Ranch Snack Mix
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 15 min.
Makes32 servings (6 quarts)
- 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
- 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.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 185 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 357mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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Dec 11, 2017
I served this at a family football party and everyone loved it. Even my cousin who claims to be a snack mix expert.
Dec 11, 2017
I highly recommend two changes. First, mix the dressing mix and oil together; this will distribute the dressing more evenly. Second, I recommend to bake in a large roasting pan for 60 minutes at 200 degrees, stirring gently every 15 minutes. This will ensure that nothing gets soggy, and also helps distribute and "soak up" the oil.
Oct 15, 2017
This snack mix was ok, we really liked the ranch flavored bugles it gave us. I feel like the ranch didn't get distributed evenly on all the different pieces, and it was really strong on some pieces. I ended up throwing most of this out, as my family didn't really care for all of it.
May 11, 2017
Delicious! I added a tsp of garlic powder but that's the only change.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.