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Sweet-and-Spicy Chex Mix

Sweet-and-Spicy Chex Mix

Don’t scoff at the sour cherries in this Chex mix recipe! Their sweet bite and chewy texture are the perfect foil for all the crunch and salt and spice. But if you’re really not into it, sub mini chocolate chips instead.


  • 2 cups mixed unsalted nuts (such as pecans and cashews)
  • 2 cups small checkerboard pretzels or other small pretzels
  • ½ cup roasted edamame or roasted green peas (not wasabi flavor)
  • 6 garlic cloves, finely grated
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 6 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup hot sauce (such as Frank’s Hot Sauce)
  • ¼ cup (packed) light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 cups dried sour cherries or cranberries

Recipe Preparation

  • Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 250°. Toss corn Chex, rice Chex, nuts, pretzels, edamame, and almonds in a large bowl.

  • Whisk garlic, butter, Worcestershire, hot sauce, brown sugar, salt, onion powder, black pepper, and cayenne in a small bowl. Pour over cereal mixture and gently toss with a rubber spatula until coated.

  • Divide mixture between 2 rimmed baking sheets and spread in an even layer. Bake party mix, stirring every 15 minutes and rotating trays from front to back and top to bottom halfway through, until dry and toasted, about 1 hour. Sprinkle with nutritional yeast, toss, and let cool on baking sheets (it will become crisp as it cools).

  • Transfer party mix to a large serving bowl. Add cherries and toss until combined.

  • Do Ahead: Party mix, without cherries, can be made 1 week ahead. Store airtight at room temperature. Add cherries just before serving.

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