Spicy Snack Mix

Julie James


Some recipes call for dill which we didn't care for. Others for more cayenne pepper which was too spicy for the grandkids. This is the mix that we came up with which the kids and adults all enjoy. If you would like it hotter, just add more cayenne pepper (up to 1 teaspoon is good).

★★★★★ 2 votes
1 Hr
45 Min

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Full of ranch flavor with a punch of heat, this snack mix recipe is fabulous! The marinade is really the star of this recipe and the flavor is amazing. This will be great for watching ball games, a movie night, after-school snack or, you can package it in cute mason jars to give out as a housewarming gift at the holidays.


1 lb bag(s)
2 to 3 c
Crispix cereal
1 c
vegetable oil
1 tsp
garlic powder
1 tsp
onion powder
1 pkg
dry ranch dressing or ranch dip mix
1/2 tsp
cayenne pepper

How to Make Spicy Snack Mix


  • 1Mix together with a whisk: oil, garlic and onion powder, ranch mix and cayenne pepper.
  • 2Pour over pretzels and cereal in a large bowl that you can cover and seal.
  • 3Marinate at least an hour, turning and mixing every 15 minutes.
  • 4Put in a large baking pan and bake at 250 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Let cool and enjoy. Store in sealed container.

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About Spicy Snack Mix

Course/Dish: Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #Spicy Snack Mix