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Spicy Ranch Pretzels

Looking for a crunchy snack that packs a flavorful punch? Spicy ranch pretzels are the perfect choice! Not only do they provide that delicious salty crunch, but the unique combination of spices gives them an extra kick.

Spicy Ranch Pretzels are a favorite snack for Game Days around here.

They are so easy to make too!

All you need is a package of pretzels, a packet of ranch dressing mix, some olive oil or melted butter, and a few pantry spices.

Simply combine your ingredients in a bowl, tossing to coat the pretzels evenly.

Then spread them on a baking sheet and bake.

The end result is a delicious, savory snack that’s sure to please your crowd. Enjoy!

You can also get creative with your Spicy Ranch Pretzels by adding some extra flavors.

Try tossing in some garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika for a more robust flavor.

Or you can add some chili powder for an extra kick. The possibilities are endless!
No matter how you make them, Spicy Ranch Pretzels are sure to be a hit!

Serve them up at your next gathering or as an after-school snack for the kids.

They’re great for any occasion, and they won’t last long – they’re just that good! Enjoy!

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Spicy Ranch Pretzels

Key to Success #1 – Use Your Favorite Pretzels

We went with Pretzel Sticks in this recipe, but you can really use any pretzel shape.

The Spicy Ranch Pretzel recipe works just as well with mini pretzel twists or butter snaps.

You can even use the larger pretzel twists if that is what you have on hand.

I think the pretzel sticks are great because you can just grab a handful and go.

Spicy Ranch Pretzels

Key to Success #2 – The Secret Ingredient

The seasoning blend on these spicy pretzels is a packet of Fiesta Ranch dressing mix, garlic, cayenne pepper, and lemon pepper.

The lemon pepper is the ace in the hole in this recipe.

The citrus notes really bring the flavors together to make these Spicy Ranch Pretzels truly unforgettable.

We’re also using the Hidden Valley Fiesta Ranch Dip mix instead of the original Ranch flavor.

The Fiesta Ranch mix has flavors of chipotle, tomatoes, and onions along with the ranch flavoring.

It’s a strong choice to really add a nice flavor profile to your pretzels.

If you can’t find it, you can use the original Ranch dressing mix as an easy substitute.

Mix the ranch dressing mix and spices with some vegetable oil.

Equal amounts of canola oil, popcorn oil, or melted butter will work just as well in this recipe.

Add the pretzels to a gallon-sized zip-top plastic baggie then pour the spiced oil into the bag.

Tightly close the bag and shake well to coat the pretzels in the spices.

Spicy Ranch Pretzels

Key to Success #3 – Bake For Extra Crunch

The Spicy Ranch Pretzels bake at a relatively low temperature of only 250 degrees F.

Be sure to preheat the oven while you are mixing up your spices.

Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper then pour the coated pretzels into it.

Spread the pretzels out then pop them into the 250 degree F oven.

These pretzels only need to be baked for about 15 minutes.

It’s long enough to toast the pretzels and ensure that the spices stick to them, but not long enough to burn them.

Spicy Ranch Pretzels

You’re really just trying to give the pretzels an opportunity to soak up the oil then dry out a bit so that they stay crunchy.

After 15 minutes, remove the pretzels from the oven and give them a good stir before turning them out onto a sheet of waxed paper to cool.

Be sure to spread the pretzels out so that they will cool quicker.

In about 30 minutes, they’ll be ready for your hungry crew to devour.

hidden valley ranch spicy pretzels

The secret to these spicy ranch pretzels is in that zesty lemon pepper seasoning.

It really takes things up a notch from traditional bar snacks and adds an amazing depth of flavor to every bite.

Serve them warm or at room temperature with your favorite dipping sauce – ranch dressing goes particularly well here – and enjoy!

Save this Spicy Ranch Pretzels recipe to your favorite Game Day Snacks board or your Spicy Snacks board.

Spicy Ranch Pretzel recipe
Spicy Ranch Pretzels

Spicy Ranch Pretzels

Spicy Ranch Pretzels are a quick and easy snack recipe. We’re adding Ranch flavor and plenty of spices for loads of flavor then baking them in the oven for a few minutes to make them super crunchy.
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Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 272kcal
Author: Jennifer


  • 1 pound pretzels
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 packet 1 oz Fiesta Ranch Dip mix
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper


  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Line large rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  • In a small bowl, mix together ranch packet, garlic salt, cayenne pepper, and lemon pepper. Stir in vegetable oil.
  • Place pretzels in a large zip-top plastic baggie. Pour in oil mixture. Seal bag and shake well.
  • Pour pretzels out onto a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake uncovered for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and stir well. Pour out onto a sheet of waxed paper and allow to cool completely, about 30 minutes.


  • Try substituting popcorn oil or melted butter for the vegetable oil.
  • Can use any variety of Ranch dressing mix. Use regular Ranch mix for less-spicy pretzels.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Sodium: 753mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g
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