Baked Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Sticks

Thursday, October 20, 2022
With just 4 ingredients these Baked Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Sticks are the perfect sweet and salty snack for parties, plus all cinnamon lovers will love these buttery crunchy fall flavor-coated pretzels.

Ready in 30 minutes, this quick pretzel snack recipe is loved by both adults and kids and is great for that for hosting parties, holidays, and especially for gift giving.

Just about any shaped pretzel can be used, we picked sticks style because the kids absolutely love them.

This buttery cinnamon sugar pretzel has a similar flavor coating to those buttery soft pretzels you find in the mall but these are crunchy pretzels and super addicting to stop eating them.

Besides being delicious, addicting, and easy, they're pretty economical since you can find bags of pretzels reasonably priced at most dollar stores.

These are so easy and bake within 25 to 30 minutes, cool and you're going to love how this makes the whole house smell not to mention the anticipation you will have to eat them.

They’re great for road trips and pack easily for mailing but once you eat one and you can't stop they really are irresistible.

If you love food gifts these pretzels are perfectly packed in holiday gifting bags, boxes, tins, and pretty jars, you may remember my Mason Jars Food Gifts Ideas. which even included gift-giving free labels to print off.

Check out this simple coating and the several variations you can add to this recipe below.

This delicious irresistible snack was inspired by my friend Renee, whose an amazing food stylist and artist (you can find the original recipe here at Kudos Kitchen) her sugared pretzel sticks looked so delicious they had me drooling.

If you're a snack lover late at night you may also enjoy, my Baked Caramel Corn, Slow Cooker Cinnamon Coated Candied Nuts, Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, and Italian Roasted Chickpea recipes.

Scroll down to my printable recipe card below to get this easy snack recipe.

cinnamon sugar coated pretzel sticks

gift tags for holiday and ribbons

Cinnamon-Coated Pretzel Mix Tips

This recipe is very versatile with additions we prefer to use butter-flavored pretzels but any kind you have will work just fine.

If you're going to want to add candy to your jars or chocolate you will have to wait until these cool then add any kind of mini bars, candy-coated chocolate pieces, or even small wrapped candies.

This basic sugar cinnamon and butter coating are great for nuts also so add a few to the baking sheet and mix them in.

I have listed many suggestions below to add some yummy ingredients that you might want to add for gift-giving instead of just a pretzel version.

This pretzel snack is fast and easy to make and cinnamon lovers keep coming back for more, I always make two batches for the holiday season.

baked cinnamon pretzels

Ingredients You Will Need(scroll to a printable recipe below for measurements)

  • cinnamon
  • butter
  • sugar (regular white sugar or brown sugar)
  • pretzels
  • see the recipe card for optional additions

bags of stick pretzels

Additional Suggestions(1 cup):

Before Baking Mix-Ins:

  1. cashew, pistachios, almonds, macadamia nut, peanuts, 
  2. popped corn
  3. cereal of any kind (peanut butter is a nice flavor
  4. mini crackers (cheese, mini buttery styles, oyster)

After Baking:

  1. candy coated colorful pieces
  2. mint flavored candy-coated pieces
  3. mini candies IE: Hershey kisses, broken candy bark in white and dark chocolate
  4. wrapped small candy
  5. add trail mixes

coated pretzels with cinnamon and sugar

More Recipes We Love:

Salted Caramel Toffee Bites (crack candy)

Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Candy

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow Candy

any kind of pretzels

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cinnamon and sugar pretzel pin

Economical Easy Fun Snacks for Gifts

Seriously, no matter when I make these they're gone in the first hour, so make a double batch.

Crunchy pretzels, with a baked buttery cinnamon coating, just add a wonderful snack during those cooler fall nights while binge-watching your favorite series on tv!

I love creating fun snacks and with my suggestions above this can be different every time you make it.

You can also adapt this recipe with more or less flavor, we personally like a little black pepper and cayenne pepper for some spicy heat.

There are so many possibilities and additions from pretzel and cracker shapes, to candy, flavored cereals, and whatever you have in the house use it.

The leftover packaged pantry foods will transform into a fabulous snack that everyone will love

Don't miss trying this recipe, you can't beat economical gifts using just 4 ingredients that are really inexpensive.

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Sticks

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Sticks
Yield: 15
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 30 MinTotal time: 40 Min
Just 4 ingredients! Baked Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Sticks are the easiest baked snack you'll ever make and perfect for holiday gifts!


  • 1- 15 ounce bag of pretzels (any shape you prefer we used sticks we like butter flavored)
  • 1 stick of butter melted (4 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup sugar (granulated regular white sugar or brown sugar)
  • 2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
  • Optional: if you would like a little spice to add 1/4 teaspoon each of cayenne pepper, ginger, allspice, and nutmeg
  • See notes for mix-ins for trail mixes and snack mix ideas


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Line an extra large baking sheet (or use two) with parchment paper.
  3. Melt the butter in a microwavable bowl.
  4. Place the sugar and cinnamon in another large bowl and mix the butter into this.
  5. Mix in the pretzel sticks tossing gently to coat.
  6. Note: add any mix-ins in the baking suggestions under notes.
  7. Transfer to the baking sheet.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven at 325 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes (if they don't look dry then continue baking in 5 minutes intervals until completed drying).
  9. Cool completely.
  10. Add any after-baking mix-ins.
  11. Store in air-tight containers, mason jars, gift tins, or zip-lock bags.
  12. Stays fresh for two weeks (if they last that long) so make them last minute for gift-giving because they are perfect to add to that mailing package!


Additional Suggestions(1 cup):

Before Baking Mix-Ins: 

  1. cashew, pistachios, almonds, macadamia nut, peanuts, 
  2. popped corn
  3. cereal of any kind (peanut butter is a nice flavor
  4. mini crackers (cheese, mini buttery styles, oyster)

After Baking Mix-ins:

  1. candy coated colorful pieces
  2. mint flavored candy-coated pieces
  3. mini candies IE: Hershey kisses, broken candy bark in white and dark chocolate
  4. wrapped small candy
  5. add trail mixes (raisins, craisins, yogurt-covered dried fruits, or other dried fruits)

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  1. Beautiful! We added extra ginger and nutmeg, as you suggested, and that was a great decision! LOVED THEM!

  2. These look absolutely addicting! They're the kind of snack you can't stop eating at a party. I'm going to put some on a charcuterie board.

  3. These pretzel sticks were so easy to make and turned out perfect sweet and salty snack.

  4. Immediately making these for an after school snack...the kiddos will love them!

  5. This is totally addictive!! My family really enjoyed it!

  6. Immediately making this for an after school snack....the kiddos will love them!

  7. A stick of butter is only 4 ounces… Is it two sticks or 4 ounces?

    1. thanks I always double the recipe and didn't even realize I did that! its 1 stick and you are correct 4 ounces thanks so much for catching that typo and I do apologize!

  8. Have you used both brown sugar and white sugar in your recipe, which one do you like better?


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