Seasoned pretzels (copycat Dot’s Pretzels!) are a zesty snack made with braided pretzels, ranch, lemon pepper, salt, garlic salt, & cayenne.
This seasoned pretzels recipe is a copycat recipe of Dot’s Pretzels and we love to make it and keep it on hand for grab-n-go snacks! Other great snack recipes are crock pot chex mix, almond joy cookies, and homemade 3 musketeers.
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Why you’ll love this recipe!
📌 Ready to enjoy in just 30 minutes.
📌 Versatile! Add or remove seasonings depending on your liking.
📌 A fun copycat of our favorite Dot’s pretzels!
Seasoned Pretzel Ingredients
- Pretzels – butter spindles or braided pretzels.
- Butter – Unsalted, melted.
- Seasoning – Ranch seasoning, lemon pepper, kosher salt, garlic salt, cayenne pepper.
How do you make seasoned pretzels? (step-by-step directions)
⭐ First, line a baking sheet with tin foil and add the pretzels to a gallon bag.
⭐ Next, in a medium bowl, mix together the melted butter, lemon pepper, salt, garlic salt, cayenne pepper and half the ranch seasoning. Pour the butter mixture into the gallon bag with the pretzels.
⭐ Then, shake and mix around the pretzels until they are coated well. Dump in the rest of the ranch seasoning and shake again until fully coated.
⭐ Last, dump the pretzels onto the lined baking sheet and spread out evenly. Bake, stirring every so often until pretzels are dry and toasty. Remove from the oven and let cool.
Scroll down to the printable recipe card toward the bottom of this article for ingredient measurements and detailed cooking instructions.
Can I make seasoned pretzels ahead of time?
Yes, these can be made ahead of time. Store them in an airtight container at room temperature until ready to serve.
What kind of pretzels to use for seasoned pretzels?
We like to use braided pretzels because the seasoning and flavor sticks to them the best but you can use any variety like pretzel sticks or traditional twists.
Storage and leftovers
How long do seasoned pretzels last?
Store these in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 10 days.
Can I freeze seasoned pretzels?
These are best made fresh and enjoyed at room temperature. The pretzels can get soggy when frozen and thawed.
Tips and tricks
✅ If you like a spicier pretzel, you can add more cayenne to the seasoning mix.
✅ Try making a snack mixture using chex cereal, pretzels and rye chips!
✅ Make them gluten free by swapping out for gluten free pretzels.
✅ Swap regular ranch seasoning for Fiesta ranch seasoning for a tex mex flavor.
Frequently asked questions
Can I adjust the level of spiciness in the seasoned pretzels?
Absolutely! If you prefer a milder or spicier flavor, feel free to adjust the amount of cayenne pepper in the seasoning mix according to your taste preferences.
Can I use a different type of butter in this recipe?
Yes, you can use salted butter if you prefer a slightly saltier taste. Alternatively, experiment with flavored butters for an extra layer of complexity in the seasoned pretzels.
How do I prevent the pretzels from becoming too salty?
If you’re concerned about the saltiness, start by adding less salt in the seasoning mix. You can always taste and adjust before baking. Remember that the ranch seasoning also contributes to the overall saltiness.
Can I use this seasoning mix for other recipes?
Absolutely! The versatile seasoning mix can be used to enhance the flavor of other snacks or dishes. Consider trying it on roasted nuts, homemade popcorn, or as a flavorful seasoning for grilled chicken or vegetables.
What to enjoy with homemade Dot’s seasoned pretzels (serving suggestions)
More yummy snack recipes
- Stuffed celery
- Crock pot chex mix
- Puppy Chow
- Parmesan garlic chex mix
- Apple nachos
- See all our easy snack ideas!
Tools we love
- Baking sheets – We love these from Nordicware. I use mine constantly.
- Silicon baking mat – Nothing sticks to these, I swear by them!
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How to Make Seasoned Pretzels
- 1 package buttery pretzel twists (or honey wheat) (12 ounces)
- 1 stick butter melted (8 tablespoons)
- 1 envelope dry ranch dressing, divided divided in half (1 ounce envelope)
- ½ teaspoon lemon pepper
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon garlic salt
- ⅛- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- In a bowl, mix together melted butter, half the ranch dressing powder, and all of the remaining seasonings in a bowl
- Add pretzels to a gallon size food storage bag, then pour seasoned butter mixture over them. Seal and shake to coat pretzels. Open bag and add remaining dry ranch seasoning. Re-seal and shake to mix again.
- Pour pretzels out onto a lined baking sheet and spread out into an even layer. Bake at 250℉ for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure all pretzels get dry and slightly toasted. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before storing in an air tight container.
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