Copycat Dot's Pretzels


If you've been craving the super savory Dot's pretzels—seasoned with buttermilk, butter, onion, garlic, and mustard—but can't find them near you, this recipe is a close second. We tried 4 different methods for replicating that buttery flavor and found starting with butter snaps pretzels is the best (and easiest!) way. But if you can't find those either, add 1 teaspoon butter extract to your seasoning mix.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Stand Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
8 cups


  • ¼ cup canola or peanut oil

  • 1 ½ tablespoons dry buttermilk powder

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons onion powder

  • ¾ teaspoon dry mustard

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 8 ounces butter snaps pretzels


  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).

  2. Whisk together oil, buttermilk powder, garlic powder, onion powder, dry mustard, and salt in a large bowl. Add pretzels and toss to coat evenly.

  3. Spread out in an even layer on a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake until toasted, about 20 minutes, stirring halfway through. Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes before serving. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

    close up on a bowl of copycat Dot's pretzels
    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

180 Calories
8g Fat
24g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 180
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 613mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 3g
Potassium 72mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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