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Nacho Snack Mix

 Nacho Snack Mix
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.
16 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 2 hours + cooling


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Wine: Sweet Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.