One Pot Broccoli Cheddar and Dumplings.
Game-day snacking is made better with this Everything Ranch Cheese and Pretzel Snack Mix. Kind of like a Chex Mix…but with a whole new flavor. Made with pretzels, cheese crackers (Cheez-Its and Goldfish too) plus a mix of homemade everything bagel spice AND homemade ranch seasoning. This mix is oh so GOOD! Each bite of this mix is perfectly seasoned, buttery, crunchy, and cheesy. It’s seriously better than the original…and I’m warning you now, highly addicting.
First, things first, happy first official day of autumn!! I know I’ve been talking all things fall for at least the past week, but now that’s it official, I’m ready to share all the fall recipes I can think up. Let’s just say the pumpkin recipes are coming soon…
And if you’re looking to satisfy your pumpkin fix now…I’m suggesting this cream cheese swirled pumpkin bread, these pumpkin coffee cake muffins. If you’re looking for something more savory, try these pumpkin and pesto cheese stuffed shells. Yes, I love a good pumpkin recipe…and I LOVE fall. Sorry, I’m beyond cheesy and just way too excited.
Anyway, on to today’s recipe. It’s not pumpkin, but it sure is fun and delicious.
I’m switching it up today and sharing a snack/appetizer/highly addicting crunchy cracker mix that you will not be able to stop eating. That’s overly dramatic, but also 100% the truth. This salty, cheesy mix is good. Oh so good.
OK, taking it back down a notch. In all seriousness, this is such a different kind of recipe for me, but also one of my favorites. It’s not classy, and nowhere near sophisticated. Instead, it’s just fun finger food that everyone will enjoy. I believe I’ve had this snack mix idea on my running list of recipes since early summer. But I knew this recipe needed to be saved for the fall, once both football and school had started back-up.
To me, this mix just screams Sunday game day eats, or happy after school snacking. It’s fun, it’s so easy, and trust me, everyone will be asking for another batch.
As you might guess this is pretty easy.
Let’s talk about the crackers. I’m using a mix of pretzels, Cheez-Its, and Goldfish. Now, I will not lie, I don’t tend to use things like store-bought cheese crackers in recipes. But sometimes they have their time and place. My advice…live a little…and then maybe eat a salad with dinner.
I also tossed in some Chex cereal, but not too much since I really wanted the pretzels and crackers to shine.
So that’s the base.
Which is the heart of the recipe and really what inspired me to create this snack mix.
I love everything bagel spice and I love ranch dressing. The sound of the two together has always been a combination that has intrigued me. But until today I’d never put the two together.
I took homemade everything bagel spice and mixed it together with homemade ranch seasoning. This is KEY. It’s a blend of sesame seeds, poppy seeds, parsley, dill, garlic, onion, and chives. Seems so simple, but I really cannot tell you how good this blend is when mixed with this snack mix.
I tossed the seasonings together with a splash of Worcestershire sauce and melted butter. Added the pretzel/cracker mix. Then baked everything together at a low temp until the mix became warm and toasted. As this bakes the scents coming from the oven will immediately get you excited.
I like to think of this as my favorite Christmas Eve Chex Mix, but with a twist. It’s not that it’s better per se, just completely different…and still so delicious.
It’s made with the best seasoning blend, plus the addition of cheese crackers, and minus all the other “stuff” that’s sometimes added to Chex mix (you know, the stuff you pick around). No picking around here!
On game-day, at gatherings with friends, and even looking ahead at upcoming holiday gatherings. We might be entertaining in smaller groups this year, but we still need all the snacks!
My biggest tip? Make a double batch. This mix gets eaten fast.
Whether it’s game-day snacking (hello Monday/Thursday/Sunday night football) or a holiday party, this is about to become your new go-to. Even my brothers agree…this mix is pretty darn good. And the added bonus? It’s the easiest to throw together. Plus, I usually have all the ingredients stashed away in my pantry.
Perfect for last-minute snacking. Have fun with this one guys, and enjoy!!
Looking for other fun autumn appetizers? Here are a few ideas:
Pastry Wrapped Baked Brie with Maple Butter Roasted Apples
Baked Sweet Potato Parmesan Tater Tots
Garlic Parmesan Herb Butter Polenta Fries with Lemon Aioli
Pumpkin Beer Pretzels with Chipotle Queso
Lastly, if you make these Everything Ranch Baked Cheese and Pretzel Snack Mix, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!
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Hello – I would like to make this for a party I am having next week. How far in advance do you make this and how long does it last? I am just looking to get ahead of the game and trying to make things early. The event is in ten days.
This is best enjoyed within 1 week:) Please let me know if you have any other questions! xT
I don’t see where Ranch comes into play on your list of ingredients or instructions to prepare it.
The ranch is all of the seasonings used to make this mix:) Please let me know if you have any other questions! xx
im using this recipe to practice my food photography! i love this recipe! its easy enough and fool proof, really. im excited to share it with my neighbors at our Bachelor watch party tonight 🙂
Wonderful!! I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your feedback, so glad to hear it was a winner! Have a great Wednesday! xx
How fun is this recipe! Easy, flavorful, and a great alternative to chips.
Happy Monday!! 💘 Thanks so much for making this recipe, I love to hear that it turned out well for you! xx
This was good and super easy. I made as written and the only thing I might change is the amount of poppy seeds. I am not sure they added to the taste (they didn’t detract from it) but they tended to clump up on the pretzels and didn’t look all that appealing. I cooked at the stated temp for 30 minutes and had no trouble with burning. Will make again to use up those leftover Cheezits and Rice Chex!
Happy Sunday!!🏈 I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your review, so glad to hear it turned out well for you! xx
So easy! Huge hit! No brainer
Happy Friday!!❤️ I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your feedback, so glad it was delish! xT
These were burned when I went to flip halfway. They smelled wonderful though so maybe I’ll try turning oven to lower temperature and try again?
Thanks so much for trying this recipe, so sorry to hear things were burned for you! Next time, you could reduce the temp or reduce the bake time, either one would work well for you! I hope this helps! xT
Just made our first batch! So good! I am going to make some to gift our neighbors. Happy Holidays.
Happy Holidays!!☃️ I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for making it and your comment! xT
Very good. I added a wee bit of smoked paprika, as well.
Happy Holidays!! Thanks so much for making this recipe, I love to hear that it turned out well for you!🎁🎅
Made this to the t just did not come out with much taste at all.
I agree I’m making it right now!
Thanks for giving the recipe a try, sorry to hear it was not enjoyed! xx
This is sooo yummy! Definitely double the recipe because it is that good! I did the easy route and did 3 Tbl. everything bagel seasoning and 3 Tbl. ranch seasoning. Awesome flavor. Thank you Teigan for another fantastic recipe! Can’t stop eating it!!
Awesome! I am so glad to hear that this recipe was tasty for you, thanks for making it! Hope you’re off to a great weekend! xx
Amazing! I added some additional items I had leftover in my cupboard (fritos, peanuts). Guests raved about it. Brought it to a couple holiday parties. Home run!
Awesome!! Thanks so much for making this recipe Kathleen and sharing what worked well for you! xx
I made this recipe for game day. It was so good! Everyone loved it! I will be making this again!
Happy Sunday!! I love to hear that this recipe was tasty, thanks a lot for making it! xxT
I have made this recipe a dozen times. First few, I followed the recipe to the letter. Then I got lazy and used equal parts everything bagel seasoning (2-3TB) and ranch dressing mix. On those recipes I did NOT add the 1 tsp salt called for, just the pepper, since dry ranch mix and bagel seasoning both have salt already. Every iteration of this snack mix has been great. I get tons of compliments and always requests for the recipe. It is a perfect hostess gift for holiday parties.
Happy Monday! Thanks a lot for making this recipe so often, I am so excited to hear that it is always a hit! xx