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Nacho Snack Mix Recipe

Nacho Snack Mix Recipe

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 YIELD: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.

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mknuth User ID: 1302723 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 User ID: 7616420 95183
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2014

"Delicious and easy!"

Worshipguy User ID: 6391761 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 User ID: 5965858 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 User ID: 4640590 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 User ID: 3538925 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 User ID: 1064737 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 User ID: 1821731 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 User ID: 2047310 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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