If you’re having a busy week and either have guests swinging by or obligations at a potluck, you probably don’t want to fuss much. How would you like a flexible recipe for making great snacks, in this case flavored, savory pretzels? We love this recipe because you can mix and match taste profiles very easily, even going sweet!
Savory Pretzle Snack
- 16 oz bag of mini pretzels (plain, cheese, sourdough, mustard, etc.)
- 1 oz package dry Ranch dressing mix
- ½ cup vegetable oil (you can substitute peanut or canola oil)
- Put all three ingredients in a mixing bowl.
- Toss so everything is coated.
- Set aside for one hour.
- Set your oven for 275F.
- Pour the flavored pretzel mix evenly over a cooking tray (you can line it with parchment for easy clean up).
- Bake for 10 minutes then turn the mix for even cooking
- Bake for another 10 minutes
- Let the pretzels cool before serving. Note if it will be a day or two, store them in a sealable container for freshness.
- Not everyone likes Ranch dressing. You can also find dry Italian, French, Vinaigrette, and Cesar in your supermarket aisle. Or just use some handy garlic salt and onion powder.
- Don’t be shy about trying add-ons in this recipe. Nuts, bagel chips, cheese crackers, croutons, bugles, and so forth. Just stand in the snack aisle of a store for creative ideas.
THE SWEET SIDE
- The beauty of pretzels is that they have a fairly neutral taste. That means you can use the same recipe (sort of) for something sweet. The key is tasting your components. Since you won’t have a pre-measured item, testing will let you know how the strength of chosen flavors.Ideas? Cinnamon sugar, vanilla powder, hot cocoa, or a fruit powder (peach, mango, lemon, orange, apple, strawberry, etc.).
- Just like the savory blend, you can add various things to your mix, but some (like marshmallow or chocolate bits) may be best added after cooling.Ideas? Dried fruit chips like banana, raisins, toffee pieces, coconut, baking chips, gummies, and sprinkles, just to name a few.