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Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Snack Mix

This yummy snack mix was concocted by our Test Kitchen. Chex cereal, cheesy snack crackers and mini pretzels are baked with a sprinkling of soy sauce, chili powder and barbecue seasoning. The mix is sure to spice up your next party or festive gathering. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    10 cups


  • 4 cups miniature pretzels
  • 2-1/3 cups reduced-fat cheese-flavored baked snack crackers
  • 2 cups Wheat Chex
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon barbecue seasoning
  • 3 cups Corn Pops


  • Preheat oven to 250°. In a large bowl, combine pretzels, crackers and cereal. In a small bowl, combine butter, soy sauce, chili powder and barbecue seasoning; pour over cereal mixture and toss to coat.
  • Transfer to a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Stir in Corn Pops. Store in airtight containers.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 160 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 484mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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  • expeditus
    Aug 3, 2011

    Instead of Corn Pops, I used Kix (I thought the Corn Pops were too sweet for my taste.) We loved the result, and I will definitely be making this again. Probably too high in sodium for those who must restrict it, but otherwise, very tasty!

  • diraccoon
    Jul 7, 2011

    Who decided this was healthy? Too much sodium. 1/5 the amount allowed per day if you go by the old amt suggested by experts.

  • tkarinas
    Jan 15, 2010

    This sweet and spicy snack mix is an absolute favourite in our home and one we'll be making many more times. It's so good, it vanishes faster than I ever expected.