I found this recipe in the November/December Midwest Living magazine about 6 years ago and knew my family would love it. I was right. They devoured it and I’ve made these Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels every Christmas since then. If you like sweet and salty tastes together, these pretzels are perfect for you.

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This post is part of the 31 days of Christmas Ideas series. Click over to the main page to see all of the 31 Christmas posts (they will be added daily).

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Ingredients:

2/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 16-ounce package small pretzels

Hubby bought the pretzels for me and I forgot to tell him to buy small pretzels so he bought the regular ones. They turned out fine, I just like the smaller ones better for snacking. You could also use gluten free pretzels and they taste delicious.

I like to double or even triple the recipe. You can never have too much and it’s always good to have some to give away or for a snack if visitors drop by.

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In a large roasting pan combine vegetable oil, sugar, and cinnamon.

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Stir together then add the pretzels and toss well to coat with the cinnamon sugar mixture.

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Bake uncovered in a 300 degree oven for 30 minutes. Stir twice during cooking time to thoroughly coat pretzels with cinnamon sugar mixture.

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Spread on waxed paper to cool. We always sample a few (or more) at this time too. They taste pretty amazing warm.

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We packaged some of the Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels to give as gifts. Place some in a clear bag and attach a kitchen towel. Twist the towel and form it into a circle and pull the end through the center to make a flower. Tie the bag with a ribbon then attach the towel to the bag with a sewing pin.

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Here are a few more ideas of how to package them for gift giving.

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Or just store them in an air tight container and eat them yourself (you should probably share some with your family too).

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Staci November 7, 2010 at 7:20 pm

These sound great!! I have everything already – bonus!
I will whip some of these up tomorrow!

Jessa {aHolidayHaven} November 7, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Holy Cow!! These are great! Love that you did them up as a gift, amazing idea.

Lisa November 8, 2010 at 6:41 am

YUM! I know I would love these! I’m more of a sugar person than salt so these would be fabulous!

Michelle T November 8, 2010 at 6:59 am

I am very excited about these! I am looking for an inexpensive Christmas food idea for my three year old and I to do together. We are going to give them as gifts this year to many people, and this will be soooo perfect! Going to try them soon, thanks :D

Gina November 8, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Oohh…these would be good with hot cocoa!

cyndi November 8, 2010 at 11:37 pm

yummy! and so easy. love the thankful jar!

Chantel November 9, 2010 at 8:10 pm

Those sound delicious! I think I need to make those for Christmas gifts. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Katrina November 10, 2010 at 12:51 pm

I actually know the person who submitted this to Midwest Living! I’ll let her know her recipe is making serious rounds – she’ll be glad everyone enjoys it!

lisa November 14, 2010 at 4:17 pm

thank you thank you thank you for sharing this with us, this is WHAT I NEEDED

Bonnie November 14, 2010 at 5:33 pm

This sounds so yummy….I also think it’s something I can do! I can’t wait to try it!

It's A Priceless Life November 14, 2010 at 7:24 pm

I plan to make these this year for gifts!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Christy November 15, 2010 at 10:58 pm

These sound so good! I will have to make them soon!

RC November 18, 2010 at 1:33 pm

BEST pretzels ever! I baked them flat on a cookie sheet for 10 mins rather than a roasting pot. Thank you for the new recipe addition to my holiday line up! Can’t wait to give these out as gifts!

Gina December 3, 2010 at 7:02 am

Thanks for the great recipe! These were a hit at my house (:
http://cannaryfamily.blogspot.com/2010/11/cinnamon-pretzels.html

Carrie December 13, 2010 at 10:59 am

This is just what I was looking for. Thank you for posting this!!!!!

Kerri December 28, 2010 at 2:38 pm

These are delicious! I didn’t have any vegetable oil, so I used real butter instead. I also used brown sugar in place of the white sugar…wow! It was caramelized and yummy, reminicisent of caramel popcorn butter better!

Soak Tanks US November 20, 2016 at 9:51 am

This is UH-MAZING!! Can’t wait to make this for our family. :) I did not saw sugar like this before.

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