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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.”
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    6 quarts


  • 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) Goldfish cheddar crackers
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine corn chips, nuts, pretzels and crackers. In a small saucepan, bring butter, brown sugar, garlic powder and chili powder to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in baking soda. Pour over snack mixture and toss to coat.
  • Transfer to three greased 15x10x1-in. baking pans. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly toasted. Cool completely on wire racks. Store in airtight containers.

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  • Worshipguy
    Jun 12, 2013

    A nice change from the normal snack mix!

  • nancy headlee
    Nov 30, 2012

    I hope this gets better with time. It was expensive to make and at best is was okay. Very bland!

  • Carolina Cooker
    Nov 5, 2012

    Very fast & very easy. I brought to a Halloween party & the bowl was cleaned out! The seasonings give it a good flavor. Don't let the name scare you-it's not hot. It is slightly sweet, so if you want more a savory mix, cut back on the sugar. Recommend for a quick, simple snack to feed a large crowd.

  • babs7990
    Oct 28, 2011


  • towanda7
    Oct 30, 2009

    Some family members like it just as well as Chex Mix. Very crispy and not too spicy.