Flavorful snack mixes don’t get any easier than this. Cheesy crackers coated in a delicious ranch mix. They are perfect for parties, tailgates, road trips and more!
If you are looking for a super simple make ahead snack, these season Ritz bits crackers are just the thing. They pack a big flavor punch and don’t even require the oven.
This easy recipe comes from my mother-in-law. She makes the ranch coated sandwich crackers for lots of events.
When I was planning a variety of snack mixes to have out at her retirement party, it only seemed fitting to have some of these in the mix. We also had Chex mix and maple peanut butter snack mix out in case you are wondering.
This recipe is by far the easiest to make. You just stir together some ranch dressing mix, a few other seasonings and a little bit of oil.
Toss the cheese filled sandwich crackers in the mix and cover the bowl. Refrigerate overnight to let the flavors meld and allow the crackers to absorb the goodness.
That’s really it. There’s basically nothing to it!
Tips and tricks
You use one packet of ranch dressing or dip mix. Just use the powder straight from the packet, do not make the dressing.
You can also use homemade ranch mix if you happen to have some. That is something that is handy to have on hand as well!
You can tinker with the seasonings according to your tastes. Add more or less of each item as desired.
Once the crackers have been refrigerated overnight, they can be stored at room temperature. Just put them in an airtight container and they will be fine for up to a couple of weeks, though I doubt they’ll stick around that long!
This batch didn’t make it through the night of the party. The crackers that were left were gobbled up by my husband and his siblings at the after party.
Can I make them the same day I want to serve them?
Yes! If you forget to whip up the mixture and put it in the refrigerator the night before, don’t despair. You can make these yummy ranch coated crackers faster with the help of the oven.
Just toss the crackers in the oil and seasoning mixture then spread them out on a baking sheet. Bake them at 350F for 10 minutes then give them a stir and bake for 10 minutes more.
Make sure they are completely cooled before you put them in an airtight container for storage and you can be snacking away in no time!
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- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1.1 oz package ranch seasoning mix
- 1 Tablespoon dried dill
- 1 teaspoon celery salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 (8.8 oz) boxes cheese Ritz Bits
- Stir together oil and seasonings.
- Add crackers and toss to coat.
- Cover bowl and refrigerate overnight.
- Stir again before serving.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 60Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 193mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g
All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.