Seasoned Pretzels Recipe (Crack Pretzels)

This summer a friend of my son introduced our family to Dot’s Pretzels.  They are seasoned Pretzels that come in different flavors and are so addictive or crack pretzels. 

After spending too much money on a snack that lasted an hour in our house I decided to make my own version of these seasoned pretzels with Dill that in my opinion are even better than the original Dot’s Flavored Pretzels.

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I have yet to be able to find butter twist pretzels so I have made a few batches using

Seasons Pretzels with Ranch what type of Ranch Seasonings 

At the grocery you will find both Ranch Dip mix and Ranch Dressing Mix.  Buy whatever is in stock. Both ranch dip mix and dressing mix serve similar purposes and can be used interchangeably.

Seasoned Pretzels without Butter

Well I use imitation popcorn oil.  I am sure you can substitute melted butter but there is something about this oil that makes snack mixes amazing.  Check out my Slam Dunk Snack Mix Recipe for another recipe using popcorn oil.


Easy seasoned pretzels recipe

If you have about an hour, you can have these irresistable  flavored pretzels that you most like will need to hide from the family. 

Some people might call these Crack Pretzels

Like I said before you might want to hide them once they have cooled completely.  Even thought they are cheaper to make than buying Dots pretzels these crack pretzels are a mix of spicy and flavorful. It is hard to describe.


What you need for these spicy pretzels recipe

  •  Butter twist, butter snaps, or regular pretzels
  • garlic powder
  • ranch seasoning packet
    cayenne pepper
  • dill weed
  • lemon pepper
    butter flavored popcorn oil
  • Parchment paper
  • Gallon size ziploc


How to make homemade Spicy Pretzels

Simple steps, mix, sit, bake and mix
Be sure to set a timer for 10 minutes and mix the pretzels on the cookie sheet or you could burn some 
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Seasoned Pretzels with Dill (Crack Pretzels)

Yield: 10 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

These spicy pretzels are so addictive we nick named them crack pretzels. Seasoned with dill, popcorn oil and ranch seasoning.


  • 1 bag butter snaps, twist pretzels or regular
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 pkg 1 oz ranch seasoning packet
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (adjust for heat)
  • 1 tsp dried dill weed
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1/3 c butter flavored popcorn oil


  1. . Preheat oven to 200°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Add seasonings to a large ziploc bag. Then add the oil and mix well.
  3. Add pretzels and gently coat moving the seasoning around the bag.
  4. Let pretzels soak for 20 minutes, turning bag every 5 minutes. (leave in longer for thicker pretzels)
  5. Bake for 40 minutes, mixing every 10 minutes. Allow to cool completely then store in a cool dry place in an airtight bag or container
Nutrition Information
Yield 15 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 68Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 13mgSodium 272mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 1g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on should only be used as a general guideline.

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