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Spicy Snack Mix Recipe

Chex Mix spilling out of a jar onto a wood cutting board.

I think just about everyone has fond memories from childhood of eating homemade snack mix. It’s such a tasty treat, so much better than the snack mix in a bag. Perfect for an after school snack or to munch on during a football game. This recipe has a little spice (of course!), but not too much. Just enough to give it some zip!


I go a little heavy with the Worcestershire sauce when making snack mix and I always seem to sneak a few extra splashes each time I stir it. When eating the mix, I tend to pick out the pieces that soak up an extra lot of Worcestershire. The wheat ones are especially good at soaking it up and they sometimes turn a little bit chewy. Love that!

Snack Mix in a red and white bowl.

Isn’t it obligatory to stand over a bowl- (often ours doesn’t even make it to a bowl, we eat it straight off the baking pan) and pick out your favorite pieces from the batch? My favorites are the Worcestershirey wheat chex, the cheerios, and the peanuts.

Hmmm….think I’m getting a little hungry for some snack mix. Be back later.

Spicy Snack Mix in a bowl with some loose snack mix surrounding it.


Spicy Snack Mix

Spicy Snack Mix

Traditional Chex Mix with a little spice!
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 1 hour 20 minutes
TOTAL: 1 hour 25 minutes
SERVINGS: 10 -12


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 cups Wheat Chex
  • 2 cups Rice Chex
  • 2 cups Corn Chex
  • 1 cup Cheerios
  • 1 1/2 cups peanuts


  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  • Place butter in a large microwave-safe bowl and microwave until melted.
  • Stir all seasonings into butter.
  • Add remaining ingredients to bowl, stir well and pour onto a large, rimmed baking sheet.
  • Bake for 1 hour, 20 minutes. Remove from the oven every 20 minutes and give it a good stir.
Course: Snack

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10 thoughts on “Spicy Snack Mix Recipe”

  1. Laura Dembowski

    Snack mix is the best! I haven’t made any in a long time, but I think I did a how-to speech on snack mix in grade school 🙂

  2. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs

    Spicy is always better! This looks awesome, I’d be able to eat a bowl full of it 😉

  3. I grew up eating Chex cereal for breakfast, but not Chex mix. I’ve grown to love it and yours sounds terrific heavy on the Worcestershire…I love that stuff. It’s all about picking out your favorite pieces, and I love that bowl you’ve put it in!

  4. Samina | The Cupcake Confession

    I loveeee the spiced peanuts too! Wow!!! This is such an amazing snack mix! I am getting hungry just by looking at it! 🙂

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      Thanks Shashi! When you’re craving something salty, you can’t go wrong with snack mix can you?

  5. Amy @ Elephant Eats

    I love chex mix, so I know this must be amazing! Mmm, love all the spices you used. I wish I had some to snack on now!!

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