2022 Edible Holiday Gifts – Part 2
These ranch seasoned pretzels are a quick and easy snack, perfect as a game day treat, a road trip snack, or for holiday gift giving.
Just a few simple ingredients
It takes only five ingredients to make these pretzels. With Hidden Valley Ranch Dip mix one of the main ingredients, it’s like having your party dip and dipper in one. The flavor of the dip mix is enhanced with dried dill and garlic powder for a little extra zing. You could even add some cayenne pepper if you want to make spicy pretzels. The popcorn oil not only helps the dried seasoning adhere to the pretzels but also adds some buttery flavoring.
What type of pretzel?
While you could use thin pretzel sticks, we prefer the thicker honey wheat braided twists like the ones made by Utz. These pretzels have less salt and a slight sweetness that goes well with the seasonings. And they make a more substantial dipper if you are serving them with dips or spreads. (Fun fact: if you are making a big batch for gift giving, get the big 56-ounce tub of Utz pretzels at Sam’s Club.)
You could simply gift these pretzels in a festive airtight container. Or you could package them up in a fun serving dish along with some dip mixes. Or you could include a bag of these pretzels along with other snack items like some Everything Spiced Nuts and Furikake Crixpix Mix.Print
These addictive pretzels are great for gameday snacking and also makes a tasty gift.
4 14-ounce bags braided pretzels*
1 1/2 cups butter-flavored popcorn oil**
1 package Hidden Valley ranch dip mix***
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon dried dill
Mix together the ranch dip mix, garlic powder, and dried dill. Set aside.
In a large bowl, coat the pretzels with the popcorn oil. Sprinkle with the dry ingredients and mix well. Let sit for 15 minutes then toss again.
Spread the coated pretzels on large sheet pans to dry an additional 15 minutes.
Store in an airtight container.
*Sam’s Club sells 56-ounce containers of Utz’s Honey Wheat Braided Pretzels.
**Orville Redenbacher butter-flavored popcorn oil can be found in most grocery stores.
***Be sure to use the dip mix, not the dressing mix.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Inactive Time: 30 minutes
- Category: Snacks
- Cuisine: American
- Calories: 360.38
- Sugar: 6.82 g.
- Sodium: 999.44 mg.
- Fat: 13.46 g.
- Saturated Fat: 7.55 g.
- Carbohydrates: 54.15 g.
- Fiber: 2.3 g.
- Protein: 6.82 g.
- Cholesterol: 30.5 g.
Keywords: pretzel braids, ranch dressing mix, popcorn oil