A few weeks ago we headed on a mini vacation to the Chesapeake Bay. We decided to go there because it's only a few hours away, there's plenty to do, lots of good food, and awesome views of the Bay. We've gone the last few years and it's always a lot of fun.
A few days before we left I started looking for some snacks to pack for the trip down and while we are there. I know that sitting in the sun always leaves me hungry and I didn't want to have to drive somewhere to get a snack or buy something from the vending machine. I immediately thought of the Spicy Ranch Pretzels one of my coworkers makes. They are so good.
I started searching for the recipe but couldn't find it. I'm not really surprised since I've been cleaning this house top to bottom and getting rid of so many different things. So I used what I knew about the pretzels and made up my own recipe.
I combined a bunch of seasonings in a bowl along with a packet of Ranch seasoning. I tossed it together and hoped for the best. Then I placed a bag of pretzels in a zip top bag and poured vegetable oil into the bag. Then I poured in the seasonings, shook it up, and let it sit for a bit.
After letting the pretzels sit I popped them in the oven. They came out, I let them cool, and then I tried them. They were spicy and delicious. The only problem was that while there was seasoning on every pretzel, it didn't stick too well. I'm going to have to find a solution for this next time but these pretzels were still delicious. They were perfect for snacking on in the car and in our hotel.
- ½ t. cayenne pepper
- 1 t. lemon pepper
- 2 t. garlic salt
- 2 t. paprika
- 2 t. onion powder
- 2 T. brown sugar
- 1 packet Ranch dressing seasoning
- ½ c. vegetable oil
- 16 oz. bag of small pretzels twists
- In a small bowl combine the cayenne pepper, lemon pepper, garlic salt, paprika, onion powder, brown sugar, and Ranch dressing seasoning. Mix well and set aside.
- Place the pretzels in a large gallon sized zip top bag. Pour the vegetable oil into the bag, seal, and mix the pretzels with the oil.
- Open the bag and sprinkle in the seasonings. Close the bag and shake to get the seasoning on all of the pretzels. Allow to sit for 20 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Spread the pretzels out on a large baking sheet.
- Bake for 30 minutes, stirring halfway through the baking. Remove the pretzels from the oven and allow to cool completely.
- Store in an air tight container for up to 2 weeks.
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