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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Dilly Ranch Snack Mix - A Fun Twist on Chex Mix

This dilly ranch snack mix is full of flavor and is perfectly munchable. It's a great grab and go snack or fun for a party.

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


    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!


large roasting pan filled with cereal, pretzels, peanuts and mroe

   Be warned!  This stuff is addictive.

    It is one of those things where you sit down with a bowl of it so you can write a well informed post, 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 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 cure too!

     This mix is a bit brighter than than the original chex mix that has Worcestershire sauce in it.  It was well received.

     The first time we had it, my mom made a huge batch (probably at least double... maybe more) and all I had left was a little half gallon tub.  I bet I wouldn't have had any left if I would have moved the bowl closer to the party-goers.


big glass jar filled with ranch snack mix


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.

    Make sure your chex mix is completely cooled before you move it to an airtight container.  Closing it up to soon can make it less crisp and crunchy.

pan of ranch snack mix fresh from the oven


    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 to much humidity and it's shelf life is pretty long.

     We like adding the dill and garlic before it's baked but waiting until after it has baked to toss it in the ranch mix. That keeps the ranch flavor as bright and strong as possible and you don't risk burning the mix.



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Yield: 24 servings
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Dilly Ranch Snack Mix

Dilly Ranch Snack Mix

This Dilly Ranch Snack Mix is full of flavor and is perfectly munchable. It's a great grab and go snack or fun for a party!
Prep time: 10 MCook time: 30 MTotal time: 40 M

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. Sprinkle ranch seasoning over cereal mix and toss to coat evenly
  7. Spread on paper towels to cool
  8. Store in an airtight container
Calories
134.31
Fat (grams)
7.01
Sat. Fat (grams)
0.75
Carbs (grams)
15.45
Fiber (grams)
1.32
Net carbs
14.13
Sugar (grams)
1.47
Protein (grams)
3.15
Sodium (milligrams)
270.73
Cholesterol (grams)
0.07
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 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!


16 comments:

  1. I love snack mixes. My husband's Grandmother makes a delicious mix I have called "the yummy stuff" (I think it is really called Nuts and Bolts). This reminds of it. Thanks for sharing at Idea Box!

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    1. I find most snack mixes really addictive! I like them savory or sweet... I don't really care which way. Just keep the big bowl at a distance if you want any left to share!! I will have to look for a recipe for nuts and bolts, I am intrigued!

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  2. OH, I can totally believe this stuff is addictive! I'm a sucker for any sort of salty snack mix like this and dill is a favorite flavor of mine!

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    1. It is terribly addictive! I love dill too. Mine is coming up in my herb garden. It is always fun to see what volunteers in the spring!

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  3. I love these types of snack mixes, they go fast around my house too! I love dill and it sounds like a nice addition, pinning. Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!

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    1. It is a nice alternative to the traditional snack mix. I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for hosting.

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  4. Hello gorgeous! I love seeing your masterpieces.Thank you for bringing such great things to our party. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm.. Lou Lou Girls

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

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  5. YUM! I love ranch flavored ANYTHING.


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

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

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

    Mollie

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    1. 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!

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  7. The perfect snack mix! Let the weekend begin. XO

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

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