The Ultimate Spicy Seasoned Pretzels Recipe
These spicy pretzels are the perfect party snack! Mini twist pretzels soaked in oil and coated in a homemade seasoning blend that bursts with flavor in every bite! Perfect for game days and get-togethers, spicy pretzel recipe for the win!
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What Makes This Recipe Great
It’s Spring! This means all the fun warm weather gatherings are upon us: spring break plans, camping trips, summer BBQs, and more! It’s the season of gathering and eating together, so it’s a must to have a few easy recipes on hand to make for the masses! Enter, spicy pretzels!
These spicy seasoned pretzels are it! The perfect snack for a big group, or even a cozy movie night. They taste similar to Chex mix but even more addicting. Coated in avocado oil or olive oil and seasoned with cayenne pepper, garlic salt, and lemon pepper, this spicy pretzel recipe is the perfect way to jazz up pretzel twists or pretzel sticks in no time!
Tiny Twist Pretzels: Pick whichever bag of pretzels is your favorite. To make these spicy pretzels gluten-free, be sure to pick gluten-free pretzels.
Garlic Salt: If you don’t have garlic salt, you can substitute 1 teaspoon garlic powder and 1 teaspoon salt.
Cayenne Pepper: To control the spice level, increase or decrease the cayenne pepper. This recipe is for a milder spicy pretzel.
Lemon Pepper: Lemon pepper is pretty easy to find, and such a staple to have on hand. It really jazzes up these spicy pretzels, not to mention chicken, mac & cheese (trust me!), and tons of other dishes.
Avocado Oil: I prefer using avocado oil for my spicy pretzel recipe. I try and avoid vegetable oil and canola oil, but those would work as well. Same quantity.
Recipe Step by Step
- Pour the oil and spices into a gallon Ziploc bag. Seal and shake to evenly combine the oil with spices.
- Add in the pretzels, seal up the Ziploc bag, and gently shake to coat the pretzels.
- Allow the pretzels to soak up the seasoned oil for at least 6 hours, or ideally for 24 hours. Turn the bag to shake up pretzels every few hours. No need to bake them, the spicy pretzels will soak up all the oil.
- You can also spread the pretzels on a baking sheet and allow them to soak, but I prefer the Ziploc back so they’re already stored and make much less of a mess!
The Ultimate Seasoning for Pretzels
I had never heard of making seasoning for pretzels before this recipe. Typically, I’ve just eaten pretzels on their own, and they’re good…but then all of a sudden my mouth is dry and I’m completely sick of them!
Lemon Pepper + Cayenne Pepper + Garlic Salt is truly the ultimate seasoning for pretzels. Some people use ranch dressing mix or ranch seasoning mix, but I like the hint of spice in this spicy pretzel recipe.
It’s salty, tangy, and mildly spicy. A flavor-packed spicy pretzel with every single bite! The oil coating keeps them from feeling so dry, and I never get sick of them!
Spice Level: These spicy pretzels are mild. Feel free to use even less cayenne pepper if you don’t want them spicy at all. When making for my kids I only use 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper. You can also use more to taste if you want your spicy pretzel recipe spicier.
Barely- honestly no more than a bag of potato chips. One great thing about this spicy pretzel recipe is that the oil soaks into the pretzels and they’re not greasy at all!
One serving of this recipe is about 17 pretzels and has 369 calories.
While this spicy pretzel recipe is great on its own, these actually are SO good dipped in plain cream cheese! When we go camping, we always have cream cheese on hand for bagels, and the creamy dip mixed with the spicy pretzel makes an amazing combination.
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Spicy Seasoned Pretzels
- 16 oz bag tiny twist pretzels
- 1 cup avocado oil
- 2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 2 teaspoons lemon pepper
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Pour oil and spices into a gallon ziploc bag. Seal and shake to evenly combine oil with spices
- Add in pretzels, seal up ziploc bag, and gently shake to combine.
- Allow pretzels to soak up the seasoned oil for at least 6 hours, or ideally for 24 hours. Turn bag to shake up pretzels every few hours. No need to bake them, the pretzels will soak up all the oil.
- Will keep in an airtight container for at least 1 week.
- See the Recipe Notes below for more tips, FAQ's and ingredient substitutions.
85 Comments on “The Ultimate Spicy Seasoned Pretzels Recipe”
could I substitute butter spray Instead of oil to keep the calories down?
I’m not sure it will soak in as much? But it may allow the seasoning to stick to the pretzel. I’ve never tried this, but worth a try!
You can also store these in a clean ziplock bag in the freezer (indefinitely) and they taste EVEN better crispy cold out of the freezer!!!
Wow! I had no idea these pretzels would free well Judi. Thanks so much for sharing that tip. I can’t wait to try it!
This recipe is amazing! The only change that I made was to use 2 bags of pretzels. I like to use the waffle pretzels from Dollar Tree. So easy and inexpensive to make.
I am so glad you liked my spiced pretzels Rebecca! That is fantastic that you could find pretzels at the Dollar Tree. I love to hear that they were easy to make and inexpensive. That is what I strive for with all my recipes!
Easy and excellent. I’m addicted to them now.
I am so happy you liked my pretzels Carol! I love hearing that they are easy to make and excellent. I agree, they are VERY addicting! LOL!