Hot & Spicy Party Mix

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  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons TABASCO® brand Original Red Sauce
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 8 cups of your favorite Chex® brand cereals (corn, rice and/or wheat)
  • 1 cup mixed nuts
  • 1 cup pretzels
  • 1 cup bite-size cheese crackers


Combine butter, Worcestershire sauce, TABASCO® Sauce, and seasoned salt in a small bowl and mix well. Pour cereals, nuts, pretzels and cheese crackers into a large plastic zip-top bag. Pour butter mixture over cereal mixture inside Zipper Bag. Seal top of bag securely. Shake bag until all pieces are evenly coated.

To prepare in microwave oven:
Pour contents of bag into a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high 5 to 6 minutes, stirring thoroughly every 2 minutes and scraping sides and bottom of bowl. Spread on absorbent paper to cool. Store in airtight container.

To prepare in conventional oven:
Pour contents of bag into an open roasting pan. Bake in a 250°F oven for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool and store as directed above.

Makes 11 cups.

Note: Due to differences in microwave ovens, cooking time may need adjustment. These directions were developed using 625- to 700-watt ovens.

Nutritional information per serving: 242 calories, 5g protein, 29g carbohydrate, 12g fat, 1mg cholesterol, 655mg sodium

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  • Name: Spikeefix
    Date: June 19th, 2014
    Good stuff! Using non-dairy margarine, this is a great gluten free, dairy free recipe! I like a little more sauce too!
  • Name: Larryje 25
    Date: December 7th, 2013
    always my favorite party mix recipe. When I made a batch for my assistant in Beijing her eyes would light up andshewould comment"spicy"!