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Buffalo Ranch Snack Mix

Buffalo Ranch Snack Mix

So it’s Wednesday. It has been 3 days since the emotional roller coaster that was the NFC Championship game and I’m still thinking about it. Even if you’re not living in a Seahawks home like moi, you’ve got to admit that that was one heck of a game. I sat on the couch cringing at every turnover, thinking there was no way we were going to get our chance at a repeat Super Bowl. Then the last 3 minutes happened. Suddenly, one great play, then another, then some luck, then a couple more great plays and suddenly after being down for most of the game, the Seahawks were on their way to the Super Bowl for the second year in a row. YAHOO!

Speaking of Super Bowl, whether or not my team is playing, I always like to throw a little party. And by little party I mean lots o’ food.

Every year I whip up my favorites Caramelized French Onion Dip, Jalapeno Cream Cheese Wontons and Garlic Pepper Chicken Wings. And each year I also like to test out some new recipes to share with you and add some variety to my own game day spread.

This year I decided to try my hand at making a snack mix. Ryan adores any kind of snack mix so I knew it would be a hit in our home. I used some of our favorites that we usually have on hand: pretzels, peanuts, cheese crackers and rice cereal.

Next up I had to try to think of a seasoning that I wanted to coat it all in. Now, I don’t know about you, but there is just something about the Super Bowl that screams spicy. For that reason, and the fact that Buffalo wings dipped in ranch are also a Super Bowl favorite around these parts, I decided to make this a Buffalo Ranch Snack Mix using butter, Frank’s Red Hot, garlic and dill. And you guys, it. is. awesome.

It’s crispy. It’s crunchy. It’s salty and spicy. It is everything a good snack mix should be. It is also beyond easy to make which makes it perfect for game day.

Buffalo Ranch Snack Mix

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Serves 8 - 10 Prep Time: Cook Time:

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups Chex rice cereal
  • 3 cups cheese crackers
  • 3 cups mini pretzels
  • 1 cup shelled salted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup Franks Red Hot Sauce
  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons dried dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 225 degrees.

2

Combine rice cereal, crackers, pretzels and peanuts together in a large bowl.

3

Heat hot sauce and butter in a small pan over medium heat until butter melts. Once melted whisk in dill, parsley and garlic. Pour hot sauce mixture over cereal mix. Toss until every thing is coated.

4

Spread mix onto a baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour stirring about every 20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Serve. Store leftovers in an airtight container.

Notes

Enjoy!

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  • Michelle De La Cerda-Nash

    This will be the perfect addition to my Super Bowl Sunday table.

  • Kristen Doyle

    Sounds super yummy and easy! And if its spicy, I won’t be able to keep my hands out of it! :)

  • I just added this to the food list for my Super Bowl party spread…and this is definitely what I’m most looking forward to making!

  • Melissa Russo

    This is perfect to serve at my Game Day Party. I love snack mixes and this looks so good.

  • Heather @FrenchPress

    this is SO perfect for game day

  • Jennifer Lynn-Pullman

    Love mixes like this.