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Kickin’ Snack Mix

The blend of cereal with cheddar crackers and mixed nuts puts a new twist on a classic party mix, and cayenne pepper adds an interesting kick. Packed with almonds, pistachios and loads of flavor, this snack is definitely addicting! Kim Vogt - Creighton, NE
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    3 quarts


  • 3 cups Crispix
  • 3 cups Wheat Chex
  • 2 cups cheddar-flavored snack crackers
  • 1 cup pretzel sticks
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup mixed nuts
  • 1 cup pistachios
  • 1/2 cup butter-flavored popcorn oil
  • 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In a small bowl, combine the oil, dressing mix, dill, garlic powder and cayenne. Drizzle over cereal mixture; toss to coat.
  • Transfer to two greased 15x10x1-in. baking pans. Bake at 250° for 45-55 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool on wire racks. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 297 calories, 22g fat (3g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 426mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 7g protein.

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  • MarineMom_texas
    Oct 28, 2015

    I made this for my book club and they loved it. Instead of the oven, I put it in my slow cooker for a couple of hours. stirring occasionally. So easy and so good.

  • delowenstein
    May 31, 2013

    This is a recipe I have used and I think it's great! I did make adjustments on this recipe: I used one lb. pretzel sticks, 1-1/2 cups each of almonds & mixed nuts and 1/2 cup vegetable oil. I used 1 envelope ofItalian dressing mix & reduced the amount of cayenne pepper in the recipe to 1/2 tsp.This way, folks won't be finding it too spicy. I omitted the pistachios since I didn't have any at that time! I've found that this recipe is just as good with just the mixed nuts and almonds! I prepare this snack mix for our Fellowship time at our chapel and the folks enjoy it!

  • cpowell
    Aug 18, 2011

    I have made this recipe several times and constantly get requests for it. One of my favorites by far!

  • Deanna Watkins
    Feb 10, 2011

    My whole family loves it. I've already made it several times.

  • debbrent
    Oct 22, 2009

    I really loved it and it has a kick to it makes it all that much better.