Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Nuggets

This snack recipe is SUPER easy to make. And, it’s even more fun to eat! It hits all of your sweet and salty taste buds. Can you believe it? Well, when you take your first bite of one, hopefully, your tastebuds will feel it too! If you love cinnamon sugar-coated pretzels, then you will love eating these Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Nuggets. 

Do the cinnamon sugar pretzels that you normally eat typically come in soft form? Well, you might notice that this recipe calls for hard pretzels. However, don’t be alarmed by that! It adds a nice crunch to your palate.

Being from the Philadelphia area, I am all in when it comes to soft pretzels, especially cinnamon sugar. I just couldn’t get my hands on one. I had to find a way to satisfy my craving somehow. That’s how this recipe came to be. In just under 20 minutes, I was popping these Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Nuggets into my mouth one after the other. You can too if you follow this recipe! 

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Nuggets

Recipe by Madison Amara
3.8 from 4 votes
Course: Desserts, Easy Recipes, Family Recipes, Kid Friendly Recipes, Low Cost Recipes, Quick Recipes, SnacksDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 2 cups hard pretzel nuggets

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F/177°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
  • In a small bowl, stir together granulated sugar and ground cinnamon.
  • Coat pretzels with melted butter and toss them in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Place pretzels on the lined baking sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes. Serve and Enjoy!

Just four ingredients are required to make these Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Nuggets. That’s all! The ingredients that will need are ¼ cup of granulated sugar, 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon, 2 cups of hard pretzel nuggets, and 2 tablespoons of melted unsalted butter. 

To get started on making these, first, preheat your oven to 350°F/177°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Next, in a small bowl, stir together the granulated sugar and ground cinnamon. Coat your pretzels with melted butter and toss them in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place your pretzels on the lined baking sheet and bake them for 8 to 10 minutes. Then, take them out of the oven and allow them to rest for a few minutes before enjoying. These are HOT so, you would hate to burn your tongue. That’s all there is to it! Just a little coating, baking, and waiting are required. 

Do I Have to Use Nuggets?

You do not have to use pretzel nuggets. Any hard pretzels will do. Nuggets are just what I had on hand at the moment. There are so many different choices. Try making this recipe with pretzel minis, pretzel crisps, pretzel sticks, or even pretzel rods that are broken up into pieces. Just be sure to stick to the proper measurements and the recipe will work out well.

This snack can get a bit messy. So, as you indulge in this yummy treat be sure to keep a napkin (preferably wet) nearby to help you clean your hands. However, there is a trick to keeping these snacks a little bit more mess-free. The key to keeping it as mess-free as possible is to tap the tray of cinnamon sugar pretzels against your stove or counter as soon as it comes out of the oven. This will help to shake off any excess cinnamon sugar that might not have stuck to the pretzels during the bake time. 

Hopefully, you enjoy making this recipe. Have fun making it by yourself or with family/friends. If you find yourself having sweet and salty cravings similar to mine, then whip out your ingredients and get to work! Simply, Enjoy yourself! 

3 thoughts on “Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Nuggets”

  1. Sounds delicious 🤤 I love sweet and salty. Love trying something different. Thank you for an easy sounding recepé.

  2. I’m goin to try this with the soft pretzel nuggets in the deli department of the grocery! I’ll bet it will be even better than the hard ones!!

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