Ranch Snack Mix

"Yummy variation on party mix. For garlic and dill lovers. You can substitute Chex corn or rice cereal for the Crispix - I decide between Chex and Crispix based on what's on sale. NOTE: Based on feedback received, in Jan. 09 I reduced the amount of garlic powder to 1/2 tsp. It is still plenty of garlic flavor but not as overpowering. :)"
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Ready In:


  • 3 cups kellogg's Crispix cereal
  • 3 cups cheez-it white cheddar crackers or 3 cups cheez-it ranch crackers
  • 1 cup small pretzels
  • 1 (5/8 ounce) packet dry ranch dip mix
  • 12 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 12 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 14 cup vegetable oil


  • In a large microwaveable bowl, mix cereal, crackers and pretzels. Set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Pour seasoning mixture over cracker mixture, stirring as you pour. Mix well.
  • Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute. Gently stir the mixture. Microwave on high 1 more minute.
  • Spread on paper towels to dry and cool. Store in an airtight container (if there are any leftovers!).

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  1. Super easy & quick snack mix. Be sure to use Ranch DIP mix & not Ranch salad dressing mix. I tried it with the salad dressing mix the first time and it had a weird "off" flavor. The Hidden Valley Ranch DIP packets I found were 1 oz, not 5/8 oz. So I measured out 5/8 oz and used that. It was plenty strong enough, I think to use the whole packet would be overwhelming. I do like the addition of lemon pepper, it gives a little added zing! Crispix/Corn Chex/Rice Chex, any combination is fine. I baked this in the oven for 30 min at 225, stirring twice during baking. Since I used a large 1/2 sheet cake pan to mix this in, the metal could not go in the microwave.
  2. Yummy. I love this recipe. I will make for all our road trips, thank you for sharing this with us.
  3. An outstanding snack. I made this last night, and bought the container to work today. We all snacked on this during break and lunch, just reheated in the microwave for about 45 seconds. I did add an extra 1/2 cup of ranch crackers to this. All gone by the end of lunch.Plan to make for the Super Bowl again later this week. Made for PRMR tag.
  4. A great snack with little to no guilt. I opted out of the cheez-it's and used 4 cups of RiceChex and 4 cups of CornChex. Used 2 cups of pretzels but kept to the same amount of the rest of the ingredients. Perfect amount of seasoning for me. Thanks for a nice snack. Made for ZaarStars.
  5. My DD wanted to watch Mulan with the princesses so I made this wonderful snack. I didn't have Crispix (N/A). I liked the dill in it.



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