This Cheesy Ranch Chex Mix is loaded with flavor and crunchy goodness, this snack mix is the new ultimate tailgating party snack that will leave everyone begging for more!
It may not look like anything mind-blowing, but I swear to you this Cheesy Ranch Chex Mix is DIVINE.
The first time I made it, I made a half batch and instantly regretted it! It was gone by morning!
It’s loaded with lots of different crunchy snack favorites like goldfish, cheez-its, mini pretzels, oyster crackers and rice chex.
Then we add tons of flavor with two whole sticks of butter, ranch seasoning, a little brown sugar, worcestershire sauce and a pinch of cayenne pepper (optional).
Then we roast it low and slow, in the oven, for about an hour. Total perfection.
I have been CRAVING a good chex mix for a few weeks now and I finally got around to making one.
When I was pregnant with the girls, I never had cravings. Maybe they canceled each other out??
But I truly never craved anything, and I didn’t have any massive food aversions.
This time, I have TONS of serious cravings and lots and lots of food aversions.
This little boy is going to be a total man. I want a steak and a loaded baked potato every single night.
And his favorite snacks are food that you would eat at a football party like this Cheesy Ranch Chex Mix. Lord help me.
Here is my Cheesy Ranch Chex Mix right before it goes into the oven to be baked.
You can see it glistening from all the butter and yummy seasonings that we added in.
A lot of recipes for chex mix do not call for enough butter/seasonings for me.
Most recipes will only call for a few tablespoons of butter! What is that about??
I like my chex mix to be so full of flavor that you can’t stop eating it.
You can swap out the crackers in this for anything you like or have on hand.
I have used mini pretzels, pretzel rods and even the pretzel goldfish!
You can also use different flavors/combos of the cheesy goldfish or cheez-it crackers.
I kept the recipe below classic for you to easily build off of it to suit your tastes.
This Cheesy Ranch Chex Mix is super easy to make and stores great for up to a week in an airtight container.
It makes a wonderful after school snack, party snack or football game grub.
Head on over to Dixie Crystals to get the full recipe I developed for them by clicking the button below:
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Would this be okay without the brown sugar? Or perhaps if the brown sugar was cut in half? If anyone has tried this please let me know.
Yes you can skip the sugar!
I like to use original Cherrios. I’d probably sub for the oyster crackers. And Orville Redenbacher makes a buttery oil that’s quite good as a sub for butter. I use it in other recipes. For this, I’d start out with a little less.
Too much cayenne pepper, way too spicy. I think I’d leave it out next time.
Wow yummy recipe, thanks for sharing it. I watch football with this recipe and True Elements Party Mix as a yummy party option and they are really tasty and healthy. This party mix made my football party hit!
I am always want to try different things.I got to give this a try for sure.
Interesting note – in your comments it says you use Rice Chex but in the recipe it calls for Corn Chex. Not really a problem as I like both…just glad it didn’t say Wheat Chex as I don’t really care for them! Anxious to make it!
Thanks for catching that! You can use any of them! They all work great in this recipe!
There isn’t any cheese why is it called cheesy ranch
It has cheeze its and goldfish, making it plenty cheesy!
So good! Sub’d butter for oil due to A dairy restrictions and it was a hit!
Ranch Cheesy Chex™ Mix
Bake/Cook Time: 1h
Yield: 16 servings
Loaded with flavor and crunchy goodness, this Ranch Cheesy Chex Mix is the new ultimate tailgating party snack mix! It is also wonderful for an after school snack and stores well for up a week in an airtight container.
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1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
2 (1 oz) packets ranch dressing mix (the powder packets)
4 tablespoons Dixie Crystals Light Brown Sugar
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
5 cups Corn Chex™
3 cups mini pretzels
3 cups oyster crackers
3 cups cheese crackers
2 cups goldfish crackers
Preheat oven to 225°F. Line a 13 x 18-inch sheet pan with parchment paper (or two 9 x 13-inch sheet pans); set aside.1
In a medium bowl, whisk together butter, ranch dressing mix, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and cayenne pepper. Set aside.2
In an extra large bowl, combine Corn Chex, mini pretzels, oyster crackers, cheesy crackers, and goldfish. Pour butter mixture on top of Chex Mix mixture and toss to coat well.3
Spread in an even layer on prepared cookie sheet and bake for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes.4
Let cool and serve or store in an airtight container for up to a week.
Where is the recipe? The link doesn’t work.
IT WORKED FOR ME ?
That’s a great idea! My son loves Cheesy Ranch too much. I try to make, but, maybe I can’t like yours! Learnt something new to apply for the next time! Thank you so much for sharing! :)
I make chex mix in the crockpot. it takes longer but so good. I always add more seasoning.
The link does not take us to a recipe. Either post the entire thing or not at all. Frustrating.
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