Pretzels with a bite! This snack is shaken, not baked. Lemon pepper is the secret ingredient, and gives the spice marinade mixture a wonderful zest.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small bowl, mix together cayenne pepper, lemon pepper, garlic salt, ranch-style dressing mix and vegetable oil.

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  • Place pretzels in a large, sealable plastic bag. Pour in mixture from bowl. Shake well. Allow pretzels to marinate in the mixture approximately 2 hours before serving. Shake occasionally to maintain coating.

Nutrition Facts

161 calories; protein 0.3g 1% DV; carbohydrates 3.4g 1% DV; fat 16.5g 25% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 552.6mg 22% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2004
This recipe was so easy and great tasting. I took these to a football game. The fans found them more exciting then the game, and we're talking about die-hard fans. I did do one more step to the recipe. It says for you to marinate the pretzels in a zip lock bag. I did mix it in a zip lock bag, but then put them on a cookie sheet and baked them at 250 for about 15 minutes. That way it soaks up all the liquid. Please try it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2004
I didn't find these pretzels to be spicey or frankly very good at all. They were saltier but no real added flavor. Perhaps more spice powder would work but I don't think I'll be trying this one again. Read More
(16)
222 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 167
  • 4 star values: 46
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2004
This recipe was so easy and great tasting. I took these to a football game. The fans found them more exciting then the game, and we're talking about die-hard fans. I did do one more step to the recipe. It says for you to marinate the pretzels in a zip lock bag. I did mix it in a zip lock bag, but then put them on a cookie sheet and baked them at 250 for about 15 minutes. That way it soaks up all the liquid. Please try it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
I have to agree with the previous person in some respects. I liked these pretzels, but couldn't eat very many of them because they were so incredibly salty. I think you could probably cut the garlic salt in half (or more). I also didn't find them to be extremely spicy-hot, just salty. Again, I did like them, but a little went a long way. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2006
These are great! I used a bunch of mini pretzel balls that I'd bought in bulk for this recipe and they worked just as good as mini twists. I cut WAY down on the oil probably only 1/6 of a cup that I drizzled over the pretzels that I had in a cake pan. I shook them till they were covered sprinkled the spice mix (that I used Morton's Hot Salt instead of the cayenne in) over top of them and stuck them in the oven at 325 for probably 15 minutes stirring a few times. These are definitely addicting. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Excellent - everybody loves them. I used garlic powder (not salt) so they weren't too salty. My first batch was WAY too hot. Now I start with 1/4 of the cayenne and add more as needed (I have extra-hot cayenne). Such an easy snack! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Very good pretzels. I have made 2 batches so far so I could give little bags away. I also added extra cayenne pepper and baked for about 15 minutes to dry them out a little bit. Thanks for a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2010
I initially received this recipe from an elderly nurse at a hospital where I used to work. I lost it and looked here at allrecipes. FOUND IT!! WOOHOOO!! I've actually been using THIS recipe for years now. Thought the least I could do was give it a rating!! The ingredients are really a base and can (obviously) be adjusted to taste. I actually use two full 15 oz bags of pretzels instead of the 1 1/2 suggested. I also use garlic powder vs garlic salt and extra cayenne pepper as we like this with a bit more 'bite'. Also, I reduce the oil to 1/2 cup. (wondering if olive oil would work... ~idk why not!!) Everyone LOVES this recipe and I really think the lemon pepper is the "secret"!! I too have given this out as gifts and everyone requests it for parties, on game days, etc! Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2004
I didn't find these pretzels to be spicey or frankly very good at all. They were saltier but no real added flavor. Perhaps more spice powder would work but I don't think I'll be trying this one again. Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
12/17/2007
Having a hard time with this rating. Can I choose 4 1/2? Next time I will up the Cayenne & use less powdered Ranch. Several bites I had to cringe with the Ranch taste. Once my tongue settled dow I think I liked it. Kind of like the sour stuff my kids like. Used less oil. Cooked mine at 250 stirring a couple of times for at least 30 minutes. Used nuggets & mini. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2005
This is a very good recipe for a tasty snack. I only put about 3/4 teaspoon of the cayanne because I can't handle extreme hot. It turned out great. A bit of hot but not overpowering. I also found that if you let them sit for more than the 2 hours they aren't so oily. I let mine sit overnight and they were perfect! I will definately make again!!! Thanks!!!!! Read More
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