This garlic, and ranch-seasoned pretzel recipe is addictive and incredibly delicious. Pretzels on their own aren't that exciting but when you add a bunch of flavorful seasonings, they become next level!
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These garlic ranch pretzels make a great hostess gift. Or anything gift. Make them cute and put them in a mason jar. Teacher's gift? Your family won't be happy if you give these all away. They are that good!
Looking for some other snacks that are gift-worthy for family and friends? Try this Chex Mix recipe that I've been making for over 15 years. Or this delicious chocolate and peanut butter combination Puppy Chow.
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Why you'll love this recipe
These seasoned pretzel morsels are just so flavorful! You'll be amazed at how quickly people devour them. It seems like no one can stop at just a taste : ).
This is also a very simple recipe with simple ingredients. You need pretzels and 4 other items. It's not expensive to make either.
These A quick comment about the pretzels. You want the big, thick ones. They are normally called sourdough pretzels. I usually buy two kinds and mix them together. The large twisted pretzels do need to be broken up.
And below is an image of the ingredients that bring on the flavor.
Orville Redenbacher's Oil - This is used to flavor popcorn. It's located in the popcorn section in your grocery store. The container is enough to make a couple of batches.
Garlic powder (NOT garlic salt)
Original Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing mix. If you have made your own, that will also work in this recipe.
A package of the big sourdough pretzel twists and a package of the pretzel bites. A total of two packages of pretzels.
Add 8 oz of Orville Redenbacher oil to spices/seasonings.
Add broken large pretzels and pretzel bits in a large bowl, baking sheet, or roasting pan (gives you more room and has a lid!). I find a roasting pan is the best option. You have room to stir and the pretzels don't fall out!
Drizzle/pour about ¼ of the seasoning & oil mixture. Stir and or shake to make sure the spices evenly cover the pretzels. Repeat until all of the seasoning and oil mixture has been added to the pretzels.
These do not need to be baked but you should let them sit overnight so the flavors are absorbed by the pretzels. Give these garlic and dill-seasoned pretzels a good 12 hours before serving them. It doesn't hurt if it's a little longer. The flavors will soak into the pretzels and will be so delicious!!
Make sure to give the pretzels a good stir every hour or so when you are around.
Storing these spicy pretzels
These pretzels do not need to be baked in the oven. But, for the best flavor, make them the day ahead and shake/stir them up occasionally so the pretzels absorb the flavors.
To store, pour into an airtight container or even into gallon-sized plastic bags. I often portion them into large mason jars to store or give as gifts. These are nice hostess gifts or neighbor gifts for Christmas.
Store at room temperature for up to a week. If keeping longer, refrigerate.
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Delicious seasoned pretzels
- 8 oz of Orville Redenbacher Oil
- 1 TB garlic powder NOT garlic salt
- 1 TB dill weed
- 1 oz Package Original Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing If you have the container of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing, use 3 tablespoons
- 1 lb large pretzel twists the big thick ones!
- 1 lb pretzel bites
- Mix all your dry seasonings together (garlic powder, dill weed and Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing)
- Add 8 oz of Orville Redenbacher's oil to seasonings.
- In a large bowl or a roasting pan (gives you more room and has a lid!) add broken large pretzels and pretzel bits.
- Drizzle about ¼ of the seasoning & oil mixture. Stir. Repeat until all of the seasoning and oil mixture has been added to the pretzels.
- Here's the hard part. Give these garlic and dill-seasoned pretzels a good 12 hours before serving them. The flavors will soak into the pretzels and will be so delicious!! Make sure to give the pretzels a good stir every hour or so.
- Store in a sealed container for freshness. I like putting these pretzels in mason jars and giving them away (think teacher gift or hostess gift).
Nutrition information is an estimate only provided as a courtesy using an ingredient database. Garnish and optional ingredients are not included in the calculations.
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These store wonderfully in mason jars! Take a look at some of my mason jar storage ideas