4 retro snack & appetizer recipes made with Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix (1987)

4 retro snack appetizer recipes made with Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix (1987)

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Hidden Valley Ranch Buffalo Wings recipe


1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 cup hot pepper sauce
1 cup prepared Hidden Valley Original Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix
1 packet (1 ounce) Ranch mix
24 chicken wings/drumettes
3 tablespoons vinegar
celery sticks


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In small bowl, whisk together butter, pepper sauce and vinegar.

Dip chicken wings in butter mixture; arrange in single layer in large baking pan. Sprinkle with 1 package of dry dressing mix. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until chicken is browned [updated per HVR site]. Sprinkle with paprika.

Serve with salad dressing and celery sticks.

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Hidden Valley Ranch Nachos recipe


10 oz tortilla chips
3/4 cup prepared Hidden Valley Ranch Milk Recipe Original ranch salad dressing
6 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 cup green onions, sliced


Arrange chips in a shallow baking dish. Pour salad dressing over chips. Sprinkle cheese and green onions evenly over chips and dressing. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes or until cheese is melted slightly.

Additional topping suggestions: sliced ripe olives, jalapeno peppers, diced bell peppers.

Hidden Valley Ranch Nachos recipe 1987

Seasoned crackers/Oyster Snack Crax

“The reason this recipe is so heart-warming to me is when my aunt would come to visit she and I would make these Snack Crax together and then snack on them as we watched old movies. Now she’s gone, and every time I make these I remember how much fun we had.” – Mellisa Adler, Geneseo – The Dispatch (Moline, Illinois) Nov 8, 1987


12-16 oz. plain oyster crackers
1 pkg. Hidden Valley Ranch Buttermilk Recipe Original Ranch Salad Dressing Mix
1/4 tsp. lemon pepper
1/2 to 1 tsp. dill weed
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
3/4 to 1 cup salad oil


Combine Hidden Valley Ranch mix and oil; add dill weed, garlic powder and lemon pepper. Pour over crackers, stir to coat. Place in warm oven for 15-20 minutes.

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Hidden Valley Ranch cheese ball recipe


1/2 cup prepared, double strength Hidden Valley Ranch Milk Recipe Original Ranch Salad Dressing (1 package, 1/2 cup mayonnaise and 1/2 cup milk)
8 oz. shredded Cheddar cheese, room temperature for 1 hour
6 oz. cream cheese, room temperature for 1 hour
5 oz. sliced almonds, toasted

Mix the double strength salad dressing and cream cheese. Beat well with electric mixer. Add Cheddar cheese and blend. Cover and freeze for 30 minutes. Shape cheese mixture into a ball. Roll cheese ball in toasted almonds.

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