Make This Easy Copycat Dot’s Pretzels Recipe at Home!

Copycat Dot's Pretzels Recipe

yield: 16 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

cook time: 35 MINUTES

total time: 45 MINUTES

Ingredients

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees, and prep a large sheet pan with parchment paper.

2

In a large bowl, toss the pretzels with the melted butter.

3

In a small bowl mix the seasonings together. Toss the seasoning in with the pretzels and mix well. Tip: Consider tossing them in a few batches of mix and pretzels to coat very evenly.

4

Pour the pretzels onto the sheet pan. Bake in the oven for 35 minutes, tossing them halfway through bake time.

5

Remove from the oven and let cool before serving. Store your pretzels in a sealed container or bag for around 5 days. Enjoy!

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Skip store-bought and use this easy copycat Dot’s pretzels recipe to create your own homemade bold-tasting snack!

homemade dot's pretzels recipe

Dot’s seasoned pretzel fans will love this DIY snack idea!

Upgrade an ordinary bag of prepared pretzels into a boldly seasoned mouth-watering snack using this easy copycat Dot’s pretzels recipe! In case you haven’t tasted the popular Dot’s pretzels, they are insanely delicious and honestly quite addictive. My teens can take down a whole bag pretty fast!

These homemade Dot’s are heavily seasoned pretzels with lots of onion, garlic, and citrus flavors. They also have a little spice to it as well. I love how crispy and buttery they are too.

bowl of copycat dot's pretzels

Reader Alison recently wrote in with this request :

“Weird request, but could Lina make a copycat version of Dot’s Pretzels? We love them, but they are so expensive ($5.99-$6.99 per bag). You guys are the best!”

bowl of copycat dot's pretzels next to original

Well, Alison, you asked and we delivered!

Here’s a simple way that you can bake a similar tasting pretzel to Dot’s at home using plain pretzels and jazzing them up with butter and a few seasonings. The process is super easy too as far as baking them on a sheet pan, and they are so darn delicious!

ingredients for copycat dot's pretzels

Helpful tips for making this copycat Dot’s pretzels recipe:

  • You can look for plain twist-shaped pretzels so they look similar to Dot’s or opt for traditionally shaped pretzels like mine. I just picked the most inexpensive bag. Pretzel sticks will work too.
  • Did you know Dot’s sells their crushed pretzels to use in recipes?! This means you could easily whip up your homemade batch into fine crumbs using a food processor. They would make a tasty breading for chicken or pork!

pouring melted butter on pretzels

mixing diy dot's pretzels in a bowl

bowl of seasonings for dot's pr

adding seasonings to pretzels

pouring pretzels on a sheet pan

sheet pan in the oven with homemade dots

bowl and sheet pan of homemade dot's pretzels recipe


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Copycat Dot's Pretzels Recipe

yield: 16 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

cook time: 35 MINUTES

total time: 45 MINUTES

Crispy buttery pretzels with lots of garlic and ranch seasoning as a perfect party or road trip snack!

Ingredients

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees, and prep a large sheet pan with parchment paper.

2

In a large bowl, toss the pretzels with the melted butter.

3

In a small bowl mix the seasonings together. Toss the seasoning in with the pretzels and mix well. Tip: Consider tossing them in a few batches of mix and pretzels to coat very evenly.

4

Pour the pretzels onto the sheet pan. Bake in the oven for 35 minutes, tossing them halfway through bake time.

5

Remove from the oven and let cool before serving. Store your pretzels in a sealed container or bag for around 5 days. Enjoy!

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copycat dots pretzels

These copycat Dot’s pretzels make a great road trip snack or party food.

Just store any leftovers away in a covered container or sealed bag and they’ll make a tasty snack. My family enjoyed this easy idea and I know yours will too!

Dot's Pretzels Homemade

Here’s what my teammate Jenna thought of my copycat Dot’s recipe:

“Dot’s Pretzels are our favorite road trip snack! It’s like an unwritten rule that we need to grab a bag or two of these for the car if we driving for more than an hour. I never once thought of making them myself, but wow… these are amazing! And my family was super impressed! The seasoning is spot on and may be even better. I will definitely be making these often.”


Stay on the salty train with a sweet and salty strawberry pretzel salad is a must-try summertime dessert!


Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 10 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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Comments 14

  1. momof4boys

    Aldi sells pub pretzels that taste a lot like Dots. They used to be a special purchase but now they carry them all the time at my Aldi.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Awesome! We’ll have to look for those! Thanks for letting us know! 🙌🥰

  2. Stella

    I’ve never had the opportunity to taste Dots pretzels, but Lina, you have made these look so easy and delicious I am going to give them a try. Thanks so much.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh thank you! I hope you enjoy them Stella!

  3. Christi321

    I’m going to try this recipe with almonds for a low carb snack because I love the dots flavoring.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Ohhh great idea! Pork rinds is another idea. I wrote that version coming soon on our keto website Hip2Keto…

  4. Rae

    I am going to try this recipe with low carb pretzels. I love dots, and the price isn’t the problem the carbs are.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Great idea! Let us know your thoughts Rae!

  5. Debra

    If I wanted to make the mustard pretzels what would I use and how much?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      My guess is some dijon mustard, honey, and sugar. I have not made that version so don’t have exact amounts.

  6. Sharron

    Lina, I have got to say, I was so excited when you posted this recipe. Who would have thought to do this? This is one of my families favorite snacks. I’m thinking of making a bunch at Christmas time and giving to my neighbors with a 4 pack of IBC root beer. Thank you!! Your the best!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh that is such a fun idea!! Thanks for sharing Sharron!

  7. katie

    Wow, this is good! Made your recipe yesterday and the whole family loved the pretzels! Thank you!! I will be making again and I may try to sub olive oil for some of the butter. Thanks again for the great recipe!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yay so great to hear Katie!

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