It’s fall and you want to make something delicious for the family, but extra time is nonexistent. How about a quick and easy snack to the rescue…apple pie spiced pretzels!
This simple treat is absolutely delicious! It’s so simple to make – and everyone will gobble them up. They’re perfect as an after school snack or as a quick treat to make for your next party or get together. My family loved them and I know yours will too, enjoy!
I love that this recipe is so versatile. Fall in our area is jam-packed with festivals, school activities, and family gatherings. So a quick snack is a must.
Best of all, they’re 100% affordable. Just grab a bag of inexpensive pretzels, add a fall-inspired spice mix, and you’ve got a treat that travels well and will surprise and delight everyone.
Wondering when to serve apple pie spiced pretzels? I suggest a big bowl of these snacks
- As a game day snack
- Packed in a baggie for a snack about town
- At Halloween parties
- Add a pretty tag and bring a double (or triple batch) as a hostess gift for a fall party
- Anytime your kids have friends over
- For movie night, or
- Around the house for guests to snack on as a fall appetizer for Thanksgiving.
What You’ll Need:
- 5 cups pretzels
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 2-3 Tablespoons apple spice seasoning
- 1/2 – 1 Tablespoon sugar, optional
- Large mixing bowl
- Measuring spoons
- Large baking sheet
- Mixing spoon
- Optional: Parchment or wax paper
A Few Notes about the Ingredients/supplies:
Use any shape mini pretzels you like for this recipe. I’ve used both the square and the traditional styles, and both were very tasty.
You can also substitute coconut oil for the butter.
You can use either white or brown sugar. Both are delicious.
To make things even easier for you, I created a simple photo guide below. For all measurements and a more detailed guide, check out the recipe card at the bottom of this page.
Step 1 – Stir together pretzels and melted butter.
Step 2 – Add apple pie seasoning to the pretzels and stir to coat. Add sugar to taste.
Step 3- Spread seasoned pretzels onto a baking sheet.
Step 4 – Bake for 10 minutes, until the butter is absorbed. Do not overcook. Cool completely.
Essential Tips & FAQs:
Don’t skip these tips – read them before baking to avoid any potential mistakes.
What types of pretzels work best?
I recommend mini pretzels for this recipe. We’ve used both square and traditional shaped mini pretzels. Either way my kids and their friends gobbled them up.
You could also try sourdough pretzel pieces, but I don’t recommend full sized sourdough pretzels for this recipe.
Help, I ran out of apple pie spice! Now what do I do?
Thankfully, apple pie spice is pretty darn easy to recreate. Simply mix together 4 teaspoons cinnamon, 2 teaspoons nutmeg, 1 teaspoon allspice, and a pinch of cloves.
Can I cook them in my slow cooker?
Yes! Instead of baking, pour the seasoned pretzels into a crock pot (don’t forget the liner) and cook on high, uncovered, for 2 hours. When the pretzels are dry, spread out on parchment or wax paper to cool.
How should I store the pretzels?
Make sure the pretzels are cooled completely, and then store in airtight containers. We use tupperware containers and ziplock bags
How long will the spiced pretzels last?
If stored properly, apple pie spiced pretzels will last for up to a week.
What to Serve with Apple Pie Spiced Pretzels
This sweet and salty snack goes perfectly with a big glass of apple cider (or for the adults, some apple cider sangria). And if you’re setting bar snacks out for a crowd, you’ll definitely want to try easy candied pecans and these beer brownies with a pretzel crust.
If you liked these apple pie spiced pretzels, you’re going to love my other apple recipes to try this fall. It’s got everything from simple treats like these to stunning desserts to make for Thanksgiving. Or you can check out my other snacks and desserts right here.
What are your family’s favorite fall treats? Let me know in the comments below!
- 5 cups pretzels
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 2-3 Tablespoons apple pie spice seasoning
- 1/2 - 1 Tablespoon sugar, optional
- Preheat oven to 325˚F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- In a large bowl, combine pretzels and melted butter. Stir to coat.
- Sprinkle apple pie seasoning over the pretzels. Stir again to distribute the seasoning evenly.
- Add sugar to taste.
- Spread seasoned pretzels onto a baking sheet in an even layer.
- Bake for 10 minutes, until the butter is absorbed. Do not overcook.
- Allow to cool completely before storing.
Don't forget, the step-by-step photos in the recipe post are there to help you see what the pretzels should look like as they cook.