Honey Mustard and Onion Pretzels

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    These honey mustard and onion pretzels taste EXACTLY like the ones you know and love. Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com

    Ohhhh, these pretzels.

    You know them, have seen them, and probably have gotten addicted to them.

    When I first discovered these as a kid, I was utterly hooked on them. Something about these pretzels; I just couldn’t stop eating them! My dad was equally hooked on them as I was.

    Granted, they did give you pretty bad breath, but there’s nothing mint or gum can’t fix.

    These honey mustard and onion pretzels taste EXACTLY like the ones you know and love. Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com

    Talking about these honey mustard and onion pretzels just makes me want to go whip up a whole new batch.

    I think I cracked the recipe to them. They taste EXACTLY like the ones you know and love and they’re so easy to make at home.

    I really honestly think they’re PERFECT. I had my coworker try them, who knew exactly what I was talking about because he would buy bags of them at the store.

    He said my version tasted EXACTLY like them and was very impressed. You really don’t need to go buy the pre-made ones anymore and just make them yourself from scratch!! :)

    These honey mustard and onion pretzels taste EXACTLY like the ones you know and love. Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com

    Since I came up with this recipe in 2014, I have had numerous feedback and one of the comments I got was that they come out soggy.

    You have to make sure you 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 know? They’re like overcrowding each other like how when you fry too many things in a skillet, they don’t really get super crisp.

    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.

    Hopefully with these tips, you’ll be able to make a successful batch of these honey mustard and onion pretzels that I love so much!

    These honey mustard and onion pretzels taste EXACTLY like the ones you know and love. Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com

    You’re going to want to make a triple batch. Everyone will devour these!

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    These honey mustard and onion pretzels taste EXACTLY like the ones you know and love. Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com
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    Honey Mustard and Onion Pretzels

    These honey mustard and onion pretzels taste EXACTLY like the ones you know and love.
    Prep Time: 5 mins
    Cook Time: 30 mins
    Total Time: 35 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 6 -8
    Calories: 308kcal
    Author: Julie Chiou
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    • 12 oz sourdough hard pretzels, the pounder
    • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
    • 3 tablespoons honey
    • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
    • 1 teaspoon onion powder


    • Preheat oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit 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.
    • 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.
    • Pour the pretzels onto the baking sheet and spread them out in an even layer.
    • Bake for 30 minutes, tossing/turning the pieces halfway through baking.
    • Remove from oven, let cool, then store in an airtight container.



    Nutrition Facts
    Honey Mustard and Onion Pretzels
    Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
    Calories 308 Calories from Fat 99
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 11g17%
    Carbohydrates 47g16%
    Fiber 3g12%
    Sugar 7g8%
    Protein 7g14%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.
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  • claire @ the realistic nutritionist says:

    OMG OMGOMGOOAJGOUGOA. I freaking love these!!

    Also, yay on the puppy!! AS you know, I love love love them :)

  • Marie @ Little Kitchie says:

    I know I would be addicted to these!! YUM.

  • Chloe @ foodlikecake says:

    These look delicious! I love, love, love pretzels!

  • Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living says:

    Fun recipe!

  • Meagan @ A Zesty Bite says:

    I’m addicted to these little pretzels. So glad I can make them at home.

  • Erin | The Law Student's Wife says:

    Congrats on the grown-up living! Laughed when I read this–we are definitely NOT ready for a puppy, but I keep threatening to bring one home anyway!

  • Heather @ The Owl with the Goblet says:

    I am so happy you posted this! I’ve always love those pretzels but stopped buying them due to all the processed junk! Can’t wait to try these!

  • Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker says:

    Oh my gosh, I was totally addicted to these in high school! I never buy them anymore because I’ll eat the whole bag in one sitting. I can’t wait to try this homemade version!

    Aahhh, puppies! You know we’re big dog people and I LOVE when other people get a dog, but I just have to offer a word of caution… if you’re both away from the house for 10 hours a day, a puppy probably isn’t going to work, unless you can take it to a doggy day care or have someone come over multiple times a day to let it out/walk it for you. They are FULL of energy and on top of that, just can’t hold it for more than a couple of hours at first. Even at almost 9 months, if we leave Duke for just 4 hours, he is legit crazy for the entire rest of the day. They definitely need exercise and interaction… just my two cents :) I’m happy to talk dogs anytime :)

    • Julie says:

      Yeah, we might have someone come over or think about the doggy daycare thing. Lots to think about and thanks for bringing that up! Might message you sometime to talk dogs once we get closer to that step! :)

      • Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker says:

        Definitely do! I love dog talk :)

  • Heather Christo says:

    Puppies are great for pre-kid training- but it is really hard- so get something manageable! Plus you are right- you can’t leave a dog for 10 hours at a time. You will have to find a dog sitter/walker! (see? it’s a lot like having a kid!) but they are so worth it! by the way- the snacks look so tasty!

  • marla says:

    Now this is a creative snack!! LOVE :)

  • Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says:

    Oooh, I love these pretzels! I could eat a whole box while watching Real Housewives. Haha!

    Congrats on the joint checking account! I added Shawn to mine after we got married, but only so he can really easily deposit money into my account. So that’s a plus!

  • April says:

    AHhh!! These were my favorite pretzels growing up…and I still love them now (although I hate the bad breath they give you) but your recipe seems pretty simple I may just have to give them a try!!

  • Gabrielle says:

    I LOVE these pretzels! I’m not sure if you have seen in the stores but they now have a salted caramel flavor that is fantastic! I can’t wait to try these!

  • Graham @ Glazed & Confused says:

    Uh, yum! These look so delicious, savory, and not too difficult to make. Have to try these soon!

  • Leah | So, How's It Taste? says:

    Girl…this is my #1 binge food. Seriously I have no self control. Going to have to make these…which will be DANGEROUS! Dogs are fab! You should try fostering a dog to see how you like it. ;)

  • I know I would eat this entire recipe by myself! In minutes.

  • Cassie says:

    DYING for these!!!

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

    These sound fabulous!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

    I love pretzels and these are the perfect flavors!

  • Gaby says:

    Totally addicting, love these snacks!

  • Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking says:

    What a great little snack!!! It also took me and Mike like a year to get an account together. It was just one of those things that we kept putting off. Oh and if we lived closer you could sooooo borrow my pup, well, more like middle aged dog, to get used to having a furbaby.

    • Julie says:

      Aww that’s sweet :) wish we lived closer, too! That would be so fun!

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

    This would make the perfect snack for spring break this week! Love honey mustard anything!

  • Ashley - baker by nature says:

    Did someone say puppy?! I’m soooooo excited for you! And these pretzels!? YUM x1,000,000

  • Sarah says:

    I saw the title and picture of this post and freaked out so bad my husband stopped what he was doing to check on me. These are the most amazing snack in the world and I love you for re-creating it. I’d also like a way to make popcorn taste just like this since I’m a major popcorn junkie, but sadly I have a feeling that popcorn would not survive the time in the oven…and without the baking it would just be soggy.

  • leslie says:

    Ohhhh girl. I am addicted to the honey mustard and the ranch flavored pretzel bites!!!!! These look FAB

  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen says:

    Love these pretzels, Julie! But, a puppy when you’re so busy and away so much? I’m with Michelle (Brown Eyed Baker), because they require so much attention. Have you ever thought of a cat? Wait! I’m talking about a cat breed for dog lovers. Hubby and I have two Bombay cats (a boy and girl) and they are especially love-y. So affectionate, have fun-crazy antics and follow you around like a shadow. Plus, cats sleep up to 16 hours a day and are autonomous. They travel well and are accepted in some hotels with a pet fee. Perfect for you! Check out the Bombay breed at cfa.org. I swear…they’re not really cats, LOL! Plus, they are stunningly gorgeous…like a ‘parlour panther’ (their nickname). Their purr is a special purr (love it!) and their eyes are gorgeous and mesmerizing. Visit a breeder in person and you will be sold on these sweet little peanuts. Just precious. Check out the Cats 101 Animal Plant YouTube 2-minute video on Bombay cats. (Our breeder’s cats were featured.) You will be SOLD. They just wiggle their way into your heart! :) xo

    • Kate paullin says:

      I second the cat vote, but would urge everyone to rescue! There are plenty of wonderful cats out there without paying a breeder!

  • Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough says:

    Uh, these pretzels are my FAVORITE from the grocery store. I can’t even imagine how much better the homemade version tastes. LOVE.

  • Tieghan says:

    These are so perfect for snacking! I think I would never be able to stop! :)

  • Liz @ FloatingKitchen says:

    These pretzels look so yummy! And VERY exciting news about getting a dog. If you haven’t considered adopting, I would encourage you to look into it. I got my dog when she was around 2 or 3 yrs old from the animal shelter. She was all ready house trained and could “hold it” for up to 12 hours if necessary. So if you work long hours, this is more ideal than a puppy (I think they can only hold it a couple hours at most). She also all ready knew basic commands like sit and stay. And was still capable of learning knew things and had/has plenty of energy. She is a wonderful, loving dog and thinks the sun rises and sets on me. I am very happy with my decision. It’s some to think about. Good luck :-)!

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    So I seriously need these pretzels in my life. As for puppies. I have so much to say lol… good and bad but yes, it may be a nice intro into parenthood and relax the ocd-ness a bit, even if forcefully lol.

  • Amy says:

    Puppies!!! What two breeds did you narrow it down to? Or is that going to be a secret???
    I agree with the multiple people on the puppy thing – they’re a ball of energy and need a lot of your time and patience…. I took 2.5 whole weeks off of work when we first got our 7-week-old dog. We made sure to take them outside every two hours so they learn that they go potty outside. Although dog sitters and day care are nice options for those that work long hours, I personally (as a get vet tech) think the first few months of a puppy’s life are crucial in shaping their behavior – we spent all day training Bentley to mold his behaviors to what we wanted in a dog. Just my opinion.. :) and I’m super excited about these pretzels – they look like they’re going to be super addicting!!!!

    • Julie says:

      I’ll reveal the two breeds at a later time :) it’s still flip-flopping! We’ve definitely talked about dog walkers so it’s something we’re looking into as we go through the research before really making our decision! Thanks for the insight!

  • Francesca says:

    really enjoy the specificity of your convinced percentage (will you keep us up-to-date with it?! :) )
    I would eat. all . of those. pretzels.

    • Julie says:

      Of course I’ll keep y’all up to date! :)

  • Sommer @ASpicyPerspective says:

    Love these pretzels, Julie! They are a must try! Puppy!….Don’t tell my kiddos! They will talk me into it as a great topic for the blog ;)

  • Denise says:

    Evil temptress!!! Good Lord! I love these things! Twist my rubber arm… I need to make these! Thanks for the recipe, Julie! I have wondered for quite some time if there was a way to make these at home.

  • Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel says:

    Having a dog is absolutely the most incredible, rewarding feeling in the world! Especially if you adopt a shelter pet, you’re giving them another chance at life and the privilege to live with you and Jason, who would be the best parents ever! Yeah, there’s fur everywhere (unless you nab a Goldendoodle or Havanese or something with hair!) and the occasional accident in the house, but those aren’t big deals in the grand scheme of things (coming from the most OCD person on the planet). I really hope you two consider getting one– I can’t wait to see pictures!

    Also, I freakin’ love honey mustard & onion pretzels! These look like they’re smothered in seasoning which is exactly how I like them!!

  • Elyse says:

    I tried making these tonight and i took then out to flip at 25 minutes and they were burnt? Not sure how that happened… yours don’t look like they really have any color?

    • Julie says:

      Elyse, try 300 degrees next time for 30 minutes. I guess I didn’t realize everyone’s oven might be slightly different and since pretzels are so delicate, to avoid this, I have adjusted the recipe to turn down the temperature and cut the bake time a little bit. I hope it works for you! Sorry your first batch didn’t :(

      • Elyse says:

        No problem! Thank you for the update!

  • Megan says:

    Can someone please help me!! I love love love these pretzels but i am allergic to dairy so I had to give up the store bought version. When I saw this post I was so excited. I tried to make the recipe twice today and both have been a diaster! I followed the recipe exactly and set the timer for 25min to flip them and when I open the oven they are burnt to a crisp! There is no burning smell (until I open the oven) just the sweet smell of the pretzels I have missed so much!! Any advice? I would really love to enjoy these again!!!

    • Julie says:

      Megan, try 300 degrees next time for 30 minutes. I guess I didn’t realize everyone’s oven might be slightly different and since pretzels are so delicate, to avoid this, I have adjusted the recipe to turn down the temperature and cut the bake time a little bit. I hope it works for you! Sorry your first batch didn’t :(

      • Megan says:

        So happy to say that I tried these again today the new way and they turned out great

        • Julie says:

          So glad to hear this, Megan!! <3

  • Jenny Flake says:

    Julie, how fun are these?! Love the flavors!!!

  • Shelby S says:

    These look amazing! They’re the perfect movie night snack! :)

  • Merideth says:

    These look incredible!! Can’t wait to make them. Have you seen the new buffalo flavor of these?? Just in case you needed any recipe ideas, they’re SO addicting! I am fully behind the puppy decision but I can’t really talk from experience as I haven’t let myself pull that trigger yet haha.

    • Julie says:

      Thanks, Merideth! I haven’t seen the new buffalo flavor but I can only imagine how tasty they would be! I should go find a bag :)

  • Barbara says:

    I cannot wait to make these! They are my favorite flavor of pretzel snack! Thanks for posting the recipe.

  • Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe says:

    There is a company called The Nut Man that comes to my workplace every second week and taunts me with bags of sweet and savory treats. They sell pretzels just like these that are incredibly addictive. I’d love to make them on my own!

  • vanillasugarblog says:

    Love this!
    And far cheaper to make your own too.
    Sharing this on my next friday links!

  • Jennifer collier says:

    I know exactly what pretzels you are talking about, and love them! I want to make these but 1 question. When you say mustard in the ingredient list do you mean mustard from the bottle or mustard powder? Please get back to me I’m eager to know

    • Julie says:

      Mustard from the bottle :)

  • Linda says:

    I Love the Hanover Pretzels and wanted to love this recipe. I added more mustard and less oil. In my opinion there was still too much oil and not enough mustard flavor. Next time I will use way more mustard.

  • Karrin says:

    Made these today, family LOVED them. Hubby even said they were way better than the store bought ones. Thanks!!!

    • Julie says:

      Great to hear, Karrin! I love these!

  • Noelani Lee says:

    omg i made these last night because they are my husbands favorite! I was so skeptical when I pulled them out but they are amazing and delicious and VERY VERY close to the real ones. Maybe even better because it’s not full of crap :) Thank you!!!! <3

    • Julie says:

      Yay! So happy you think they’re really close to the real ones. I thought the same and they’ve become a new favorite in the house!! I need to make them again this weekend :)

  • Jimmy says:

    Sorry. I followed this recipe exactly, except I had the 9 oz.bag of Hanover’s sourdough pretzel bites. So I expected an even more intense flavor. They taste NOTHING like the store-bought ones. They’re a very watered-down version, even using the full sauce recipe with a smaller bag of pretzels. Sorry, but you definitely did not hit it on this one.

    • Julie says:

      Well that sucks. Sorry it didn’t work out for you! It worked out for others and myself so not quite sure what to tell ya. You can just stick to the store-bought ones I guess :)

      • Jimmy says:

        I’m sorry for the bad review. It just occurred to me that maybe your recipe meant 2T of dry mustard powder? I used 2T of regular yellow mustard, from a bottle. Maybe that was where I went wrong. I will definitely try again. Thank you.

        • Julie says:

          Hi Jimmy – no worries. Not everything on this blog is going to appeal to everyone the way I intend and I know that! Different taste preferences and I don’t fault you for the review. I appreciate it. I’m truly sorry this didn’t work out for you. I definitely did mean 2T regular yellow mustard so I’m not sure what happened with your batch :( maybe use more yellow mustard next time? Sorry!

  • Carol Yost says:

    Thanks for the recipe. I usually make very spicy hot pretzels using dried hot pepper from the garden. I tried these because my neice asked me to make pretzels for her wedding weekend. So these will be the mild ones. Turned out very good. Lucky for me I live near Hanover PA so I have access to really fresh really inexpensive pretzels.

  • suzi says:

    These sound delicious.

    A thought on the dog…..
    Definitely adoption is the way to go. Also many shelters need dog walkers! Go to your local shelter and ask can you get to know a dog by taking him for a walk or run with you over a few days. You might find your perfect rescue baby this way. I also second a dog walker or daycare if you are away from home 1/2 the day! ;)

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