Tijuana Tidbits

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling


4-3/4 quarts

Updated: Oct. 23, 2022
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


  • 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


  1. In a large greased roasting pan, combine the popcorn, tortilla chips, cereal and nuts.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Pour over popcorn mixture and toss to coat.
  3. 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.