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Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Recipe

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This Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Recipe is the ultimate party snack. Baked in the oven and loaded with flavor, they will become a fast family favorite.

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I’ve been making our favorite Ranch Pretzels for years now, and I was pretty convinced that there was no snack better. Then a few years ago, we were at a friend’s and she served these cinnamon sugar pretzels. I was hooked.

And so were my husbands and kids. And since then, nearly every person we’ve served them to has asked for the recipe. They never last long and are perfect for anyone who has a sweet tooth or anyone who prefers salty snacks.

So basically anyone. These cinnamon sugar pretzels are perfect for anyone.

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Recipe

What Types of Pretzels to Use for the Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Recipe

You really can use any type of pretzel and it will work. Our favorite way to make them is to get a bag of broken sourdough pretzels. They’re nice big chunks of pretzels with lots of crannies to hold extra cinnamon and sugar.

We’ve always used small pretzel twists, and they’re just as good. They actually give you a lot of cinnamon sugar versus the pretzel flavor, so they’re perfect if you have more of a sweet tooth.

You could also use pretzel sticks if you wanted. But be warned that since these are just skinny little twigs with no crannies, they won’t hold as much of the cinnamon sugar mixture to them.

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How to Bake Flavored Pretzels

I always bake my pretzels at 250 degrees for 60 minutes. I take them out every 20 minutes and stir them. Be sure to scrape the bottom of that cookie sheet as you’re stirring to get more of that goodness on top of the pretzels.

There are a few times that I’ve had to take them out before the 60 minutes are up and they’re just as good. I’ve heard other people only bake there’s for maybe 25 minutes at 300. They will still taste great, I just prefer to bake mine a little longer so they aren’t quiet as sticky when we’re eating them.

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Flavored Pretzel Recipes

Like I mentioned earlier, our two favorite ways to flavor pretzels are with this cinnamon sugar recipe and with a ranch recipe. The Ranch Pretzels are more savory and so addicting!

There are lots of other flavored combinations out there, though, like these from some of my blogger friends:

Whiskey Pretzels from Shelley Bakes

Garlic Parmesan Pretzels from My Fearless Kitchen

Buttery Garlic Ranch Pretzels from Big Rigs n’ Little Cookies

Salted Chocolate and Caramel Pretzel Bars from Tastes Better from Scratch

Easy Party Food Recipes

If you’re looking for more food to serve at a party, be sure to check out some of my other favorite recipes. These are all guaranteed to go fast and to have people asking you for copies of the recipe!

Italian Hoagie Dip

Cookie Dough Dip

Ranch Oyster Crackers

Toffee Chip Cookies

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

These delicious pretzels are the perfect combination of salty and sweet! A great snack to always have on-hand using mostly ingredients you already have!

  • 2 bags pretzels
  • 1 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees. On 2 cookie sheets, spread out pretzels in even layers.
  2. In a small bowl, mix vegetable oil, sugar and cinnamon. Pour evenly over pretzels and stir to coat. Be sure to scrape along the bottom of the pans to make sure all the pretzels are coated. 
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove and stir well. Bake for another 20 minutes then repeat steps. You should bake for a total of about 60 minutes. 

You can use any type of pretzel that you have on-hand. I prefer to use the bags of broken sourdough pretzel pieces, because they coat evenly and hold onto a lot of the cinnamon sugar mixture.

You can bake for less time if you want. I prefer to bake for about an hour because it helps the cinnamon sugar mixture bake onto the pretzel so they aren’t as sticky and it isn’t falling off everywhere. 

And just in case, for some strange reason, you aren’t ready to make these Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels right now… be sure to PIN THIS POST because I know you’ll want to make them soon!

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Recipes


Kat Jeter

Wednesday 7th of March 2018

Yum!! Cinnamon sugar pretzels are a favorite of mine but I've never tried making my own. This looks so simple!


Wednesday 7th of March 2018

Thank you for this recipe! My whole family loves cinnamon sugar pretzels.

Kelli Miller

Wednesday 7th of March 2018

OMG! These are so good! I love the combination of sweet and salty. Plus, they are so easy! I might have to make a habit of keeping this snack in the house now.


Friday 23rd of February 2018

These look so good but I am wondering if there are more instructions for those of us that haven't made them before? Is there a certain amount of cinnamon verses sugar? Do you coat the pretzels in something to make the sugar stick? What is the process? Are these the hard pretzels found in a bag at the store or the soft ones you get at costco and bake yourself? Sorry I guess I am just a beginner pretzel baker!


Friday 23rd of February 2018

Oh my goodness, I am SO sorry! I never included the recipe in the post! I can't believe I typed all of that up, but forgot to include the most important part! I just went back now and added the recipe. Thank you for letting me know!