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Easy Ranch Party Mix

Easy ranch party mix is made with just a few simple ingredients. This mix is nut free and comes together quickly. Crunchy, salty, and with a zesty ranch seasoning, this snack mix made with pretzels, Bugles, crackers and Chex will become your new favourite snack.

Ranch snack mix in a crystal bowl

I love a good party mix.  The salty, crunchy snack with a variety of different pretzels, crackers, and cereals is a fun alternative to a bag of chips. 

The best thing about snack mixes is that they are so easy to make at home and the variety of flavours you can create are truly endless.

A good party mix can be salty, sweet, spicy or even a combination of flavours.

Looking for a sweet snack mix? Try this S’mores snack mix or this caramel apple pie party mix. For another savoury snack mix, try this parmesan rosemary snack mix.

Snack mix on a baking sheet with a wooden spoon

For this ranch party mix I have used a combination of pretzels, crackers, Bugles, and two different cereals.  Then I’ve coated them in my homemade buttermilk ranch dressing which is garlicky, herby, and full of flavour. 

This makes a large batch and it will keep well for a couple of weeks, if you resist eating it all before then.

How to make easy ranch party mix

  • Place the pretzels, crackers, Bugles and Chex and Cheerios in a large bowl
  • Coat with the melted butter, add the ranch seasoning and stir well to coat
  • Place the mix on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 300 degrees for 40 minutes stirring half-way through
  • Remove from the oven, allow to cool, then store in a ziplock bag or air-tight container
Collage of photos showing steps to making snack mix

If you don’t want to make your own ranch dressing mix you can use store bought dry mix, such as Hidden Valley Ranch. I recommend looking for the low sodium variety as there is already enough salt in the pretzels and crackers.

Close up view of ranch party mix

How long will this homemade snack mix keep?

If stored in an airtight container or ziplock bag this snack mix will keep well for several weeks.

Can I use different cereal or crackers in this?

You sure can.  This snack mix will work well with shreddies, oyster crackers, cheese nips, or any of your other bite size crackers or cereals. 

Can I add nuts to this snack mix?

Of course. Peanuts, almonds or cashews would be great in this mix.

Close up view of ranch snack mix

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Easy Ranch Party Mix

4.88 from 85 votes
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Course: Appetizers, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 26
Calories: 181kcal
Author: Deanna


  • 3 Cups Mini Pretzel Twists
  • 3 Cups Bugles
  • 3 Cups Rice Chex
  • 2 Cups Classic Goldfish crackers
  • 2 Cups Cheerios
  • 1/2 Cup Butter melted
  • 6 Tbsp Ranch Seasoning Mix or 2 envelopes of store bought


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees
  • Place the pretzels, crackers, bugles, and cereals in a large bowl.
  • Drizzle the melted butter over the mix and stir to combine
  • Add the ranch seasoning and stir well making sure everything is coated
  • Spread the mix on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes stirring half way through.
  • Remove from oven, allow to cool completely, then store in an airtight container or ziplock bag


*If your oven tends to run hot, reduce the temperature to 250°F.  Or reduce time by 10 minutes.  As all ovens run a bit different, keep an eye on it and watch for over-browning and remove earlier if you notice signs of burning. 


Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 578mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Sunday 12th of June 2022

What type of Cheerio’s did you use?


Monday 13th of June 2022

I just use the regular, plain oat cheerios.


Tuesday 23rd of November 2021

I was so excited for this recipe. I followed the instructions and it burned. I’m thinking of trying again, but at 200 degrees. Thankfully kiddo still likes it.


Tuesday 23rd of November 2021

Sorry it burned for you. I've made it several times and not had that issue, but as ovens do run differently yours may run just a tad hotter. Lowering the temp to 225-250 would likely help with that issue. I'll also add a note to the recipe card for others. Glad the kids liked it, hope you have better luck the second time.

Katherine | Love In My Oven

Wednesday 6th of May 2020

This looks so delicious! One of those things I wouldn't be able to stop munching on until it was gone, haha. Thanks for including my parmesan rosemary mix :)


Thursday 7th of May 2020

It is definitely hard to stop eating this once you start! So happy to include your yummy mix!

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