Cinnamon sugar pretzels are one of our all time favorite snacks or treats. Adults and kids cannot stay out of the bowl. Trust me!

Such a simple snack yet so hard to keep your hands out of. These cinnamon sugar pretzels with white chocolate drizzle are great for watching a movie or if Mom really needs a darn treat and they are a perfect snack for parties or for holiday food gifts!

Heaven knows you need at least one simple thing for a party so that you aren’t standing in the kitchen all day and night and during the party. This cinnamon pretzel recipe is your answer for a totally irresistible sweet and salty snack!

a photo taken over the top of several cinnamon sugar pretzels that have been drizzled with white chocolate

What Do I Need to Make Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels?

Have you all tried Dots pretzels? The original Dots are incredible, but I just tried the cinnamon sugar Dots recently and they are heavenly! In fact, they reminded me of this pretzel dessert recipe! You only need 4 ingredients to make this simple, yet irresistible treat…

  • Canola Oil: helps the cinnamon sugar stick to the pretzels without changing any flavor
  • Cinnamon Sugar: see section below for making your own
  • Mini Pretzels: grab a bag of store bought small pretzel twists
  • White Chocolate: melting wafers work great or white chocolate chips are fine too

The measurements for each ingredient can be found in the recipe card at the end of the post.

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a photo of all the ingredients you need for homemade cinnamon sugar pretzels including pretzel twists, canola oil, cinnamon sugar and melted white chocolate

How to Make Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

This is an odd recipe as it’s oil that you’re going to stir into the pretzels and not melted butter and then use the microwave (no oven needed!!) to bake it all in there. It works. I promise, but it is a little weird to pour oil all over something you want to eat. Here is how it will go…

  1. Combine the pretzels, canola oil and cinnamon sugar in a large glass bowl and toss until the cinnamon sugar coats all the pretzels.
  2. Microwave for 2 minutes stirring every 30 seconds.
  3. Pour the pretzels out onto a sheet pan and sprinkle with more cinnamon sugar mixture.
    • PRO TIP: We like to add this little extra cinnamon sugar right before we drizzle the white chocolate, but don’t stress if you forget. They are wonderful either way.
  4. Let the pretzels cool and air dry completely and then drizzle with melted white chocolate.
  5. Let them air dry again and eat!

These instructions are all available in the recipe card down below. Keep scrolling for all the details!

Watch How These Pretzels are Made…

a photo of a several pretzels coated in cinnamon sugar and topped with a white chocolate glaze.

Are Pretzels Gluten-Free?

Not all pretzels are Gluten-Free. It depends on the brand. There are many Gluten-free choices, so just look for the Gluten-Free label. And since we use oil in this recipe, they are dairy free too!

How to Make Homemade Cinnamon Sugar

I tend to like my cinnamon sugar a little more cinnamon-y than others, but the beauty of it is that you control the ratio. Generally speaking, the recommended ratio of sugar to cinnamon is 1/4 cup sugar to 1 tablespoon cinnamon. You can scale up or scale down based on how much cinnamon sugar you need. Just place the ground cinnamon and granulated white sugar in a small bowl and whisk until thoroughly combined.

a photo of a baking sheet filled with cinnamon sugar pretzels topped with a white chocolate drizzle.

Variations and Substitutions

During the holidays you can easily change up the white chocolate with food coloring to make these even more festive. It’s so easy to do red and green, red, white, and blue, or even Easter colors! This makes a great snack for a baby shower too…pink or blue!

If you want to use butter instead of oil, you can definitely do that. I love how the focus of these pretzels is the cinnamon sugar flavor without butter, but using butter does add a rich delicious flavor.

Storage Tips

Store the cooled and dry pretzels in a ziploc bag or airtight container at room temperature. Press as much of the air out that you can. They will keep for about a week.

a photo of cinnamon sugar pretzels topped with white chocolate drizzle

If you need a last minute and inexpensive snack recipe, then these cinnamon sugar pretzels are your answer! They are sweet, salty and crunchy which is everything you want in a snack you can eat by the handful!

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Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

3.56 from 58 votes
Servings: 16 ounces
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Description

Cinnamon sugar pretzels are one of our all time favorite snacks or treats. Adults and kids cannot stay out of the bowl. Trust me!

Ingredients 

  • 2/3 Cup Canola Oil
  • 1/3 Cup Cinnamon Sugar
  • 1 Bag Mini Pretzels
  • 4 oz White Chocolate, melted and colored if you so desire.
  • Extra Cinnamon Sugar, for sprinkling

Instructions

  • Mix the oil and cinnamon sugar together and toss pretzels in it.
    2/3 Cup Canola Oil, 1/3 Cup Cinnamon Sugar, 1 Bag Mini Pretzels
  • Microwave on high for 2 min stirring every 30 seconds until oil is absorbed (sometimes this takes longer and sometimes a little less time).
  • Lay out on a cookie sheet and sprinkle with more cinnamon sugar.
    Extra Cinnamon Sugar
  • Let air dry completely and drizzle with white chocolate.
    4 oz White Chocolate
  • Let air dry again and serve!

Notes

Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Serving: 10pretzelsCalories: 180kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 1gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 29mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17g
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: Over 400 Baby Shower Food Ideas that Taste Amazing

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