Spicy Ranch Goldfish Snack Mix

This Spicy Ranch Goldfish Snack Mix is crunchy, savory and a cinch to make. It’s perfect for a party, football watching, movie night, or any night!

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This Spicy Ranch Goldfish Snack Mix is crunchy, savory and a cinch to make. It's perfect for all of your snacking needs! From parties and football watching to movie night, or any night. Print this easy recipe at TidyMom.net

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This Goldfish Snack Mix is perfect for all of your snacking needs!

Goldfish Snack Mix — those words evoke a party, don’t they?!  We had our first party here at the new house this past weekend.  It was too hot to be outside, so we had 18 adults and 10 little ones all inside, and you know what?  I didn’t stress about it.  Not one bit.

I didn’t turn into psycho Cheryl like I usually do when we entertain.  I channeled my inner Sandy and Kristen and kept myself pretty laid back about the whole thing.  Did I make ALL of the food? heck no, I made my lasagna and Amber’s Creamed Corn (that was AMAZING). 

Steve grilled some burgers and chicken early in the day and let them simmer in a pan of BBQ sauce until the party. 

My mom brought cheese potatoes and baked beans, and a few others brought desserts, and I picked up some cookies and cupcakes from the grocery store. 

I put out a few bowls of chips and popcorn and made a large batch of the most delicious Spicy Ranch Goldfish Snack Mix.

A simple menu that made it very stress-free and allowed time to just enjoy our company!

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What Is Spicy Ranch Goldfish Snack Mix?

I usually make Ranch and Dill Oyster Crackers for a party, and I thought about making the homemade Ranch Cheese Crackers, but I wanted to try something different that I could make really quick.

There are tons of snack mixes out there.  We are big fans of Goldfish crackers.  This snack mix is flavored with Ranch dressing mix, dill weed and a bit of Worcestershire, with some pecan halves thrown in for a little change.

It’s incredibly addictive, and makes plenty for a large crowd or party, but could also be easily halved or doubled to suit your needs. You can also use any combination of Goldfish crackers and the mix will be every bit as tasty!

You can find and print the full recipe at the end of this post.

How Can I Customize This Snack Mix?

Like all snack mixes, it’s super easy to change it up and customize the snack mix to your own liking!

  • add pretzels and/or oyster crackers 
  • change up the nuts – peanuts, walnuts whatever kind of nuts or combination that rock your world
  • kick up the spice factor and add bit of cayenne pepper, smoked paprika or any other spicy flavoring that you like

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How are you when it comes to throwing a party?  Do you stress out, or are you laid back?

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Spicy Ranch Goldfish Snack Mix in a bowl

Spicy Ranch Goldfish Snack Mix

Yield: about 4 cups
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 58 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours

This crunchy and savory snack mix is a cinch to make and would be perfect to package in individual snack bags for parties and bake sales.

Ingredients

  • 2 (6.6 ounce) bags plain Goldfish crackers
  • 2  (6.6 ounce) bags cheddar Goldfish crackers
  • 1½ cups pecan halves
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 tablespoons Ranch dressing mix
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 250° F
  2. Combine crackers and pecans in a large bowl.
  3. Mix melted butter with Ranch dressing mix, dill weed, and Worcestershire sauce, and pour over crackers and nuts. Using a wooden spoon, gently stir to coat.
  4. Pour snack mix onto parchment-lined large roasting pan or baking sheet.
  5. Place pan in the center of the oven and bake for one hour, carefully stir the mix every 15 minutes while baking.
  6. Cool completely before serving. Store in an airtight container.

Notes

feel free to use any combination of flavors of goldfish crackers - just be sure to use 4 (6.6 ounce) bags total.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 229Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 393mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin, and freshness of ingredients used.

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Spicy Ranch Goldfish Snack Mix in a blue bowl