Spicy Chex Mix

Who doesn’t love a chex mix? I know I’m certainly a fan and this spin on the classic has a salty & spicy punch and it is completely addictive! I’m bringing this recipe to you just in time for football playoffs because chex mix is the perfect munchie during a game!

A Chex Mix is easy to create with some patients and time. I would suggest cooking for 75 minutes versus the 60 minutes you typically see in recipes to create more of a golden brown color.

I will also caution that this mix has some kick, so be prepared. If you’d rather have more sweetness, swap the measurements of the hot sauce and honey πŸ‘, or maybe even less hot sauce completely. You could also avoid adding finishing with the chili season blend at the end πŸ‘.

I hope you enjoy, cheers 🍻 and go Pats 🏈!

Some Notes:

  • CAUTION – This Chex Mix has spice, but if you love spice, you will absolutely love this version of the classic.
  • I opted not to include nuts, but you certainly could. Chex Mix is one of those snack foods where you can get creative, i.e. nuts, dried fruit, pumpernickel chips πŸ˜‹, Cherrios, the list goes on and on.
  • The mixture will seem wet between tossing, but don’t worry because the low temperature cooking will crisp up the mixture.
  • This snack mix can be stored at room temp and will last 2-3 weeks (who are we kidding, right?) if stored in an airtight storage container or bag.

Spicy Chex Mix

This spin on the classic has a salty & spicy punch and it is completely addictive, enjoy!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chex Mix, Sweet & Spicy Chex Mix
Servings: 14 cups
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 8 cups mixed Chex cereal, rice, corn or wheat
  • 2 cups bagel chips
  • 2 cups gold fish
  • 2 cups mini pretzels
  • ΒΎ cups unsalted butter
  • 6 TBS Worcheshire Sauce
  • Β½ cup hot sauce, I used Frank's Red Hot
  • β…“ cup honey
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 TBS salt
  • Β½ tsp pepper

For Finishing, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven toΒ 275 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • Combine the dry ingredients (the first 4) in a large mixing bowl.
  • Place the remaining ingredients (the next 8) in a medium saucepan over medium heat and stir until the butter has melted.
  • Pour over the dry ingredients and coat the dry ingredients completely.
  • Spread the mixture onto your baking sheets and place in a 375 degree oven.
  • Bake for 75 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and toss one last time with the salt and chili seasoning mix (this is optional). Allow to cool completely on the baking sheets.
  • Once cool, enjoy and cheers 🍻.

Notes

  • CAUTION – This Chex Mix has spice, but if you love spice, you will absolutely love this version of the classic.
  • I opted not to include nuts, but you certainly could. Chex Mix is one of those snack foods where you can get creative, i.e. nuts, dried fruit, pumpernickel chips πŸ˜‹, Cherrios, the list goes on and on.
  • The mixture will seem wet between tossing, but don’t worry because the low temperature cooking will crisp up the mixture.
  • This snack mix can be stored at room temp and will last 2-3 weeks (who are we kidding, right?) if stored in an airtight storage container or bag.
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