More
(80)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2004
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... Read More
(20)
88 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 62
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
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! Read More
(80)
Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2005
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!! Read More
(50)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
These are great. I love them. The ranch dressing gives a great flavor. Since I was making for children I left out the cayenne. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2004
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... Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
The recipe is great. I bake them at 200 for an hour instead of 350 and they don't get too brown or burn. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I reduced the temp to 250 and my pretzels didnt burn they may be a little spicy for kids But we love em!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
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. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2010
These are SO good. SO GOOD. I cut the oil down to a half cup and that was more than enough. I used a homemade ranch dressing mix (I suggest using Scotdog's dry ranch dressing mix) and I did not add garlic salt because the ranch dressing mix had garlic powder. This is great for a movie snack for the kids and to portion out into snack bags for my oldest boy's lunch. NOTE: You really have to keep an eye on these so they don't burn. I suggest you line your baking sheet with foil and do a little spritz with baking spray and really just keep it moving every ten-fifteen minutes so it does not burn. It's not two hours that this needs to bake. Fourty five minutes is plenty, give or take. Read More
(13)
Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
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! Read More
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