Cheesy Ranch Chex™ Mix

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26 Servings
This simple snack adds a tangy ranch twist to Original Chex™ Party Mix. Pour a buttery ranch mixture over a combination of cheese crackers, pretzels and Corn Chex™, Rice Chex™ and Wheat Chex™ cereal for a savory snacktime win.
Ingredient List
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 9 cups Corn Chex™, Rice Chex™ or Wheat Chex™ cereal (or combination)
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 2 cups bite-size pretzel twists
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 2 cups bite-size cheese crackers
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 package (1 oz) ranch dressing and seasoning mix
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Nutrition
  • Serving Size: Calories 100 (Calories from Fat 30); Total Fat 3g (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 310mg; Total Carbohydrate 14g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 2g); Protein 2g
  • % Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 6%; Iron 20%
  • Exchanges: 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Carbohydrate Choice
  • MyPyramid Servings: 1 tsp Fats & Oils; 0 oz-eq Grains; 0 oz-eq Meat & Beans *% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Preparation
  1. In large microwavable bowl, mix cereal, pretzels and crackers. In small microwavable bowl, microwave butter uncovered on High about 30 seconds or until melted. Pour over cereal mixture; stir until evenly coated. Stir in dressing mix and cheese until evenly coated.
  2. Microwave uncovered on High 3 minutes, stirring after each minute. Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool. Store in airtight container.
Tips
  • Variation: Go ahead and add some peanuts or mixed nuts to the mix—about 1 cup would be just enough!