Ahhhhhh. Fall is in the air. It’s time to start thinking about those favorite holiday snacks. For years, I waited on my best friend’s mother-in-law to start sending out her coveted Chex Mix. It’s true, not all Chex Mix is created equal. And since I could never bribe the recipe out of her, I decided to create my own. This Chex Mix recipe is crazy good and super savory, which I’m totally looking for in my snack mix. Make sure to pin this for all your holiday snacking needs!
First off, why are all the Fritos snack mixes on Pinterest sweet? I mean, I totally get it, and normally that would be right up my alley. But Fritos are SO salty and bold. They are crying out to be used in a savory mix. So I mixed them with two kinds of Chex Mix, oyster crackers, pretzels and bagel chips. Of course you can use anything you like, but this mix was SUPER tasty.
I always start with a big, disposable pan because it makes everything so much easier for stirring without sending pieces flying all over the kitchen. The thing that MAKES the Chex Mix is the baking. It really helps to crisp everything up and make it super crunchy. Ain’t no one got time for a soggy snack. I just mixed up the butter and spices in a saucepan to melt it all together and then poured it on the mix that was already in the big pan. I tossed it really well to make sure the seasoning gets all over each piece. But here is the star of this show. The Kim to the Kardashians if you will. Old Bay seasoning. Man, I can’t get enough of this stuff lately (remember it from my chip dip the other day?). It really adds a depth of flavor to the mix that you can’t get from just seasoned salt. It was not a spice my mom used so I had never even tried it until last year! I feel like I may need therapy because of that! This Chex Mix recipe is totally versatile. You can use it for all kinds of parties. It works perfectly to share as gifts when you make several large batches and it’s easy and inexpensive! I made this batch for my tailgate party but trust me. There doesn’t need to be any football on to enjoy this snack.
Best Ever Chex Mix
This yummy snack favorite gets even better with a savory dose of Old Bay seasoning. So yum!
- 2 cups Fritos chips
- 2 cups Mini Pretzels
- 2 cups Corn Chex
- 2 cups Rice Chex
- 2 cups Bagel Chips
- 8 TBSP butter you can use margarine if dietary reasons call for it!
- 2 TBSP Worcestershire Sauce
- 2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 3/4 tsp onion powder
- In a large disposable pan add all of the snack items.
In a large disposable pan, add all of the snack items.
In a small saucepan, add all the seasoning ingredients and stir until butter is melted and everything is well mixed.
Pour the butter and spice mixture over the snack mix and carefully toss to make sure the seasoning gets to each piece.
Bake the Chex Mix in a 250 degree oven for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
Let cool and store in an air tight container.
Looking for more snack recipes? Try these:
For when you are feeling lazy but snacky – lazy nachos
For when you want creamy, cheesy goodness – roasted tomato and burrata appetizer
For a lighter, kind of healthier snack – avocado hummus
For when you’re feeling cheesey – best cheese ball ever
For when you need a sweet snack – cinnamon walnuts