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Sweet & Spicy Snack Mix
Sweet & Spicy Snack Mix
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
2 hrs
 
Sweet & Spicy Snack Mix is a delicious and easy grab-and-go snack for summertime.
Servings: 24 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups rice Chex cereal
  • 2 cups corn Chex cereal
  • 2 cups Cheerios cereal
  • 2 cups Cheez-Its
  • 2 cups pretzels
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1 stick butter 8 tablespoons
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce plus more to taste
  • 1/2 to 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 to 1 cup nuts if desired
  • 1 cup dark chocolate morsels
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a very large mixing bowl, stir together cereals, Cheez-its and pretzels.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, stir together salt, pepper, thyme, garlic powder, paprika and chili powders.
  4. In a microwave safe bowl, melt butter in the microwave. Stir in hot sauce. (I used Tabasco sauce.)
  5. Using a wooden spoon, stir butter mixture into the cereal mixture until the cereal is coated. Then, stir in the spice mixture until the cereal is coated.
  6. Spread the cereal onto the parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Stir in pumpkin seeds, nuts and chocolate morsels. Store in an airtight container up to 2 weeks.