Spicy Honey Mustard Hard Pretzels

by Erin

These honey mustard hard pretzels are seasoned with spicy mustard and honey make a great snack for any occasion. Add a little extra heat if you are feeling bold!

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Periodically throughout my job search I find myself contemplating the idea of going back to school for something. I say “something” because that’s where my train of thought loses its rationality. I cannot imagine any other venue in which I would want to pursue a career.

Before grad school I had actually considered Pharmacy school or even a dual PharmD/PhD. Since graduating I have thought of going back for the PharmD but there’s no enthusiasm there. Then there was the idea getting a masters degree to be a PA or Med Tech because I find TONS of job postings for those positions, but again just doesn’t get my motor going.

The bright side of this thought process is that it means I am already looking in the right field of work for me (and those 7 years of grad school were not pointless), I just have to find the job. But finding the job has not proven to be an easy task, therefore causing these thoughts of going back to school. Oh the cyclic nature of this story.

Going along with the theme of recurrences I made yet another version of seasoned hard pretzels. They are so easy to make and difficult to resist. This one was inspired by the expansive supply of El Diablo spicy mustards I received for July’s Burger Month.

I also added a little bit of honey to give these some sweet heat. Surprisingly my dad enjoyed them which means they were not overly spicy (or maybe he’s growing more tolerant of spicy foods since I’ve been around), so depending on what kind of mustard you use and how spicy you prefer the pretzels you may want to add some cayenne pepper powder.

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Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 1 lb. bag of hard pretzels, broken into pieces
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup spicy mustard (I used El Diablo Hot & Spicy jalapeno mustard)
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp mustard powder


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper (or silicone baking mat). Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together the oil, mustard, honey, and mustard powder. Place pretzels in a large bowl. Pour oil mixture over pretzels and toss until evenly coated.
  3. Spread the pretzels on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 50 minutes, stirring the pretzels two or three times during baking. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
  4. Store in an air-tight container at room temperature.
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Source: Adapted from Spicy Ranch Seasoned Hard Pretzels and Country Cleaver.

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Inger @ Art of Natural Liivng October 17, 2021 - 10:00 am

These make me think of Chex mix but better!

Kathleen October 16, 2021 - 9:09 pm

Loving these, the ones at the store are so expensive for the amount and these taste just like them! Thanks and best of luck on the job!

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Kendra @ Prepping Parties August 9, 2014 - 7:14 am

Yum, these are beyond addictive! I add some Sriracha to mine for added heat – yours look delicious!

Caitlin August 8, 2014 - 5:14 pm

Yum, these are a guilty pleasure of mine. every time I buy the snyders ones I have to force myself to put the bag away before I eat the whole thing! I never thought to make them myself…probably much better for me!

Lauren August 1, 2014 - 11:07 am

I love honey mustard pretzels! These look sooooo good!

Camilla @ Culinary Adventures July 31, 2014 - 4:04 pm

These look so good!

Ami@NaiveCookCooks July 30, 2014 - 9:11 pm

One time I tried making my own hard pretzels and let me tell you that it was a horrible experience!! I am going to follow this route next time!! Looks seriously delish!

CakePants July 30, 2014 - 1:06 pm

Oh man, these look downright addictive! I sometimes have a hard time finding pretzels that aren’t flavored with onion powder or cheese powder, so I’m glad to know I can just whip these up myself!

Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) July 30, 2014 - 10:26 am

Oh wow I love pretzels and this looks amazing!


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