This dilly ranch snack mix is full of flavor and is perfectly munchable. It’s a great grab and go snack or fun for a party.
If savory snack mixes are your thing, you are in luck! This fun munchy mix is loaded with different shapes, textures and flavors.
The dill and ranch coating makes it different than traditional chex mix in the best kind of way. Serve it at a party, movie night or after school snack!
Be warned! This stuff is addictive.
It is one of those things where you sit down with a bowl of it so you can write a well informed post, and the next thing you know the bowl is gone. “This darn bowl must have a hole in it” you say to yourself as you get a little more.
The next thing you know, your fingers and salty and covered in dill and your belly is full. Not that happened to me.
I only had a few dainty little pieces. I swear.
MiMi made this for Easter several years ago. She used cheddar crackers that were shaped like bunnies and were especially cute!
This time we didn’t have to sync up the cracker animal to a holiday, so we went with fish. The little cheesy cracker penguins would be cure too!
This mix is a bit brighter than than the original chex mix that has Worcestershire sauce in it. It was well received.
The first time we had it, my mom made a huge batch (probably at least double… maybe more) and all I had left was a little half gallon tub. I bet I wouldn’t have had any left if I would have moved the bowl closer to the party-goers.
Tips and Tricks
Baking your mix is what makes it crispy and delicious. Don’t skimp on the time or try to raise the temperature.
Make sure your chex mix is completely cooled before you move it to an airtight container. Closing it up to soon can make it less crisp and crunchy.
That said, once it is cooled and stored properly in an airtight container it can last for 4-5 weeks that way. Just don’t let it get to much humidity and it’s shelf life is pretty long.
We like adding the dill and garlic before it’s baked but waiting until after it has baked to toss it in the ranch mix. That keeps the ranch flavor as bright and strong as possible and you don’t risk burning the mix.
For another fun flavor twist on the classic cereal snack mix, try taco Chex mix. It is made a lot like this but with the Tex-Mex seasonings we all know and love.
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- 3 cups each wheat, rice and corn cereal
- 2 cups pita chip pieces
- 1 cup cheddar crackers
- 1 cup pretzels
- 1 cup party peanuts
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoon dried dill
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 (0.4 oz) package ranch seasoning
- Preheat oven to 250°F
- In a large roasting pan, combine cereal, pita chips, crackers, pretzels and peanuts
- In a small bowl, mix together oil, dill and garlic
- Pour seasoned oil over cereal mix and stir to combine
- Bake for 30 minutes, removing to stir after every 10 minutes
- Sprinkle ranch seasoning over cereal mix and toss to coat evenly
- Spread on paper towels to cool
- Store in an airtight container
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 274Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 350mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 9g
All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.