I’m crunching away as I write this post. I’ve been taken over by a snack attack. But, thankfully my latest recipe for Sriracha Snack Mix is able to ease the hunger.
I typically crave salty snacks and one of my favorites is Chex Mix. This weekend I decided to make my own ultimate mix with all the best fillings. We all know the bagel chips are the best (at least in my mind), so why not double the amount of them. Also, who needs regular butter crackers when you can have Cheez-its! That’s the fun of making your own snack blend, you hold the power to omit, add or subtract any of the mix-ins.
While I used the Chex-Mix original recipe as a guideline I fussed around with the spices and added fresh garlic (instead of the powdered stuff) and Sriracha for an extra zesty kick. I’m going to be honest; homemade Snack Mix is not the healthiest snack out there. Your dousing crackers and other munchies, that are already considered splurges in my book, with butter and more salt. BUT, I can’t lie and say it’s not delicious.
Put a bowl of this out for Sunday football and it will be empty in minutes, I’ll guarantee you that.
…all for the love of the dish
- 3 cups corn chex
- 3 cups wheat chex
- 2 cups Cheez-its
- 2 cups bagel chips
- 1 cup of pretzel sticks
- 1 cup of dry-roasted peanuts
- 6 tbsp butter
- 3 tbsp worchestershire sauce
- 1 & 1/2 tbsp sriracha
- 2 cloves freshly minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
- Pour all snacks into one large bowl.
- Melt butter in the microwave (I did it in 4, 20 second increments). Stir in the Worcestershire, sriracha, minced garlic, and spices. Transfer the butter mixture to a large bowl and gradually stir in the dry snacks. Make sure to mix very well so all pieces get coated.
- Pour the snack mix onto 2 large baking sheets. Bake in the oven for 1 hour and 20 minutes.
- Once out of the oven, pour the mixture onto paper towels to cool so any access oil drips off.
- Once the snack mix is cooled, you’re ready to party! You can also store in an airtight container for later use.
This will last 3-4 days in your pantry