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This homemade recipe for Honey Mustard and Onion Pretzels is a copycat version of the Snyder’s seasoned pretzels snack. Crunchy sourdough pretzels are coated in the very best honey mustard mixture that’s delightfully sweet and tangy. And yes… it’s even better than the original!

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You know when the craving strikes and those snacks that are so addictive that you start with one piece and find yourself eating it by the handful? This is one of those! If you’ve ever had Snyder’s honey mustard pretzels, you already know what’s up. Crunchy, thick pieces of sourdough pretzels are coated in a honey mustard flavoring that’s sweet, tangy, and worth licking your fingers for. This is the homemade version of that crowd-pleasing snack!

Why You’ll Love These Honey Mustard Pretzels

Everything you love about a pretzel combined with the wonders of honey mustard – what’s not to love?! Here’s why I’ve been making these honey mustard hard pretzels more often than I care to admit lately:

  • Better than store-bought. Maybe it’s the combination of real mustard with honey instead of a long list of ingredients I can’t understand! Whatever it is, this homemade snack always turns out so much better than what you can buy in a bag.
  • SO easy. Smash your pretzels (the fun part), coat them in the honey mustard sauce, bake and enjoy. It’s pretty impossible to mess up this easy recipe.
  • Copycat. I always have a great time recreating recipes! For more copycat versions of your favorite foods, check out my easy recipes for Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls and Copycat Diet Cherry Limeade.
The ingredients for honey mustard pretzels are placed on a counter.

Ingredients for Honey Mustard and Onion Pretzels

You only need 5 ingredients to make this budget friendly snack recipe! For exact ingredient measurements, scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of this page.

  • Pretzels – For this copycat recipe, you’ll want to use big sourdough hard pretzels. Don’t worry about them being too big – we’re going to smash them!
  • Vegetable oil – This helps the honey mustard mixture stay together.
  • Honey – I recommend using a good quality honey (local is always great if you can find it)! With your leftover honey, consider making these adorable Honey Lavender Cupcakes.
  • Yellow mustard – Just plain yellow mustard works great!
  • Onion powder – This is the not-so-secret ingredient that really sends the whole recipe over the top.

How to Make Honey Mustard and Onion Pretzels Step by Step

Here’s a sneak peek at how to make your new favorite snack recipe! For more information about the whole process, scroll down to the recipe card towards the bottom of the page.

  • Make the honey mustard mixture. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the oil, honey, yellow mustard, and onion powder until combined.
  • Smash the pretzels. Get that rage out! Smash the pretzels against your countertop until small pieces are formed. Don’t smash them too much!
  • Toss. Add the pretzel pieces to the honey mustard mixture and toss to coat.
  • Bake. Spread the pretzels onto a baking sheet in an even layer. Bake at 275°F for 30 minutes. Stirring the pieces halfway through baking.
  • Cool. Let the pretzels cool to room temperature before serving or storing for later.
A small glass jar is filled with honey mustard pretzels.

Honey Mustard Pretzels Variations

Here are a couple of ways you can change this recipe up and still keep it tasty!

  • Use different pretzels. You can definitely use another type of pretzel! This recipe really works well with any kind of crunchy pretzel. However, you should note that the consistency of the honey mustard works best with thick, sturdy pretzels.
  • Add a garlicky note. The onion powder really compliments the honey mustard flavors perfectly. If you’d like to experiment with a little bit of garlic as well, add a teaspoon or so of garlic powder.
  • Try different mustards. The flavor will be slightly different but it’s fun to change it up! You can use spicy mustard, grainy mustard, Dijon mustard, or even deli mustard. These varieties are sure to be just as tasty!

FAQs

what else can i add?

Garlic powder, crushed red pepper flakes, dried herbs and a different kind of mustard are all add-ins/substitutes you can experiment with. If you tried something new and it worked for you, please comment below! I’d love to hear all about it.

why are my pretzels soggy?

It helps to use these big sourdough pretzels and not the thin pretzels that you’re used to eating. You also have to make sure they’re in an even layer on the baking sheet otherwise they’re just kind of steaming each other. You also have to let it sit before you eat them straight from the oven. They harden up a bit more after coming out of the oven.

Can I use mini pretzels or pretzel sticks?

Unfortunately, these would work best with big sourdough pretzels.

A scoop is placed next to a full bowl of honey mustard pretzels.

Storage Instructions

Once the pretzels have totally cooled to room temperature, you can store them in an airtight container at room temperature for about 5-7 days. The perfect make-ahead game day snack! Enjoy!

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4.52 from 29 votes

Honey Mustard Pretzels

These honey mustard and onion pretzels taste EXACTLY like the ones you know and love.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

  • 12 ounce (340 g) sourdough hard pretzels, the pounder
  • cup (79 ml) vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 3 teaspoons onion powder
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Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 275 °F (135 °C) and line a large baking sheet with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together vegetable oil, honey, yellow mustard, and onion powder.
    The ingredients for the honey mustard mixture are in a glass bowl.
  • Smash the sourdough hard pretzels against your countertop into bite-size pieces.
  • Pour the pretzels into the mixture and toss well to coat every piece.
    Pretzels are mixed with honey mustard in a glass bowl.
  • Pour the pretzels onto the baking sheet and spread them out in an even layer.
    Honey mustard pretzels are spread on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, tossing/turning the pieces halfway through baking.
  • Remove from oven, let cool, then store in an airtight container.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1serving (79 grams), Calories: 308kcal, Carbohydrates: 47g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 11g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 7g

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  1. I Made It !
    I LOVE IT !!!
    This Is What I Did To Get The ‘WIN’. Used UTZ Sourdough Pretzels But Was Unable To Find The Thick Heavy Hard Kind. So, I Weighed Out 6 Oz, Busted Soft Like In A Zip Lock Type Bag. Had One Recipe Of The Seasoning, Cut In Half, And In The Bowl The Other Half In A Measuring Cup. Dump In The 6 Oz Of Pretzels. Mixed It All Up Well. Put It On A The Paper & Put In The Oven. Turned After 15 Minutes. VOILA ‼️‼️👍👍🥳🥳

  2. I had to cook these far longer so they weren’t soggy, but it worked. They crisped as they cooled. However I found they weren’t as flavorful as I was hoping.

  3. Too sweet…too much honey and not enough mustard flavor. They definitely are to soggy…and I had them in a single layer. I even tried turning up the heat to 300° for more time. The flavor is not a match…sorry.