Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

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These sweet and salty Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels are the perfect quick snack. Made with regular pretzels coated in cinnamon sugar and chocolate for an indulgent treat.

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels on a white tray.

Easy Cinnamon Pretzel Recipe

Pretzels are a great snack. These are a crunchy and salty snack on their own and the addition of the cinnamon and sugar adds texture and sweetness for a balanced and tasty treat. They are great to make just for the family to enjoy or they make fantastic sharable gifts. I love packaging these up as cute party favors. Everyone loves them! They are a thoughtful and inexpensive gesture that works wonderfully for any occasion. It helps that they are highly addictive!

Why You’ll Love These Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

  • Budget-friendly: This dessert recipe uses super cheap ingredients and turns them into a delightful treat.
  • Crowd favorite: Serve them on a decorative platter at your next party or add them to treat bags!
  • Balanced flavors: The sweet, salty, and crunchy pretzels are an irresistible snack that’s the best of both worlds.

Recipe Ingredients

You only need 6 simple ingredients for this delicious cinnamon pretzel recipe!

  • Pretzels: I use mini shaped pretzels or pretzel twists but any small pretzel variety will work great. 
  • Butter: This is going to help act as the “glue” that holds the cinnamon sugar crust on the pretzels. Unsalted butter is best here since the pretzels are already pretty salty. 
  • Sugar: I use simple, white granulated white sugar for this recipe.
  • Cinnamon: Ground cinnamon is the star ingredient. It adds a nice warmth to the pretzels.
  • White chocolate chips: Any variety of melting white chocolate will work well.
  • Vanilla: I enjoy the flavor of pure vanilla. However, imitation vanilla extract is a fine substitute if that’s what you have on hand. 
Ingredients to make Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels.

How to Make Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

This is a quick and easy recipe that takes minimal effort to put together. The flavor is still on point and super tasty!

  • Prepare the oven and baking sheet. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • Arrange pretzels. Spread the pretzels in a single layer on your prepared baking sheet.
  • Melt and drizzle butter. Add the butter to a microwave-safe bowl and melt it. Stir in vanilla. Dip, drizzle, or pour the butter over the pretzels.
  • Combine cinnamon and sugar. Mix cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl until well combined. 
  • Coat the pretzels. Sprinkle the mixture generously over the buttered pretzels. 
  • Bake. Place the cinnamon and sugar pretzels into the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until toasted. Optionally use can sprinkle more cinnamon sugar on top after they bake. 
  • Melt white chocolate. While the pretzels are in the oven, add the white chocolate chips to a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 30-second intervals until smooth.
  • Cool. After the pretzels are out of the oven, allow them to cool for a few minutes. 
  • Drizzle chocolate. Carefully drizzle the melted chocolate over the cinnamon sugar pretzels. 
  • Set. Let the chocolate set at room temperature for about 15-20 minutes. 
  • Serve. Enjoy!
Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels on a white tray.

Tips for Success

  • Use quality chocolate. The better quality ingredients used, the better the flavor is! It’s easy to find great chocolate on a budget.
  • Be generous. Don’t skimp on the cinnamon sugar. A thick crust will get nicely golden brown and crunchy and baked to perfection!
  • Make ahead: You can make these ahead for a gathering as they stay fresh for several days!

Storage Directions

Store these leftover sweet pretzels in an airtight container. They will stay fresh at room temperature for about 1 week. If your kitchen runs warm, you may also store them in the refrigerator to prevent the chocolate from melting.

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels on a white tray.

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Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

Indulge in the irresistible combination of sweet and salty with these homemade cinnamon sugar pretzels. Crunchy small pretzels are transformed into a delectable treat as they are dipped in melted butter, generously coated in a fragrant cinnamon sugar mixture, then a drizzle of creamy white chocolate.
Servings: 8 Servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Cooling Time: 20 minutes
Total: 45 minutes


  • 4 cups small pretzels mini pretzels or pretzel twists
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips or white chocolate melting wafers
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat the Oven:

  • Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C) and prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Coat Pretzels in Butter:

  • Spread the small pretzels evenly onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Melt butter in a bowl and add vanilla extract to the melted butter. Drizzle the melted butter over the pretzels or dip each pretzel in butter, ensuring they are evenly coated either way.

Generously Coat with Cinnamon Sugar:

  • In a small bowl, combine the granulated sugar and ground cinnamon to create the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture generously over the butter-coated pretzels, ensuring they are fully covered with the aromatic blend or dip pretzels in cinnamon sugar mixture and coat both sides..

Bake to Perfection:

  • Place the coated pretzels in the preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until they become slightly toasted and fragrant. Sprinkle more cinnamon and sugar over the pretzels once cooled.

Melt White Chocolate:

  • While the pretzels are baking, melt the white chocolate chips or melting wafers in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval until smooth and fully melted.

Drizzle with White Chocolate:

  • Once the pretzels are baked to perfection, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool slightly.
  • Using a spoon or a piping bag, drizzle the melted white chocolate over the top of the warm pretzels in a decorative pattern.

Set and Serve:

  • Allow the white chocolate to set and harden on the pretzels at room temperature for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Once the white chocolate has set, these irresistible cinnamon roll pretzels are ready to be enjoyed as a delicious snack or dessert.

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  • Choose the Right Pretzels: Opt for small pretzels such as mini pretzels or pretzel twists. Their smaller size ensures that they are fully coated with the cinnamon sugar mixture and allows for easier handling.
  • Create a Generous Cinnamon Sugar Coating: Don’t be afraid to be generous with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Make sure to coat the pretzels thoroughly to enhance their flavor and aroma.
  • Use High-Quality Ingredients: Choose high-quality cinnamon and white chocolate for the best flavor. Freshly ground cinnamon will provide a more intense and aromatic flavor, while high-quality white chocolate will melt smoothly and evenly.
  • Store Properly: Store the cinnamon roll pretzels in an airtight container at room temperature for up to several days. If the weather is warm, you may need to store them in the refrigerator to prevent the chocolate from melting.
  • Serve with Style: Arrange the cinnamon roll pretzels on a decorative platter or in a gift box for a beautiful presentation. They make a wonderful homemade gift for holidays, parties, or special occasions.


Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 363IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg


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2 comments on “Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels”

  1. 5 stars
    Love this recipe. Easy prep, simple ingredients, and a great combination of salty and sweet! Wonderful party or Christmas treat. Or any time of year as a great snack.