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Minnesota Musings: Ranch Seasoned Pretzels Are the Bomb

Char is a creative writer, artist, and inventor—in and out of the kitchen.

Learn to make your own ranch seasoned pretzels!

Learn to make your own ranch seasoned pretzels!

Coated Pretzels Are the Bomb!

I'm no stranger to coated pretzels. I like the pretzels dipped in almond bark, white chocolate, and even milk chocolate.

But my favorite is the ranch-coated variety. Here's how to make your own.


  • 1 bag of hard pretzels
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons dill weed
  • 1 package Hidden Valley Ranch dip powder


  1. Place pretzels in a bowl.
  2. Coat with olive oil.
  3. Sprinkle garlic powder across, then dill weed, followed by the Hidden Valley Ranch Dip mix.
  4. Shake to coat.
  5. No baking, just place in bag and eat.

How It Started

Some time ago, I visited a neighbor's house for the evening. She shared with me her homemade, freshly-coated, seasoned pretzels. I took one, and another, and soon I was dipping into that bag like they were the last pretzels on earth.

I took the first one, and then another one, and then, a handful.

Then, someone moved the bag. If it wasn't apparent before that moment that I was hooked, that clinched it.

I still have some hard feelings about that bag being moved away.

© 2017 Char Milbrett