01 February 2014



I promised you another great game day snack, and while this isn't the one I was originally thinking of (never got a chance to get a pic of it), this one is also perfect for a Super Bowl party.  It's one of my favorite Chex mixes.  The seasoning is ranch dressing mix and Parmesan cheese.  I used White Cheddar Cheez-Its instead of regular cheddar because I thought they fit better.


Ranch Chex Mix

Ingredients:
9 cups Corn, Rice, or Wheat Chex (or a combination)
2 cups bite-sized pretzel twists
2 cups bite-size White Cheddar Cheez-Its
3 tablespoons butter
1 (1 oz.) envelope ranch dressing mix
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:
In a large microwavable bowl, mix cereal, pretzels, and crackers. In a small microwavable bowl, microwave butter uncovered on High about 30 seconds or until melted. Pour over cereal mixture; stir until evenly coated. Stir in dressing mix and cheese until evenly coated.

Microwave uncovered on High 3 minutes, stirring after each minute. Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool. Store in airtight container.


Makes 26 servings (½ cup each).

You can, of course, use any kind of small pretzels you like.  I happened to have some fun alphabet-shaped ones when I made this.  My kid loved it.  But small twists or anything like that would be great too.

I love how this is made in the microwave.  So easy and fast.  And you would think that it would turn out soggy, but it totally doesn't.  It's crispy and yummy and perfect for when you're craving a salty snack.


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