Buffalo Chex® Mix

Buffalo Chex® Mix

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  • Prep

    15 m
  • Ready In

    15 m
Recipe by  Chex® Party Mix

“Hot sauce and ranch dressing mix make for a spicy and tangy snack mix.”

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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  1. In large microwavable bowl, mix cereals, crackers and pretzels; set aside. In small microwavable bowl, microwave butter uncovered on High about 40 seconds or until melted. Stir in hot sauce and seasonings. Pour over cereal mixture; stir until evenly coated.
  2. Microwave uncovered on High 4 to 5 minutes, thoroughly stirring every 2 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool. Store in airtight container.

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This is our favorite snack! I always get asked for the recipe. Try using Synder's of Hanover "Hot Buffalo Wing" pretzel pieces for some extra kick. I cut the hot sauce down to just a tablespoon, still hot but not so overwhelming. I use Hidden Valley dry ranch mix and definitely DO NOT leave out the celery seed, it makes this great. For perfect texture the trick is to bake the mix. So preheat oven to 350. Mix together cereal, pretzels, goldfish. Melt butter in microwave then stir into it the last three ingredients (1 tbs. hot sauce though). Pour over cereal mixture, stir. Bake in a deap BIG pan for 15 min, take out stir throughly, then bake for 15 more. Take out stir and allow to cool completely. This stuff rocks!

Sarah Jo

Sarah Jo

I've made this several times now and it's always a hit. Instead of packaged ranch dressing mix, I make my own from scratch, I suggest using Scotdog's dry ranch dressing mix which is also on this site. Hers has no salt which is good in this recipe because you get enough salt with the Goldfish and pretzels. I always use Frank's hot sauce and some times, I'll cut back on the goldfish by a cup and add in some dry roasted peanuts or almonds. NOTE: I do not use celery seed. We don't care for it.



I liked the flavor, however VERY disappointed with the resulting texture. I'm not sure why Chex advises you to microwave. The cereal clumped together and was hard and stale tasting after only 3 minutes in the microwave, even stirring at 1 1/2 minutes. I will try this again, but I will BAKE in the oven on a lightly greased cookie sheet at 300 for 10-15 minutes, rather than microwave.

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Amount Per Serving (24 total)

  • Calories
  • 114 cal
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 4.5 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs
  • 16.5 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 357 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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