Parmesan Ranch Cheez-It Snack Mix

Parmesan Ranch Cheez-It Snack Mix
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Crunchy, savory and completely irresistible!  This crock pot snack mix is made with everyone’s favorite Cheez-It crackers, cashews and a Parmesan ranch seasoning, its the perfect snack for any occasion!

Crunchy, savory and completely irresistible!  This crock pot snack mix is made with everyone's favorite Cheez-It crackers, cashews and a Parmesan ranch seasoning, its the perfect snack for any occasion!

Have you been watching the big basketball tournament?  We’re definitely a sports loving household, and “the big dance” is something we always watch every year.  The suspense of the lower seeds upsetting the big dog top-seeds is not only great TV, but one of my favorite parts of the tournament.  I filled out a bracket again this year, and despite a couple of bracket-busters, my teams are doing pretty well.  With days of basketball watching still ahead, great snacks are a MUST!  So, I pulled out my crock-pot and made a batch of my Parmesan Ranch Cheez-It Snack Mix.  It’s a total slam dunk snack perfect for eating by the handful!

Crunchy, savory and completely irresistible!  This crock pot snack mix is made with everyone's favorite Cheez-It crackers, cashews and a Parmesan ranch seasoning, its the perfect snack for any occasion!

To make this easy, delicious snack mix, I made a Target run to get all the essentials.  Target is definitely my go-to store for snacks, groceries and everything for watching the games.  Right now, Cheez-Its are on sale for 3/$8 at Target.  You can use Target’s Cartwheel app to save an additional 35% off of this sale price when you buy 3 varieties of Cheez-Its.  That’s a slam-dunk of a sweet deal! 😉

Right now there is also a Most Valuable Cheese Contest that is taking place from Feb – April 2015. You can vote on your favorite flavors/varieties from six popular Cheez-It flavors and play games for a chance to win $10,000!!

Crunchy, savory and completely irresistible!  This crock pot snack mix is made with everyone's favorite Cheez-It crackers, cashews and a Parmesan ranch seasoning, its the perfect snack for any occasion!

This snack mix is super easy to make, and uses a slow cooker or crock pot, to help make it savory, crunchy and completely delicious!  I included both Original Cheez-It crackers along with their new Cheez-It Grooves Zesty Cheddar Ranch crackers, which are the perfect flavor for this mix.  I also included pretzels, corn/rice cereal and cashews!  I poured a basic seasoning mix made from melted butter, ranch seasoning, and Worcestershire sauce, and then let the crock pot do the rest.

Crunchy, savory and completely irresistible!  This crock pot snack mix is made with everyone's favorite Cheez-It crackers, cashews and a Parmesan ranch seasoning, its the perfect snack for any occasion!

Step 1: Add your ingredients to the crock pot.  Step 2: Pour the seasoning sauce over the mix.  Step 3: Give it a good stir to thoroughly coat the ingredients.  Step 4: Roast the mix in the crock pot, stirring occasionally.  Step 5: Lay out the mix and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.

Crunchy, savory and completely irresistible!  This crock pot snack mix is made with everyone's favorite Cheez-It crackers, cashews and a Parmesan ranch seasoning, its the perfect snack for any occasion!

This snack mix is amazing!  Savory, crunchy and loaded with flavor, its the perfect snack for watching the big game!

Crunchy, savory and completely irresistible!  This crock pot snack mix is made with everyone's favorite Cheez-It crackers, cashews and a Parmesan ranch seasoning, its the perfect snack for any occasion!

This is the perfect snack for eating by the handful!  I particularly love the the savory Cheez-It crackers with the crunchy cashews.

Here’s the easy recipe:

Yields 12

Parmesan Ranch Cheez-It Snack Mix

Crunchy, savory and completely irresistible! This crock pot snack mix is made with everyone's favorite Cheez-It crackers, cashews and a Parmesan ranch seasoning, its the perfect snack for any occasion!

10 minPrep Time

3 hrCook Time

3 hr, 10 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 3 c. Cheez-It Original crackers
  • 3 c. Cheez-It Grooves, Zesty Cheddar Ranch crackers
  • 2 c. pretzels
  • 2 c. rice/corn breakfast cereal
  • 1 c. cashews
  • 6 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 1/4 c. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. ranch seasoning mix
  • 1/3 c. grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. In a crock pot or slow cooker, combine the crackers, pretzels, cereal and cashews. In a small bowl, whisk together the melted butter, Worcestershire and ranch seasoning mix. Pour over the snack mix, and stir well to coat the mix. Turn the slow cooker on low, and roast for 3 hours, stirring every hour. For the last hour stir 2-3 times more.
  2. When the mix is done roasting, spread out on sheets of waxed paper to cool. Sprinkle evenly with the Parmesan cheese. Enjoy right away, and store any leftovers in an airtight container.
Cuisine: American | Recipe Type: Snack
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I hope you enjoy this snack mix as much as my family and I have over the last several days.  I’m looking forward to seeing more buzzer-beater upsets, underdog wins and most of all, fun with my family.  I hope you get to do the same!

What’s your favorite game time snack?  Leave me a comment!  ~Erin

Crunchy, savory and completely irresistible!  This crock pot snack mix is made with everyone's favorite Cheez-It crackers, cashews and a Parmesan ranch seasoning, its the perfect snack for any occasion!

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Comments

  1. This snack would NOT be safe around my house...especially during college basketball season! I'm eagerly awaiting the next round of games, and I think this snack needs to be there with me on the couch. It looks delicious! #client
  2. Donna Howard says:
    So do you let it cool and then put the cheese on or put the cheese on and then let it cool? Sounds yum!! thank you
  3. Can I use my oven to cook this recipe. I don't have a crock pot. It looks delicious.
  4. This is a delicious snack mix recipe. I substituted mixed nuts and Fiesta Ranch seasoning for a little kick the second time I made it. We love this stuff!
  5. Love the idea of making this in the crock pot, and wondering how I'd make a non-dairy version of this (without margerine)and with more whole grain crackers, I'm sure it is possible! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!
  6. Game time for sure! Thanks so much for linking up at Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday!
  7. Wow, that looks so yummy!! Pinning this to try! Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty
  8. I need this in my life! Like immediately! ;) I love chex mix, but I really LOVE cheez-its!!
  9. Oh my gosh, you would not believe the GIANT box of Cheez Its my dad just bought! This looks marvelous!! Thanks for sharing this with us on Throwback Thursday! Hope to see you next week! Mollie
  10. Kathy says:
    So GOOD!!!! I made mine in the oven like Chex mix. Worked like a charm. This recipe was family approved and gone in 2 days. Currently waiting for the second batch to finish right now. Also want to mention that this tastes best after its sat overnight. Thanks for the great recipe!
  11. Tiffany says:
    Can this be done in the microwave?

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