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Kate's Quick Bites: Ranch Snacks

We’re coming at you with not one, but TWO Kate’s Quick Bites today. It doesn’t get much more Midwestern than Ranch seasoning, so give these two quick and easy snacks a try for your next socially distanced party or snack attack.

Quick Snacking Crackers

Easy and delicious snack!

  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1-oz package Ranch seasoning
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 16 oz. oyster crackers

Combine the oil, Ranch seasoning, and Parmesan cheese in a large zip top bag.
Add the crackers, seal the bag with some air in it and toss it all together until the crackers are evenly coated.

You can stop here and just eat the crackers, OR you can pre-heat your oven to 300 degrees, spray a sheet pan with cooking spray, spread the crackers in an even layer, then back for about 10 minutes until crisp. Cool completely.

Store crackers in an air-tight container for 3-5 days.

Recipe Source: Tidewater on the Half Shell, Copyright 1985

Beer Dip

The best party snack ever.

  • 2 8-oz packages of cream cheese
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 1-oz package of Ranch dip (the dry, powdered seasoning kind)
  • 1/3 cup of light beer

In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese and Ranch seasoning.
Stir in shredded cheese. Add the beer and mix thoroughly.

Refrigerate for 1-2 hours until firm.

Serve with sturdy pretzels for dipping!

 Check out Kate’s Quick Bites when Broad & High airs Thursday nights at 8pm on WOSU TV

Broad & High host Kate Quickel is whipping up fun, simple and delicious treats in our new food segment called Kate’s Quick Bites. Visit wosu.org/katesquickbites for more recipes and videos.