Nobody is going to turn down a handful of deliciously seasoned and slightly addictive pretzels. Ranch Seasoned Pretzels have all of your favorite ranch flavors added to each crunchy pretzel. Easy and delicious!
Why you’ll love these pretzels
As far as a favorite snack food goes, these are easily a favorite at my house. So many delicious reasons to love them!
Why You’ll Love These Ranch Seasoned Pretzels
Any way you look at it, you’re going to have the perfect snack!
Tips & Tricks
Please read these tips & tricks so you don’t repeat the mistakes I made along the way getting the perfect coating and the perfect crunch.
- Follow each set of instructions for your chosen cooking method one by one to avoid any problems.
- Using butter rather than oil adds more flavor, however oil can be used instead of butter.
- Stick to the exact quantity of ingredients to be sure you don’t have any problems getting the desired outcome.
- If you choose air fryer method, please know that all air fryer makes and models operate differently and can require more or less cooking time. Keep a careful eye.
How to Make the BEST Ranch Seasoned Pretzels
- Ingredients you need for ranch seasoned pretzels: mini twist pretzels, ranch dressing mix packets, garlic powder and butter.
- Kitchen tools that you’ll need are: large bowl, large spoon for mixing and a baking sheet. Instead of a bowl, you can use a large zip top bag and put all the ingredients into it and shake, shake, shake. Coat evenly.
- Instead of pretzel twists you can opt for pretzel sticks, pretzel crisps, pretzel snaps or any pretzel shapes.
- These ranch seasoned pretzels store well in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
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Best Cooking Method for Snack Pretzels
There are really two ways to make these pretzels, and three ways to cook these pretzels. I will list all methods to make it easy for you to make a choice.
Method one: Large bowl. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients and stir gently to coat evenly. Don’t stir too much or all your toppings will fall to the bottom.
Method two: Zip Top Bag. This is our preferred method because of the ease of coating all the pretzels. In a zip top bag pour in the pretzels, all the seasonings and then the butter. Do NOT expel the air. It makes for more even coating when the pretzels have a lot of room to move around.
Method one: Air Fryer. This was our preferred method, but it is also the trickest and requires a little extra effort. But the results were worth it. Layer your pretzels in the bottom of your air fryer basket, do not do them all at once but in batches. It is ok for some minimal overlap. Air fry 350 degrees for about 3-5 minutes, shake the basket halfway. Due to the difference in air fryers, you might require more time and more shaking. Repeat until all pretzels are done. If your air fryer has a preheat cycle, do not put pretzels in basket until preheat is complete.
Method two: Oven. Layer your coated pretzels on a large baking sheet. Bake at 300 degrees for about 10-15 minutes. Check often and add more time if needed.
Method three: Microwave. Leave the pretzels in a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Remove and stir pretzels gently to more evenly coat. Repeat for another minute. Repeat the stir. And microwave one last time and repeat the stir. Three minutes total. If they need one more, go ahead, but I haven’t found that to be the case. Spread the pretzels out on a piece of parchment paper or a baking sheet and allow to cool.
While there may be other method’s to make the pretzels, these were the methods we had the best results with, some were better than others.
Recipe Ideas to Serve with these Ranch Seasoned Pretzels
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Ranch Seasoned Pretzels Recipe
Air Fryer Ranch Seasoned Pretzels
- 16 ounces mini pretzels
- 2 ounces ranch dressing mix
- 1 ½ tablespoons garlic powder
- ½ cups butter melted
- Preheat air fryer to 350 degrees if your air fryer has that feature.
- In a large zip top bag add the pretzels, the ranch mix and the garlic powder.
- Seal the bag but DO NOT expel the air. Shake the mixes and turn to coat as much as possible.
- Open the bag and pour in the melted butter. Immediately reseal bag and again, DO NOT expel the air. Shake the bag until pretzels are evenly coated as much as possible. Some will get stuck in the little crevices and that's ok, it's delicious that way!
- Once properly mixed, pour a layer of the pretzels into the air fryer (or see the above post for several other cooking methods). Do not overcrowd, but some overlap is ok.
- Air fry one 300 for 3-5 minutes shaking the basket halfway. R
- Remove from heat and layer on parchment paper or a baking sheet until cooled.
- Repeat until all pretzels are cooked. Once cooled, store in an airtight container for up to a week (if they last that long!)