Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pretzel Nuggets

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Make these Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pretzel Nuggets for Valentine’s Day, Game Day, or any day. No-bake, no-fuss, this addicting snack is ready in less than 15 minutes!

Sweet and Salty Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pretzel Nuggets Recipe

Warning: This sweet and salty snack is highly addictive! It’s so delicious that I had to make it twice because the first batch disappeared overnight. I seriously woke up with plans of photographing these little crunchy, cinnamon-y nuggets only to be greeted with an empty container. It’s a classic recipe that I’m sure you’ve enjoyed at some point or another, and now you can print it, or pin it, or tuck it away just for yourself so you’ll never be without it again.

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pretzel Nuggets Recipe

But just promise me that if you pin it on Pinterest you will actually make it! 😉 Anyone else guilty of pinning allthethings but rarely returning to your boards and crossing some recipes off your list? I actually sent my husband my I eat Lunch and Dinner Board with specific instructions for him to email me a link at least once a week of something that he wants to see at our dinner table. If your husband is like mine he may have no concept of what Pinterest even is, but he can point to what he likes. 

Sweet and Salty Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pretzel Nuggets for Valentine's Day

I made these little pretzel nuggets with brown sugar and cute sprinkles, but feel free to use white sugar and omit the fancy sprinkles if that’s more your style. But don’t skimp on an extra dash of coarse salt at the very end if you like sweet and salty snacks. YUM!

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pretzel Nuggets Recipe- a sweet and salty snack!

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pretzel Nuggets

Make these Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pretzel Nuggets for Valentine's Day, Game Day, or any day. No-bake, no-fuss, this addicting snack is ready in less than 15 minutes!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 cups


  • 16 oz bag of sourdough pretzel nuggets
  • 2/3 Cup canola oil
  • 1/3 Cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • Dash of coarse salt
  • pink sanding sugar and sprinkles optional


  • Combine oil, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a small bowl and stir.
  • Empty pretzels into a large microwave-safe bowl. Pour cinnamon sugar mixture over top. Mix to coat pretzels.
  • Sprinkle with up to 2 Tablespoons pink sanding sugar and sprinkles if desired.
  • Microwave on high power for 2 minutes. Stir and repeat.
  • Lay out on a flat surface (parchment or foil-lined baking sheet works well) to cool. Sprinkle a dash of coarse salt all over the pan. Store in an air-tight container.

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40 Responses to “Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pretzel Nuggets”

  1. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — January 27, 2014 at 7:32 am

    Eee!! These are so cute! I would love to have a big bowl of these on V-Day!

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      Katrina Bahl — January 27, 2014 at 10:01 am

      Thank you!! After devouring 2 batches I think our family needs a break but we’ll be back to them soon enough I’m sure! 😉

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    Lisa @ Garnish with Lemon — January 27, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Sweet and salty is a favorite of mine-love how easy these are! Pinned!

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      Katrina Bahl — January 27, 2014 at 10:00 am

      Thanks Lisa! You will love these.

  3. #
    Melanie @ Carmel Moments — January 27, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Yum. Brown sugar and cinnamon on pretzels has to be the best invention in pretzel history! Looks scrumptious

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      Katrina Bahl — January 27, 2014 at 9:59 am

      We’ve had it many times with white sugar too, but brown sugar pairs so well with cinnamon, you’re right!

  4. #
    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — January 27, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Sweet and salty and festive Valentine’s Day-y? I’m SO there.

    • #
      Katrina Bahl — January 27, 2014 at 9:59 am

      How much do I love that you said “Valentine’s Day-y?” You speak my language 🙂

  5. #
    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — January 27, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Can’t turn down a sweet and salty snack like this! So festive and so addicting!

  6. #
    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — January 27, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Seriously sweet and salty gets me every.single.time!!!!

  7. #
    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — January 27, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Ahhhhh, I’m pretty sure I could live off of these!

  8. #
    Karly — January 27, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Want, want, want. Now, please.

  9. #
    Kim Byers @ The Celebration Shoppe — January 27, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    These look delish! And that’s a great idea about the hubby. Mine doesn’t “do” pinterest either, but surely he could also point. 😉

  10. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — January 27, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    This is so my kind of snack!

  11. #
    Jennie @themessybakerblog — January 28, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Oh, this here recipe is gonna happen. I’m gonna make it rain cinnamon-y pretzel nuggets. Love everything about this recipe.

  12. #
    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — January 30, 2014 at 8:16 am

    Love the salty-sweet action goin’ on here, K! So festive for V-Day, too. Don’t know how I missed visiting this post earlier, but I’m so glad I stopped by. 🙂 Will definitely pin to group boards at Pinterest tonight. Thanks for sharing! xo

  13. #
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — January 30, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    That is a great idea to have my husband do too. I’m SO doing it! First order of business: try to explain what pinterest is… 😉

  14. #
    Cindy @ Kicking it In — January 30, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    These look tooo good to ignore. 😉 I wonder if they’d survive intact if I shipped a batch to my college guy for V-day? Hmm.

    • #
      Katrina Bahl — February 9, 2014 at 6:15 pm

      These would totally hold up to shipping! I hope your guy loves them- and shares at least a few with some friends!

  15. #
    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — January 31, 2014 at 4:45 am

    Guilty! I pin and yet never getting around to the actual making because there are too many to choose from. I like your idea of having someone else choose!

  16. #
    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — January 31, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    SO GUILTY! Yesterday, I went through my entrees board last night and picked out two dishes to try next week. Pinterest can be inspiring, but I’m excited to actually make something from it again. It’s been a while.
    Speaking of pinning and making things…HOLY COW Katrina. I’m almost afraid to make these because I know the second I do, I will inhale the entire batch!

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      Katrina Bahl — February 9, 2014 at 6:14 pm

      So funny! It’s kind of like Hoarders: Online Edition 😉

  17. #
    Heather || Heather's Dish — January 31, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    HOW CUTE are these little nuggets?! I’m completely in love. And I promise to make these ASAP 🙂

  18. #
    Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar — January 31, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Ahhh, I love how easy they are! Anything covering in cinnamon and sugar is a MUST! And these are so pretty too 🙂

  19. #
    Nutmeg Nanny — February 4, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Cinnamon and sugar, yummy!! I just adore this recipe 🙂

  20. #
    Joyce Hogle — February 5, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    These pretzels look so yummy.Great for camping.Will try them and report back to you.

    • #
      Katrina Bahl — February 9, 2014 at 6:11 pm

      Can’t wait to hear!

  21. #
    Joyce Hogle — February 5, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    These pretzels look yummy.Great for camping.Will try them and report back.

  22. #
    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — February 6, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Oh, Katrina. I want to punish you for making such an incredibly addictive snack mix, but then I’d be lying to my soul. I WAAAAHHHHHNNNNTTTT.

    • #
      Katrina Bahl — February 9, 2014 at 6:11 pm

      I love your comments every time. That is all.

  23. #
    Melanie — February 7, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    I will be making this for my Bunco group next week.

    • #
      Katrina Bahl — February 9, 2014 at 6:11 pm

      They will LOVE it! And I miss playing Bunco. Have fun!! 😀

  24. #
    breeze — February 13, 2014 at 2:53 am

    Just completed 4 batches for V-Day treat bags.
    The recipe calls for 2 Tbl sprinkles and sugar, so it wasnt clear whether to use 2 each? I didnt see enough heart sprinkles in the end results so I added enough heart sprinkley love to last till the next holiday! I will try with bigger sprinkles next time. Lots of sugar/sprinkle crumbs left so I dumped thkse in the treat bags too.

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      Katrina Bahl — April 23, 2014 at 11:16 am

      I used 2 Tablespoons total. It’s just a matter of preference if you like more hearts go right ahead!!

  25. #
    Charlotte — April 7, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    So I’m pretty skeptical about recipes in which the chef claims that the final product is so delicious that they could not contain themselves. I’m here to tell you that my skepticism was completely unfounded when it came to this recipe. Totally brilliant.

    Yesterday, I was browsing the internet for a simple, easy snack recipe to take to a Game of Thrones season premier party. These seemed perfect, since I knew that other guests were bringing chips and dip. The recipe was SO quick and easy that it took more time to walk to the store than it did to prep these pretzels. I will admit that I did add additional sugar, honey, and pumpkin pie spice to taste.

    I wasn’t sure what to expect when I took these to the party. I only ate a few myself (and I can assure you that they were quite delicious), but the real test was that they were the only snack completely gone by the end of the evening. I also had at least 5 people ask me for the recipe.

    These are a total winner. Thank you so, so so much Katrina!

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      Katrina Bahl — April 23, 2014 at 11:15 am

      Ha! Thank you for letting me know! I am serious when I said I had to make this 2 or 3 times before I could snag some photos of it. My family just kept gobbling it up!

      Your variation sounds AMAZING! 🙂

  26. #
    Lynn J — February 12, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    i don’t have canola oil…..would vegetable oil work?

  27. #
    Rhiann — March 21, 2015 at 10:22 am

    I’m also curious about a Canola Oil substitute. Would it be on to use EVOO or Coconit Oil? These look delish!!

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    Jennifer — January 22, 2016 at 11:37 am

    How far ahead should I make these if bringing to a party? If make a few hours before will still taste just as yummy? ? Thanks. 😊

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