Easy Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

Last Updated on August 12, 2022 by Kayla Berman

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels are the perfect party snack or homemade holiday gift! Made with hard pretzels, butter, and a cinnamon sugar mixture … this salty sweet treat is quick, easy, crunchy, and sugary. Everyone will love this 4 ingredient snack!

cinnamon sugar hard pretzels

Perfect Party Appetizer or Holiday Gift Recipe

If you are looking for a last minute snack to bring to a party … look no further! Homemade cinnamon sugar pretzels are your answer.

This 4 ingredient salty, sweet, and simple snack is incredibly easy to make and is the ultimate last minute recipe. Think hard pretzels baked to golden brown perfection in a buttery cinnamon sugar coating.

Plus they are seriously good! You will not be able to stop snacking.

They work all year round but are extra delicious in the cozy fall season and are a great homemade gift idea during the Holidays.

Plus they’re a super inexpensive recipe to make. You probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry!

If you’re looking for more similar recipes check out my white chocolate peanut butter pretzel bites or s’mores granola!

pretzels with cinnamon and sugar on a baking sheet with a spoon taking a spoonful

Ingredients

Easy cinnamon sugar pretzels bites call for only 4 simple ingredients! They come together to make your kitchen smell absolutely delicious and your whole family very happy.

Ingredient Notes

  • Pretzels: Pretzels are definitely required for this easy recipe! Any regular bag of pretzels will work. You will need 6 cups. This is the kind of mini pretzels I used!
  • Butter: I love using salted butter here! It adds the perfect salty sweet element to this delicious snack. Add 1/4 cup.
  • Sugar: 1/3 cup sugar adds just the right amount of sweetness here.
  • Cinnamon: Cinnamon! Probably the key ingredient here. This recipe calls for 1 tbsp but you can truly add however much you want.

Substitutions & Additions

This recipe calls for such minimal ingredients that you really can’t make many substitutions! However, I do have a few swap ideas and additional mix-ins you could add.

Pretzels: Any hard pretzels will work in this recipe! You could try the pretzel rods, snaps, or even crisps.

Sugar: You could swap the white sugar used here with brown sugar if you would like.

Butter: I love the flavor butter gives here. But you could replace it with an oil – like coconut oil or vegetable oil.

Mix-Ins: These pretzels make make for a great holiday gift! You could mix the pretzels with chocolate chips, nuts, m&ms, or more to create a snack mix.

pretzels, butter, sugar, and cinnamon

How To Make This Recipe

Step By Step Instructions

Step 1: Set the oven to 270 degrees.

Step 2: Add the cinnamon and sugar to a small bowl.  Combine evenly.

cinnamon sugar mixture

Step 3: Melt the butter in the microwave or in a small saucepan on the stovetop.

Step 4: Add the pretzels to a large baking sheet.  Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture and pour the melted butter on top of the pretzels.  Combine thoroughly and spread the pretzels evenly in a single layer.

Step 5: Bake for 20 minutes.

Step 6: Let cool and enjoy!

cinnamon sugar pretzels baked on a baking sheet

Expert Tips

Use salted butter! It makes for the perfect salty, sweet, crunchy, and delicious snack.

Line the baking sheet with parchment paper! A prepared baking sheet will just make for such easier cleanup.

Mix the pretzels thoroughly with the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Ensure all the pretzels are coated!

Spread the pretzels evenly before baking.

Let the pretzels cool completely once removed from the oven. They have to fully set and harden up!

cinnamon sugar pretzels in a bowl

Frequently Asked Questions

How to best serve this recipe?

This sweet salty snack is the perfect party appetizer or dessert recipe! These pretzels also work great for a food gift during the holiday season. Everyone will love them!

Serving with my caramel cream cheese dip would be insanely delicious too.

You can also make a large batch just to keep around. They are perfect for snacking on throughout the day and the entire family will love!

How to best store this recipe?

Store this recipe in an airtight container at room temperature. They will last for about 1 week!

pretzels with cinnamon and sugar

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easy cinnamon sugar hard pretzels

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Easy Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels are the perfect party snack or homemade holiday gift! Made with hard pretzels, butter, and a cinnamon sugar mixture … this salty sweet treat is quick, easy, crunchy, and sugary. Everyone will love this 4 ingredient snack!

  • Author: Kayla Berman
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Baked

Ingredients

Scale
  • 6 cups pretzels
  • 1/4 cup salted butter
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Set the oven to 270 degrees.
  2. Add the cinnamon and sugar to a small bowl.  Combine evenly.
  3. Melt the butter in the microwave or in a small saucepan on the stovetop.
  4. Add the pretzels to a large baking sheet.  Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar and pour the melted butter on top of the pretzels.  Combine thoroughly and spread the pretzels evenly in a single layer.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Let cool and enjoy!

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