Make a big batch of Ranch Pretzel Bites for snacking or gift-giving! They’re easy to make, and are baked in a buttery seasoning sauce!
Make a big batch of Ranch Pretzel Bites for snacking or gift-giving! They're easy to make, and are baked in a buttery seasoning sauce!

If you’re looking for a delicious, easy to make snack OR a “foodie” gift for family, friends, or co-workers, may I suggest Ranch Pretzel Bites?

This recipe is one I found almost 30 years ago in one of my cookbooks, and it’s so easy to make! Store-bought pretzel twists are coated in a buttery seasoning sauce, then baked for an hour. That’s it!

The seasoning sauce (with Ranch seasoning) bakes right onto the pretzels, leaving them with wonderful flavor and a crispy bite. They are really so simple to prepare. You can enjoy these pretzel bites as a tasty snack OR put them in a cute container as a food gift for someone you love.

Here’s how to make yummy Ranch Pretzel Bites.

Scroll Down For A Printable Recipe Card At The Bottom Of The Page

Make The Ranch Seasoning Sauce

Before making the sauce, preheat your oven to 250°F. The seasoning sauce takes only a minute or two to prepare, so you want the oven preheated and ready, to save time!

Melt a stick of butter in a saucepan on Low heat. Once the butter has partially melted, add a packet of Ranch seasoning mix, Worcestershire sauce, and seasoning salt.

Butter is melted in a saucepan as a base for the seasoning sauce.A packet of Ranch seasoning mix is used to season the pretzel sauce.

Stir these ingredients together until they are fully incorporated into the melted butter. This is the seasoning sauce for the pretzels.

Ranch mix, Worcestershire, and seasoning salt are added to melted butter. The buttery seasoning sauce is ready to be baked on twist pretzels.

Season The Pretzels

Place the pretzel twists in a large mixing bowl, then pour the seasoning sauce all over the top of them. Use tongs or two large spoons to gently toss the pretzels.

Continue tossing the pretzels until all the sauce has been distributed, and the pretzels are fully coated.

Seasoning sauce is poured over mini twist pretzels in a large bowl.

Time To Bake!

Spread the seasoned pretzels out in a single layer (as much as possible) on a large, rimmed baking sheet. If there is any sauce left in the bowl, simply distribute it over the pretzels.

Stir these ingredients together until they are fully incorporated into the melted butter. This is the seasoning sauce for the pretzels.

Bake the ranch pretzel bites at 250°F. for 1 hour. Every 15 minutes, gently toss (and flip) the pretzels, then re-arrange them on the baking sheet and continue cooking.

Seasoned pretzels on baking sheet in one layer, ready for oven.

When the pretzels have finished baking, transfer them onto wax paper or parchment paper on the counter.

Allow the ranch pretzel bites to fully cool to room temperature before serving or packaging them in gift containers.

Ranch pretzel bites, cooling on parchment paper after baking for 1 hour.

Serve The Ranch Pretzel Bites

Once at room temperature, these yummy snacks are ready to be enjoyed. Place them in a large bowl, and watch how fast they disappear!

Close up photo of the ranch pretzel bites, cooling on parchment paper.

These crispy little snacks also make great gifts! Pack them into cute gift jars or containers, then give a thoughtful food gift to someone you care for.

Be sure to store any leftover pretzel bites in an airtight bag or container, for freshness.

The ranch pretzel bites can be given in a decorative jar as a gift.

I hope you have the chance to try ranch pretzel bites for yourself. They are delicious, and quite addicting, so you may find yourself (or your family) going back often for more!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by, and I invite you to come back again soon for more family-friendly recipes. Take care, may God bless you, and have a GREAT day!

Looking For More SNACK OR APPETIZER Recipes?

You can find ALL of my recipes in the Recipe Index, which is located at the top of the page. I have some delicious recipes for snacks and appetizers you might enjoy, including:

Want More Recipes? Get My FREE Newsletter!

I publish a newsletter 2 times per month (1st and 15th) with lots of recipes, tips, etc..
Would you like to join our growing list of subscribers?

There is a Newsletter subscription box on the top right (or bottom) of each blog post, depending on the device you use.
You can submit your e-mail address there, to be added to my mailing list.

Find Me On Social Media:

Facebook page: The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Pinterest:
The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Instagram:
jbatthegratefulgirlcooks

Author's signature

Original recipe source: “The Spirit Of Christmas Cookbook”, page 158, published by Leisure Arts, Inc. in 1996

↓↓ PRINTABLE RECIPE BELOW ↓↓

5 from 1 vote
Ranch Pretzel Bites
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 

Make a big batch of Ranch Pretzel Bites for snacking or gift-giving! They're easy to make, and are baked in a buttery seasoning sauce!

Category: Appetizer/Snack
Cuisine: All Cuisines
Keyword: ranch pretzel bites
Servings: 12 (½ cup per serving)
Calories Per Serving: 178 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 6 cups pretzels (mini-twist) (approx. ¾ of a 15 oz. bag=12 oz.)
  • ½ cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1 pkg. Ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon seasoning salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 250°F.

  2. Melt butter in a saucepan on Low heat. Add Ranch seasoning mix, Worcestershire sauce, and seasoning salt. Stir until fully combined, then remove from heat.

  3. Put pretzels in a large bowl. Pour sauce on top. Use tongs or 2 large spoons to gently toss pretzels until all sauce is distributed, and pretzels are fully coated.

  4. Spread seasoned pretzels in a single layer on a large, rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 250°F. for 1 hour. Every 15 minutes, gently toss the pretzels, then re-arrange on baking sheet and continue cooking.

  5. When done, transfer pretzels to wax paper or parchment paper. Cool to room temperature before serving or packaging in gift containers. Store leftovers in airtight containers. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Ranch Pretzel Bites
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 178 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 411mg18%
Potassium 136mg4%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 0.1g0%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 237IU5%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Make a big batch of Ranch Pretzel Bites for snacking or gift-giving! They're easy to make, and are baked in a buttery seasoning sauce!

 

Ranch Pretzel BitesRanch Pretzel Bites

2 Comments on Ranch Pretzel Bites

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




By using this Comment Form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website. Your email address will not be published.