Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

Whip up a batch of these easy and delicious Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels with basic ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

It’s kind of a funny story how I decided to make this recipe. I had just bought a bag of pretzels for a different recipe. These cute little Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats needed some antlers! I only used about 20 pretzels for that recipe, so I had a huge bag left.

But let’s face it, plain old pretzels are kind of boring. And the clock was ticking … only 30 minutes until my free time (aka daughter’s nap time) was over. So I needed something quick, easy and using ingredients I already had. The result? This fantastic cinnamon sugar pretzel recipe!

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Easy Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

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Ingredients for Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

To make this simple cinnamon pretzel recipe, you’ll only need a few ingredients.

  • A bag of pretzels
  • Vegetable oil
  • Granulated sugar
  • Ground cinnamon

I used larger twist pretzels because that’s what I had on hand, but any style or shape should work. I think these would be fantastic with big chunks of sourdough pretzels.

You may also enjoy: Baked Ranch Kickin’ Crackers 

How to make Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

The recipe is very easy and straightforward. First, preheat your oven to 325 degrees.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Don’t skip this step – it makes clean up a breeze.

In a large bowl, combine the oil, sugar and cinnamon. The consistency will be very runny. That’s just the way you want it.

Toss about half of the pretzels right in that runny mixture and make sure all the pretzels are thoroughly coated. Carefully extract the coated pretzels and place them on the baking tray. Repeat this step with the remaining pretzels.

Spread the cinnamon pretzels into an even layer on the baking sheet.  It is okay if they overlap a little bit. Pour any remaining mixture over the pretzels on the tray.

It’s at this point when you’ll start realizing how glad you are you made this recipe.

Now put the cinnamon sugar coated pretzels in the oven.

As the pretzels bake, the sugar in the coating will start to crystallize and you’ll begin to see a nice crumbly coating form. The total baking time is 30 minutes. Every 10 minutes or so, gently stir the pretzels to make sure all the pieces have a nice generous coating of the sugar mixture.

At this point your kitchen will begin to smell amazing and you’ll save this recipe to Pinterest so you can make it again and again!


Be sure to pin this recipe for CINNAMON SUGAR PRETZELS

Easy Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Recipe

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Whip up a batch of these easy and delicious Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels with basic ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen!

Course: Snack
Author: The Three Snackateers
  • 1 bag pretzels
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp cinnamon
  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.

  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

  3. In a large bowl, combine vegetable oil, sugar and cinnamon.

  4. Add about half the pretzels to the bowl. Stir well to make sure all pretzels are coated. 

  5. Carefully transfer the first batch of pretzels to the cookie sheet, gently letting any excess coating drip back into the bowl.

  6. Add the rest of the pretzels to the bowl and coat well. Then transfer to the cookie sheet.

  7. Spread pretzels into an even layer. It's okay if some overlap. 

  8. Pour any remaining mixture from the bowl over the top of the pretzels, making sure they are evenly coated.

  9. Bake the pretzels for a total of 30 minutes. Gently stir the pretzels around every 10 minutes.

  10. ENJOY!

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