Ranch Snack Mix Recipe
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Ranch Snack Mix Recipe

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This is wonderful fast-to-fix munchie. The recipe makes tons 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.
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

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


  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.
Originally published as Ranch Snack Mix in Quick Cooking September/October 2001, p27

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Susie77 User ID: 98373 265862
Reviewed May. 11, 2017

"Delicious! I added a tsp of garlic powder but that's the only change."

topper4 User ID: 5663853 265824
Reviewed May. 10, 2017

"Made this for an American Cancer Society fund raising bake sale. It was WELL rec'd, especially as an alternative to a baked sweet item. I was told "this recipe is a KEEPER for sure". Now, looking at the other reviews, I will add a touch more ranch next time. It's been a HUGE hit though- thank you!"

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."

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!"

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."

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."

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."

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!"

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

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

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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