Sweet and Spicy Snack Mix

You know those snack mixes you can get, nuts and bolts or whatever they’re called?  I don’t buy those often, but when I do they always disappear so quickly.  I swear they must put something in those things that makes it impossible to stop eating them.  I like snacking though, so having snacks on hand is a complete necessity in my house.  And when they can be homemade?  Even better.

Now, I’ll admit this is not completely homemade.  I did not make little goldfish crackers and shreddies cereal bits in order to get a snack mix.  Obviously.  That’s just crazy talk.  I don’t have time for that.  Spend 8 hours making a batch of goldfish crackers just to have them all gobbled up in 5 seconds?  No thanks.  I like making as much as I can from scratch, but I don’t drive myself crazy with it either.

Sweet and Spicy Snack Mix - This snack mix is quick and easy to mix up, with an addictive sweet and spicy coating. Perfect to pack in a lunch, or just eat up straight off the pan!

 

And sometimes you still want a tasty snack mix.  The beauty of this mix is that you can use whatever “mix” ingredients you want.  I used goldfish crackers, shreddies cereal, whole almonds, and some mini alphabet pretzels.  But that can be changed to whatever you like.  Use just pretzels if you want, more nuts, no nuts, different crackers or cereals.  Whatever.  The sweet and spicy coating on it is what makes it amazing.  You can’t go wrong with sweet and spicy in my opinion.

Sweet and Spicy Snack Mix - This snack mix is quick and easy to mix up, with an addictive sweet and spicy coating. Perfect to pack in a lunch, or just eat up straight off the pan!

Of course, my kids don’t totally agree with that.  They thought this was a little too spicy.  I thought it needed a little more heat.  So feel free to adjust the amount of cayenne to your preference.  I promised the kiddos that I’d make it plain old sweet next time, no spicy at all, but I kind of feel that might be a little boring.  Oh well, I suppose I could make two batches, sweet and spicy for the adults and just plain sweet for the kids.

But I’m suspecting that they actually liked the hint of spice just fine.  Or this is just as addictive as the store-bought variety.  Because it was gone awfully fast, and I didn’t eat very much of it!

Perfect to snack on, or to pack in a lunch.  Plus, it’s quick and easy to whip up.  Can’t ask for more than that!

Sweet and Spicy Snack Mix - This snack mix is quick and easy to mix up, with an addictive sweet and spicy coating. Perfect to pack in a lunch, or just eat up straight off the pan!

 

 

I also shared the sweet and spicy snack mix recipe over at Food Fanatic so be sure to check it out over there too!

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. says

    Good lord, do I ever love snack mix. I’m afraid to make this because I will seriously not be able to stop eating it. But you have made it VERY hard to resist!

  2. says

    Oh my gosh I never knew you could make your own spicy snack mix. Why did I not think of this? My hubby and I eat those pre-bought ones by the gallons. I can wait to make my very own. This looks wonderful Stacey!! Pinned!

    • stacey says

      My kids are constantly hungry too, we go through SO much snack food! Just make it a little extra spicy and you won’t even have to hide it! :) Thanks Ashlyn!

  3. Mariah @ Mariah's Pleasing Plates says

    I love snack mixes! They are so addicting! Sweet and spicy is totally my thing too so I feel like you made this for me 😉

    • stacey says

      The kids DO love those goldfish – and let’s be honest, they’re pretty tasty! :) Thanks Denise!

  4. says

    Haha, I just mentioned on one of my posts how things are homemade but not. I do want to try homemade goldfish at one point! My dad and sister would love this because this way they can leave out pretzels (since they buy these mixes and eat everything but the pretzels!)

    • stacey says

      And the pretzels are my favourite part! I have tried making homemade cheese crackers (I never bothered with the fish part though!) so many times, and they just don’t taste the same, so I think I may be giving up on that one. Just doesn’t seem worth it! But most stuff I definitely like to make from scratch, so who knows, maybe one day the goldfish will happen too! :)

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