Cinnamon Bun Pretzel Mix

"Awesome snack mix that tastes like a cinnamon bun!! Great for on-the-go or even gift giving. Plus, its a snap to prepare - so good, you'll wish you made a double batch!"
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Ready In:
6 cups




  • Preheat oven to 275 and prepare baking sheet with sides - I line mine with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
  • Combine brown sugar and ground cinnamon, set aside.
  • Whisk egg white in large bowl.
  • Add dried cranberries and nuts, stir.
  • Add miniature pretzels.
  • Sprinkle with brown sugar mix and gently fold until combined, careful not to crush the pretzels.
  • Spread onto prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Watch carefully, oven temperatures vary and they aren't so good burnt!
  • Remove from oven and stir, evenly distributing nuts and berries. Spread in a single layer to cool on parchment paper. Cool completely or they will be soft/soggy - they firm as they cool. Store in covered containers.

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  1. I can't say how pleased I was to find and make this for some of my Christmas treats! Wonderful and flavorful, this is super simple to throw together. I used liquid egg whites (3 tbsp. per recipe) and followed another reviewer's suggestion to use a large bowl and my hands! ;-) I made 4 batches and snacked on this myself - it does taste like cinnamon buns! Thanks so much for sharing, Brooke the Cook in WI!
  2. Use a very large bowl like Tupperware to mix ingredients. Use clean hands to fold in the pretzels - that way you really get them well coated with the egg white and after addition of cinnamon and brown sugar. (Don't forget to remove rings first, altho rings are finger licking good afterwards to your pets...sigh. Live and learn!)
  3. I have to admit, these really taste like cinnamon buns. I have to admit I changed this a hair. I used pretzel sticks that I broke in half and I did use pecans. A terrific snack and like the previous reviewers stated this would be great for Holiday gifts. Tahnk you for this great recipe. Made for PRMR tag.
  4. I made this one night and decided to wait and do picture and review the following day. I"m so glad I did as the flavors seemed to come thru much more the 2nd day instead of right from the oven. Not that they weren't good from being warmed and a bit gooey, but the flavor just wasn't there as strongly as the 2nd day. This is a great keeper recipe for holidays and gift giving in tins. Thanks for a great recpe Brooke. Pretzels are a favorite snack of mine and then to combine a sweet with it...well. Made for PRMR!~
  5. These were great tasting pretzels. I plan to use them as part of my treat bags next Christmas! I will probably make a few tweaks to the recipe, though, such as not baking them so long as mine dried out a little more than I liked (I think my oven cooks on the hot side though). I will pull them at 1/2 hour next time or earlier when they seem ready. Also it would be great to add some honey (etc.) to help the pretzels, walnuts, and cranberries all stick together more. Yummy treat, thank you! [Made for Best of 2011 Tag Game]


  1. So good! I just made a double batch to give as gifts. I used Hokieslady's suggestion to substitute almonds for pecans and they came out perfect! I will be making these again!


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