Sweet Spicy Chex Mix

December 23, 2021

Sweet Spicy Chex Mix is a Gluten-free Chex cereal, a variety of ingredients such as mini pretzels, cheese crackers, mixed nuts, cranberries, and plenty of spice to kick up the flavors for your party.

Sweet-Spicy Chex Mix is deliciously flavor-packed and easy to make. Simply mix the sauce together, and pour over some Chex and crunchy snacks, and bake in the oven until crispy and lightly browned and scrumptious.


Sweet Spicy Chex MixThis has to be the most Iconic Holiday snack I can think of. When we were kids my stepmom would really go nuts with different cereal snacks and we loved them! Chex Mix has so many awesome variations you can make from scratch. It’s also great to get the little ones involved in the Holiday Feastivities. 

Times have changed since I was a small girl, we now have that lovely appliance called a microwave that can make prep and cook time much more convenient. However, don’t tell anyone but I am still that girl that uses the oven to make my Chex Party Mix


Sweet Spicy Chex MixThe other great thing about Sweet Spicy Chex Mix I love is that it really doesn’t take very much money, time,  or equipment to prepare for a ton of guests. Most of the ingredients are fairly budget-friendly and can be interchanged to make a fancy party mix or just a Classic Version of it.



  • Large glass bowl– To mix all ingredients

  • Small Bowl– To melt butter and combine seasoning

  • Measuring cups– To measure ingredients

  • Measuring spoons -To measure spices

  • Wooden spoon– To stir ingredients

  • Baking sheets– To make the Sweet Spicy Chex Mix

  • Oven or microwave– To cook  the Sweet Spicy Chex Mix

  • Serving dishes– To serve Party Mix

  • Storage containers– To store leftovers of Sweet Spicy Chex Mix






Sweet Spicy Chex Mix



  • Four cups of Corn Chex™ cereal

  • Four cups of Rice Chex™ cereal

  • One cup of cheese crackers

  • One and 1/2 cups of mixed nuts

  • One and 1/2 cups of small pretzels

  • Six tablespoons of unsalted butter 

  • One package of dry ranch dressing mix

  • One tablespoon of hot sauce

  • One tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce

  • Two tablespoons sugar

  • One teaspoon of dried thyme

  • One and 1/2 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning

  • 1/4 of a teaspoon of garlic powder

  • 1/8 of a teaspoon of ground cayenne pepper, optional

  • One cup dried cranberries


Sweet Spicy Chex Mix


Sweet Spicy Chex Mix

Sweet Spicy Chex Mix

Sweet Spicy Chex Mix is a Gluten-free Chex cereal, a variety of ingredients such as mini pretzels, cheese crackers, mixed nuts, cranberries, and plenty of spice to kick up the flavors for your party.
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16 Servings
Calories 343 kcal


  • Large glass bowl– To mix all ingredients.
  • Small Bowl– To melt butter and combine seasoning.
  • Measuring cups– To measure ingredients.
  • Measuring spoons -To measure spices.
  • Wooden spoon– To stir ingredients.
  • Baking sheets– To make the Sweet Spicy Chex Mix.
  • Oven or microwave– To cook the Sweet Spicy Chex Mix.
  • Serving dishes– To serve Party Mix.
  • Storage containers– To store leftovers of Sweet Spicy Chex Mix.


  • 4 cups Corn Chex
  • 4 cups Rice Chex
  • 1 cup cheese crackers
  • cups mixed nuts
  • cups small pretzels
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 package dry ranch dressing mix
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon  Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar + more if needed
  • tablespoons Cajun seasoning or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • teaspoon Cayenne pepper optional
  • 1 cup dried cranberries


  • Pre-heat oven to 250 degrees
  • Combine Chex cereal, crackers, pretzels, nuts, and cranberries in a large glass bowl.
  • In a small glass bowl, add the butter and place in microwave cooking in 45-second increments until melted. Then add all spices and wet seasoning ingredients. Pour over the cereal mixture and toss until the mixture is completely combined.
  • Spread on a large baking sheet and bake at 250 degrees for 45-55 minutes, stirring every so often.
  • Remove from oven and let cool completely. Serve or store in air-tight containers.


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Calories: 343kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 5gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 756mgPotassium: 134mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 843IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 84mgIron: 5mg
Keyword Chex Party Mix, Holiday Party Mix, Party Mix
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  • Reply
    Kristen Wood
    December 29, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    My kids are fans of spice and they absolutely devoured this! It’ll definitely be in regular rotation from now on. Thank you! 🙂

    • Reply
      January 1, 2022 at 7:04 am

      Happy New Year, and Thank you, Kristen!

  • Reply
    December 29, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    Love this and it brings back so many childhood holiday memories! Great snack and I’m deciding if I can share (or hide it just for me!)

    • Reply
      January 1, 2022 at 7:16 am

      Thank you, Cyndy! Happy Holidays!

  • Reply
    December 29, 2021 at 5:40 pm

    Such a fun and easy snack mix for game days! My husband loved it!

    • Reply
      January 1, 2022 at 7:17 am

      Thank you, Cynthia! SO glad you enjoyed the recipe! Happy New Year!

  • Reply
    December 29, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    Great and simple recipe! Ideal for the holidays!

    • Reply
      January 1, 2022 at 7:17 am

      Thank you, Tavo! Have a great New Year!

  • Reply
    Shadi Hasanzade
    December 29, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    So delicious! I made this Sweet Spicy Chex Mix today, and my family loved it! Thank you!

    • Reply
      December 29, 2021 at 2:55 pm

      Thank you, so much! Happy Holidays!

  • Reply
    December 24, 2021 at 8:42 am

    I love a good sweet and spicy chex mix recipe! Always a crowd pleaser and so easy to make! Thanks for the share!

    • Reply
      December 25, 2021 at 8:10 am

      Thank you, Liz! Merry Christmas!

  • Reply
    December 24, 2021 at 3:41 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

    • Reply
      December 24, 2021 at 6:45 am

      Thank you, Allyssa! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

  • Reply
    Angela Burke
    December 23, 2021 at 4:03 pm

    This has to be my favorite party mix! The balance between sweet and spicy was perfect! I actually brought it to our Secret Santa party! It was well received by all!

    • Reply
      December 23, 2021 at 4:36 pm

      Thank you, Angela! Merry Christmas!

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