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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2 hours + cooling
  • Makes
    4 quarts


  • 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 15x10x1-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.
Editor's Note: This recipe was prepared with Planters' Cheeze Balls.

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  • gloromsaas
    Nov 14, 2019

    I’ve made this mix so many times already. Everyone loves it and asks me to make it.

  • mknuth
    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
    Aug 7, 2014

    Delicious and easy!

  • Worshipguy
    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!

  • jacmille
    Jun 18, 2013

    No comment left

  • emarkwell
    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
    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
    Oct 6, 2011

    Excellent! Something a little different than the norm. I took this camping and it was gone the first night!

  • Sandy Young
    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
    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.