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spicy snack mix

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Julie Rupprecht
Richville, MI

Some recipes call for dill which we didn't care for. Others for more cayenne pepper which was too spicy for the grandkids. This is the mix that we came up with which the kids and adults all enjoy. If you would like it hotter, just add more cayenne pepper (up to 1 teaspoon is good).

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Full of ranch flavor with a punch of heat, this snack mix recipe is fabulous! The marinade is really the star of this recipe and the flavor is amazing. This will be great for watching ball games, a movie night, after-school snack or, you can package it in cute mason jars to give out as a housewarming gift at the holidays.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For spicy snack mix

  • 1 lb bag
  • 2 to 3 c
    Crispix cereal
  • 1 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1 pkg
    dry ranch dressing or ranch dip mix
  • 1/2 tsp
    cayenne pepper

How To Make spicy snack mix

  • 1
    Mix together with a whisk: oil, garlic and onion powder, ranch mix and cayenne pepper.
  • 2
    Pour over pretzels and cereal in a large bowl that you can cover and seal.
  • 3
    Marinate at least an hour, turning and mixing every 15 minutes.
  • 4
    Put in a large baking pan and bake at 250 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Let cool and enjoy. Store in sealed container.