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Taco Ranch Popcorn Snack Mix

Taco Ranch Popcorn Snack Mix, with cheese crackers, tortilla strips, pumpkin seeds, pretzels, and Orville Redenbacher's popcorn, is an easy-to-make snack mix recipe. Perfect for Game Day!

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12 +
Author Alyssa

Ingredients

Taco seasoning:

  • 1 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 3/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper

Ranch seasoning:

  • 1 tbsp buttermilk powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp dried chives
  • 1/4 tsp dried dill
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper

Everything else:

  • 4 cups cheese crackers
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds (about 3 oz)
  • 4 cups mini pretzels
  • 4 6"-round flour tortillas, cut into medium strips
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 3.29-oz bag Orville Redenbacher's Movie Theater Butter popcorn

Instructions

  1. Mix up the taco and ranch seasonings in two separate bowls. Set aside for now. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 300°F and line two large rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Add the cheese crackers and pumpkin seeds to a large mixing bowl, and add the pretzels and tortilla strips to another large mixing bowl.

  3. Melt 1/4 cup (4 tbsp) of the butter using the microwave or in a saucepan on the stovetop. Once melted, pour in taco seasoning and stir to combine and get rid of any lumps.

  4. Pour butter/taco seasoning into the bowl with the cheese crackers and pumpkin seeds. Toss to combine and coat everything very well. Once all of the crackers and seeds are moistened, pour out mixture onto one of the prepared baking sheets and arrange in a single layer the best you can.

  5. Melt the remaining 1/4 cup (4 tbsp) butter in the same manner, this time adding the ranch seasoning. Pour over the pretzels and tortilla strips and toss to combine well. Pour out onto the second prepared baking sheet and arrange roughly in a single layer. Ensure that the tortilla strips are not stuck to one another.

  6. Place baking sheets in the oven and bake for 45 minutes. Every 15 minutes remove the sheets and give them a shake. Once everything has dried and crisped up, add everything to a large serving bowl or bowls.

  7. Pop Orville Redenbacher's Movie Theater Butter popcorn according to package directions. Pour into the serving bowl and toss to combine. Store leftover portions in an air-tight bag.