Chesapeake Snack Mix Recipe
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Chesapeake Snack Mix Recipe

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Plain pretzels pale in comparison to this jazzy concoction that microwaves in moments. Pack a pouch to go for an easy at-work or on-the-road snack. —JoAnne Geiger, Baltimore
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:10 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups Corn Chex
  • 2 cups Wheat Chex
  • 2 cups cheddar-flavored snack crackers
  • 1 cup miniature pretzels
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon seafood seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 157 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 371 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a 3-qt. microwave-safe bowl, combine the cereals, crackers and pretzels. In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt butter. Stir in the vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, seafood seasoning, celery seed and mustard. Pour over cereal mixture and toss to coat.
  2. Cook, uncovered, on high for 3-4 minutes, stirring once. Spread onto waxed paper to cool. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 2 quarts.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Chesapeake Snack Mix in Simple & Delicious October/November 2011, p33

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Reviewed Jun. 11, 2013

"I did use this recipe & made adaptations to it: I used 4-1/2 cups of Chex cereal-either Corn, Rice or Wheat Chex, 1 package of Cheddar Cheese-flavored Goldfish Crackers or wheat cracker thins, 2 cups miniature pretzels, 1-1/2 cups roasted peanuts, & kept the amount of the butter, white vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, Old Bay seafood seasoning, caraway seed instead of celery seed, & the ground mustard. I used a large

roasting pan to mix the cereal, crackers, pretzels & nuts of my own addition, then combined the butter, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, seafood seasoning, caraway seed & ground
mustard. I BAKED the mix in a 250o F. oven for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. %This recipe worked out very well for me & it is a part of my collection of TOH snack mix recipes to prepare! I admit that I prefer to bake my snack mixes instead of using a microwave-BUT this is what recipes are about-folks have different ways of preparing a particular recipe & if that works for them, then that is what counts!"

Reviewed Jan. 19, 2012

"I loved this recipe! I did make some changes though! I doubled the garlic powder, Old Bay and Celery seed. I substituted sea salt bagel chips for the pretzels. It has a little kick and tastes better than regular chex mix."

Reviewed Nov. 18, 2011

"Tasty but it really needed some nuts!"

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