Buffalo Pretzel Snack Mix

This yummy buffalo pretzel snack mix is perfect for a game day treat, movie night, tailgating, or just when you need a snack attack. This recipe has a lot of versatility because you can make it your own by varying Chex™ flavors, crackers, nuts, or other add-ins.


  • 2 cups crispy rice cereal squares (such as Rice Chex™)
  • 2 cups crispy honey corn cereal squares (such as Honey Nut Chex™)
  • 2 cups mini pretzel twists
  • 2 cups Cheddar goldfish crackers
  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup Buffalo sauce (such as Frank’s Red Hot® Wings Sauce)
  • 1 ounce dry ranch dressing and seasoning (such as Hidden Valley®)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • sprinkle of sea salt flakes (optional)


Step 1:

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper for easy cleanup, and set aside.

Step 2:

In a large bowl, combine Rice Chex™, Honey Nut Chex™, pretzels, Cheddar crackers, and peanuts.

Step 3:

Stir butter, Buffalo sauce, ranch mix, and garlic powder together in a bowl. Pour over the snack mix and stir until everything is well coated. Spread mixture in a single layer on the prepared baking sheets.

Step 4:

Bake in the preheated oven until crisped and golden, about 1 hour, stirring halfway through. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with sea salt flakes, and cool completely before serving.

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