Copycat Homemade Dot’s Honey Mustard Pretzels recipe is here. A great snack baked in your oven or on your Traeger smoker. Cheap and delicious.
Have you tried these yet??!! I was obsessed with the original Dots Pretzels so I tried Dot’s honey mustard pretzels recently. OH MY they were so good!! Decided to tinker with a copycat recipe so they could be made right at home too. Give them a whirl and see if you can tell the difference between the two. 😉 (affiliate links present)
Copycat Dots Pretzels
Years ago I heard people raving about this brand. I couldn’t imagine they would really be that good, and were a bit expensive so I never gave them a whirl UNTIL we went on a road trip. Fast forward a year or two and at a gas station they had a small snack sized bag full so I thought “why not”.
Opened them up in the car and thought “let’s see what all the hype is about”, and they blew my mind!! The garlic flavored pretzels with a kick became my newest obsession. From that point on I bought larger bags online or at the store because they were a great snack in between meals.
Honey Mustard Pretzels Recipe
Then last year we were in North 40 (love that store) and I saw three new things they were offering. This brand had their own style of cheese curls, Southwest seasoned and these mustard pretzels too. I bought one of each because they just had to be good. 2 out of 3 rocked my world (SW was a no go for us) and I got to thinking…..
I mean honey, mustard, I could work with those flavors and go from there really right?? It does take a bit of tinkering when you’re trying to get the same flavor as something else, but we weren’t in any hurry. 😉 I started with half of a bag, added this flavor I knew was in there, a bit more of this and no that wasn’t quite right.
Used different styles of pretzels from the store and landed on these. No they aren’t the same braided pretzel sticks that they use, but shape doesn’t change the taste. The only pretzel twists I found were of a honey wheat variety in our town and that was not right. Instead I landed on this shape and it was the closest in taste.
Honey Mustard and Onion Pretzels
I will list what I found worked best below in case you need (or like) to order groceries online. Totally my style so I get you. First off if you wanted to make these gluten free get these to start with.
- These are butter snaps, they come in plain and a butter variety. Both were good but these enhanced more of the mustard flavor so I stuck with them.
- just go with whatever pretzel bites you can find at the end of the day
- I am sure you have garlic powder and onion powder at home
- Salt is a given, I love real salt because of it’s texture, clean flavor, it’s Kosher, gluten free, and from local salt mines in Utah
- Melted butter
- Dijon AND dry yellow mustard are used
- Nutritional yeast
- Sugar and honey
- A bit of white vinegar
Then beyond that you’ll want to use a large baking sheet. A piece of parchment paper on top can be used so none of the powder goes to waste.
Homemade Dot’s Honey Mustard Pretzels
Yes you could just homemade soft pretzel pieces and dunk them into our mustard pretzel dip but that’s just not the same. I mean, that is amazing but if you’re picturing this great road trip snack you have got to try making these this week.
- Start off to preheat oven or smoker to 250 degrees F. Melt the butter in the microwave for about 45 sec., then add honey to that bowl and microwave again for 30 seconds or until warmed.
- Add all other ingredients into that bowl and whisk together.
- Pour pretzels into a large bowl and pour this mixture on top. Toss the pretzels and this “sauce” together until nicely coated.
- Shake on to a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper
- Spread out as much as possible in a single layer so they overlap the least amount possible.
- Lay on grate in smoker or on the middle shelf in your oven
- Cook for 30 minutes. Stir every 15 minutes with a spatula to rotate. Take out once outsides are dry, cool completely and enjoy with friends as a Game Day snack.
As far as nutritional information is concerned, you need to refer to the back of your bag for accurate saturated fat, calories, etc… really. This is just one of our favorite Traeger appetizers on our site but we have others too like these!
Our crew loves air fryer pretzel bites too after school, or smokies with this pull apart pigs in a blanket treat too. If you love this flavor and want to use it someway for dinner too, I have you covered. I made this mustard sauce with salmon that satisfies that craving.
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Dot’s Honey Mustard Pretzels
- 1 smoker
- Preheat smoker or oven to 250 degrees F. Melt butter in the microwave, then add honey to that bowl and microwave again for 30 seconds or until warmed. Add all other ingredients into that bowl and whisk together.
- Pour pretzels into a bowl and pour this mixture on top. Toss together until nicely coated. Pour on to a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper and spread out as much as possible so they overlap the least.
- Lay on grate in smoker or on middle shelf in oven and cook for 30 minutes. Move them around halfway thru with a spatula to rotate. Take out, cool, taste and add salt if desired and enjoy.