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Dec 5, 2008 10:47 AM

Ranch Snack Recipe Needed


My mother in law LOVES the flavor of ranch dressing. She is from Holland and can't get it anywhere there. She is visiting the US and staying with us over Christmas so I wanted to make a ranch flavored snack to fill a canister I bought her as part of a x-mas gift. I have made her the ranch oyster crackers in the past and she LOVES them but am looking to try something new. Does anyone have a great ranch snack recipe? I have searched online but it is hard to find one!

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  1. My mom made this stuff for me last weekend, and it was so good I made a batch when I got home. :)

    Combine 2 boxes of Mini Ritz Bitz crackers (tiny cracker sandwiches with "cheez" in the middle -- Trader Joe's makes a similar product for less money) and a few big handfuls of pretzel nuggets. Measure 1/2 cup of vegetable oil and stir in a 1oz packet of Ranch dressing mix (not dip mix), 1T dried dillweed, 1t garlic powder and 1t celery salt. Mix well. Pour over crackers and stir to coat. You don't even have to bake this stuff, just let it sit for a couple hours and stir it occasionally. The oil soaks into the crackers but they don't get soggy at all. Yum.

    1. Here is a snack recipe:

      1 (12 ounce) package miniature pretzels
      2 (6 ounce) packages Bugles original flavor snacks
      1 (10 ounce) can salted cashews
      1 (6 ounce) package goldfish crackers
      1 (2 tablespoon) envelope ranch dressing mix
      3/4 cup vegetable oil

      In two large bowls, combine the pretzels, Bugles, cashews, and crackers.
      Sprinkle with dressing mix; toss gently to combine.
      Drizzle with oil; toss until well coated.
      Store in airtight containers.


      1. Here is a link to my recipe for cayenne pretzels, which is ranch and cayenne. If someone likes it less spicy cut down on cayenne and bump up the ranch. They are highly addictive.

        1. Fire Crackers

          1 (16 ounce) package unsalted saltine crackers (or two bags of oyster crackers)
          1 cup canola oil
          2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
          1 (1 ounce) package dry ranch salad dressing mix

          Unwrap the crackers, and place them all into a 1 gallon size glass jar with a tight fitting lid. In a small bowl, stir together the canola oil, red pepper flakes, and ranch dressing mix. Pour over the crackers in the jar.
          Close the lid tightly, and roll the jar every 5 minutes for about 1 hour to coat with the spice mixture. The longer these sit, the better they get!