You'll really enjoy this tasty snack that's highlighted with the popular flavor of ranch dressing.

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Ingredients

26
Original recipe yields 26 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In large microwaveable bowl, microwave butter uncovered on High about 30 seconds or until melted. Stir in cereal, pretzels and crackers until evenly coated. Stir in dressing mix and cheese until evenly coated.

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  • Microwave uncovered on High 3 minutes, stirring each minute. Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container.

Tips

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

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): No change.

Nutrition Facts

119 calories; 3.4 g total fat; 5 mg cholesterol; 353 mg sodium. 19.6 g carbohydrates; 3.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (58)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2006
this works best if you put into a large paper bag and vigorously shake before heating. It helps distribute and remove excess oil. I used chow mein noodles and just what I had on hand to equal the amt. of dry mix. good. Read More
(84)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/17/2008
I read all the reviews and thought this sounded SO delicious. This was simply not good. I followed the recipe exactly used 1/2 rice chex and 1/2 corn chex. I also used 1/2 pretzel sticks and 1/2 pretzel twists. I think it was the parmesan cheese that gave it such a funky flavor. I would not recommend this recipe sorry. Read More
(55)
82 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2006
this works best if you put into a large paper bag and vigorously shake before heating. It helps distribute and remove excess oil. I used chow mein noodles and just what I had on hand to equal the amt. of dry mix. good. Read More
(84)
Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2006
this works best if you put into a large paper bag and vigorously shake before heating. It helps distribute and remove excess oil. I used chow mein noodles and just what I had on hand to equal the amt. of dry mix. good. Read More
(84)
Rating: 1 stars
11/17/2008
I read all the reviews and thought this sounded SO delicious. This was simply not good. I followed the recipe exactly used 1/2 rice chex and 1/2 corn chex. I also used 1/2 pretzel sticks and 1/2 pretzel twists. I think it was the parmesan cheese that gave it such a funky flavor. I would not recommend this recipe sorry. Read More
(55)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2008
I made this to munch on during the football games this past Sunday. Everyone loved it so much I had to make a second batch during half time. My kids have asked that I put some in their school lunches as snack. I'm going to add some whole almonds to the mix so to add some additional 'brain food.' Read More
(53)
Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2009
Buy slow cooker liners so you can add all ingredients and shake to mix. (Even the large Ziploc bags aren't big enough to hold all the snacks in this recipe). SO much easier than stirring ingredients in a bowl Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/14/2006
I tried this a couple of times. The ranch mix really didn't distribute too well. I prefer the original Chex Mix--still my favorite. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2008
This is a good recipe but I tweaked it a little since I am a cajun from louisiana. Instead of butter I used olive oil just enough to give the mix a glossy shine.Also omit the microwave a wax paper step.I also added granulated garlic and little dry dill.I also added cayenne pepper to give it just a little kick.Omit the parm cheese it kind of throws it off.Those that have trouble getting it mix add the dry ingredients a little at a time to mix evenly. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2009
I used the ingredients called for plus some mixed nuts drizzled the butter a little at a time and stirred then put about a third in a large paper bag added 1/3 of seasoning another 1/3 mix 1/3 seasoning...you get it...and shook it all up (but not too vigorously or it turns to dust!). If you don't just dump the seasoning in it shouldn't clump on you. Overall I'm happy with the results but I think next time I will up the seasoning to 1 1/2 or 2 packets. Oh I also left out the parmesan since I'm not serving it until next week and I don't want to take a chance on it going bad.... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2008
It's not too bad it quenches the savory fiend in me. I did a half and half mixture with pretzel sticks and twists. As suggested mix it in a large paper bag as the ranch tends not to mix very well with the cheese and you get clumps. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2008
This recipes is always a hit at my house. I use Hot and Spicy Cheez It for some add zip. Read More
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