These Spicy Pretzels Will Make You Fall in Love

You like snacks, right? If you like pretzels and a bit of added spice, you’re gonna love these spicy pretzels.

I love telling the story behind these pretzels, because it makes me laugh (cause I was kinda a jackass) and it proves some things aren’t as they seem.

The Story

I had my first spicy pretzel (we refer to them as ‘picy pretzels) when a friend, our beloved Sue, dropped off a birthday package for Garry. There they sat, in a ribboned-adorned apothecary jar, looking very ordinary, as pretzels are known to do.

Pretzels being pretzels are not exciting.

Not even when wrapped with a bow.

Garry took off the top of the jar and popped a few pretzels in his mouth.

~BIG EYES OF SURPRISE!~

Huh. That was an interesting reaction to ordinary pretzels.

He silently offered me the jar, which I took, and then tossed a few in my mouth, in birthday pretzel solidarity.

~BIG EYES OF SURPRISE!~

These were no ordinary pretzels.

‘Picy!

Our snacking world tilted that day. These seemingly ordinary pretzels held a surprise; they were baked with a delicious and unexpected kick.

What follows is the recipe that is now held in hallowed esteem in our house.

Enjoy.

These Spicy Pretzels Will Make You Fall in Love

Spicy Pretzels

Ingredients:

1 package mini-pretzels (14-16 ounces)
1 cup canola oil
1 Package dry Ranch Dip mix (or 2 tbsp. if you buy the larger container)
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. Cayenne pepper

Instructions:

Measure the oil into a measuring cup and add all ingredients. Whisk together until full mixed.
Place pretzels in a roasting pan that is at least two inches high (for mixing purposes) and pour oil mixture over entire pan. Mix with a spatula until all pretzels are coated.
Place in over heated to 200°.
Cook for two hours, stirring pretzels every 15 minutes to prevent burning.
Cool, prepare a libation and enjoy.

Notes:

I always double this recipe. Trust.

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We eat them; we gift them; we hoard them; we share them.

I like them hot out of the oven. I like them by a roaring fire with an ice cold beer or a Jack and Coke. I like them on the hor d’oeuvres holiday table. I like them in a bowl while watching a Netflix marathon.

Um, I LIKE THEM.

And you will too.

Consider this my gift to you.

Get to baking, my babies!

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