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Chili Snack Mix Recipe

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 YIELD:24 servings


  • 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) miniature cheddar cheese fish-shaped crackers
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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. Yield: 6 quarts.

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Worshipguy User ID: 6391761 166960
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2013

"A nice change from the normal snack mix!"

nancy headlee User ID: 5479331 73844
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5317601 114947
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4977771 146177
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011


towanda7 User ID: 3629561 114946
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2009

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

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