A classic snack mix is spiced up with Sriracha and red pepper flakes in my Sriracha spicy Chex mix. The combination of Chex cereal, cheesy fish and square crackers, pretzels, and oyster crackers is perfect for snacking while you are cheering on your favorite sports team in the big game!
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SPICY CHEX MIX
You know that feeling you get when you are craving something to snack on and can’t quite find it? I can never figure out if it is something sweet, salty, crunchy, spicy, or if I am just thirsty.
Yes, I hear that if you think you are craving something then you drink a glass of water and wait 10 minutes. If you are still hungry then eat something.
If not, your body was just thirsty. I can tell you without a doubt that my body is always thirsty because I don’t drink enough water, but my body is always hungry too.
Not super hungry, I just need a handful of something. Some bits of a snack to put in my mouth and crunch on. Maybe I just need something to keep my mouth busy.
Or at the very least, shut me up for five minutes. This is where sriracha spicy Chex mix comes in!
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SPICY CHEX MIX INGREDIENTS
- cheddar fish crackers
- square cheddar cheese crackers
- rice Chex cereal
- oyster crackers
- Worcestershire sauce
- garlic powder
- red pepper flakes
HOW TO MAKE SPICY CHEX MIX
FIRST: Preheat oven to 250F. Combine all the snack mix crackers.
SECOND: In a medium-sized bowl, combine all the ingredients for the sauce coating. Stir to combine. Pour over the snack mixture of crackers. Toss to combine and make sure that the crackers are all coated.
THIRD: Spread on a sheet pan. Bake at 250F for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely. Store in an air-tight container for up to a week or until it’s all gone!
For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
IF I DON’T HAVE SRIRACHA CAN I USE SOMETHING ELSE?
Feel free to use your favorite hot sauce.
CAN I ADD SOME BROWN SUGAR TO MAKE IT SWEET ADN SPICY?
You can, but you might need to watch the baking times as the brown sugar in the coating could burn.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST AFTER BAKING?
Depends on how fast you eat it, LOL! In all seriousness, it will last a week if stored in an air-tight container.
CAN I SUBSTITUTE OTHER CRACKERS?
Absolutely you can. This snack mix is perfect for using up small amounts of leftover crackers and chips. Just make sure the total volume of dry crackers/cereals is the same as in the original recipe or the sauce will be too much or not enough.
All the different crackers and such make for a great variety of textures and flavors. The rough-chopped almonds are firmer than the other ingredients and are a welcome crunch.
And the combination of the coating sauce ingredients plays well with the cheese that is already on some of the crackers.
Making this sriracha spicy Chex mix snack mix takes minimal effort, I can keep an eye on it while doing other things around the house (like bingeing a show-not laundry) and makes a ton of snack mix. 12 cups to be exact.
Don’t worry if you don’t have the exact crackers in the recipe, just use what you have. Just remember that you need 12 cups of dry mix, so any combination of crackers, pretzels, nuts, etc., will work great!
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Clean out your mostly empty boxes of snacks and combine them all for a unique snack mix in my sriracha spicy Chex mix. This recipe works great for getting ready for the big game!!
MORE PARTY FOODS
- sriracha honey chicken wings
- oven baked chex mix
- crack chex mix
- spicy pretzel nuggets
- seasoned oyster crackers
- lemonade chex mix
For the snack mix
- 2 cups pretzels
- 2 cups cheddar fish crackers
- 2 cups square cheddar cheese crackers
- 2 cups rice Chex cereal
- 2 cups oyster crackers
- 2 cups almonds (chopped)
For the sauce coating
- 6 tablespoons butter (melted)
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup Sriracha
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
- Preheat oven to 250F.
- Combine all the snack mix crackers
- In a medium-sized bowl, combine all the ingredients for the sauce coating.
- Stir to combine.
- Pour over the snack mixture of crackers.
- Toss to combine and make sure that the crackers are all coated.
- Spread on a sheet pan.
- Bake at 250F for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and cool completely.
- Store in an air-tight container for up to a week or until it's all gone!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 877Total Fat: 58gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 34gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 2049mgCarbohydrates: 68gFiber: 7gSugar: 8gProtein: 27g
This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.
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