Spicy Snack Mix

Chex Mix spicy recipe

Spicy Chex Mix

I feel certain that everyone is familiar with that holiday favorite cereal snack mix out there.  This is similar, but filled with the things I love…and with a little kick.  If you’re searching for something a little different, give my version a try…  

For years now, I’ve said there are very few “rules” when it comes to cooking…this truly applies to the making of cereal snack mixes. For instance, Cheerios in it? No thanks! Bagel chips? Chip a tooth! And there are nuts in mixed nuts that I just don’t want.

Also, the thing about Chex mix (yes, that’s the one I was referring to), is that you have to buy three boxes of cereal.  And, I’m not a particular fan of the wheat Chex…so, I started buying Crispix because you get the rice and the corn in one box of cereal.

I only put in the nuts that I love. Additionally, I use hot and spicy Cheez-its and I add a bit of zip with the addition of some Tabasco and a hint of cayenne pepper.

It’s nothing fancy, it’s just how I like it; it’s also been a real hit with everyone who has tried it.  Especially my nephew, Jonathon, who has declared me “The Best Chex Mix Maker” ever.  So, here you go Jonathon…now you can make it too!


Spicy Cereal Snack Mix
A zippy twist on a cereal snack mix favorite.
  • 1½ sticks butter (12 tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Tabasco
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1½ teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1-12 ounce box of Crispix cereal
  • 1-13.7 ounce box of Hot & Spicy Cheez-its
  • 1-15 ounce package pretzel sticks
  • 8 ounces cocktail peanuts
  • 8 ounces pecans
  • 8 ounces cashews
  1. Preheat oven to 250 F.
  2. Melt butter in a bowl in the microwave.
  3. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, cayenne, seasoned salt, garlic and onion powder.
  4. Place cereal, crackers, nuts and pretzels in a large roasting pan.*
  5. Pour the butter mixture over the contents of the roasting pan and stir until the butter and seasonings coat everything well.
  6. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  7. Spread on paper towels to cool.
  8. Store in an air-tight container.
*This takes an enormous roasting pan...you can split it into two batches if your roasting pan is smallish.


About P ~ The Saucy Southerner

I started cooking when I was ten years old. For me, the process of cooking, from inception of a dish, to the execution, to the washing of the pots is sheer delight. I am now retired from a business I still own, in partnership with my husband. I used to work six days a week and still cook every night. Now, I'm gardening, still cooking, always having fun and hoping to share my joy with you. Thank you for reading...and commenting! P~
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4 Responses to Spicy Snack Mix

  1. Jonathon Myers says:

    Lala I thought what you posted was pure awesome and you are the best chex mix maker in the world.Thanks for the recipie.

    • P~ says:


      You are so welcome, honey!!! The secret is out…see how simple it is? Now, you can follow in my footsteps in the chex mix department, no? You’ll have to make ME some now! 😉

      Love you, sweetie! Lala

  2. Elizabeth says:

    I want to make this————looks delicious————-is it extremely hot in flavor?

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