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Ranch Snack Mix Recipe

Ranch Snack Mix Recipe

This is wonderful fast-to-fix munchie. The recipe makes a generous 24 cups and doesn't involve any cooking. It's a cinch to package in individual snack bags, keeps its crunch and is a savory alternative to the cakes and pies usually offered at bake sales. -Linda Murphy Pulaski, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:32 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (12 ounces) miniature pretzels
  • 2 packages (6 ounces each) Bugles
  • 1 can (10 ounces) salted cashews
  • 1 package (6 ounces) miniature cheddar cheese fish-shaped crackers
  • 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
  • 3/4 cup canola oil

Directions

  • 1. In two large bowls, combine the pretzels, Bugles, cashews and crackers. Sprinkle with dressing mix; toss gently to combine. Drizzle with oil; toss until well coated. Store in airtight containers. Yield: 6 quarts.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 185 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 357mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

Reviews for Ranch Snack Mix

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newrecipejunkie User ID: 876567 257337
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2016

"I am adding another 5-star rating. I made this for our annual (adult) kids fall birthday party. (All of them plus one spouse were born in the fall so one big party is easier.) This snack was a huge hit. The recipe makes a LOT which comes in handy for a crowd. My clan was picking around the pretzels so I think I will try subbing wheat Chex the next time I make it for my family. The only negative thing for me is that it was a little too salty for my taste but nobody else mentioned that . One more thing: due to my extreme nut allergies, I subbed a 9 oz. bag of oyster crackers for the cashews. I will be making this again and again."

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gina.kapfhamer User ID: 8717427 256605
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2016

"Brought this as a "vegetarian" option side dish to an office potluck. This recipe is easy to follow and quick to make - better for a bulk batch than buying it pre-made!"

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PageRD User ID: 5881442 248657
Reviewed May. 26, 2016

"I was a little skeptical at first but I needed an easy treat for a meeting. I didn't want to deal with the oven and since this recipe had lots of things I love, I went with it. I was afraid it would be really oily but it wasn't. It was tasty and just right for a roomful of hungry office managers."

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denisediederich User ID: 3307566 238775
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2015

"Was looking for some easy snack mixes for my kids for the holidays. This was very easy and got 2 thumbs up from the kids. YUM! Thanks. Will have to make this more often. Thanks for the quick easy recipe."

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hkarow9713 User ID: 7604678 238769
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2015

"This is always a hit! We take it to every family gathering. It's also really easy to switch up the ingredients if you can't find something! My family and I like to use corn chips instead of Bugles."

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Whidskat User ID: 8535009 232693
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2015

"So easy. So delish! First thing to sell out at our bake sale. Made it Monday, still crisp when sold on Friday. We put it in clear cellophane bags, tied with a ribbon. Looked great!"

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AmyE007 User ID: 6828226 226904
Reviewed May. 25, 2015

"Had to dump this one. It was a gross waste of fine snacks."

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piehlar User ID: 4350572 81189
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2013

"This recipe is popular at bake sales and is quick and easy to make! I have also substituted square cheddar crackers and mixed nuts with good results!"

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Squeak585 User ID: 6839627 126017
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2013

"And, I used two packages of ranch mix."

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Squeak585 User ID: 6839627 37943
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2013

"The recipe I have uses popcorn oil and you bake it for 40 min at 250 degrees, stirring every ten minutes. I pour it out on paper towels to absorb some of the oil after it bakes."

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bartim718 User ID: 670557 91728
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2013

"Wouldn't let me add 5 stars on earlier post :)"

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bartim718 User ID: 670557 88986
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2013

"LOL! It wouldn't let me add stars before."

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bartim718 User ID: 670557 49531
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2013

"I've made a similar recipe. The only difference was I added mixed nuts and m & m's. Big hit!!"

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Catmaniacs User ID: 6226693 32032
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2012

"This was very good. I did use 2 pkgs. of ranch dressing mix to get the flavor we wanted. Will make again."

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shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 36635
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2011

"This was really quick and easy but way too salty for my family."

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sdeb User ID: 5934110 55872
Reviewed May. 2, 2011

"Very good! I ended up using 2 envelopes of ranch mix. I like a lot of flavor."

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SELOGY User ID: 5707243 33011
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2011

"VERY GOOD, YOU CAN'T WALK PAST IT WITHOUT EATING SOME!!SELOGY"

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lorifgreer User ID: 4592785 49528
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2010

"I really wanted to bake this, but there just isn't any need. I added about 1/2 teaspoon extra ranch and it came out perfect!"

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sharonraburn@yahoo.com User ID: 1510 55871
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2010

"This is so good, I did add some garlic podwer about 1 /2 teaspoon,"

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gapsmommy User ID: 2860900 32002
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2010

"It's hard to stop eating this...it's really good! I think the Bugles are the best part."

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devilgrrl User ID: 5356323 31347
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2010

"This is awesome! Me & my kids love it so much!"

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jonesmr11 User ID: 1438192 126016
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2010

"This is the best snack mix! Everyone loves it! Have made it many many times!"

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linzerbug User ID: 161685 55870
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2010

"I've been making this recipe since it was printed. What a fun easy delicious mix that requires no baking. Great for all occasions, I nice change from the norm."

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albobier User ID: 4305674 107886
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2010

"Very quick, easy, and tasty! I like that this has lots of flavor and you don't have to bake it!!"

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wildwest29745@yahoo.com User ID: 474115 81187
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2009

"I have made this recipe since it first came out in fall 2001. I have made it for my son to take on band competitions to share with the bus load of band members and since he graduated 3 years ago, I still get requests for this mix through my daughter who is now traveling to band competitions. I use the multi-colored Gold Fish and this adds great Fall color to the mix. Great recipe, our favorite snack mix!"

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cariejr User ID: 1612946 31771
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2009

"Easy to make but seemed a little too salty. Maybe next time I would use no-salt pretzels to cut down on the salt."

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