Got pretzels? Then the next question is what to dip pretzels in! Pretzels are a classic salty snack food and can be made into an amazing appetizer or afternoon snack when paired with a tasty dip such as a beer cheese dip or mustard dip.
There are a ton of easy recipes for things to dip your pretzels in, and I'm here to help you find the perfect one. I love to use savory dips for afternoon pretzel snacks and sweet dips to turn those same pretzels into a dessert after dinner, so I've rounded up a bunch of each type for you in this great collection!
Homemade Pretzel Recipes
To get the most out of your pretzel dip, you need to start with a good pretzel. If you are feeling really fancy, you can serve several different kinds!
Store-bought pretzels work great. There are many different options, like pretzel nuggets, pretzel sticks, mini-pretzels, waffle pretzel, etc.
But, if you're feeling super ambitious, you can make your own pretzels. Here are a few ideas for you:
I personally like the store-bought pretzel option, so then I can focus my kitchen efforts on making a couple of amazing homemade dips.
I love to serve soft pretzel bites that I purchase from the local soft pretzel bakery (which are very popular where I live). They come with a spicy brown mustard, and I like to make another savory dip as well as a sweet dip to go with them.
I also like to provide some crunchy store-bought pretzels for those who enjoy that crunchiness. n addition, I typically serve an unsalted option for folks who are trying to watch their salt intake.
Savory Pretzel Dips
HELPFUL TIP 1: Many of the savory pretzel dips in this list also go well with fresh cut veggies, like broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots. It's great to serve these alongside the pretzels to give your guests additional options!
1. Guilt-Free Jalapeno Artichoke Dip
Lightened up and SOOO tasty, you are going to love this creamy jalapeno artichoke dip so much you might not even want to share it with guests! 😋 It's just that good! This can be made in the crock pot, or in the microwave if you are in a hurry!
2. Homemade Queso Dip
Homemade Queso Dip is cheesy, spicy, and velvety smooth. It's simple to make and perfect for easy entertaining! Get out of the kitchen and join the party, serving up this flavorful make-ahead dip that everyone loves! Bonus: this cheese dip recipe has a healthy secret ingredient that will make you feel good about serving it to your kids!
3. Cilantro Lime Dip
WARNING! This dip is completely addictive! It's the perfect dip for serving with pretzels, tortilla chips, pita chips, crackers, veggies, etc. 🙂 So much flavor!
4. Chipotle Cheese Dip
This dip definitely has a bit of a kick to it, but you can control the level of kick by adjusting the amount of chipotle that you add. I can tell you from experience that this dip goes faster than any other dip at parties, including sour cream and onion dip and even salsa!
It is perfect to serve for watching football games, movies, or any other fun gathering. Especially delicious with the homemade soft pretzels!
5. Cheddar Bacon Dip
This creamy party dip is super easy and so delicious. And you can't go wrong with bacon and cheese! Keep the ingredients on hand (freeze the perishables so they keep longer) and you will be ready for entertaining no matter when guests stop by!
6. Honey Mustard Sauce
This is a classic pretzel dip recipe idea. There’s a little bit of sweet, sour, savory, and tang in this recipe. It’s thick and creamy, but not too “mayo” like. It's the perfect balance of flavors!
7. Whipped Dill Feta Dip
So fresh and tasty, your guests will rave as they dip their pretzels in this flavorful yet light creamy dip!
8. Spicy Mustard Pretzel Dip
This mustard pretzel dip is so easy to make and a great addition to any snack table. Calls for Creole mustard (similar to spicy mustard), but you can also use Dijon mustard. Beware, it is addicting!
9. Cream Clam Dip
This is a no-bake, creamy, delicious dip that is just begging to be slathered on a pretzel and devoured!
10. Beer Cheese Dip
This dip is simple to put together and is guaranteed to be a huge hit! This is perfect for Philly style soft pretzels. Use a lager style beer to pair perfectly with the sausage and cheese.
11. Roasted Red Pepper Cashew Dip
It may be a dip that’s perfect for snacking, but it’s also filing and bursting with nutrients. Pile this on your pretzel for a tasty, delicious treat!
12. Slow Cooker Spicy Sausage Dip
Your pretzels will love this spicy sausage dip - so much flavor and a nice creamy texture. Great for a dip night or any celebration!
13. Jalapeno Ranch Dip
This creamy, tasty dip with a bit of a jalapeno bite is a perfect combination with salty, crunchy pretzels!
14. Dill Pickle Dip
This dip also doubles as a sandwich or burger spread! Make a big batch and keep it in the fridge to enjoy all week long!
Sweet Pretzel Dips
HELPFUL TIP 2: Many of the sweet pretzel dips in this list also go well with fresh FRUIT, like apples, grapes, strawberries, and pineapple chunks. It's great to serve these alongside the pretzels to give your guests additional options!
15. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip
Serve up this creamy chocolate chip cookie dough dip recipe on movie nights or at your next party. This dip gets rave reviews and is a great way to put a sweet spin on a salty snack!
16. Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce
Delicious, buttery, sweet and salty caramel sauce. Perfect with pretzels, and add in a few apple wedges too for a healthier option!
17. Strawberry Cheesecake Dip
Check out this creamy cheesecake dip topped with sweet strawberry pie filling, pieces of angel food cake and fresh strawberries! This is an easy dip that tastes amazing on any kind of pretzel!
18. Pistachio Butter
Here's a unique idea for dipping your pretzels. It’s easy to make and a delicious alternative to more common nut butters. All you need are two simple ingredients and about 15 minutes to whip it up.
19. Peanut Butter Dip
Peanut butter and pretzels are a classic combo. This dip combines peanuts, vegetable oil, and honey. Love it!
20. Chocolate Dip
This is a fruit dip but works great with pretzels too. Incorporate the goodness of Greek yogurt in your dip for a creamy delicious texture!
21. Cinnamon Dessert Dip
Cinnamon sugar tastes amazing on pretzels. Capture that taste with this super easy dip!
22. Chocolate Hazelnut Dip
Nutella tastes great on just about everything, and pretzels are no exception. Check out this easy recipe with the goodness and Nutella AND fluff! YUM!
23. Chocolate Chips Cream Cheese Dip
The mini chocolate chips add just the right texture to the creamy base and the flavor is reminiscent of cheesecake. Makes me want to grab a bunch of pretzels to dip right now!
24. Edible Brownie Batter
If you've ever wanted to just eat that brownie batter and not even bother baking it, this recipe is for you! Quick and easy, it's the perfect treat by itself, take it to a party, or make a small batch and enjoy it by yourself or with your family.
25. Cannoli Dip
The not-overly-sweet taste of cannoli filling is perfect on those salty, crunchy pretzels!
26. Sugar Cookie Cheesecake Dip
You never have to choose between pretzels and cookies with this dip! Have them both in one big, delicious bite!
27. Homemade Chocolate Sauce
I like to pile a bunch of pretzels on a platter and then drizzle this sauce all over them. Kind of like a pretzel/chocolate sauce nacho plate! Sprinkle with some chopped peanuts for an AMAZING snack!
So next time you need an appetizer or snack, grab a bunch of your favorite pretzels and whip up a flavorful dip from the list for a delicious duo that will please the whole crowd!