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Chili Snack Mix

 Chili Snack Mix
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.”
24 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling


  • 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


  • In a large bowl, combine the corn chips, nuts, pretzels and crackers.
  • In a small saucepan, bring butter, brown sugar, garlic powder and
  • chili powder to a boil. Remove from the heat; stir in baking soda.
  • Pour over snack mixture and toss to coat.
  • Transfer to three greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Bake
  • at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly toasted. Cool
  • completely on wire racks. Store in airtight containers. Yield: 6
  • quarts.