Nacho Snack Mix Recipe
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Nacho Snack Mix Recipe

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This colorful mixture of bite-sized snack foods, cereal and crackers gets its south-of-the-border accent from taco seasoning. “The recipe makes a big batch, but it always goes fast,” notes Liz Loder of Fox Point, Wisconsin.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2 hours + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2 hours + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 4 cups Crispix
  • 1 can (4-1/2 ounces) crisp cheese ball snacks
  • 3 cups corn chips
  • 2 cups pretzel sticks
  • 1 cup cheese-flavored snack crackers
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted


  1. In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Spread in two ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Combine the taco seasoning, oil and butter; pour over cereal mixture and toss to coat.
  2. Bake at 200° for 2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes. Cool. Store in airtight containers. Yield: 4 quarts.
Editor's Note: This recipe was prepared with Planters' Cheeze Balls.
Originally published as Nacho Snack Mix in Taste of Home August/September 2005, p59

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mknuth 235495
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2015

"I use my roasting pan sprayed with cooking spray, and it couldn't be easier; just toss everything in the same pan! I don't measure much, either, as some of the snack foods aren't available in the sizes listed when I shop. I just throw everything in there, stirring occasionally, and let it have a fiesta in the oven for a couple of hours! (I rated this 5 stars, but they don't come up with the review.)"

smag66 95183
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2014

"Delicious and easy!"

Worshipguy 143769
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

"Made this for summer vacation and by the time the week was over, I had made 4 batches! The first 2 batches didn't last more than one night!"

emarkwell 95181
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2012

"Made this last year and everyone raved about it. I will be making it again for my gift baskets. :) I would recommend pouring seasoning into the bowl and toss then lay on cookie sheets."

veggiemama 143765
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2012

"As I was making this, I for some reason thought, "This is going to taste terrible." Maybe because it didn't look like there was enough seasoning to coat all of the mix. So glad I was wrong. This is delicious!"

Cowgrl0025 206841
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2011

"Excellent! Something a little different than the norm. I took this camping and it was gone the first night!"

Sandy Young 63011
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2011

"Oh, my goodness, this is THE BEST snack mix I've ever eaten! So easy to make. My husband loves it!"

deb3346 57446
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2010

"When made 1st batch while pouring liquid some snacks got overly saturated, too much liquid. In making 2nd batch I poured the liquid into food safe spray bottle and sprayed snacks while tossing to coat. Great results using less liquids."

Heidi McColly 95177
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2010

"Great alternative to regular snack mix. The next time I make it, I might try to reduce the amount of butter and oil. I used cheetos instead of cheese balls which worked just as well. When I took this to work, people raved and many asked for the recipe."

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