This dill ranch Chex mix recipe is full of flavor and is perfectly munchable. It’s a great snack mix for a road trip or a fun salty snack for a party.
If savory snack mixes are your thing, you are in luck! This fun Chex 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!
It is one of those things where you sit down with a bowl for a little snack 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 anything like 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 cute too!
This mix is a bit brighter than than the original chex mix that has Worcestershire sauce in it. The herby ranch seasoning and dill mixture is always such a hit, so it’s no surprise it was wonderful on this snack mix.
If we are sharing this with more than my immediate family, we always make a double batch because everyone loves it so much. It never hurts to have a little extra!
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.
Fee free to play with what you add to the mix. Keep the total amount of crunchy add-ins about the same, but mix and match as you please.
Sometimes instead of pita chips we use oyster crackers. Bagel chips or rye chips are good options as well.
Or you can use more cereal instead of adding extra items. Just replace each cup of crackers with an extra cup of cereal.
Make sure your Chex mix is completely cooled before you move it to an airtight container. Closing it up too 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 too much humidity and it’s shelf life is pretty long.
Can you freeze Chex mix?
If you don’t think you can eat all of the Chex mix before it goes stale, go ahead and put some in a freezer safe bag and put it in the freezer. It will stay good there for about 3 months.
How do you revive stale Chex mix?
If your Chex mix is losing it’s crunch or has been sitting around a little bit too long, you can save it. Spread the Chex mix out on a rimmed baking sheet and put it in a 300F oven for 5-10 minutes. That should make it like new again!
More Great Crunchy Snacks
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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Dill Ranch Chex Mix
- 3 cups each wheat rice and corn cereal
- 2 cups pita chip pieces
- 1 cup cheddar crackers
- 1 cup pretzels
- 1 cup party peanuts
- ⅓ cup vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoon dried dill
- ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
- 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
- Spread on wax paper or paper towels to cool.
- Once the snack mix is completely cooled, move it to an airtight container for storage.