Once you make this made from scratch Spicy Chex Mix, you won’t ever be putting a store bought bag in your cart again — You’ll be hooked!
Football games, holiday lounging, bachelorette parties or after school snacks. These are all perfect reasons to make a batch of this Chex Mix! I adapted this recipe from one my sister-in-law shared by swapping a couple of ingredients in and out until it was perfect. This quickly became one of the most popular snacks that y’all have fallen in love with from my page. I get so excited to hear when y’all make my recipes and love them just as much as I do.
This recipe always makes me laugh because it reminds me of a trip to Cabo for a friends bachelorette party. To no surprise, I was asked to bring some snacks. With 4 hotel rooms and 16 girls total, I made each room a 1 gallon bag of Chex Mix. After all, we needed something to soak up all the tequila and coronas we were about to consume. We probably could have used 4 more gallons HA!
Let’s fast forward to the airport security checkpoint… I’ll paint the picture the best I can. I walked through TSA at 6am wearing a taco shirt and got stopped because I was carrying FOUR 1 gallon bags of homemade Chex mix in my carry on…
The TSA agent looked at me completely confused. I felt the need to justify myself so I just gave him a shoulder shrug and said “Sorry I like snacks”. Shortly after this experience, TSA implemented a rule about the amount of snacks you can take on board planes. WHOOPS surely that wasn’t because of me!
A lesson to the wise, (from the not-so-wise), make this Spicy Chex mix, but don’t take 4 gallons of it to Cabo or your bag will get chexed.
Spicy Chex Mix
- 2 cups Corn Chex cereal
- 2 cups Rick Chex cereal
- 2 cups Wheat Chex cereal
- 1 1/2 cups Cheez-its
- 1 bag Gardettos garlic rye chips
- 1 1/2 cups Sesame chips
- 1 1/2 cups Pretzel Sticks
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 1 pkg Hidden Valley ranch dressing dry packet
- 1 tbsp Franks Red hot
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper add more for an extra kick
- Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
- In a large bowl, mix together all the dry cereal, cheez-its, garlic chips, sesame chips, and pretzels.
- Melt butter and then add ranch packet, hot sauce, Worcestershire, dried thyme, garlic powder, and cayenne. Stir until combined.
- Slowly pour seasoning mixture over the dry ingredients and stir until evenly coated.
- Spread mixture on an oven safe metal baking sheet (you may need two). Bake for approx 1 hour, removing to stir every 15 minutes.
- Let cool completely before serving or storing.
I’d love to hear from you once you get the chance to make this recipe. Leave a comment below with your review!