Cheesy Ranch Chex® Mix Recipe -
Cheesy Ranch Chex(R) Mix Recipe
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Cheesy Ranch Chex® Mix

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"You'll really enjoy this tasty snack that's highlighted with the popular flavor of ranch dressing."

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Original recipe makes 26 (1/2 cup) servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. In large microwaveable bowl, microwave butter uncovered on High about 30 seconds or until melted. Stir in cereal, pretzels and crackers until evenly coated. Stir in dressing mix and cheese until evenly coated.
  2. Microwave uncovered on High 3 minutes, stirring each minute. Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 15, 2006

this works best if you put into a large paper bag and vigorously shake before heating. It helps distribute and remove excess oil. I used chow mein noodles and just what I had on hand to equal the amt. of dry mix. good.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 17, 2008

I read all the reviews and thought this sounded SO delicious. This was simply not good. I followed the recipe exactly, used 1/2 rice chex and 1/2 corn chex. I also used 1/2 pretzel sticks and 1/2 pretzel twists. I think it was the parmesan cheese that gave it such a funky flavor. I would not recommend this recipe, sorry.

Sep 23, 2008

I made this to munch on during the football games this past Sunday. Everyone loved it so much I had to make a second batch during half time. My kids have asked that I put some in their school lunches as snack. I'm going to add some whole almonds to the mix so to add some additional 'brain food.'

Jun 29, 2009

Buy slow cooker liners so you can add all ingredients and shake to mix. (Even the large Ziploc bags aren't big enough to hold all the snacks in this recipe). SO much easier than stirring ingredients in a bowl

Aug 14, 2006

I tried this a couple of times. The ranch mix really didn't distribute too well. I prefer the original Chex Mix--still my favorite.

Dec 10, 2008

This is a good recipe,but I tweaked it a little since I am a cajun from louisiana. Instead of butter I used olive oil just enough to give the mix a glossy shine.Also omit the microwave a wax paper step.I also added granulated garlic and little dry dill.I also added cayenne pepper to give it just a little kick.Omit the parm cheese it kind of throws it off.Those that have trouble getting it mix add the dry ingredients a little at a time to mix evenly.

Aug 17, 2009

I used the ingredients called for plus some mixed nuts, drizzled the butter a little at a time and stirred, then put about a third in a large paper bag, added 1/3 of seasoning, another 1/3 mix, 1/3 get it...and shook it all up (but not too vigorously or it turns to dust!). If you don't just dump the seasoning in, it shouldn't clump on you. Overall, I'm happy with the results but I think next time I will up the seasoning to 1 1/2 or 2 packets. Oh, I also left out the parmesan since I'm not serving it until next week and I don't want to take a chance on it going bad....

Nov 11, 2008

It's not too bad, it quenches the savory fiend in me. I did a half and half mixture with pretzel sticks and twists. As suggested, mix it in a large paper bag, as the ranch tends not to mix very well with the cheese and you get clumps.


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  • Calories
  • 119 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.6 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 3.4 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 353 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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