Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Buttery Garlic Ranch Pretzels (AKA Crack Pretzels)

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Is it right to share a recipe with you when it is for something I can not keep in my house? I think so!! I have been making these pretzel's for years now. The girls that I used to work with, at the bank,  would know these as "Lori's Pretzels".  Anything Lori brought in for our food days, never lasted long!


These pretzels are just so simple, and so good! Honestly, I can't keep them in my house! I have made several batches recently for some parties, and I just want them out! Why? If they are in the house, they disappear. Gone. No where to be found. Why? You eat them. Addictively.  One handful after another. Salty, buttery, garlicky, ranchy.....Need I say more?

This is not a healthy recipe.  The party I took them to this weekend had a lot of healthy eaters attending. When the first lady asked me for the recipe, I was afraid to tell her, thinking she would set her pretzels down and walk away. Nope. She didn't care. She was already addicted and kept on eating.

Try 'em. Let me know. Can you eat just one???





Buttery Garlic Ranch Pretzels (AKA Crack Pretzels)

16 oz. bag Mini Pretzels
4 oz. Orville Redenbacher Buttery Flavor Popcorn Oil
1 oz. package Hidden Valley Ranch Dip Mix (Original)
2 tsp garlic powder ( I use 3 tsp since I love them really garlicky)

Pour pretzels into large mixing bowl. Toss with popcorn oil, until pretzels are coated with the oil. Sprinkle the dip mix and garlic powder over the pretzels. Toss again until all the ingredients are distributed over all the pretzels. Spend a couple minutes doing this to be sure everything is evenly distributed.

Pour onto large cookie sheet and let dry for several hours.  Once dry, store in airtight container.


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34 comments:

  1. Oh my, I must try these! I have heard of something similar but using saltine crackers instead of the pretzels.

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    1. They are so good! You can't eat just one! Lol

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  2. Yum! These look so delicious. I bet they are like crack haha! Perfect for parties or just for snacking!

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  3. Yay!! A co-worker was giving me a similar recipe, but she used 8, yes EIGHT boxes of crackers, like mini clubs. I about fainted. But this scaled down version is right up my snacking alley!!
    So thank you!

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  4. That pop corn butter oil is a great idea! I've made a similar recipe, buffalo flavored, and they do NOT last very long in our house. I love snacks like this, yum yum yum! I pinned these :)

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  5. Wow! This looks deee-licious! We’d love to have you share the recipe at our Saturday Link Party! Deb @ madefrompinterest.net

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  6. Wow, what a unique recipe, Kris and I bet these are amazing! Addictive is probably more like it and I can't wait to try them! : )

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  7. I, too, have a similar recipe but mine also calls for a Tablespoon of Dill... I LOVE the dill in them. They are an awesome snack. I find the sticks work better for flipping over in the oven,

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  8. I smile when I see these and will definitely be making these soon. Thank you for sharing on Thursday's Treasures, I'm featuring them on Week 99! Have a lovely week!

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  9. This recipe is the perfect snack, they look so delicious. Thank you for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday. I'm sharing this on my FB page this afternoon.

    Thanks,
    Joanne/Winelady Cooks

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  10. This is such a cool idea! I never thought to flavor store bought pretzels, but I will now! great post! =D

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  11. That sounds brilliant. I would definitely have self-control issues and struggle to stop at a sensible number ;)

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  12. If you all really knew what crack does to families and communites it wouldn't be funny haha.

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  13. Just made these to take for snacks tomorrow for Thanksgiving at Mom's! Can't wait to try them!

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  14. Want to make these now but I don't have popcorn oil. Can I just use butter?

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    1. Corn oil works, just doesn't taste as buttery. My grandma made something similar to this, just with oyster crackers and added dill and lemon pepper.

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  15. I've never used anything but the popcorn oil, so I can't say for sure. My thought would be that butter would make the pretzel soggy. So, if you had to have an alternative, I would substitute with a regular cooking oil.

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  16. They are the best but I bake mine on 300 for about 45 minutes stirring every 15 they seem to taste much better and everyone loves them as they are addicting

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  17. I'm thinking these would be great to make for the Superbowl party we are hosting! I can't wait to try them! :)

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  18. Wouldn't you have to put them in the oven otherwise it would be on the greasy/sticky side?

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    1. I've never had them get sticky or greasy. There isn't enough oil to get them messy. Of course, if you needed to speed up the process and didn't want to let them set for a couple hours, a short time in the oven would be fine.

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    2. I bake mine

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  19. I made them a bit healthier using liquid unflavored coconut oil and left out the garlic. They are awsome!

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  20. i want to make these for a party and was wondering how far in advance can I make and store these?

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  21. I want to make these for a party and was wondering how far in advance I can make them and store them?

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    1. 2 to 3 days ahead would be fine, as long as you store them in an airtight container. For best results, I wouldn't make sooner than that.

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  22. Only one ounce of the ranch dip???

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    1. That is all I use. You can certainly use more if you like.

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  23. Have you ever tried them with Italian seasoning instead of ranch?

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    1. No, I haven't tried that. Could be a tasty alternative.

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  24. Have you ever tried them with Italian seasoning instead of ranch?

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  25. I used margarine and canola oil since I didn't have popcorn oil. The only thing I suggest is baking these at 350 for about 10 minutes. The extra crunch it brings really makes these pop. Love them. Gave these as Christmas gifts this year. They are addictive! Thank you so much for this recipe.

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