Garlic Ranch Pretzels

There is a story behind these pretzels. I made them way back when Captain Himself deployed to Haiti. Along with some other treats like baking and sealing a cake in a jar (yes I was doing that in the 90’s) and homemade beef jerky and dried fruit, these pretzels would make the long journey to Haiti with some lucky soldier who would get his own box of treats for getting Himself’s package down to him. When I visited the company just before a new group flew down to Haiti, I had many young guys line up and volunteer to personally escort Captain Himself’s pogey bait*. “Ma’am is that Capt. Himself’s box, I’ll carry it to him and see he gets it.” Tip hat, smirk, and runs off to the other soldiers yelling, “Ha, I got Capt. Himself’s pogey bait this time!”

These are garlicky, salty, and addictive. HOOAH!

Garlic Ranch Pretzels
1 pound Bag Sourdough hard pretzels broken into pieces or Nibblers, whole
1 pkg. Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix
3/4 cup canola or olive oil
3 tsp. garlic powder

Mix the spices with oil, pour over the pretzels. Stir well to coat and bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes or until all the oil is absorbed, stirring every ten minutes. Cool and store in sealed container.

Garlic Ranch Pretzels were also sold at the Bake Sale for $2 per bag.

*Pogey Bait- Candy and other high calorie junk food.

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  1. avatar
    Posted 10/15/2010 at 7:33 AM | Permalink

    Mmmm…These sound yummy. I too love the flavor of ranch dressing.

  2. avatar oneordinaryday
    Posted 10/15/2010 at 8:46 AM | Permalink

    Okay, I'm on board. These pretzels are gonna be headed to Germany in my godson's Christmas care package.

  3. avatar Mimi
    Posted 10/15/2010 at 10:58 AM | Permalink

    A fun treat to add to Mini Me's college care package.

  4. avatar Fallon
    Posted 10/15/2010 at 11:39 AM | Permalink

    Oh these remind me of those honey mustard pretzels I'd buy. I always loved licking my fingers!!

    My friends will love these for a UFC party they are throwing next week. Can't wait to make these!

  5. avatar Ingrid
    Posted 10/15/2010 at 2:45 PM | Permalink

    :) Boys they never grow up!

    Happy Friday, Robin Sue! Hope you guys have a wonderful weekend.

  6. avatar Karen
    Posted 10/15/2010 at 5:05 PM | Permalink

    I've had this recipe using oyster crackers and they were delicious – I'm sure the pretzels are, too!

  7. avatar Penny
    Posted 10/15/2010 at 5:53 PM | Permalink

    These sound addictive for sure. Love all the bake sale items and the beautiful couple in DC!

  8. avatar Val
    Posted 10/16/2010 at 6:29 AM | Permalink

    These are a perfect snack!

  9. avatar Sheila
    Posted 10/16/2010 at 9:57 PM | Permalink

    These are truly fabulous! I think I ate half a bag; yummy.

  10. avatar Anita
    Posted 10/17/2010 at 9:19 AM | Permalink

    The pretzels look yummy but I'm more taken with the background story, having 3 sons who were military, one is still active duty and stationed in Germany. And color me curious about the German embassy party!

  11. avatar Natasha @ Saved by the Egg Timer
    Posted 10/17/2010 at 2:51 PM | Permalink

    Yummy- these are always so good. I would use butter :O, hahaha.

  12. avatar Katherine
    Posted 10/17/2010 at 11:30 PM | Permalink

    Those sound great! I have been looking for a good snack for the weekly potluck/ small group bible study I attend. Can't wait to try them.

  13. avatar Rani
    Posted 10/28/2010 at 8:27 AM | Permalink

    maybe with pumpkin seeds? yum!

  14. avatar swbasics
    Posted 11/17/2010 at 12:02 AM | Permalink

    These look fabulous! Just had to give them a spin but did not have ranch seasoning handy so I combined garlic onion and buffalo ranch dip from Oh be still my heart – they are grand! Going to add some nuts the next time and will share them as gifts! Thanks bunches for the idea!

  15. Posted 07/22/2012 at 9:32 PM | Permalink

    Dip Mixes are the best!

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