Cheesy Ranch Chex Mix

Cheesy Ranch Chex Mix -we are obsessed with this yummy snack mix! Super easy to make and even easier to eat! Cheez-Its, Chex cereal, peanuts, pretzels, butter, Worcestershire, and Ranch seasoning. Can make ahead of time and store in an airtight container. Great for parties, holiday snacking, tailgating, and homemade gifts. I make this for parties and never have any leftovers. Whip up a batch today!

Originally posted November 9, 2012

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Chex Mix with Cheez-Its

I am obsessed with this Cheesy Ranch Chex Mix. This stuff is super simple to make and tastes great. I can eat a ton of this stuff. It gets better with every bite. This snack mix combines all of my favorite flavors: Cheez-Its, peanuts, and Ranch! YUM! This makes a lot of snack mix, but you definitely want to make the whole recipe. People go crazy over this stuff! I make this for parties and tailgating and I never have any leftovers. Whip up a batch ASAP!

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How to Make Cheesy Ranch Chex Mix

This mix is super easy to make. In a large bowl, combine Chex cereal, Cheez-Its, pretzels, and peanuts. In a saucepan, melt butter, Worcestershire sauce, and ranch dressing mix. Pour the butter mixture over the cereal mixture and toss to coat. Transfer the mixture to a large rimmed baking sheet and bake for an hour. Let the mix cool and enjoy!

  • You can use any flavor of Chex cereal that you prefer – corn, rice, or wheat.
  • I use two packets of ranch dressing mix. You can use one or two packets. It is up to your personal preference.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-ranch-dressing-mix/
  • I use redskin spanish peanuts. Feel free to substitute cocktail peanuts or dry roasted peanuts.
  • Store the snack mix in an air-tight container or ziplock bag. It will keep 4 to 6 weeks.
  • Can Cheesy Ranch Chex Mix be frozen? Yes! You can freeze the snack mix in freezer bags for a quick treat later. Properly stored, the mix will keep for 4 to 6 months.
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Easy Snack Mix for a Crowd

As I said, this stuff is ridiculously good. I always whip up a batch for football season and the holidays. This makes a lot of snack mix. It is great for parties, potlucks, and makes a great homemade holiday gift. No matter where you serve it, it is sure to be a hit!

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Cheesy Ranch Chex Mix

Yield: 14 cups
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Cheesy Ranch Chex Mix -we are obsessed with this yummy snack mix! Super easy to make and even easier to eat! Cheez-Its, Chex cereal, peanuts, pretzels, butter, Worcestershire, and Ranch seasoning. Can make ahead of time and store in an airtight container. Great for parties, holiday snacking, tailgating, and homemade gifts. I make this for parties and never have any leftovers. Whip up a batch today!

Ingredients:

  • 8 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp Worceshire sauce
  • 1 to 2 (1-oz) packet Ranch dressing mix
  • 4 cups Rice Chex
  • 4 cups Corn Chex
  • 3 cups Cheez Its
  • 2 cups small pretzels
  • 1 (12.5-oz) can redskin spanish peanuts

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 250ºF.
  • In a large bowl (the biggest you have), combine Chex cereal, Cheez-Its, pretzels, and peanuts. Place mix on 2 large baking sheets.
  • In a small saucepan, combine butter, Worcestershire sauce, and ranch dressing mix. Cook on low until the butter is melted.
  • Pour butter over cereal mix. Toss to coat.
  • Transfer coated cereal mix to a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Bake 1 hour – stirring every 15 minutes. Allow to cool and transfer to an airtight container.

Notes:

  • You can use any flavor of Chex cereal that you prefer – corn, rice, or wheat.
  • I use two packets of ranch dressing mix. You can use one or two packets. It is up to your personal preference.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-ranch-dressing-mix/
  • I use redskin spanish peanuts. Feel free to substitute cocktail peanuts or dry roasted peanuts.
  • Store the snack mix in an air-tight container or ziplock bag. It will keep 4 to 6 weeks.
  • Can Cheesy Ranch Chex Mix be frozen? Yes! You can freeze the snack mix in freezer bags for a quick treat later. Properly stored, the mix will keep for 4 to 6 months.
Yield: 14 cups

 

Cheesy Ranch Chex Mix

prep time: 5 MINScook time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 hours and 5 mins
 

ingredients:

 

  • 8 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp Worceshire sauce
  • 1 packet Ranch dressing mix
  • 4 cups Rice Chex
  • 4 cups Corn Chex
  • 3 cups Cheez Its
  • 2 cups small pretzels
  • 1 (12.5 oz) can redskin peanuts

instructions:

 

  1. Preheat oven to 250ºF.
  2. In a large bowl (the biggest you have), mix together all ingredients.  Place mix on 2 large baking sheets.
  3. Bake 1 hour  – stirring every 15 minutes.  Allow to cool and transfer to an airtight container.
 

Steph

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Comments

  1. Hi Stephanie, This sounds really good. I have a different snack mix recipe. And I make my mix in the slow cooker. With the amount of mix in your recipe you would probably need to do 2 batches or cut the recipe in half. I use about a 6 quart slow cooker. Add my snack ingredients to the cooker, then drizzle the butter mixture over the mix & give it a good stir to combine. Cook on high UNCOVERED (DO NOT COVER THE SLOW COOKER) for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally about every 15 – 20 minutes. Thank you for sharing your recipe, I will definitely be giving this a try.

  2. I made this for a snack before Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners with the family and it was a hit! I used Bugles for the Thanksgiving version, as little cornucopias! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Have you ever tried the bagged chex mix from the stores? It tastes nothing like the wonderful homemade stuff. I'll give yours a try.

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