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Bold and Zesty Party Mix

Bold, zesty, buttery, crunchy, salty party mix is a fan favorite at our house. It's my bolder zestier version of a classic party mix snack that really gets the party started.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 15 1-cup servings
Author: Laura Franco


  • 3 cups wheat Chex cereal
  • 3 cups rice Chex cereal
  • 3 cups corn Chex cereal
  • 2 cups dry roasted salted peanuts
  • 2 cups small cheese crackers
  • 2 cups small pretzels
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1-1/2 tbsp seasoning salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup Worcestershire Sauce


  • Preheat oven to 250°
  • Place the cereals, cheese crackers, pretzels, and peanuts into a large bowl.
  • Melt butter, Worcestershire sauce, seasoning salt, and garlic powder in the microwave.
  • Slowly pour the hot butter sauce over the dry ingredients.
  • Gently mix the ingredients with a spatula or your hands.
  • Pour the mixture equally onto two cookies sheets.
  • Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  • Cool the baked mix completely before eating.


  • Make sure you cool the baked mix completely before adding it to an airtight container.
  • Try other ingredients like cashews, bagel chips, Cheerios, Cheese-It crackers.
  • Add hot sauce, honey, and cinnamon to the melted butter for a sweet and salt flavor.
  • This recipe makes a fantastic party favor or holiday gift. Place a couple of cups of mix into a large mason jar or ziptop bag and tie a ribbon around it.