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Buffalo Ranch Chex Mix

This homemade version of Buffalo Ranch Chex Mix is inspired by the classic taste of buffalo wing sauce with ranch dipping sauce. A spicy and tangy snack all in one dish. My Buffalo Ranch Chex Mix recipe is better than any store-bought bagged snack mixed you've tried! It’s so easy to make and it can be prepared ahead of time. 
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Buffalo, Chex Mix, Ranch, Snack Mix
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Resting time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 24
Calories 331kcal


  • 3 cups pretzels
  • 2 cups peanuts I used cocktail peanuts
  • 3 cups cheese crackers
  • 5 cups Chex cereal I used corn
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 3 tablespoons ranch powder
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 2/3 cup buffalo or wing sauce (orange in color)
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line 2 large rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. 
    In a large bowl, combine 3 cups pretzels, 2 cups nuts, and 3 cups cheese crackers. Melt 6 tablespoons of butter in the microwave. In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, 1/3 cup buffalo sauce, 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese, and 2 tablespoons dry ranch powder seasoning. Pour mixture over snack mix and toss well with 2 large cooking spoons. Spread mixture onto a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
    In a large bowl, pour 5 cups Chex cereal. In a bowl, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Combine butter with 1/3 cup buffalo sauce, 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese and 1 tablespoon dry ranch powder seasoning. Pour mixture over Chex cereal then toss with 2 large cooking spoons to coat well. Pour mixture onto second prepared baking sheet. 
    Sprinkle both sheet pans with 1 tablespoon dried parsley. 
    Bake in oven for 50 minutes. Halfway through baking, stir both mixtures and rotate the sheet pans to ensure even baking. 
    Allow to cool at least 10 minutes. During this time, the snack mix will firm up.
    Pour into an air-tight storage container. 


Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 834mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 5mg