Cheesy Ranch Snack Mix

Cheesy Ranch Snack Mix

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Cheesy Ranch Snack Mix is a new twist on an old favorite cereal mix. Gather handfuls of Chex cereal, nuts, pretzels, and snack crackers, all flavored with ranch dressing and two kinds of cheese, including Vermont Aged Cheddar Cheese. So yummy. 

Every Christmas my mom made our family the traditional Chex Mix with butter, Worcestershire sauce, and seasonings. It was always so good, and I made it myself for many years. Then our family transitioned to more of a cracker snack mix with other flavorings such as Ranch Dressing Mix. Again, yummy!

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This cheesy ranch recipe is kind of a combination of the two, with the extra addition of cheese! Try it and see what you think! It’s at the top of my snack mixes to make this holiday season. I hope you will enjoy it as well.

 

Ingredients Needed to Make Cheesy Ranch Snack Mix

  • Corn Chex Cereal
  • Rice Chex Cereal
  • Wheat Chex Cereal
  • mixed nuts
  • pretzels
  • bite-size cheese crackers (cheddar, white cheddar, or a mix of both)
  • wheat crackers
  • butter
  • Ranch Dressing Mix (See my Homemade Version Here.)
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Vermont Aged Cheddar Cheese Powder (Buy Some Here.)

A Note about Cereal and Crackers

I’ve listed Chex cereals (rice, corn, and wheat) for ingredients, but I admit that I’ve used store brand cereals in their place.

I noticed nearly no difference in the wheat cereals. But I found the corn and rice Chex cereals did hold up a bit better during the mixing than the store brand. Usually, the Chex cereals can be found at a reasonable price during the holiday season, so if you’re able to buy that brand, I encourage it.

As for snack crackers, I will also buy the less expensive option, whether it’s Cheese-Its that are on sale, or a store brand option. I like to mix the cheddar and white cheddar cheese crackers if I can find them. Use whatever favorite wheat cracker you enjoy most. Or throw in another favorite cracker, if you so desire.

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on your counter or table.

In a large roasting pan, add in Corn, Rice, and Wheat cereals, mixed nuts, pretzels, cheese crackers, and wheat crackers.

Using a glass measuring cup, heat butter in the microwave for 20 second increments until melted.

Whisk Ranch Dressing Mix into the melted butter until combined.

King Arthur Flour Cheddar Cheese Powder

Gradually pour butter mixture over the cereal mixture. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese and Vermont Aged Cheddar Cheese Powder over the cereal. Carefully mix in with a wooden spoon until combined.

Bake uncovered in preheated oven for 30 minutes, stirring after 15 minutes and again at the end. Allow to cool before serving.

You may store this snack mix in a covered container in a cool, dry place for 4-6 weeks–although I doubt it will last that long.

This recipe will make 24 cups.

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Recipe for Cheesy Ranch Snack Mix

Cheesy Ranch Snack Mix

Here's a new twist on an old favorite Chex mix dressed with Ranch Dressing Mix and two types of cheese.
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Course: Appetizer, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chex Cereal, Holiday Entertaining, Mixed Nuts, Pretzels, Ranch Dressing Mix, Snack Crackers, Vermont Cheddar Cheese Powder
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 24

Equipment

Glass Measuring Cups
Measuring Tools
Wooden Spoon
Covered Roaster

Ingredients

  • 5 cups Chex Corn Cereal
  • 5 cups Chex Rice Cereal
  • 5 cups Chex Wheat Cereal
  • 2 cups mixed nuts
  • 2 cups pretzels
  • 2 cups bite-size cheese crackers
  • 2 cups wheat crackers
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 oz Ranch Dressing Mix
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup Vermont Aged Cheddar Powder Buy Here.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on your counter or table.
  • In a large roasting pan, add in Corn, Rice, and Wheat cereals, mixed nuts, pretzels, cheese crackers, and wheat crackers.
  • In a glass measuring cup, heat butter in the microwave for 20 second increments until melted.
  • Whisk Ranch Dressing Mix into the melted butter until combined.
  • Gradually pour mixture over the cereal and crackers. Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese, and Vermont Aged Cheddar Powder over the cereal. Carefully mix together with a wooden spoon until combined.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, stirring after 15 minutes and again at the end. Allow to cool before serving. May store in a covered container in a cool, dry place for 4-6 weeks. Makes 24 cups.

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter used on this recipe site is salted. 

Nutrition

Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 796mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 691IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 221mg | Iron: 9mg
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Recipe for Cheesy Ranch Snack Mix

Cheesy Ranch Snack Mix

Here's a new twist on an old favorite Chex mix dressed with Ranch Dressing Mix and two types of cheese.
No ratings yet
Print Rate
Course: Appetizer, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chex Cereal, Holiday Entertaining, Mixed Nuts, Pretzels, Ranch Dressing Mix, Snack Crackers, Vermont Cheddar Cheese Powder
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 24

Equipment

Glass Measuring Cups
Measuring Tools
Wooden Spoon
Covered Roaster

Ingredients

  • 5 cups Chex Corn Cereal
  • 5 cups Chex Rice Cereal
  • 5 cups Chex Wheat Cereal
  • 2 cups mixed nuts
  • 2 cups pretzels
  • 2 cups bite-size cheese crackers
  • 2 cups wheat crackers
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 oz Ranch Dressing Mix
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup Vermont Aged Cheddar Powder Buy Here.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on your counter or table.
  • In a large roasting pan, add in Corn, Rice, and Wheat cereals, mixed nuts, pretzels, cheese crackers, and wheat crackers.
  • In a glass measuring cup, heat butter in the microwave for 20 second increments until melted.
  • Whisk Ranch Dressing Mix into the melted butter until combined.
  • Gradually pour mixture over the cereal and crackers. Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese, and Vermont Aged Cheddar Powder over the cereal. Carefully mix together with a wooden spoon until combined.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, stirring after 15 minutes and again at the end. Allow to cool before serving. May store in a covered container in a cool, dry place for 4-6 weeks. Makes 24 cups.

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter used on this recipe site is salted. 

Nutrition

Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 796mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 691IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 221mg | Iron: 9mg
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