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Chili-Lime Snack Mix Recipe
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Chili-Lime Snack Mix Recipe

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Why buy a pricey bagged snack mix when you can easily make a better-tasting one at home? Create a Southwestern sensation with chili powder, cayenne pepper and a twist of lime.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 8 cups Corn Chex
  • 1 cup cheddar-flavored snack crackers
  • 1 cup corn nuts
  • 1 cup corn chips
  • 1 cup miniature pretzel twists
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the first five ingredients. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; pour over cereal mixture and toss to coat.
  2. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 5 minutes, stirring three times. Spread onto waxed paper to cool. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 3 quarts.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Chili-Lime Snack Mix in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2013, p99

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Reviewed Mar. 31, 2015

"This sounds delicious. Any idea if it would work on only almonds? Love these almonds from the store."

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