A couple of weeks ago I posted a bunch of polls up on my Instagram story. The general consensus is that y’all are looking for more snack recipes! Well luckily, I was testing this recipe at the end of summer and I am so excited to finally share it with you. If you like a little heat, I think you’re going to like this recipe elote.
This Elote Chex Mix recipe is super easy to make at home and great to have on hand as an appetizer for your guests. The best part about homemade Chex Mix is that if you don’t like one of the snacks, you can leave it out or swap it with something else. You can also guarantee that each piece will be coated with flavor. Take the bagged mix out of your cart. This is way better!
Also, before we get any further, a special shout out to my brother for helping me pick the best seasoning combo for this recipe. Although, I have a feeling he didn’t mind taste testing…
What is Mexican Elote?
Mexican Elote, also know as Mexican Street Corn, is a grilled corn dish that is usually smothered in a mayo cream sauce, topped with chile powder, and cheese, and garnished with a lime. The world “elote” means “corn cob” in Spanish. I hope I’m making my best friend proud with this tidbit of knowledge since she used to teach Spanish.
What is Everything but Elote Seasoning?
If you learned anything above, Elote seasoning is basically everything except for the grilled corn. The Trader Joe’s seasoning is a mixture of chile pepper, Parmesan cheese, chipotle powder, cumin, dried cilantro, sea salt, etc. If you’re looking for another tasty item to try the next time you’re in a Trader Joe’s, pick up a bag of Elote Corn Dippers. Mmmm they are so good!
Elote Chex Mix
- 2 cups Corn Chex cereal
- 2 cups Rice Chex cereal
- 2 cups Wheat Chex cereal
- 1½ cups Cheez-its
- 1½ cups pretzel sticks
- 1 7oz bag bagel chips
- 1 9oz container Cajun corn sticks
- 1 9 oz container corn nuts
- 8 oz cashews
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 3 tbsp Trader Joe's Elote seasoning
- 1 tbsp Franks Red hot
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
- In a large bowl, mix together all the dry cereal, cheez-its, pretzels, bagel chips, cajun sticks, corn nuts, and cashews.
- Melt butter and then add Elote seasoning, hot sauce, Worcestershire, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. 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 1.5hrs, removing to stir every 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle more Elote seasoning on top to add a dusting to the Chex Mix. Let cool completely before serving or storing.
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I’d love to hear from you once you get the chance to make this recipe. Leave a comment below with your review or any modifications you made! And don’t forget to tag @rightbackspatula on Instagram if you take any pictures!