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Ranch Goldfish Snowball Mix

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Hey guys!!!  I have another great post for you today featuring out favorite snack Goldfish® crackers!

I already told you how Goldfish crackers are a lifesaver during holiday shopping and traveling and now I want to share with you an amazing recipe with them!

We love snacking on Goldfish crackers right out of the bag but around the holidays I love to make this flavorful simple snack mix.

When Christmas rolls around I am in charge of making the snacks for present opening at my grandparent’s house (we have a large family so this takes awhile, thus the snacks lol)  My grandma used to make a recipe similar to this one, so I knew it would be the perfect snack to pass around among my hungry family half buried in crumpled wrapping paper and ribbon!

My Ranch Goldfish crackers Snowball Mix is perfect for the holidays.  I serve it at parties and everyone always requests it while we are opening presents at my grandma’s house.  This mix also is perfect for giving to your friends, you can fill up little cellophane bags or mason jars and top with a bow, perfect!


Goldfish Snowball Mix Packaged

I often make this snack mix with just the Goldfish crackers like my grandmas used to, but I thought adding the white cheddar popcorn would look like big fluffy snowballs and turn this already delicious snack into a festive treat!

This mix is so addicting and it is fun and easy to make so let’s get to it!
First you just mix a little oil with an envelope of dry ranch mix in a gallon ziploc bag and add in a bag of Goldfish crackers. This is where your kids can help! You then shake up the bag to mix the Goldfish crackers with the seasoning.

 Mix the Goldfish with seasoning

From there you just dump them on a cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes.  Easy peasy!

Goldfish ready for oven

Once cool I mix the seasoned crackers with some white cheddar p0pcorn which look like big fluffy snowballs!

Mixed Goldfish Snowball Mix

Ranch Goldfish Snowball Mix

Ranch Goldfish Snowball Mix


  • 1 bag Goldfish Crackers
  • 2 cups white cheddar popcorn
  • 1/4 vegetable oil
  • 1 envelope dry ranch mix


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees
  2. In a large ziploc bag mix the Goldfish Crackers, oil and dry seasoning and mix to coat.
  3. Pour onto a large cookie sheet in a single layer.
  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes until just warmed and not even really browned yet. You can let them get a little brown if you like a more toasty flavor.
  5. Once cool mix with the popcorn and package up!

Goldfish Snowball Snack

Now like I said this makes a perfect party snack, there isn’t anyone that is going to turn down the fabulous combination of those seasoned cheesy crackers and fluffy popcorn!  But this is just fabulous in a rustic little jar topped with a bow.

Goldfish Snack Mix

These make great hostess gifts, travel well and make the perfect gift for teachers!

When you are shopping for your Goldfish crackers to make this delicious recipe keep an eye out for the seasonal Goldfish crackers, those cheerful wintery packages always puts me in the holiday spirit!


Goldfish crackers, yum!

So this holiday season take a break from decking the halls and whip up this festive holiday snack that everyone will love!


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