sweet and spicy chex mix in wooden bowl
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5 from 9 votes

Sweet and Spicy Chex Mix Recipe

This sweet, spicy, crunchy, salty chex mix recipe is perfect snack for holiday season and great for gifting! It’s super easy to make and crowd favorite. Get your holiday party started with this spicy chex mix.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9 cups
Calories: 951kcal
Author: Jyothi Rajesh

Ingredients

Dry Snack Mix -

  • 9 cups chex cereal I used a combination of rice, corn and wheat chex cereal
  • 1 cup mini pretzels twists
  • 1 cup mini pretzel rods
  • 1 cup mini bread sticks
  • 2 cups nuts I used a combination of almonds, whole cashews and pistachios
  • 1 cup bagel chips I used Rye bagel chips. You can use plain bagel chips

Sweet & Spicy Sauce For Seasoning –

  • ¾ cup butter melted
  • 2 tablespoon Worcestshrire sauce
  • ½ cups honey
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven at 250 F.
  • In a bowl add all three types of chex cereal, mini pretzel twists, mini pretzel rods, mini bread sticks, bagel chips and nuts.
  • In a microwave safe bowl melt butter. To melted butter add worcestshrire sauce, honey, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, cayenne pepper and chili powder. Whisk well.
  • Pour the seasoning sauce over the dry snack mix.
  • Using a spatula mix to coat all dry ingredients evenly.
  • Transfer the chex snack mix contents onto a baking tray.
  • Spread it into one even layer.
  • Bake in preheated oven at 250 F for about 1 hour and 15 minutes or until everything turns crispy evenly.
  • Remove snack mix from oven and let it cool completely.
  • You can serve it straight away for snacking or keep it stored in air tight container for up-to 3 weeks.

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Notes

Make it your own :  If you don’t like any ingredient, feel free to replace it with other ingredient that you prefer, or leave it out.
Gluten-Free – use rice chex mix, pretzels and gluten free bagel chips.
Nut-Free – Leave out  nuts and use seeds like pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds instead.
Flavoring or Seasoning : If making for kids you can leave out chili powder and cayenne pepper complete or reduce the quantity and add it.
 
 
Nutritional Info – Please keep in mind that nutritional information provided is only a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 951kcal | Carbohydrates: 144g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 1618mg | Potassium: 525mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 1291IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 25mg