These Firecracker pretzels don’t actually have crack in them, obviously. But, they are so addicting you might think otherwise! This is such a quick, easy snack to whip up for: lounging poolside (perfectly pairs with an ice cold beer), the Super Bowl party you are hosting, any holiday get together, or if you just want to be that person who always has really good snacks at work. You can make this in big batches or small. The secret to this recipe – gluten free pretzels. They are so much more crunchy, which is perfect, because regular pretzels can tend to get a little soggy after they have soaked for a while. If you are sensitive to spice; you can tone down the cayenne just a little or just add more of the ranch powder to the mix.
Side note: We are one day hoping to perfect a homemade ranch powder recipe- eliminating the need for this packaged ingredient. Do you have one? Share it!
1 (1-ounce) packet dry ranch dressing mix (only add ¼ at a time until it has the taste you prefer…1/2 packet is about right, give or take some)
1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper… or more, if you love LP like we do!
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 – 3/4 teaspoon cayenne depending on how much spice you like
1/2 cup canola oil
2 (8-ounce) bags gluten free mini pretzel twists (Snyder’s is our favorite brand for these)
In a good size mixing bowl add the oil + all spices, stir until well combined. Pour bag of pretzels into bowl stirring until coated. Let the pretzels sit stirring every hour for at least 3 hours. Taste as you go to see if you want to add anything else. So easy!