These slow cooker ranch nuts offer a great payoff for very little work. All you have to do is mix everything, walk away while it cooks, and enjoy the results. So easy!
Easy-to-Make Treat for Any Snack Table
My husband and I enjoy lots of snacks. Although these nuts taste like something for a special occasion, I like to eat them any time.
Nuts are delicious, regardless of how they’re prepared … or not prepared. However, these take the flavors to a whole new level.
There’s something about cooking them for a few hours in the slow cooker that brings all the seasonings together to create an explosion of deliciousness.
Because they’re so addictive, they’ll disappear in the blink of an eye.
The first time I made them, I didn’t have enough. When I went back to refill my bowl, there weren’t any left.
That taught me a valuable lesson. A few of these ranch nuts are good, but more are better.
Whether I make these for him and me or for a group, they’re always delicious. The problem is that you can’t stop eating them.
They’re a great addition to a snack table, alongside pretzels or chips. Add some vegetables and dip, and you have all you need.
Just make sure you have plenty of these nuts because they’ll go quickly if you don’t. Once someone tries a couple, they’ll keep eating.
Or serve these nuts on an appetizer table beside this spinach dip with some crackers, and everyone will be happy. In fact, your friends will think you’re a genius in the kitchen.
Benefits of Nuts
According to the Mayo Clinic, nuts are good for heart health. They help lower your LDLs (bad cholesterol) and triglyceride levels.
Nuts contain omega-3 fatty acids that help prevent irregular heart rhythms. They also contain fiber, vitamin E, plant sterols, and other elements that are healthy.
You’ll also be happy to know that nuts are among the foods that help fight inflammation, according to Arthritis Health.
Ingredients for Slow Cooker Ranch Nuts
You don’t need many ingredients to make this delicious snack. In fact, all you need are nuts, butter, ranch mix, and salt. That’s it.
I use unsalted nuts because I like to control the amount of sodium I consume.
However, if you have salted nuts to begin with, that’s fine. Simply leave out the additional salt.
How to Make Slow Cooker Ranch Nuts
This recipe is so easy anyone can make it. But you don’t need to tell anyone that it took you about 5 minutes to mix the ingredients.
When you get compliments, simply smile and say, “Thank you.”
For exact measurements of each ingredient and full directions, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can even print out the card by clicking on the “print” button.
First, pour all of the nuts into the pot of your slow cooker.
Next, mix all of the other ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
Then, pour the mixture over the nuts and stir to make sure they’re all coated.
Finally, pop the lid on the slow cooker and let it do all the work for you. I recommend stirring them periodically so they all cook evenly.
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But before you serve dinner, it’s always nice to have appetizers. In addition to these nuts, you may want to offer a bowl of this popular Chex party mix that I make gluten-free.
We also enjoy these sweet potato chips. I put a little bit of salt on them, but you can add whatever seasonings you like.
Another one your guests and family will enjoy is this Greek yogurt onion dip.
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If you’re looking for a refreshingly cool dessert, you’ll love this no-churn strawberry ice cream. It’s super easy to make, and you don’t need an ice cream maker.
- 2 cups of unsalted mixed nuts
- 1/4 cup of melted butter
- 1/2 package of ranch mix
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- Pour the nuts into your slow cooker.
- In a separate bowl, mix the butter, ranch mix, and salt.
- Pour the butter mixture over the nuts and stir.
- Put the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 2 hours, stirring every half hour.
- Turn off the slow cooker, remove the lid, and allow the nuts to gradually cool.
- Pour the nuts into a serving bowl. Enjoy!
If you use salted nuts, omit the additional salt from the ingredients list.
Store the ranch nuts in an airtight container.
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Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 258Total Fat 24gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 15mgSodium 304mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 3gSugar 2gProtein 6g
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.