Recipes and Cooking Crunchy Ranch Party Mix 3.7 (17) By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on July 30, 2015 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Karla Conrad Prep Time: 20 mins Slow Cook Time: 90 mins Total Time: 110 mins Servings: 30 Yield: 15 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 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) Directions 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. 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. *Tip: 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 176 Calories 12g Fat 15g Carbs 4g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.