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These buttery, spicy pretzel sticks take snacking to a whole other level! Easy to make and coated in a buttery, spicy ranch seasoning. You’ll want to keep some on hand, and a second batch hidden, at all times.

I’m a snacker at heart, so these pretzels are right up my alley. We have lots of kid friendly snacks that are great for after school, like Air Fryer Tater Tots, Stovetop Popcorn, and Muddy Buddies.

Spicy Ranch Pretzels Sticks

Kid Friendly Snack Favorite

With two growing kids, it’s imperative to keep snacks around the house. I try to limit the amount of sugar and other junk my kids eat so when I find an easy snack they love that’s better for them than a bag of Cheetos, it quickly becomes a keeper.

Like these Spicy Ranch Pretzels. They are savory, have just enough spice to keep it interesting (you can totally leave the spice out too, which I’ve done) and are completely addicting. You can whip them up one of two ways, in the microwave when your kids are starving and you need something quick, or on a baking sheet in the oven when you’ve got a little time and want to make your house smell like Ranch heaven.

Ranch Spicy Pretzels

Cayenne Ranch Pretzels

How To Make Spicy Pretzel Sticks with Ranch

Only a few ingredients that you might even have in your pantry right now are needed for this delicious snack. A stick of unsalted butter, melted, a bag of pretzel sticks, a packet of powdered Ranch dressing mix and a pinch of ground Cayenne pepper. Mix it all together and bake for an hour, or microwave for about 4-5 minutes. Trust me on the unsalted butter thing – I often will use the salted or unsalted butter interchangeably, but the added salt definitely isn’t needed. You don’t want the rich buttery flavor to be over-powered by too much salt.

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Spicy Ranch Pretzels Sticks

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These buttery, spicy pretzel sticks take snacking to a whole other level! Easy to make and coated in a buttery, spicy ranch seasoning. You’ll want to keep some on hand, and a second batch hidden, at all times.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 20 servings


  • 1-15 oz bag of pretzel sticks
  • 1- 1 oz pack powdered Ranch dip mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper or more to taste
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
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  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Place pretzels into a large bowl.
  • Combine melted butter, powdered Ranch mix and Cayenne pepper in a small bowl and pour over pretzels. Stir with a spatula to completely coat the pretzels.
  • Spread out on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 250 for about 30 minutes, stirring at 15 minute intervals.
  • Alternatively, place pretzels in a microwave safe bowl and coat with the butter mixture. Cook for about 4 minutes, stirring halfway through.


Mix things up and use taco seasoning instead of ranch!
Keyword ranch pretzels, spicy pretzels


Calories: 54kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 231mgPotassium: 5mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 152IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer Kristin Maxwell of "Yellow Bliss Road" is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. For accurate calorie counts and other nutritional values, we recommend running the ingredients through your preferred online nutritional calculator. Calories and other nutritional values can vary depending on which brands were used.

Spicy Ranch Flavored Pretzels - A quick and easy snack

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. Jols says:

    These were great ! I love the fact that your recipe uses real butter not that nasty popcorn oil or whatever it is that the majority of others use. I loved this recipe . I did all 1/2 a tsp of garlic powder and 1/2 tsp of onion powder to my mix ontop of the spices you used. Thank you so much for sharing with the world !!! Simple and tasty !

    1. Kristin says:

      That’s awesome Jols! thanks for sharing.

  2. Ka Jensen says:

    Your recipe says bake 30 minutes in oven; however, in the narrative of your blog, you mention baking them in oven for an hour. Just wondered how long they should be baked.

  3. Cheryl says:

    These look so yummy! Will they keep in the fridge for a day or two or does the butter clump? I’m trying to make appetizers ahead for a pre-wedding snack. Thanks!

    1. Kristin says:

      I would just keep them in a sealed container. They should keep for several days. Don’t refrigerate them.

  4. Casey says:

    Amazing… great with that kick of cayenne and I love the butter instead of the standard oil, makes it so much more tasty.

  5. Jessica says:

    These are soooo good; extremely addictive!

    1. Kristin says:

      Thanks for your comment Jessica!