This spicy Sriracha Chex mix is the perfect appetizer or snack recipe for your next holiday get-together!
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How to make Spicy Sriracha Chex Mix
One of our favorite things to do when we get together with family over the holidays is to play card or board games or put together puzzles. And, a big bowl of Chex mix is a critical part of our festivities. One of my favorite recipes really kicks it up a notch with just the right amount of heat. This spicy Sriracha Chex mix is an absolute favorite!
If you prefer sweet, you’ll love this cinnamon sugar Chex mix recipe.
What you need:
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Kitchen Tools Needed:
Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- Corn Chex cereal
- Rice Chex cereal
- Wheat Chex cereal
- Bite-sized pretzels
- Regular or garlic flavor bagel chips broken into pieces
- Butter, melted
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Sriracha sauce
- Seasoned salt
- Cajun seasoning
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Red pepper flakes
We hosted Thanksgiving this year, and I was procrastinating a bit in getting ready so I decided to whip up a batch of regular Chex mix. Then, I think I still wasn’t quite ready to get to work preparing for our guests so I decided to play around with the recipe a bit and make another batch. I can eat a spicy version of pretty much anything, so it was a given that I would add a little kick to a traditional recipe.
This new recipe combines two of my favorite flavors…Sriracha and Cajun seasoning! The Cajun seasoning replaces some of the traditional seasoned salt that you typically find in Chex mix recipes (Tony Chachere’s is my favorite). Likewise, the Sriracha sauce replaces most of the Worcestershire sauce. The flavors blend beautifully, and it gives the recipe just the right amount of heat.
I had both the traditional style recipe and this spicy Sriracha Chex mix out for our guests over Thanksgiving, and the spicy version was the first to go. It’s so hard to stop munching on it! Give it a try this holiday season, and you won’t be disapointed.
Spicy Sriracha Chex Mix
- 3 cups corn Chex cereal
- 3 cups rice Chex cereal
- 3 cups wheat Chex cereal
- 1 cup peanuts
- 2 cups bite-sized pretzels
- 2 cups garlic or regular flavor bagel chips broken into pieces
- 2 sticks butter melted
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
- 3 tablespoons Sriracha sauce
- 1 tablespoon seasoned salt
- 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
- 3/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees F/120 degrees C
- In a large bowl, combine the cereal, nuts, pretzels, and bagel chips.
- Mix the melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, Sriracha, seasoned salt, Cajun seasoning, garlic and onion powders, and red pepper flakes in a bowl.
- Pour the butter mixture over the dry ingredients and stir well until it is evenly coated.
More Spicy Recipes
Do you love spicy recipes as much as I do? Check out a few more of my favorites below!
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While you’re here, be sure to check out these other appetizer recipes on Ideas for the Home by Kenarry® –
- Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Meatballs
- Touchdown Cheese Dip Recipe: Slow Cooker Appetizer
- Roasted Red Pepper Dip Recipe
Originally published December 2017. Updated August 2020.