These Dilly Ranch Cheez-Its are the perfect snack

Sweetpea Lifestyle

We all know and love Cheez-Its. Crunchy, cheesy, addictive … they’re a classic snack that’s perfect to nibble on during game time, to satisfy your midnight munchies or even just to reach for when that intense craving for something savory hits.

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Well, if you already love the snack, we have good news. Get ready for Cheez-Its on steroids, also known as Dill Ranch Cheeze-Its! This simple recipe is easy to whip up and, yes, it’s as delicious as it sounds.

Savoring The Goodness

With layers of flavor — we’re talking garlic, cheese and dill — it’s sure to be an instant hit with any lover of delicious snack foods.

The recipe is quick and easy to follow. It requires only six ingredients, which includes that box of your favorite flavored Cheez-Its and a couple of packets of ranch salad dressing mix.


Blogger Savoring the Good explains the process in her post, which starts with combining the spices and oil in a bowl and adding the crackers.

The last step is baking them to ensure all that flavorful goodness sticks!


Over at the Sweetpea Lifestyle blog, the white cheddar variety of Cheez-It is used.

For a more authentic taste, the blogger uses freshly minced dill instead of the dried version. Both recipes are equally delicious and will result in cheesy snack heaven.

Sweet Pea Lifestyle

For those who want more complexity in your snack bowl, why not try out a Cheez-It mix? Blogger Eating On A Dime has a recipe for an Easy Spicy Cheez-It Snack Mix that combines all your favorite snack foods in one happy bowl.

Cheez-Its, cheesy puff balls, pretzels and more go into this. To make it even more flavorful, she adds crushed red pepper for a kick.

It’s even simpler than the previous recipes as it’s a no-bake mix! If you’re a fan of salty and sweet snacks, try adding M&Ms, almonds, toffee peanuts or any other crunchy treats your heart desires.

Eating On A Dime

If you’re still craving more dill-flavored snack foods, however, try your hand at this dill pickle ranch Chex mix recipe that you can whip up in just 15 minutes!

Once again the savory goodness of ranch dressing mixes with the tartness of dill pickles to create a salty, satisfying snack.


Betty Crocker also has a recipe that mixes up Chex cereals, garlic bagel chips and pretzel pieces before coating them in a combination of dill weed, pickle juice and dry ranch dressing mix.

In a flash, you’ve mixed up a game-day snack that packs a dill-and-ranch-flavored punch!

Betty Crocker

Or check out the delicious variation on this flavorful snack by blogger Kelsey over at Nosh City where Crispix cereal (similar to Chex) and pretzels are mixed with cheese Ritz Bitz, creating an extra layer of cheesy goodness.

Nosh City

And finally, if you’re looking to snack guilt-free, try out one of these chickpea-based snack bowls.

Also known as garbanzo beans, they’re filled with protein and healthy fats. Roasted or toasted and tossed with seasoning, these crunchy balls are ideal for healthier snacking.


You can even toss together some ranch-flavored chickpeas in this recipe from Kim’s Cravings. These little guys would be great as a quick snack or a savory salad topping.

Kim's Cravings

What are some of your go-to snacks, and how do you make them your own?


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Chelsea Davis
Chelsea is a freelance journalist based in New York City whose passion revolves around traveling the world, immersing herself in foreign cultures, and of course, eating and drinking everything delicious. She covers all things food, drink and travel and is always up for an adventure, whether that means an adrenaline-pumping excursion or trying a new cuisine. Follow her on Instagram at @cheycheyfromthebay and keep up with her latest work at

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