Monday, December 12, 2011

Ranch Party Mix


Years ago at a Valentine Supper I was introduced to my first taste of Ranch party mix. I enjoyed the flavor somewhat better than the traditional party mix, and over the years I have changed the ingredients a bit here and there, and I've found that it takes a lot less oil and Ranch mix than the original one if you use crackers and things that have their own strong flavor. I like to keep Chex cereal as a base and I look for mini crackers and thin pretzels with some having flavors like Asiago cheese, cheddar, ranch, etc. Really any flavors that you like would work with this, and my concoction varies from year to year. I like to add the Fruit Loops because they give it just a bit of something sweet with the salty and I add peanuts because my husband likes them in there. This makes a very large batch, making it nice to use for gift baskets and such. The mix I made today was probably one of the better ones I've made over the years. Try it, I think you will enjoy it!

1 box of each Corn and Rice Chex
1 box Fruit Loops
1 bag Cheetos
1 bag Thin Pretzel sticks
1 box mini Triscuits
1 box Ritz Munchables (mini Thin &Buttery)
2 boxes Wheat Thins
1 box Cheddar cheez-its
1 box Asiago cheez-its
2 boxes Cheese Crisps Crackers
1 Lg. Cocktail Peanuts

Mix all together in a large container. Set aside.

2 cups light olive oil
2 pkgs. Ranch dressing mix
1 large Tablespoon Lawry's Seasoned Salt
1½ teaspoons garlic powder
1½ teaspoons dill weed

Mix together with a wire whisk and pour over dry mix. Toss to coat evenly and let set at room temperature till the oil is absorbed. Store in airtight containers.


Enjoy and Be Blessed!


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7 comments:

  1. This would be a huge hit in my house!

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  2. Fruit Loops are a secret obsession of mine...I totally love them. This looks delicious...very addicting too!

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  3. Looks absolutely delicious! I love Ranch and I love all those flavors of crackers together. Will definitely try this. :)

    Cheers,
    Tracy Screaming Sardine

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  4. Hi...I am from Brunei. I love all your blog posts...every recipe makes me drool. I will come over again to look at more recipes shared by you dearest.

    Cheers....UmmiRosma

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  5. This sounds so neat! I love party mixes and this one looks super fun with all of the added color! Thanks for sharing at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party :)

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  6. You should call it "Everything but the Kitchen Sink" party mix! Sounds yummy!

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  7. Thank you for a great recipe and a reminder to make this for holiday weekend!

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