Total Time
2hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 2 hrs

My daughter got this recipe from her friends mom . The small pretzels work the best. And for some reason , the oil definitely makes a difference! We've made them with Crisco, and we've made them with other brands, and they don't taste the same! *** seems to be too hot for a few people , PLEASE ADJUST the cayenne pepper if you don't like HOT***

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 lb small pretzels
  • 14 cup crisco vegetable oil
  • 1 (1 ounce) package hidden valley ranch dressing mix
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Put pretzels in a roaster pan.
  2. (or 13x9 pan will work) Mix together the Crisco oil, dressing mix, salt and cayenne pepper.
  3. Pour over pretzels.
  4. Toss thoroughly!
  5. Bake at 200* for 1 1/2- 2 hours.
  6. Stir about every 20 minutes.
Most Helpful

I made this tonight for the Magic/Lakers playoff game and I keep re-reading over the ingredients to figure out what I did wrong...I found these to be WAY too salty! I even subbed garlic powder for the garlic salt. Maybe I am supposed to be using non-salted pretzels? I find it odd that only 1/4 pound pretzels be used when a similar, no-bake pretzel recipe indicates a whole pound be used with one package of the ranch dressing mix. I am upset I wasted the last of my pretzels on this salty mess :[ :::UPDATE:::So I made these again because I thought they had potential. They taste SO much better when you use at least 1/2 pound of pretzels, LESS THAN 1/4 cup oil, and ONE HALF package of ranch dressing mix. I would also recommend using UNSALTED PRETZELS since the ranch mix is so darn salty! We enjoyed these when I made them with altered amounts.

Barbell Bunny June 12, 2009

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these pretzels!<br/>I used 1lb of pretzels, 1 cup veggy oil, 1tsp Cayenne pepper, 1tsp Garlic powder and 1 packet of Dry ranch.<br/>I would probably add more dry ranch when I make these again.<br/>These were just perfect in spiciness! They are ridiculously addicting, can't stop eating them once you start!

whisper_kree August 07, 2013

I make these all the husband loves them. I use 2 10 oz bags of pretzels.... put pretzels in colander and shake off excess salt. Combine in a large bowl 1 package of hidden valley ranch dressing, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper or less, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning. Mix in 3/4 cup canola dresing. Stir in pretzels coating them well. Spread out on cookie sheet to dry.

jrbennett April 17, 2011

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