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Tijuana Tidbits

Tortilla chips, chili powder and cayenne pepper lend to the Mexican flavor of this snack mix, while corn syrup and brown sugar add a bit of sweetness. I like to package it in holiday tins to give as gifts.—Beverly Phillips, Duncanville, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
  • Makes
    4-3/4 quarts


  • 12 cups popped popcorn
  • 4 cups bite-size tortilla chips
  • 3 cups Crispix
  • 1 can (11-1/2 ounces) mixed nuts
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • In a large greased roasting pan, combine the popcorn, tortilla chips, cereal and nuts.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Pour over popcorn mixture and toss to coat.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 250° for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes. Cool on waxed paper. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 274 calories, 18g fat (5g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 319mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • gremaux
    Jan 27, 2021

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  • Karen
    Dec 23, 2018

    Perfect combination of salry/sweet/spicy. This has become a holiday family favorite. Easy to do and makes plenty to share.

  • cgottschall
    Dec 8, 2011

    Great change from traditional snack mix. Biggest problem I had was my roasting pan wasn't large enough to stir it.