Jalapeño Pretzels

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Sizzle without the sting…

Seasoned spicy pretzels often use cayenne pepper as a base. But you can go many different directions with this spicy snack. Take, for instance, jalapeño pretzels. This recipe uses jalapeño powder – not as ubiquitous a staple as cayenne, but growing in popularity (see our PepperScale jalapeño powder here). It’s more a sizzle than a sting compared to cayenne, and there’s a slightly bright flavor of the jalapeño that pairs well with lemon pepper. This is a delicious alternative for your spicy snacking!

Jalapeno Pretzels

Jalapeño Pretzels

4 from 3 votes


  • 1 package pretzels 15 ounce bag, your choice of type
  • 1 package dry Ranch-style dressing mix
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon jalapeño powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper


  • Combine in a mixing bowl the jalapeño powder, garlic salt, lemon pepper, ranch dressing mix, and oil.
  • Place a portion of the pretzels in a large Ziploc bag, then add the spice mix (proportional to the amount of pretzels in the bag). 
  • Seal the Ziploc, then shake well to lightly coat the pretzels with the seasoning mix. 
  • Remove the pretzels and repeat the process (if needed) to coat the next round of pretzels.
  • Serve immediately or, for best flavor, keep the pretzels sealed in the Ziploc bags for an hour or two to allow the seasoning to set.
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on August 17, 2019 to include new content.
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