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Mexican Snack Mix

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Every year around Thanksgiving we make Party Mix.  It makes a pot that literally lasts until Christmas.  Sometimes though, you can’t really wait until Thanksgiving for party mix.  And sometimes, you want your party mix to have some kick.  Enter Mexican Snack Mix.

mexican snack mix on a table

This makes a reasonable amount of snack mix (about 5 cups).  Is super adaptable to whatever you have or want to throw in.  It also has lots of yummy flavors, and a tiny bit of a kick.  You could easily give it a big kick, if that is your thing too.  See, super adaptable.  I made this last Friday, and I am embarrassed by how quickly it disappeared.  You have to be prepared, it is super addicting.  I had to just stay away, because once I started, there was no stopping.  But with only 2 tablespoons of butter in the entire recipes, it really isn’t that bad for you.  Whole grain cereal, nuts, fat free pretzels….I could think of worse things to snack on 🙂

mexican snack mix on a table

I found this recipe in the Tortillas to the Rescue. It is full of recipes that only use tortillas.  I always have a couple sitting in my fridge, so I was excited to see all the other ideas of things to use them in.  Be it dessert, appetizers, breakfast, lunch or dinner, there are recipes for everything.

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Mexican Snack Mix

Mexican Snack Mix

Snack mix with a Mexican kick. Quick, easy, and a fun change from your regular snacks.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 3 cups Corn Chex
  • 1 cup roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup small pretzels
  • 3 small tortillas, , cut into small squares
  • 1 cup multi-seed crackers
  • 2 Tbls butter, , melted
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbls lime juice
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
  2. In a glass 13x9 inch baking dish combine the cereal, nuts, pretzels, tortillas, and crackers. Toss until evenly combined.
  3. In a small bowl combine melted butter with the rest of the ingredients. Pour over the cereal mixture. Using a wooden spoon or your hands, toss until everything is evenly coated. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, and cool completely before serving.
  4. Store in an air tight container for a few days.


Adapted from Tortillas to the Rescue

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 287Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 8mgSodium 449mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 3gSugar 3gProtein 8g

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Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking

Saturday 15th of September 2012

this mix would rock any party! I love chex mix but never thought of making my own, thanks Erin!

Emily @ Life on Food

Saturday 15th of September 2012

Great snack to have on hand. That cookbook sounds really interesting. When you first started writing I just thought this was jazzed up Chex mix. Love that there Mexican tortillas in it too. I definitely always have some of those too.

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.

Friday 14th of September 2012

Yum!! I love Mexican anything so I think this would be super addictive!


Friday 14th of September 2012

Oh, this is a great snack mix! This would be a hit at my house!

Jen Laceda @ Tartine and Apron Strings

Thursday 13th of September 2012

Smart party ideas! This is the kind of thing I don't think of doing until I see a post like this. It's a good share - thanks!

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