Southwestern Snack Mix

I love making treats like this southwestern snack mix for Anita to take to work and share with her co-workers. Of course, whatever she takes has to be yummy. It also has to make a pretty good-sized batch, enough to feed over 20 peoples. And some times, I like to sneak in just a bit of spiciness. This mix checks all of the boxes, and it’s easy to make to boot. Popcorn, Chex cereal, Fritos and Cheez-Its. All those goodies in one bowl.

Southwestern Snack Mix

I used my homemade taco seasoning when I made the Southwestern snack mix because I like to be able to control the spiciness and the texture. I often grind my spice mixes to get them a bit finer to avoid the chances of someone biting into a bit chunk of say, oregano. You can of course use a packet of taco seasoning. If you’re making the mix for a crowd you might want to use the mild mix instead of the spicy.

Also make a batch of my spicy Tex-Mex party mix or my Buffalo snack mix for your guests that love a little kick to their snacks. My Cheesy Ranch Chex Mix is always a big hit oo! For Halloween, you’ll love making my Harvest Chex Mix.

Southwestern Snack Mix
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Southwestern Snack Mix

This mix checks all of the boxes, and it’s easy to make to boot. Popcorn, Chex cerealFritos and Cheez-Its. All those goodies in one bowl.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword mix, snack, southwestern
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 20 servings
Calories 264kcal
Author Mike



  • Combine the cereal, chops, crackers, and popped popcorn in a very large sealable container.
  • Drizzle the butter over the mixture. Seal and toss gently to coat.
  • Sprinkle the seasoning over the mixture. Seal and toss gently to coat.


Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 388mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 568IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 5mg

Nutritional values are approximate.