So I’ve got this darling sister that happens to make the most ridiculously wonderful ‘Dill Prezels’ on the planet. Like, the kind of pretzels to write home about. They are out of control…buttery, dilly, crunchy and about as addicting as a black market drug.
The girl is a health nut. A personal trainer and lover of nutritious food. But ‘her pretzels’ are the exception-they are just too yummy to resist-and well, she’d be letting a whole lot of folks down if she stopped making them.
There’s a good chance my husband could’ve picked the wrong sister-actually, he had no choice, she was already taken. So perhaps he just settled for the next best thing. Her pretzels hold the key to this guys heart. “Will you make your sisters pretzels this weekend?” comes out of his mouth more than I can tell you. And my kids? They hoard them. Shovel them. Inhale them. Seriously, black market style.
Her pretzels are a mixture of store bought butter pretzels, dill weed, ranch seasoning and POPCORN OIL 😬. These pretzels are a total treat, something we don’t get very often, so we indulge and simply can not resist them. Especially when they are made by my big sisters hands..you wouldn’t think there was an art to something like this, but hers are unbeatable.
My husband asks for them so often I had to try out a way to lessen the guilt a tad bit when I make them at home, because they frequent our snack jar more often than they probably should. Now is my version healthy? I wouldn’t go that far. But a bit better than the original recipe. And they taste pretty darn awesome, too. Not quite as buttery as the original, but the flavor is spot on and the crunch, with using gluten free pretzels, is off the charts; just how I like a pretzel. They are an awesome snack for this game-watching-munching time of year.
Gluten Free Ranch Pretzels
note: if you want to go all out here, go ahead and use my sisters version: just substitute “Butter Spindle” pretzels for the gluten free ones and 1 bottle of “popcorn oil” for the butter in my recipe below 😉
3 (8 Ounce) Bags Gluten Free Pretzels
8 Tablespoons Butter, melted
3 Tablespoons Dried Dillweed
2 Tablespoons Ranch Seasoning
Preheat oven to 250. Add the pretzels to a large baking sheet or roasting pan. Pour in butter, ranch seasoning and dillweed and mix well until pretzels are evenly coated with the butter and seasonings. Bake for 1 hour, stirring well every 15 minutes. Cool and store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.