Zesty Ranch Chex Mix

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This Zesty Ranch Chex Mix is great any time…movie night, game night, while watching your favorite sports, during the holidays, party snacks, and it even makes a great gift too!

Zesty Ranch Chex Mix

One of the most loved recipes at Christmas time is Chex Party Mix. The savory seasonings and the little bit of sweetness from the cereal is pure perfection!

Another favorite is Ranch dressing. I think we go through more bottles of Ranch than several families put together. So I decided to put our two favorites together!

And the new hit in our house…Ranch Chex Mix!

Ranch Chex Mix

This snack mix goes together in minutes with no baking required and by adding your favorite ingredients, you can make it your own.

Ranch Snack Mix

Ranch Chex Mix

You will need –

Kitchen Tools –

  • Large bowl for mixing
  • Small Microwave safe bowl
  • Large spoon or Spatula
  • Cookie Sheet or towel for cooling snack mix

Chex Snack Mix in a bowl

Add the dry ingredients to a large bowl.

Melted butter with Ranch Dressing Mix

In a small microwave safe bowl, melt the butter. Then stir in dry ranch dressing mix.

Mixing Ranch Chex Mix

Pour butter mixture over dry ingredients and stir until well coated.

Spread snack mix onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or paper towel until cooled.

Zesty Ranch Chex Mix

One of the best things about snack mix recipes is the option to add the ingredients you like. What do you add to your Chex Mix? I am thinking about adding pretzels for the next time- just to add a little bit of extra salt and a different texture to the mix.

Snack Mix Recipes also make great gifts! A little goes a long way –

Snack Mix

These Hexagon Mason Jars are my favorite to use. They are part of the Ball Collection Elite Sharing Jars, they have a contemporary style to them that is great for creative gift giving, yet elegant enough to use for flavored chutneys, jams or jellies.

Snack Mix

For the holidays, add the jars of snack mix to a tray or basket. Be sure to label them, this collection includes

Ranch Chex Mix

Ranch Chex Mix Recipe

Ranch Chex Mix

Zesty Ranch Chex Mix

Yield: 12 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

Perfect snack for movie night, game night or while you are watching your favorite game.


  • 4 cups Rice Chex Cereal
  • 4 cups Corn Chex Cereal
  • 2 cups Cheese crackers
  • 2 cups Oyster crackers
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 package (1.0 oz) Dry Ranch Dressing Mix


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cereal and crackers
  2. Melt butter in microwave
  3. Stir in Dry Ranch Dressing Mix
  4. Pour over dry ingredients.
  5. Toss to coat


  1. Does this need to be stored in the refrigerator? How does this hold up over a few days?

    1. Hi Meg, it does not need to be in fridge. As long as it’s in an airtight container, it should last at least a week or two.

  2. 5 *****. My new FAVORITE snack. I try to eat gluten free, so I use Honey nut chex, corn chex, puffs goldfish – mega cheese, gluten free pretzel sticks and cashews. Mix all with the butter and Hidden Valley ranch mix. Thank you for this recipe.

  3. christy kim says:

    This looks so yummy !!!So do I bake after or just start munching?

    1. Hi Cristy, no need to bake this chex mix, just mix and enjoy.

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