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A gray bowl filled with seasoned pretzels, bugels, gold fish, popcorn, peanuts and chex cereal.

Tailgate Snack Mix

Touchdown!!! Easy and delicious Tailgate Snack Mix will be the true winner at your next party. Make your viewing party extra special with a salty sweet combination of chex, goldfish, pretzels, peanuts, bugles and popcorn. This snack mix can be made in just a few minutes and will be ready to feed a crowd!!!
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Course: Snacks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 405kcal


Snack Mix

  • 1 recipe Homemade Ranch Seasoning or 1 Packet Ranch Seasoning (Store Bought)
  • 8 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3 Cups Chex Cereal
  • 2 Cups Pretzel Sticks
  • 2 Cups Popcorn
  • 2 Cups Bugles
  • 1 Cup Gold Fish
  • 1 Cup Peanuts

Homemade Ranch Seasoning

  • 2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Onion Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Dried Parsely
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Dill Weed
  • 1 Teaspoons Dried Chives
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon Pepper


Prepare the Homemade Ranch Seasoning

  • In a small bowl combine all the ingredients and gently stir to combine; set aside

Prepare the Snack Mix

  • Preheat oven to 225 degrees F and prepare a sheet pan with parchment paper
  • In a large bowl combine the chex, pretzels, popcorn, bugels, gold fish and peanuts; set aside
  • In a small saucepan combine the ranch seasoning, butter, light brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce. Warm on low heat until the butter is fully melted and the brown sugar is dissolved
  • Pour the butter sauce over the snack mix and gently stir until each piece is coated in the sauce
  • Pour the snack mix onto the prepared sheet pan and spread out evenly
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes, remove from the oven and allow the snack mix to cool completely
  • Store in an airtight container or package to be gifted (snack mix will stay good for 4-5 days when seeled)


Serving: 10people | Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 708mg | Potassium: 249mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 826IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 7mg
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