Hi all! Hope you had a great weekend….We celebrated the season with our college friends and got caught up. Yesterday was the annual cookie exchange….which is one of my kiddos favorite traditions. I am trying to get a post up to share this week to share some things I have been working on inside….but it seem there aren’t enough hours in the day this time of year….soon enough:) For now…here is a great neighbor or teacher gift to put together this week….:)

It is always a hard decision for me… pass the Auntie Anne’s shop at the mall….do I get the original that’s just good as sin in butter and salt? Or do I go for the sweet and crunchy cinnamon sugar pretzel? Sometimes it takes me at least 5 minutes to really make up my mind. Just me?

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So I decided to mix together some of my favorite sweet spices….toss them onto some pretzels and give them as favors this year for Thanksgiving. This would be a great little addition to a teacher gift or maybe a little something for your neighbors and friends for the holidays.

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The recipe really is not a recipe it is so easy. Four basic ingredients: pretzels, vegetable oil, cinnamon and sugar. Easy and they are so good! Just the right amount of sweet and salty.


Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

Tracie at CleverlyInspired
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 10


  • 1 lb bag small pretzels
  • 2/3 C vegetable oil
  • 1 T cinnamon
  • 1/2 C sugar


  • Heat oven 300
  • Combine oil, sugar and cinnamon.
  • Pour pretzels in large roasting pan.
  • Pour cinnamon mixture on top and combine.
  • Bake 30 minutes.
  • Let cool on wax paper.
  • Makes 8-10 bag fulls
  • Will keep for a week or so.


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Bake some up….people will think you went to way more trouble then you actually did:)


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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. Are you planning to share the correct measures of each ingredient? Would love to make these for an exchange tomorrow…

    1. Just added…so sorry!

  2. These sound delicious! Would you post the quantities you used and how you made them? I know my family will love them!

    1. SO sorry! Just added recipe:)

  3. Hi Tracie! What a terrific and simple idea. Looks yummy…. Where did you get the cute gift tags??

    1. I made the gift tags….will add that printable today:)

  4. These look delicious, have never thought about making my own pretzels before but will definitely give it a try.

  5. How long do they stay good for? I was just trying to figure out how much ahead of time I could make these.

    1. I would say they stay good for a weekish:)

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