Crunchy Party Mix Recipe
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Crunchy Party Mix Recipe

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Here's a bold party mix you can make anytime. It's hot, spicy and packed with flavor—just the way we like things in Texas! —Nancy Elliott, Houston, TX
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 3 cups Corn Chex
  • 3 cups Rice Chex
  • 3 cups Wheat Chex
  • 1 package (4 ounces) corn nuts
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 1 cup miniature pretzels
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 188 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 375 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients; toss to combine. In a small bowl, mix the remaining ingredients; drizzle over cereal mixture and toss to coat.
  2. Working in batches, microwave mixture on high in a microwave-safe bowl for 4-5 minutes, stirring twice. Spread on baking sheets; cool completely. Store in airtight containers. Yield: 3 quarts.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Crunchy Party Mix in Simple & Delicious December/January 2014

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