Garlic Pretzels Recipe

Looking for a crunchy treat or a hostess gift? These Garlic Pretzels can be made in less than an hour and can be festively gift-wrapped with a Free Printable Vintage Christmas Gift Tags. 

Are you going to a holiday party over the next two weeks?  A family or friend’s house to wish them good cheer?  Why not whip up a batch of crunchy goodness to take to them as a hostess gift.

Garlic Pretzels recipe to make and or wrap as a gift.

Garlic Pretzels Recipe

Food gifts are always welcome and enjoyed, plus ones that are wrapped with holiday flair spread the gift of giving which is what the holidays are all about.

I like giving these pretzels because they are easy to make and can be made ahead of time.  They also are easy to transport.

I found the vintage Christmas card image online and fell it love with it. I had to find a way to use it since it makes me smile.

I love the vintage feel and the fashionable happy woman bearing lots of beautifully wrapped gifts and a wreath to bring holiday cheer to her destination.

I made it into gift tags and have a free printable for you to download. It is after the recipe for the garlic pretzels.

Recipe: How to Make Garlic Pretzels

Garlic Pretzels

These garlic pretzels are made using Ranch dressing, oil and lemon pepper.  Perfect to make for entertaining or making a batch to gift as a hostess gift.
Author: In My Own Style


  • 1 -16 oz. bag of large hard pretzels broken into pieces
  • 1- pkg. dry ranch style salad dressing
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Place pretzels evenly on a baking sheet with low sides. Mix together all ingredients and pour over pretzels. Move pretzels on baking sheet to stir well to coat.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes.
  • Halfway through cooking time stir and then continue to bake.
  • Let cool and place into airtight container.
  • Enjoy!

On my trips to HomeGoods, I am always on the lookout for containers in which to place food gifts in. I found the red topped jar and the white ceramic berry basket there.

With the addition of a piece of ribbon and the vintage Christmas card tag,  I have created a hostess gift that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Hostess gift idea. Garlic-Pretzel-recipe-that-makes-a-perfect-hostess-gift

I used clear acetate wrap that I bought at the party store to wrap the pretzels in before placing them in the berry basket.


It is very easy to make the Garlic Pretzels – only 20 minutes start to finish.  You need a bag of hard pretzels, a dry package of Ranch salad dressing, and herbs. Cleanup is easy, too  – one bowl, a spatula, and a baking sheet.  Your kitchen will smell delish when they are baking in the oven.  Recipe is at end of post.

  • It took 2 batches to fill the glass jar and basket.

To Make Vintage Christmas Gift Tags 

To download and print gift tags: 

Right click to save the image below on your computer to print out on card stock   – or –  download one of these free printable .pdf files of the vintage Christmas gift tags.

Long tags  – I used on the glass jar

Short tags – I used on the berry basket

Free printable vintage Christmas gift tags to download. | In My Own Style

Use a paper cutter or scissors to cut the tags out. I cut mine out so that there was a white border around each gift tag.

Garlic pretzel recipe that is easy to make and perfect to wrap up in style to give as a holiday hostess gift. | In My Own Style

When making the pretzels be sure to make enough for you and your family to munch on, too.  :-)

Check out other holiday hostess gifts I have given over the years —>  Initialed Coasters and Chinese Almond Cookies.

Save some of the pretzels for you and your family. And while you’re enjoying the pretzels, check out these other Christmas decorating projects.

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  1. The recipe looks delicious. Why do you break the pretzels into pieces? Just curious.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Lynn – There are two reasons to break the pretzels. 1. Smaller into bite-sized pieces makes it easier to eat. 2 Smaller pieces allow more of the seasoning to get all over the pieces and will taste better. If you leave the pretzels whole – only the outer side gets seasoned.

  2. lindalw666 says:

    So cute and attractive! Thank you for the recipe, I’ll have to try this one myself!

  3. My daughter asked for them again. Thanks

  4. Hi Diane I am looking for the Garlic Pretzel recipe. I would like to make them for the Super bowl! I can’t get it here! Help!!

  5. Diane! These are delicious!! I’m making my 2nd batch!! Addictive!!
    Thank you!!!

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Nancy – Ed and I keep eating the ones I have been making to give. :-) I am on the 4th batch and told Ed they were off limits. I hope you have a merry and bright holiday.

  6. Aloha,
    Thanks once again for helping me out. This recipe was a lifesaver. I made it for the kids teacher last night and it turned out great. Very easy. Thanks and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

    1. Great gift idea. You always come up with such great posts.

  7. Hallo Diane!
    I’m from Germany and I love to read your posts. Thank you for all your nice ideas. They makes me feel really good. I wish you nice holidays, God bless you,

  8. To make clean up easier I suggest putting all ingredients in a plastic bag and shaking instead of pouring everything all over the pan (which will cook on and have to be scoured off).

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Good idea Madeline. Thanks for taking the time to share it. Happy Holidays!

  9. Sheryll & Critters. says:

    Oh what a wonderful recipe. I love the gift tags too. Merry Christmas to you, Ed, your girls #1 & #2 and all the fur babies & all family.

  10. Thank you so much Diane. I was just looking through my recipes to make a hostess gift. This is perfect. And I love the tags. You have so many good ideas. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  11. Thank you thank you for the vintage print out! Love love vintage, retro era. Merry Christmas to you.

  12. awesome idea thanks so much!

  13. Love this, Diane! I’m going to use your idea to package the spiced nuts that I make for Christmas.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Toni – Yummy yummy – they are so good. XO