Dill Pickle Ranch Pretzels

Dill Pickle Ranch Pretzels combine two popular flavors into one salty, tangy snack that you won’t be able to stop eating!

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There are a few foods that people are very passionate about. Two of those foods are dill pickles and ranch. While I do love pickles, I much prefer blue cheese over ranch- especially for salads and wings.

However, dry ranch seasoning is something I’ve come to adore. It works as a seasoning for so many other things besides just the classic salad dressing! And the seasoning itself is actually pretty easy to make at home.

Dill Ranch Pretzels

Now what happens when you combine the two of these flavors together? You get this absolutely incredible dill pickle ranch pretzels recipe!

Pickle lovers and ranch lovers alike will unite over this addicting snack mix. It’s a great recipe for the big game (hello Super Bowl snack!) to pack with the kids on game days or even as an after school snack.

Why You’ll Love These Pretzels

Crunchy pretzels coated in a savory and salty seasoning- what’s not to love?

  • Delicious snack – Not only are these pretzels great for after school snacks for the kids, but you can serve them up at a party for easy snacking too.
  • Easy recipe – With only a handful of ingredients and only 25 minutes to make, this ranch pretzel couldn’t be an easier quick snack.
  • Loved by all – This easy ranch pretzels recipe is great for football season, but also as a tasty snack for the kids lunch. Everyone loves these seasoned pretzels!
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Dill Pickle Ranch Pretzels Ingredients

With simple ingredients, you will have this game day snack ready to munch on in no time! 

  • Ranch mix – you can always use my recipe to make your own, or you could make it even easier and just buy a ranch packet at the store.
  • Dill pickle juice – just take the pickle juice straight out of the jar. If you’re reading this post, chances are you probably have a jar in your refrigerator right this minute.
  • Oil – any neutral oil will work for this recipe. You could use vegetable oil, avocado or even canola oil. Melted butter is also an option.
  • Pretzels – I personally like using the mini pretzels, but you could use pretzel sticks if you’d prefer to.
  • Dried dill or dried parsley – these two are optional, but they do help to add a little color and flavor to your pretzels.
ingredients for dill pickle ranch pretzels

Did you know: Dill seed is the fruit of the dill plant, while dill weed refers to the leaf and stem. You can totally substitute fresh dill instead of dry dill if you have it on hand. It will give a nice boost of flavor.

Variations

If you want to add a bit of spice to this, you could add some cayenne pepper or chili powder. For additional flavoring, try adding a teaspoon garlic powder or onion powder into the mix.

If you’d like to, you can add in some regular chex mix to mix it up a little. Just add the same amount of cereal as pretzels and then double the rest of the ingredients. And now you have a dill pickle chex mix recipe!

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How to Make Dill Pickle Ranch Pretzels

You are going to love how easy it is to make a big batch of this easy snack.

  1. Prepare oven and pan. We don’t actually need to cook the pretzels, just bake in that pickle flavor, so we only need to preheat the oven to 275°F. Then line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine seasonings. Next in a large bowl combine the package of ranch dressing mix, pickle juice and oil.
  3. Coat pretzels. Pour your bag of pretzels into the bowl with the seasoning and immediately toss with a rubber spatula. Make sure that all of the pretzels are evenly coated. If it helps, you can pour the pretzels and seasoning into a gallon-size zip top bag and shake until coated.
  4. Add pretzels to pan. Pour the coated pretzels onto the prepared baking sheet. Try to make sure the pretzels are in a single layer, but it is okay if some of the pretzels are on top of each other.
  5. Bake. Bake the pretzels for 20 minutes tossing once halfway through. Be sure to mix the pretzels thoroughly to ensure an even bake.
how to make ranch pretzels

Storage and Freezing

Storage: Store these incredible little addicting ranch pretzels in an airtight container at room temperature. Store them just like you would chex mix or even regular pretzels.

Freezing: This recipe also freeze great! You can store in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to three months.

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Dill Pickle Ranch Pretzels

4.33 from 155 votes
Dill Pickle Ranch Pretzels combine two popular flavors into one salty, tangy snack that you won't be able to stop eating! Only 4 ingredients!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 (1 ounce) packet of ranch dressing mix
  • 2-4 tablespoons pickle juice
  • 1/4 cup neutral oil
  • 1 pound bag mini pretzels
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill , optional
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley , optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 275°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the ranch dressing mix, pickle juice (more or less depending on preference), oil, dill and parsley. Whisk until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour pretzels into the bowl and immediately toss with a rubber spatula. Continue tossing until all of the pretzels are evenly coated in the seasoning mixture.
  • Pour the coated pretzels onto the baking sheet. It is okay if some of the pretzels are on top of each other.
  • Bake for 20 minutes tossing once after 10 minutes of baking. Be sure to mix the pretzels thoroughly to ensure an even bake.
  • Remove from the oven and top with extra dill and parsley if desired. Allow to cool completely before enjoying.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
  • If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was in the comments and ratings!

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Notes

For extra pickle-y flavor, place all of the pretzel seasonings in a food processor with 2-3 tablespoons of actual pickles. Pulse to make a paste and then toss on the pretzels. 

Nutrition

Calories: 279 kcal, Carbohydrates: 46 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 8 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5 g, Trans Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 783 mg, Potassium: 82 mg, Fiber: 2 g, Sugar: 2 g, Vitamin A: 8 IU, Vitamin C: 1 mg, Calcium: 13 mg, Iron: 3 mg
Author: Madeline Tague
Calories: 279
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ranch pretzels
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Questions and Reviews

  1. 5 stars
    Recipe was easy and didn’t have fussy ingredients. Definitely going to be a go-to for appetizers now. I actually used hidden valley Dill Ranch packet and everything else as stated in the recipe. So many possibilities with different dressings and flavorings.

  2. 5 stars
    These were a big hit with friends and family. Had to make several batches to keep people happy. I did share the recipe and mentioned where to find it.

  3. 5 stars
    I can’t make enough of this treat! Super delicious and addicting…definitely like the comments about adding more dried dill. I’m a super fan of dill pickles and these snacks hit everything I need!

  4. 5 stars
    I usually do not leave feedback but these were so good I just had to! I used gluten free pretzels and even my pickiest eater enjoyed them!

  5. 5 stars
    Made them today after making a batch of hot pretzels. I thought because of the pickle juice it would be a soggier pretzel but nope. Crispy and flavourful. My family loves dill pickles so in the next batch will add more dill and cayenne pepper. Very very good, and highly recommend

  6. I have got to make these soon! Have you made them using your Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix? I ask because I am making it today.

    1. Hi Cathy- I hope I didn’t miss you making these, I took a day to spend time with the family. I have made them both ways and both ways are delightful!

  7. 5 stars
    We have used this recipe several times and love it. Couple points that I think help for a “better pretzel” use butter twist pretzels, butter for your neutral oil and go a heavy measure on pickle juice. Then be ready to make two batches

    1. 5 stars
      Thanks for that feedback! Glad you enjoy the recipe. Guessing you are making some football watching this weekend, who is your team?

    1. I’m sorry to hear that! I did you check the open dates for your dill and parsley? They start to lose flavor at about 6 months.

  8. 5 stars
    What a great recipe! My family absolutely loves pickles, and as soon as I saw the title of your recipe I couldn’t wait to find out how you made these tasty pickles. These will definitely be our go-to nibble for the holidays. Thanks for another winner!

  9. 5 stars
    I LOVE dill pickles, and can’t wait to make these!! What a great snack. Going to save this for Football Sundays 🙂

  10. 5 stars
    These are awesome. Every time I make them, they are devoured. Thanks for the recipe, it’s so easy to make.

  11. 5 stars
    What a tasty snack. I love all the details you included with this recipe. They seem easy to make, and look delicious. Thanks for a great recipe.

  12. 5 stars
    This is such a fun spin on pretzels! The dill pickle and ranch go so well together. I can’t stop snacking on them!