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Cracker Snack Mix

Family and friends will munch this fun mix of crackers, nuts and ranch dressing by the handfuls! "Everyone is sure to find something they like," writes field editor Sharon Nichols of Brookings, South Dakota. "If not, substitute other snack packages to vary the flavors."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    about 8 quarts


  • 12 cups original flavor Bugles
  • 6 cups miniature pretzels
  • 1 package (11 ounces) miniature butter-flavored crackers
  • 1 package (10 ounces) Wheat Thins
  • 1 package (9-1/4 ounces) Cheese Nips
  • 1 package (7-1/2 ounces) nacho cheese Bugles
  • 1 package (6 ounces) Goldfish Parmesan crackers
  • 1 cup mixed nuts or peanuts
  • 1 bottle (10 or 12 ounces) butter-flavored popcorn oil
  • 2 envelopes ranch salad dressing mix


  • In a very large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. In a small bowl, combine oil and salad dressing mix. Pour over cracker mixture; toss to coat evenly.
  • Transfer to four ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pans. Bake at 250° for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely, stirring several times.

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  • delowenstein
    Jun 8, 2013

    This is another recipe which I'd prepared-I admit it WAS quite some time back and when the recipe was featured in Taste of Home! I scaled back on the measurementsof the ingredients used: 3 cups Bugles,2 to 3 cups mini pretzels, 1 package (7-1/2-oz.) Fritos, 1 cup vegetable oil, 1 packet of Italian or Ranch dressing mix & 1 cup of mixed nuts or peanuts. This too,was shared during our Sunday coffee break! Thank you, Sharon, Nichols, for sharing this recipe!

  • evolunze
    May 12, 2013

    need more flaver

  • Beaches74
    Dec 31, 2012

    This cracker snack mix is so good and addicting you can not stop munching on it. Very tasty and very good. This would be very good for a News Year party I will keep this recipe in my recipe box and make it again.

  • Dru06
    Nov 23, 2012

    No comment left

  • moonjo2003
    Dec 27, 2011

    On top of being fantastic, it's easy to substitute other ingredients. I like to use the thin triangular shaped triscuits, for instance.

  • moonjo2003
    Dec 27, 2011

    I have made this recipe for several years now, even given it as gifts. Everyone that has tried it says they can't stop eating it and want the recipe! Addictive!!!

  • kouryer
    Dec 20, 2011

    This stuff is TO DIE FOR! So tasty and addicting. Would recommend to anyone

  • aschnoor
    Jul 24, 2011

    This mix is easy and tastes so good. The perfect snack food for many occasions.

  • slpauli
    Apr 20, 2010

    This is so good. I took it to a New Years Eve party, it was still warm and smelled so good, we started eating it in the car!

  • jasavage17
    Mar 25, 2010

    Brought this to a bake sale and everyone liked it. Was a hit.! I