Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

From TOH August/September 2001, credited to Gayle Zebo. These are nice around the holidays or as a quick party snack. The longer they sit, the more intense the flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 envelope ranch dressing mix
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 (10 ounce) packages pretzel sticks


  1. In a small bowl, combine the oil, dressing mix, garlic salt and cayenne.
  2. Divide pretzels between two ungreased 15x10x1 baking pans.
  3. Pour oil mixture over pretzels; stir to coat.
  4. Bake at 200 degrees for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.
  5. Cool completely.
  6. Store in an airtight container.


Most Helpful

This is my favorite snack food!! I always get requests for the recipe wherever I take it. I only use half the cayenne, though...I am a wimp when it comes to spicy food.

mia.caroline April 03, 2010

Excellent, however I did use the Orville Reddenbacher butter flavored popcorn oil instead and used garlic powder instead of the salt!!! Love it hot...Another Texan..Lena

andersonly April 06, 2008

I have been making these for 2 yrs now during the holidays to add to my xmas pkgs and they always get great reviews. Easy to make, delicious and also very cost efficient. Thanks so much

sexygrneyes777 February 20, 2008

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