Bar Style Snack Mix


Sweet Salty Spicy Crunchy Yummy Bar Snack Mix


  • 6 Cups Chex cereal whichever Chex type cereal or generic you like. We oat or corn usually
  • 4 Cups mini pretzel twists you can also use pretzel sticks if you like things that stick into the roof of your mouth
  • 3 Cups cheezy crackers cheezits, goldfish...
  • 1 Cup cashews
  • 1 Cup peanuts
  • 1 1/2 tsps garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 Tbls Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbls hot sauce
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 Cup butter
  • 1/4 Cup brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees

  2. In roasting pan combine cereal, crackers and nuts (crunchy stuff) and loosely mix

  3. Combine all other ingredients in pan and mix together over low heat until butter is melted and everything combines. Alternatively, put ingredients in microwave safe bowl and warm slowly until all melted. Do not do this on high. You'll have  buttery mess on the inside of your microwave if you do.

  4. Pour the butter mixture over the mixture in the roasting pan, mixing it to get it evenly distributed over all the crunchy stuff.

  5. Bake in the oven for 1 hour, stirring lightly ever 15 minutes.  Allow to cool at least a bit or you'll burn your tongue. Dig in

When you’re drinking adult beverages at the bar, they provide you some good snacks that take care of your munchies and give you enough salty wonderfulness to keep you drinking for a while.

What a shame not to have that at home. Worse, what a shame to rely on pre-made bagged snack and chex mixes which are nearly universally lame.

So here is our take on this. You can add or subtract, up it or down it in size, but we like this just fine