Tuesday, February 3, 2015

"Crack" Pretzels AKA Spicy Cayenne Pretzels



A few of you asked me about the "Crack" Pretzels (so named because they are addictive, not because they contain actual crack. Just thought I would clarify. Carry on).

(Incidentally we also call really sweet, really addictive sweet tea "crack tea". I can only imagine what people must think when we're sitting at a restaurant and exclaim "Mmmm, crack tea!")

I found this recipe back before Christmas when I was looking for recipes to use up the pretzels I had left from this recipe I made for the Christmas Party (another awesome one, BTW).

There are a few different variations of it, and I kind of combined a couple of different ones. They all call for 1 tsp of cayenne, which if you like spicy but not SPICY you would want to stick with that. I add about 1/4 tsp extra cayenne, because according to Adam, while they are good with the 1 tsp they are not as addictively spicy without that extra smidgen.

I've made it a few times now, and Adam LOVES them. And y'all, they are SO easy. Just whip up these bad boys and you will be the belle of the ball. Or the life of the party. Or even just the wife/girlfriend of the year. Either way, people will love you, I guarantee it.

You will need: 

1 pound bag of pretzel sticks
1 cup vegetable oil
1 packet ranch dressing mix (I used Hidden Valley)
1 tsp garlic powder
1 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper


Directions: 

In a medium sized bowl, stir together ranch dressing mix, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and vegetable oil.



Pour bag of pretzels into a gallon ziploc bag and then pour seasoning mixture over pretzels. 



Seal the bag and rotate several times, allowing the seasoning mixture to coat the pretzels. Let sit for about 2 hours. 


Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Pour out onto two baking sheets and bake for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours, or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. 


Let cool completely. Serve and enjoy! Store in airtight container. 



Cayenne Pretzels

Ingredients: 

1 pound bag of pretzel sticks
1 cup vegetable oil
1 packet ranch dressing mix
1 tsp garlic powder
1 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

In a medium sized bowl, stir together ranch dressing mix, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and vegetable oil. Pour bag of pretzels into a gallon ziploc bag and then pour seasoning mixture over pretzels. Seal the bag and rotate several times, allowing the seasoning mixture to coat the pretzels. Let sit for about 2 hours. 

Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Pour out onto two baking sheets and bake for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours, or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Let cool completely. Store in airtight container. 



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16 comments:

  1. (Visiting from Tuesday Talk) These look sooooo good!
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  2. I love spicy too! I make some Buffalo Ranch ones, but will be trying these for sure!

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  3. ooooh yum, these sound super tasty. I'll have to try them out!

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  4. Yes!!! Yay!! Thanks for posting!! I can't wait to eat them!

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  5. What a fun and awesome idea. I love pretzels!

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  6. i can't eat pretzels and i cannot handle spicy stuff.. but i'll keep in mind for a party or something ;)

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  7. I was wondering about these yesterday!!! These are a little similar to the firecrackers that I make and we all love. Can't wait to try this out!

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  8. Yep I wouldnt be able to stop myself from eating a ton of these!!! Love! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  9. Okay YUM! I am a pretzel addict so I absolutely must make these soon!!!

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  10. I will be making these this weekend along with Kristin's cookie dough ice cream. They sound so good and I wonder who will eat more--me or my husband. Probably me. #noshame

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  11. Yummm these sound awesome! Pinning them for later. :)

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  12. YUM! I snack on pretzels all the time, and I love spicy foods so this is the perfect combination :)

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  13. Yay for the recipe! Thanks and ps love the new look... mine is still being worked on!

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  14. This sounds like a great snack! I'll definitely be trying these - pinning for later! :)
    Thanks for sharing on Tuesday Talk :)

    Katie @ Sweet Little Ones

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  15. I love a spicy snack so this would be perfect for me! So simple too! Thanks for linking up with us at Delicious Dish Tuesday!

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