Foodie Friday: Parmesan Ranch Snack Mix

My favorite recipes are not recipes at all, but snacks and meals that are easily customizable and don’t involve much measuring (probably why my baking is so hit or miss…). This is definitely one of those recipes.

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Prepare to eat an entire bag of this stuff on your own, it’s that addictive. Plus, it only takes about five minutes to make, which is very dangerous.

Basically, you warm up some oil and mix it with ranch dip seasoning, cheese, popcorn and pretzels—and that’s it! It’s amazing warm, but it’s still tasty even the next day.

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It’d make a great snack to take to the beach or on a road trip. I’m going to make some to take to a Derby party next weekend. It’s so ridiculously easy to make, but it’s much more personal than just a store-bought bag of Chex Mix or chips and dip.

DSC00680Ingredients:

2/3 cup oil (canola, veggie, olive)
1 packet of ranch dip seasoning mix
about 4 cups popcorn, popped (I used Skinny Pop)
about 3 1/2 cups pretzels (waffle-style really traps the flavoring!)
1/2 to 1 cup nuts of your choice
3 ounces Parmesan cheese, grated

(Now keep in mind these are all approximate measurements, and you’re welcome to swap in, say, Goldfish crackers or Chex cereal—whatever you have on hand!)

Visit Averie Cooks for the full instructions and some helpful hints!

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