This Garlic Dill Snack Mix is just thing to put out at a cocktail party. No packaged dressing mix involved – it’s from scratch and it’s delicious!
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This is one of those unsuspecting recipes. You might make it and think, okay, snack mix, no big deal. Then people show up at your gathering and one by one begin coming over to you saying “What is in this stuff?” and “I NEED this recipe”.
I came up with this version of snack mix when I found so many recipes included a packet of Ranch dressing mix. Although I’m sure that variety is quite tasty, I was concerned it would be too salty to consume copious amounts, which is pretty much what happens when you start munching on this stuff. Especially if you have a glass of wine or a cocktail in your hand.
And, so it came to be. A simply seasoned but entirely delicious Ranch style snack mix without the packet. I also made sure that it didn’t contain a ridiculous amount of butter. I don’t know about you, but we are still recovering from an endless run of indulgent food from Christmas. Oh, the humanity! Someone save me from myself!
In any event, this tasty snack mix won’t make you feel as if you’ve spent all your fat and calorie credits at once.
It starts with a combination of Chex cereal, mini twist pretzels, mixed nuts, and oyster crackers. One of the fun things about this recipe is that you can make it your own by changing up these ingredients with whatever your little heart desires. See the recipe below for some ideas.
Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a small dish and add 1/3 cup vegetable oil. To this mixture add 1 tablespoon garlic powder.
A couple of teaspoons of onion powder.
A couple of teaspoons of dried dill weed.
A teaspoon of dried parsley.
About 1-1/2 teaspoons salt – you can modify this amount if you’d like. Salt can always be added later if you feel it needs it.
Pour that mixture over the snack mix and combine well.
Pour it out onto a large rimmed baking sheet.
Pop it in a preheated 250 degree oven and bake it for about 30 to 35 minutes, stirring after 15 minutes. When the oyster crackers look toasted and light golden brown, it’s time to pull the baking sheet out of the oven.
Double the recipe and package one batch up in pint size mason jars to send home with friends.
They’ll love ya for it!
Garlic Dill Snack Mix
- 3 cups Corn Chex or a mixture of Corn, Rice, and/or Wheat Chex
- 3 cups mini twist pretzels
- 1-1/2 cup mixed nuts
- 1 cup oyster crackers
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 3 tablespoons butter melted
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 2 teaspoons dried dill weed
- 1-1/2 teaspoons salt plus additional if desired
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
- Toss together Chex, pretzels, nuts, and oyster crackers in a large mixing bowl. Combine vegetable oil and melted butter in a small bowl and add garlic powder, onion powder, dill weed, parsley and salt. Stir to combine well. Pour over snack mix and toss until well combined. Transfer to a large rimmed baking sheet and bake for approximately 30 to 35 minutes, gently stirring about half way through the cooking time. Remove from oven when oyster crackers appear toasted and light golden brown. Taste and season with additional salt if desired.
- Store in an airtight container.
Cheese crackers (Cheez-Its or Goldfish)
Bite size bagel chips
Sunflower or pumpkin seeds (shelled)
Want to add some heat? Add a little hot pepper sauce to the seasoned butter and oil mixture.