Skip to Content

Dill Ranch Chex Mix

Thanks for sharing!

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.

close up bowl of snack mix with pita chips, chex cereal, peanuts, pretzels, cheese crackers all coated in dill and ranch seasoning.

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!

large roasting pan filled with cereal, pretzels, peanuts and more.

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.

pouring garlic and dill oil mixture over cereal bits in pan

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.

pan of ranch snack mix fresh from the oven

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.

Chevron snack bag filled with crunchy dill ranch snack mix.

If you like ranch flavors, try swamp fish crackers or maybe some ranch oyster crackers. Or for a no-bake recipe try making seasoned Ritz bits.

For a sweet treat, try making some squirrel chow. Or maybe some maple peanut butter snack mix that is a fun twist on trail mix.

Love this recipe? Give it a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review in the recipe card below!

Yield: 24 Servings

Dill Ranch Chex Mix

close up bowl of snack mix with pita chips, chex cereal, peanuts, pretzels, cheese crackers all coated in dill and ranch seasoning.

This dill ranch snack mix is full of flavor. It is easy to make and is the perfect crunchy snack for parties, movie night, game night and more.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 250°F
  2. In a large roasting pan, combine cereal, pita chips, crackers, pretzels and peanuts
  3. In a small bowl, mix together oil, dill and garlic
  4. Pour seasoned oil over cereal mix and stir to combine
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, removing to stir after every 10 minutes
  6. Spread on wax paper or paper towels to cool.
  7. Once the snack mix is completely cooled, move it to an airtight container for storage.

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases. Please view my disclosure page for more information.

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.

Did you make this recipe?

I'd love to see it! Share a picture on Instagram or Pinterest and tag me @carleecooks to let me know how it went!

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!

Thanks for sharing!

Tags

Amy

Tuesday 23rd of June 2020

I love dill everything and so does my family. This sounds like a great idea! Thank you for sharing.

Carlee

Thursday 2nd of July 2020

You guys are going to love this!

Andrea Nine

Friday 19th of June 2020

The perfect snack mix! Let the weekend begin. XO

Carlee

Thursday 2nd of July 2020

it really is tasty! Thanks!

Frugal Hausfrau

Sunday 20th of March 2016

I would make this, but I would probably eat it all! At midnight! lol! Seriously, it sounds like a wonderful combo.

Mollie

Carlee

Sunday 20th of March 2016

It is delicious! My brothers looooove chex mix, but this is a springier version. We all have a hard time keeping our hands out when a bowl of snack mix like this is out!

Unknown

Tuesday 21st of April 2015

YUM! I love ranch flavored ANYTHING.

Thanks for linking up with us at Talented Tuesday, hope to see you again this week!!

Carlee

Tuesday 21st of April 2015

Me too! This was a nice change from the traditional snack mix... but just as addictive!

Carlee

Sunday 19th of April 2015

Hey there! Thank you so much! I hope you are having a great weekend and I'll see you Monday!

Skip to Recipe