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!
- 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.