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Chili Snack Mix Recipe

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Barb Gustison of Quincy, Illinois writes, “I remember my mother making chili mix in place of cookies for bake sales. Everyone loved it! It's also great for a snack at home, or to have on trips and at parties.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) corn chips
  • 1 can (11-1/2 ounces) mixed nuts
  • 1 package (11 ounces) pretzel sticks
  • 1 package (6.6 ounces) miniature cheddar cheese fish-shaped crackers
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine corn chips, nuts, pretzels and crackers. In a small saucepan, bring butter, brown sugar, garlic powder and chili powder to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in baking soda. Pour over snack mixture and toss to coat.
  2. Transfer to three greased 15x10x1-in. baking pans. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly toasted. Cool completely on wire racks. Store in airtight containers. Yield: 6 quarts.
Originally published as Chili Snack Mix in Simple & Delicious January/February 2008, p12

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Reviewed Jun. 12, 2013

"A nice change from the normal snack mix!"

Reviewed Nov. 30, 2012

"I hope this gets better with time. It was expensive to make and at best is was okay. Very bland!"

Reviewed Nov. 5, 2012

"Very fast & very easy. I brought to a Halloween party & the bowl was cleaned out! The seasonings give it a good flavor. Don't let the name scare you-it's not hot. It is slightly sweet, so if you want more a savory mix, cut back on the sugar. Recommend for a quick, simple snack to feed a large crowd."

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011


Reviewed Oct. 30, 2009

"Some family members like it just as well as Chex Mix. Very crispy and not too spicy."

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