cup crunchy chow mein noodles
Mix the Corn Chex, Rice Chex, pretzels, wasabi peas, peanuts, and chow mein noodles together.
Mix all the liquid ingredients together. Grate the ginger and garlic in. Microwave to melt butter and warm the mixture.
Pour the sauce over the cereal mixture and toss to evenly coat.
Bake at 250°F for an hour, stirring every 15 minutes or so until crunchy and flavorful.
More About This Recipe
- Until I realized you don’t have to follow the recipe, I was never really the biggest fan of Chex mix.Once I started to experiment a bit and put some different flavors and ingredients into the mix, I started to like it a lot more. And that’s how I came up with a sriracha-based Chex Mix with soy sauce, fresh ginger and garlic, and some chow mein noodles and wasabi peas mixed right in. It’s a truly addictive version of the classic!Wasabi peas and chow mein noodles give the snack mix a bit more Asian flair.You could use garlic and ginger powders, but I prefer the kick from the real stuff. Use a microplane zester to turn it into a paste and mix it into the sauce.Salty and spicy, with just enough heat. Everything you want in a snack!
Spicy Sriracha Chex Mix – Spicy Snack Mix
A classic snack mix is spiced up with Sriracha and red pepper flakes in my Sriracha spicy Chex mix. The combination of Chex cereal, cheesy fish and square crackers, pretzels, and oyster crackers is perfect for snacking while you are cheering on your favorite sports team in the big game!
What do you do when you need a snack?
You know that feeling you get when you are craving something to snack on and can&rsquot quite find it? I can never figure out if it is something sweet, salty, crunchy, spicy, or if I am just thirsty.
Yes, I hear that if you think you are craving something then you drink a glass of water and wait 10 minutes. If you are still hungry then eat something. If not, your body was just thirsty. I can tell you without a doubt that my body is always thirsty because I don&rsquot drink enough water, but my body is always hungry too.
Not super hungry, I just need a handful of something. Some bits of a snack to put in my mouth and crunch on. Maybe I just need something to keep my mouth busy.
Or at the very least, shut me up for five minutes. This is where sriracha spicy Chex mix comes in!
If you&rsquod rather skip my (very helpful, I think) tips and tricks, essential cooking info, and similar recipe ideas &ndash and get straight to this delicious recipe &ndash simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.
Just take me to the Sriracha Spicy Snack Mix Recipe Already!
If you&rsquod rather skip my (very helpful, I think) tips and tricks, essential cooking info, and similar recipe ideas &ndash and get straight to this delicious easy Sriracha Spicy Snack Mix recipe &ndash simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.
Where does one find Sriracha Spicy Chex Mix?
When searching for a snack in my house, I go straight to the snack cabinet. Loving called that by my kids because that is where all the crackers, chips, cookies, and leftover bags of leftover food that doesn&rsquot need to be stored in the refrigerator, go.
It&rsquos also where I go find things to put in their lunch boxes.
I have given them some really random combinations of foods in their lunchboxes because of this snack morgue. Their friends probably think I am on drugs when I pack their boxes in the morning when they open them in the cafeteria.
Maybe I should pack them in the evening and they would be less of a &ldquohodge-podge.&rdquo
Back to my cravings because those are more important.
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Do your kids, or spouse, eat 99% of something and then put the container back in the cabinet or fridge? Anyone suffering from that 1 swallow of milk or orange juice?
Upon stumbling to the snack cabinet and not knowing what I was craving (sweet, salty, spicy, crunchy,) and finding random bags of crackers that only contain a handful of each one in them, I decided to make my own!
I grabbed the last handfuls of the crackers and snacks, whipped a quick sauce or marinade together that I modeled after the traditional baked snack mix, and made a mix to satisfy all my cravings.
Maybe not the sweet one, but I can always grab a cookie after. To hit that spicy spot, I added a bunch of Sriracha and red pepper flakes. It&rsquos El Diablo hot and will hit you where it counts. In a good way!
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FAQ about Sriracha Spicy Chex Mix:
- Q: If I don&rsquot have Sriracha can I use my favorite hot sauce instead?
A: Feel free to use your favorite hot sauce
- Q: Can I add some brown sugar to make it a sweet and spicy mix?
A: You can, but you might need to watch the baking times as the brown sugar in the coating could burn.
- Q: How long does it last after baking?
A: Depends on how fast you eat it, LOL! In all seriousness, it will last a week if stored in an air-tight container.
- Q: Can I substitute other crackers if I don&rsquot have one of the ones in the recipe?
A: Absolutely you can. This snack mix is perfect for using up small amounts of leftover crackers and chips. Just make sure the total volume of dry crackers/cereals is the same as in the original recipe or the sauce will be too much or not enough.
All the different crackers and such make for a great variety of textures and flavors. The rough-chopped almonds are firmer than the other ingredients and are a welcome crunch. And the combination of the coating sauce ingredients plays well with the cheese that is already on some of the crackers.
Making this sriracha spicy Chex mix snack mix takes minimal effort, I can keep an eye on it while doing other things around the house (like bingeing a show-not laundry,) and makes a ton of snack mix. 12 cups to be exact!
Don&rsquot worry if you don&rsquot have the exact crackers in the recipe, just use what you have. Just remember that you need 12 cups of dry mix, so any combination of crackers, pretzels, nuts, etc., will work great!
Clean out your mostly empty boxes of snacks and combine them all for a unique snack mix in my sriracha spicy Chex mix. This recipe works great for getting ready for the big game!!
My Sriracha Spicy Chex Mix reminds me of some other delicious snack mixes:
If you love this recipe as much as I do, please write a five-star review in the comment section below (or on Pinterest with the &ldquotried it&rdquo button &ndash you can now add pictures into reviews, too!), and be sure to help me share on facebook!
- cups Corn Chex™ cereal
- 3cups Rice Chex™ cereal
- 1cup roasted salted peanuts
- 1cup waffle pretzels
- 2tablespoons butter
- 3tablespoons Huy Fong Sriracha sauce
- 2tablespoons honey
- 3cups popped popcorn
- 1In large microwavable bowl, mix cereals, peanuts and pretzels set aside. In small microwavable bowl, microwave butter uncovered on High about 20 seconds or until melted. Stir in Sriracha sauce and honey. Pour over cereal mixture stir until evenly coated.
- 2Microwave uncovered on High 5 to 6 minutes, thoroughly stirring every 2 minutes. Spread on waxed paper to cool, about 15 minutes. Place in serving bowl stir in popcorn. Store in airtight container.
- Do-Ahead: For more honey flavor, use honey-roasted peanuts in place of roasted.
- Substitution: If you don’t have waffle pretzels on hand, substitute in a cup of bagel chips, corn chips, cheese flavored crackers or chow mein noodles.
- Variation: If you like it extra spicy, add a little more Sriracha sauce.
- Techniques: Oven Directions: Heat oven to 250°F. In large bowl, mix cereals, peanuts and pretzels set aside. In ungreased large roasting pan, melt butter in oven. Stir in Sriracha sauce and honey. Gradually stir in cereal mixture until evenly coated. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on waxed paper to cool, about 15 minutes. Place in serving bowl stir in popcorn. Store in airtight container.
I can’t believe I’m actually saying this but…WOW! I’m sure the honey had a lot to do with me liking Sriracha, but this Chex Mix was awesome. I’m shocked at how good it tasted. It wasn’t crazy spicy like I thought it was going to be it had just the right amount of kick to it. It was sweet and savory, my favorite combo! I’m going to make an extra batch tonight for the guy to try! This is definitely an easy and quick recipe to make before a party. I have a feeling this will be in a lot of my upcoming tailgate posts.
Honey Sriracha Chex Mix
Oh my dear friends. I have a new obsession. Have you ever taken one look at a recipe and knew that you had to make it IMMEDIATELY? As in, drop everything you're doing because nothing could possibly be more important?
Maybe it was the summer doldrums. Maybe it was our boring rut of snack options. Or maybe it was the HONEY SRIRACHA CHEX MIX recipe staring me in the face that did it.
General Mills surprised the girls and I with a summer care package that included all the ingredients we needed to make this. I looked at their recipe card and headed straight to the kitchen. After the girls and I polished off the first batch, I asked them if I could share their recipe with you.
Yes, it's that good. *I* begged *THEM* to share this with you.
You start with the usual suspects for a Chex Mix: Corn Chex, Rice Chex, peanuts and pretzels. (Their recipe called for adding popcorn but I felt it diluted the awesome seasoned coating so left it out of our second batch. To each their own. You may appreciate the dilution, I like things HOT.)
Then the stars of the show appear: sriracha (or rooster sauce as the Peanut and I love to call it), honey, and butter.
The whole thing took minutes to make and all the magic happens in the microwave. You simply melt the butter and then stir in the honey and sriracha thusly:
Toss it all together and heat it up in the microwave while stirring every 2 minutes:
Sweet and slightly sticky and super spicy awesome crunchy snack heaven:
I'm on my third handful as I type this up. (For inspiration! Really! . . .) Move over popcorn, this is my go-to movie party treat until further notice.
And don't let the sriracha scare you off. The kids both loved this mix almost as much as I do. The honey and butter definitely tone things down enough to make it tolerable.
How to make sriracha trail mix + step by step video
This trail mix comes together pretty easily. Watch this quick video to see it in action.
First things first: preheat your oven to 300F.
In a large mixing bowl, stir the Sriracha, honey, and oil together (1). Add the peanuts, cashews, Chex, and pretzels and gently stir until evenly coated (2).
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat and then evenly spread the trail mix onto the sheet (3). Bake for 18 minutes or until the trail mix is dry and golden brown (4).