"Hot sauce and ranch dressing mix make for a spicy and tangy snack mix." — Chex® Party Mix
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Rice Chex® cereal
Wheat Chex® cereal
Parmesan-flavored tiny fish-shaped crackers
2 1/2 tablespoons
1 (1 ounce) packet
ranch dressing mix
This is our favorite snack! I always get asked for the recipe. Try using Synder's of Hanover "Hot Buffalo Wing" pretzel pieces for some extra kick.
I cut the hot sauce down to just a tablespoon, still hot but not so overwhelming. I use Hidden Valley dry ranch mix and definitely DO NOT leave out the celery seed, it makes this great.
For perfect texture the trick is to bake the mix. So preheat oven to 350. Mix together cereal, pretzels, goldfish. Melt butter in microwave then stir into it the last three ingredients (1 tbs. hot sauce though). Pour over cereal mixture, stir. Bake in a deap BIG pan for 15 min, take out stir throughly, then bake for 15 more. Take out stir and allow to cool completely.
This stuff rocks!
I liked the flavor, however VERY disappointed with the resulting texture. I'm not sure why Chex advises you to microwave. The cereal clumped together and was hard and stale tasting after only 3 minutes in the microwave, even stirring at 1 1/2 minutes. I will try this again, but I will BAKE in the oven on a lightly greased cookie sheet at 300 for 10-15 minutes, rather than microwave.
I've made this several times now and it's always a hit. Instead of packaged ranch dressing mix, I make my own from scratch, I suggest using Scotdog's dry ranch dressing mix which is also on this site. Hers has no salt which is good in this recipe because you get enough salt with the Goldfish and pretzels. I always use Frank's hot sauce and some times, I'll cut back on the goldfish by a cup and add in some dry roasted peanuts or almonds. NOTE: I do not use celery seed. We don't care for it.
This was a delicious mix I made for my Fiance when he went away for a business trip. I was not about to buy a $5 box of wheat chex so I instead used the rice chex (8C total). I recommend using unsalted pretzels though because the mix is pretty salty. Beyond those changes, it was ridiculously fabulous and will be making it again soon.
I use a homemade ranch dressing mix so that I can control the amount of sodium. Also, I heard that Chex just came out with a box of mixed flavors of chex so that you don't have to buy 3 kinds to make the chex recipes.
I was pleasantly surprised by this recipe. I wasn't sure how it would be with all the ranch dressing, but it wasn't too overpowering. I didn't have celery seed so I added a little celery salt (not 2 tsp though). I ended up using cheddar goldfish and pretzel goldsifh and then added sea salt bagel chips as well. This was a nice change from the usual chex mix.
YUM! 1st attempt ever at making Chex Mix. Read many reviews and opted to bake instead of microwave at 250 for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Forgot to add the celery seed - opps! To make sure it was plenty spicy, I used Frank's EXTRA HOT sauce and it's perfect.
Sorry, but this was very bland. If you want spicy chex mix, add some Frank's to the original recipe, along with extra Worchestershire. I definitely won't be making this again.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Buffalo Chex(R) Mix
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 41
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