Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  184
  • Protein  2 g
  • Carbohydrates  22 g
  • Fat  8 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  60 mg
  • Potassium  43 mg
  • Phosphorus  28 mg
  • Calcium  2 mg
  • Fiber  1.0 g

Addictive Pretzels

Here comes a dazzler of a snack recipe called Addictive Pretzels created by DaVita renal dietitian Christy from Pennsylvania.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Christy from Pennsylvania.

Portions: 32     Serving size: 1 ounce (1 small handful of pretzel pieces)


  • 32-ounce bag of unsalted pretzels
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons Hidden Valley® Ranch Salad Dressing and Seasoning Mix
  • 3 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 3 teaspoons dried dill weed


  1. Preheat oven to 175° F.
  2. Spread pretzels out on two 18" x 13" cookie sheets, so that pretzels lay flat. Break large-size pretzels into pieces, or use whole bite-size pretzels.
  3. Mix garlic powder and dill together. Set aside half of the seasonings. To the other half add the dry salad dressing mix and 3/4 cup canola oil. Pour evenly over pretzels and use your hands to make sure pretzels are evenly coated.
  4. Bake for 1 hour, flipping pretzels every 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven, cool then toss with remaining garlic powder, dill weed and oil. Enjoy!

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1-1/2 starch
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Snyder’s of Hanover brand pretzels were tested in this recipe, but any kind of unsalted pretzel may be used.
  • Some brands of low-sodium pretzels contain potassium chloride. Check ingredients and avoid if you are on a low potassium diet.

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Addictive Pretzels

katecann says:


Tasty alternative to regular salty pretzels. Patients accepted well.

Jun. 06, 2014, 12:13 PM - Inappropriate review?

Addictive Pretzels

mea1313 says:


Can't wait to try this Can any other oil be used? Dietitian comment: Sure[INVALID]you can try different oils, but I suggest sticking to an oil that does not have a strong flavor.

Apr. 23, 2014, 6:55 PM - Inappropriate review?

Addictive Pretzels

leonorm says:


I have made this many times. I don't care for dill so I omit that. Sometimes I add rice Chex to the mix. Yummy! If you live near a 99Cents store they carry a bag of stick pretzels with very little salt on them.

Jun. 06, 2013, 4:41 PM - Inappropriate review?

Addictive Pretzels

Mctree11 says:


I've been looking for non-salted pretzels fora year. None in my small town.Tried Super Saver in Lincoln. They don't carry. Where do I find them? Made with salted pretzels, but realize I can't eat but a couple. Delicious!!!!! Dietitian comment: Look for a store that carries Snyder's brand or Newman's Own. Ask the store manager to order them if they are not on the shelf. You can also order unsalted pretzels online.

May. 31, 2013, 3:12 PM - Inappropriate review?

Addictive Pretzels

mteran says:


this is great!

May. 22, 2013, 11:38 AM - Inappropriate review?

Addictive Pretzels

faithfriend says:


The name is right on target, these things are sooo addictive! I made a couple batches for my DaVita Dr. and nurses and they were gone before I left.

Apr. 08, 2013, 12:39 PM - Inappropriate review?

Addictive Pretzels

sblasczyk says:


A teammate made these for a party at my dialysis unit. Everyone; patients and teammates loved them. Great flavor, easy to make and they are really are addictive!

Sep. 18, 2012, 8:55 AM - Inappropriate review?

Addictive Pretzels

jazdancer says:


could this be made with oyster crackers instead of pretzels Moderator comment: No I would not recommend it due to the sodium difference. 32 oz unsalted pretzels = 160 mg sodium; 32 oz low sodium oyster crackers = 1760 mg sodium; 32 oz regular oyster crackers = 10,057 mg sodium.

Apr. 19, 2012, 10:03 PM - Inappropriate review?

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