Rating: 3.69 stars
45 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 2

Hot sauce and ranch dressing mix make for a spicy and tangy snack mix.

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prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 servings
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In large microwavable bowl, mix cereals, crackers and pretzels; set aside. In small microwavable bowl, microwave butter uncovered on High about 40 seconds or until melted. Stir in hot sauce and seasonings. Pour over cereal mixture; stir until evenly coated.

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  • Microwave uncovered on High 4 to 5 minutes, thoroughly stirring every 2 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool. Store in airtight container.

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2009 (C) and (R)/(TM) of General Mills.

Nutrition Facts

114 calories; protein 2g; carbohydrates 16.5g; fat 4.5g; cholesterol 8.3mg; sodium 356.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (35)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2011
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/14/2010
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. Read More
(25)
45 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2011
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! Read More
(40)
Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/14/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/02/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2011
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. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
02/01/2011
Really good! Not as spicy as I would have hoped. I didn't use the celery seed and I only used corn chex...was a little too salty but not bad for a party mix! Read More
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