Crunchy Ranch Party Mix

Crunchy Ranch Party Mix


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 6 cups puffed corn cereal, crispy corn and rice cereal, and/or sweetened oat square cereal
  • 4 cups chow mein noodles, bite-size cheese crackers, and/or small pretzel twists
  • 3 cups round toasted oat cereal
  • 2 1/2 cups almonds and/or pecan halves
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1-ounce envelope ranch dry salad dressing mix
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Hot pepper sauce (optional)


  1. Lightly coat an oval 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.* Combine the next four ingredients (through almonds and/or pecan halves) in cooker. In a bowl stir together the remaining ingredients.
  2. Drizzle butter mixture over cereal mixture, stirring gently to coat.
  3. Cook, uncovered, on high for 1 1/2 hours, stirring from the bottom up every 30 minutes. Turn to low.
  4. Cook, uncovered, about 20 minutes more or until dry and crisp, stirring from the bottom up every 10 minutes.
  5. Spread mixture on a large sheet of foil to cool.

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