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Zesty Ranch Snack Mix

Crispy, crunchy, and completely crave-worthy! This zesty ranch snack mix has been in our family for over 25 years and it is a staple at all of our gatherings! This Crispix party mix is easy and delicious — the perfect party appetizer for any occasion!

glass jar with ranch party mix

Cheesy Ranch Party Mix

A neighbor gave this recipe to Granny about 25 years ago. Since then, my sister makes it every Christmas to eat, serve, and give as gifts. It’s one of those things you can’t stop eating, so it’s best to give away as much of it as you can.

The basic recipe makes a lot, about three gallons of party mix. That gives you plenty to eat and plenty to share!

If you like Chex mix then you MUST try this!! We switch it up between Chex cereal and Crispix — both taste fantastic in this recipe!

It’s cheesy, crunchy, and has that zesty tang of Ranch seasoning — it’s perfect!!

snack mix with cereal, pretzels, and ranch dressing

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Ranch Party Mix Ingredients

  • Crackers, pretzels, nuts, Bugles, and cereal — you’ll want about 8-10 different varieties
  • Light oil — I used light-tasting olive oil
  • Dried dill weed
  • Lemon pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Dry ranch dressing mix — One (1oz) packet

You can use so many different things in this cheesy snack mix. I made my version with as many gluten-free things as I could. If you don’t have to worry about that, feel free to add any and all of the following:

  • Any kind of cheese cracker — The more the merrier! Use three or four kinds even!
  • Pretzels
  • Bugles — This is my personal favorite so I added two bags because there are never enough!
  • Sesame sticks
  • Rye crackers
  • Oyster crackers
  • Peanuts
  • Cereal — Chex mix is a traditional one, but I love Crispix too!

Kitchen Supplies Used

ingredients to make ranch party mix

How to Make Ranch Snack Mix

Preheat the oven to 250°F and fill a large roasting pan with all of your crackers, snacks, etc.

Add your oil and all seasonings to a large measuring cup and whisk together until well blended.

oil and ranch seasoning in measuring cup mixing ranch seasoning and oil with a whisk

Pour the seasoned oil all over your crackers and toss to coat.

Put in oven and set timer for 15 minutes.

After 15 minutes, take the mix out and give it a stir. Put back in oven and set your timer again for 15 minutes.

After that 15 minutes is up, take the mix out and give it a stir. Put back in oven and set your timer one more time for 15 minutes.

After 45 minutes total, remove from oven and allow to cool.

Crispix mix on plate

How to Store Snack Mix

Allow snack mix to cool completely before you put it into storage containers.

If you store it in an airtight container, it can keep for several weeks. You can use food storage containers, large ziplock bags, or even mason jars (which look super cute for gifting!)

ranch crispix mix on plate and in jar

Ranch Crispix Mix Recipe (Printable Copy)

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Cheesy Ranch Snack Mix

Sara Garska
Crispy, crunchy, and completely crave-worthy! This zesty ranch snack mix has been in our family for over 25 years and it is a staple at all of our gatherings! It's easy and delicious -- the perfect party appetizer for any occasion!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Cooling Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 55 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 30
Calories 169 kcal

Equipment

  • Roasting pan

Ingredients
  

  • 8-10 boxes/bags cheese crackers, small pretzels, Bugles, sesame sticks, rye crackers, peanuts
  • 3/4 cup light tasting oil such as light olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 2 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 packet dry ranch dressing mix 1 ounce packet

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
  • Use a roasting pan that is big enough to hold 8 to 10 packages of your ingredients.
  • Empty all your packages of goodies into the pan.
  • In a measuring cup, add your oil and all seasonings and mix with a whisk until well blended.
  • Pour the oil and seasonings all over your crackers. Gently mix it up.
  • Pour the oil and seasonings all over your crackers. Gently mix it up.
  • Put in oven and set timer for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, take the mix out and give it a stir. Put back in oven and set your timer for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, take the mix out and give it a stir. Put back in oven and set your timer again for 15 minutes.
  • This time take the mixture out of the oven and let it cool completely before you put it into storage containers.
  • If you store it in an airtight container, it can keep for several weeks.

Notes

Note: Nutrition information is really rough estimate for this recipe, as the type of crackers and snacks used will have an effect on the final numbers for your particular batch of snack mix. 

Nutrition

Calories: 169kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 2gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 282mgPotassium: 32mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gCalcium: 38mgIron: 1mg
Keyword appetizer, cereal, Chex mix, crackers, snack
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