Crunchy Ranch Party Mix

Crunchy Ranch Party Mix
Photo: Karla Conrad
Prep Time:
20 mins
Slow Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 50 mins
15 cups


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 6 cup puffed corn cereal, crispy corn and rice cereal, and/or sweetened oat square cereal

  • 4 cup chow mein noodles, bite-size cheese crackers, and/or small pretzel twists

  • 3 cup round toasted oat cereal

  • 2 ½ cup almonds and/or pecan halves

  • ¾ cup butter, melted

  • 1 1-ounce envelope ranch dry salad dressing mix

  • 3 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • Hot pepper sauce (optional)


  1. Lightly coat an oval 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.* Combine the next four ingredients (through almonds and/or pecan halves) in cooker. In a bowl stir together the remaining ingredients. Drizzle butter mixture over cereal mixture, stirring gently to coat.

  2. Cook, uncovered, on high for 1 1/2 hours, stirring from the bottom up every 30 minutes. Turn to low. Cook, uncovered, about 20 minutes more or until dry and crisp, stirring from the bottom up every 10 minutes. Spread mixture on a large sheet of foil to cool.


Use an oval slow cooker for best results.

To Store:

Place snack mix in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature up to 2 weeks or freeze up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

176 Calories
12g Fat
15g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 176
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 238mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1.8mg 9%
Calcium 69mg 5%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Potassium 135mg 3%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 64.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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