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Spicy Pretzels and Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

on December 28, 2011

So I added these spicy pretzels and the cinnamon sugar pretzels to my Christmas basket the past two years….they are totally addicting, cheap, and best of all–super easy!!  They are a nice balanced flavor, I’ve had some pretzels that were a little heavy on one spice and almost ‘burned’ my mouth with that flavor.  I got the recipe from one of my hubby’s granny, who got it from a friend. This makes a great snack to take to parties, most people really like them and you can just put a little less of the spice mix on the pretzels if they are too spicy.  I also added the Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels to the bags this year.  They were a nice sweet addition.  Here’s how to make them!

Spicy Pretzels

3 16 oz. bags of pretzels- I got mine at the $ Tree

1 Cup vegetable oil

1 packet of ranch seasoning mix

2 teaspoons cayenne powder

2 teaspoons garlic powder

2 teaspoons lemon pepper seasoning

Preheat oven to 200 degrees.  In a glass measuring cup, measure out your veggie oil, add spices and seasoning packet.  Whisk until combined.  Open your bag of pretzels and pour a third of your seasonings/oil into the bag.  Squeeze the top shut and shake, shake, shake!!  I also roll the bag and smoosh the pretzels as I do it.  Then just open the bag and pour them out onto a baking sheet.  Repeat with remaining two bags of pretzels.  Put into the oven and bake for an hour.  Take them out and let cool completely on the baking sheet.  Store in an airtight container or ziploc baggie.

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

1 16 oz. bag of pretzels (I got mine from $ Tree)

1/2 Cup vegetable oil

1/2 Cup sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 200 degrees.  Mix oil, sugar, and cinnamon.  Open bag of pretzels and pour the mixture in.   Squeeze the top shut and shake and roll bag around until the pretzels are completely covered.  Pour onto cookie sheet and put in the oven for 45 minutes.  Take out, let cool completely on cookie sheet, and store in ziplock bags or in an airtight container.

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