No-Bake Snack Mix


This is my mom's no-bake snack mix recipe, and it's so much better than other snack mix recipes out there. It's tangy, spicy, and so delicious! I make it for my coworkers for Christmas and always get requests for the recipe. You can vary the proportion of the snacks you use based on what you like. Add more oyster crackers or fewer pretzels, etc. For reference, this recipe probably makes enough snack mix to fill two 1-gallon resealable bags. This also freezes well to stay fresh longer.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
10 mins


  • ¾ cup vegetable oil

  • 1 ½ tablespoons salt-free seasoning blend (such as Mrs. Dash® Table Blend)

  • 1 ½ tablespoons dried dill weed

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 (1 ounce) package dry ranch dressing mix (such as Hidden Valley Ranch®)

  • 17 ½ ounces crunchy cheese puffs (such as Cheetos®)

  • 15 ounces savory snack mix with toasted cereal (such as Chex® Mix)

  • 15 ounces mini pretzels

  • 12 ounces oyster crackers


  1. Whisk oil, seasoning blend, dill, and cayenne pepper together in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on medium (50%) power for 3 minutes. Whisk in ranch mix until blended.

  2. Place cheese puffs, savory snack mix, pretzels, and oyster crackers into a large container or paper bag. Pour oil mixture in, a little at a time, stirring to evenly distribute.


You can use a lemon and herb seasoning instead of the salt-free seasoning blend if preferred.

Heating the oil mixture in Step 1 enables it to better coat the snack mix.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

374 Calories
19g Fat
45g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 25
Calories 374
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 936mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 58mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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