Quick! Get a look at these outrageously delicious pretzel snacks. My son Alex made them for us as a Christmas gift. A nearly empty jar is a good indicator of their irresistibility, wouldn't you say?.
We've been going through them like a house on fire. Every time I walked by the hubs, he was crunching. And the youngest was squirreling away handfuls at a time.
I say "we" to be polite. Actually, "they" have been devouring them. "I" needed the recipe so I could try some. Hellloooooooo, down there!!
If you'd like to make them, you'll need a 16 oz. bag of sourdough pretzels, 3/4 cup of olive oil, and one packet of ranch dressing. You can experiment with your own spice/herb blends. I liked the sharp spicy flavor of the original recipe: lemon pepper, cayenne, hot paprika, garlic powder, and dill.
In a bowl, mix the olive oil and the dry ranch dressing (which works as a binder). Add in the spices/herbs. I used about a teaspoon and a half of each. Whisk together. Break the pretzels into pieces, and put everything into a gallon-sized ziplock bag. Mix it around and let it marinate, so to speak. I let mine sit for a couple of hours.
Pour the coated pretzels into a baking pan and bake for ten to fifteen minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven. Done and done.
There. That's better. Thanks, Al-e-pal.