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Zesty Party Snack Mix

Pep up a party with this crunchy well-seasoned blend of cereal, pretzels and cheese crackers. "You can alter it by adding mixed nuts," says Codie Ray of Tallulah, Louisiana.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    16 cups


  • 4 cups Corn Chex
  • 4 cups Cheerios
  • 4 cups pretzel sticks
  • 4 cups cheese-flavored snack crackers
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • In a large bowl, combine the cereals, pretzels and crackers. Spread onto two ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pans.
  • Combine the remaining ingredients; pour over the cereal mixture and toss to coat. Bake 225° for 2 to 2-1/2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes. Store in airtight containers.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 250 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 620mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • marniehook
    Dec 2, 2015

    Fabulous! This is the third year in a row that I am making this recipe.

  • sharonsue
    Dec 24, 2013

    I've made a similar mix for years and I make it in the microwave. Bake 2 minutes at a time, stirring thoroughly. Mine usually takes 6 to 8 minutes to make a batch. When the mix looks dry, it's done. I pour out on a big towel and let it cool. This is the only way to cook it, in my estimation.

  • 95cook
    Oct 31, 2013

    I increase the oven temperature to 3oo degrees and stir every 15 mins. , by doing this you can cut the baking time down to 1 hr. ( cutting off 1 1/2 hr) It helps a lot , since the length of cooking time was a factor for some trying this recipe. I also used my extra large METAL bread bowl which saved spreading the mix out on cookie sheets. I just put the whole bowl full in the oven and stirred it in there! Much easier to stir too.

  • caroljz
    Dec 16, 2012

    This is a big hit w/ the guys at Christmas. I've been making it for for 3 or 4 years now. I just wonder if there is a shortcut, so I don't have to have the oven on for 2 1/2 hours. That is the ONLY downfall for making this mix. Any suggestions??

  • ahhlen2u
    Nov 20, 2012

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  • lottieda
    Dec 31, 2011

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  • sahm824
    Oct 28, 2010

    I kept everything the same except I used oyster crackers for the cheerios. Very quick to mix up and was a big hit with the teens.