A highly rated recipe for Hidden Valley Ranch pretzels is available on Allrecipes.com. This recipe is a no-cook recipe that takes approximately 75 minutes to prepare and serves 10 people.
Place 3/4 cups of vegetable oil, 1 packet of Hidden Valley ranch dressing mix, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of lemon pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (or more to taste) in a gallon-size resealable bag. Seal and gently shake the bag until the dry ingredients are thoroughly mixed with the vegetable oil.
Once mixed, add 1 15-ounce bag of pretzels to the mixture. Any type of pretzel can be used, so choose depending on your personal preferences. If you choose large pretzels, you may want to break them into pieces for more flavor.
Seal the bag and shake to thoroughly coat the pretzels with the seasoned oil. Once all pretzels are coated, allow them to marinate in the mixture for about 30 minutes, then shake the bag, and marinate for another 30 minutes. Transfer pretzels to a paper towel-lined baking sheet to dry.
Alternatively, you can dry the pretzels by baking them. To bake, preheat your oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit before marinating. Place the pretzels in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, tossing or stirring them about halfway through.