Call it Chex Mix, Party Mix, Snack Mix, etc. Whatever you call it…one thing is for sure, it’s delicious! This is my mom’s party mix recipe and one of my all time favorite snacks!
We all have those recipes that when we smell them baking, it takes us back to our childhood or a special time in our life. My mom’s party mix is one of those recipes for me. I remember her making it around the holidays as we were growing up and now that we’re adults, my mom still makes her party mix for us and always makes sure that I have some to bring home with me.
This delicious party mix combines your favorite flavors and is the absolute perfect combination of salty and sweet. Whether you’re looking for an appetizer for the holidays or a snack that the entire family will love, Mom’s Party Mix is sure to be a favorite for years to come!
How do you store party mix?
I let mine cool then cover the pan with foil. You can leave it on the counter or if you want it to last longer, put the mix into Ziploc bags to stay fresher longer. Ours doesn’t last more than a few days (it’s just THAT good), but you can make this ahead and store in bags for upcoming holidays or events. I wouldn’t make it anymore than 3 days in advance though!
What if I don’t have all of the ingredients for party mix?
One of the best things about this recipe is the fact that you can substitute ingredients! If you don’t have Crispix for example, you can substitute other cereal. You also don’t have to use the Honey Nut Cheerios if you prefer salty with no sweet! I personally only add cashews to mine because Levi has a peanut allergy, but you can also use mixed nuts if you prefer!
How should I serve this?
I like to warm mine up before serving. You can put your oven on the lowest setting and add the pan back to the oven for 10 minutes or so to warm before serving. You can also just add a bowl to the microwave for about 30 seconds before indulging!
Mom’s Party Mix
- 2 Cups Crispix Cereal Dry
- 2 Cups Corn Chex Cereal Dry
- 2 Cups Pretzel Rods
- 1 1/2 Cups Honey Nut Cheerios
- 1 1/2 Cups Cheese Its Crackers
- 1 1/2 Cups Cashews or mixed nuts
- 1 Stick Melted Unsalted Butter
- 1/3 Cup Worcestershire Sauce
- 1/8 tsp Garlic Salt or Powder
- 1/8 tsp Onion Powder
- 1/4 tsp Season Salt or Regular Salt
Preheat oven to 200 degrees
Mix your melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt, onion powder, season salt together in a bowl. Set aside
Add all cereals, crackers, nuts and pretzels to a large baking pan
Drizzle melted butter mixture over top of cereal mixture
Mix well, but be careful not to break up the cereal (be sure to mix really good in the bottom of the pan!)
Bake at 200 for 15 minutes, remove from the oven and stir again
Bake at 200 for 2 more 15 minute intervals, stirring between each interval.
Turn off oven and leave party mix in oven while it cools.