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Crack Nuts and Bolts with Homemade Ranch Dressing

Nuts and bolts with ranch seasoning that's homemade and really tastes like ranch! Everyone at your party will be addicted and asking for the recipe.

Course Appetizer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10
Author Julie & Debbie

Ingredients

FOR THE RANCH SEASONING

  • 1/4 cup buttermilk powder
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp minced dried onion
  • 1 tsp dill weed
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp citrus acid powder (don’t leave out)

FOR THE NUTS AND BOLTS

  • 4 tbsp ranch dressing powder
  • 1/2 cup olive oil or any vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp dill weed
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 8 cups of cereal and nuts if you want (pretzels, cheerios, chex, life, shreddies, cashews....)

Instructions

FOR THE RANCH SEASONING

  1. First make your ranch seasoning. Mix all the herbs, spices, and seasonings together in a mason jar or similar. Give a a good shake to combine.

FOR THE NUTS AND BOLTS

  1. Add the oil, measured ranch seasoning, extra dill and garlic powder to a bowl and give it a good whisk to combine. Set aside.

  2. Add the cereal and pretzels (or whatever combination that you choose) to a large bowl or container. Pour some of the oil mixture over the dry mix and stir really well. Continue to pour and stir in batches until the oil mixture is gone.

  3. Let the nuts and bots recipe just sit for a while to absorb the oil.  Let it sit for an hour or so and mix again.  Continue this pattern till the mixture starts to get dry and all the pieces are well coated.

Recipe Notes

1. You can also use pre-packaged ranch seasoning if you want to. You would use two packages for this recipe.

2. You can also use this Ranch Seasoning to make a salad dressing and best of all NO MSG or other crap! Just mix with some mayo and a little coconut milk. We havent done this yet so we cant give you exact measurements yet.
2 tbsp. of this mixture = 1 pkg. hidden valley ranch