Living in the suburbs of Detroit we are HUGE sports fans here. My friends and family get together for many sporting events. The Detroit Tigers, Lions, Red Wings and The Pistons! In the summer our Detroit Tigers are on TV almost everyday so I am ALWAYS looking for new snacks and appetizers to serve my friends to go along with our cocktails and the game we watch in our backyard Tiki Hut! I went to the Cider Mill last fall and tasted these flavored pretzel sticks. I HATE pretzels they are so boring!!! But these were tasty and flavorful so I have been inspired to play around with my own “recipe” for a year now. My friends request me to make these a lot, and we all fight over the pretzel pieces that are stuck together. This salty snack goes great with beer and other drinks.
- Half sheet pan–15 x 21
- flat spatula
- One 15 oz bag of pretzel sticks or butter braids
- One stick of unsalted butter
- One 1 oz package of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix
- 1/2 tsp of pepper
- 1/2 tsp of garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp of dried herbs
Preheat oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit. Melt the butter in a microwaveable bowl. Add all the dry ingredients and mix well. Pour pretzels onto the half sheet pan. Pour the butter mixture over the pretzels and toss the mixture coating all the pretzels. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool slightly and break pieces apart. Serve warm or cooled. Store in a closed container. These never last long so they’re long gone before they can get stale.