Appetizers & Desserts
This easy recipe is hard to pass up! Reaper Flakes and Powder turn this classic snack into a painfully pleasant addiction.
If you haven't tried this hot Chex Mix, don't wait any longer! If you like to make your own spicy Chex Mix to gift to friends, take for road trips or hiking, or to satisfy those salty cravings, this recipe is incredibly simple to make. Just remember to keep this homemade spicy trail mix out of reach of children!
Supplies you will need are: measuring spoons, 1 large baking sheet (or 2 smaller ones), large mixing bowl, oven-safe dish, latex gloves, and airtight container for storing
Thank you Cari for sharing your delicious Hot and Spicy Chex Mix recipe with us!
9 cups Chex, half rice, half corn
4 cups Pepper Jack Cheez-its
2 cups pretzels
2 cups rye chips (like Gardetto’s)
3 cups peanuts, almonds, or mixed Nuts
2 sticks butter
1 tbsp Carolina Reaper Powder (use however amount you want!)
1 tbsp Carolina Reaper Flakes (use however amount you want!)
3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp salt
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Take 2 roasting pans or an oven-safe dish and add a stick of butter to it. While oven is preheating, place dish in the oven until butter is melted.
While the oven is preheating and butter is melting, mix Chex, Cheez-its, pretzels, rye chips, and nuts in a large bowl or on a large baking sheet. Loosely mix with your hands. Set aside.
Pour melted butter into a medium bowl. Add Reaper Powder, Reaper Flakes, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and salt. Stir well to create the sauce.
Drizzle the sauce evenly onto the mix. Mix carefully with your hands (it's a good idea to use gloves whenever working with our Reaper products - we learned the hard way). Spread the mixture evenly into a single layer (use two smaller pans if you don't have a pan large enough).
Once the sauce is evenly coated on the mix, place baking sheet(s) in the oven (middle rack), and bake for one hour, removing the pan every 15 minutes to stir. (Pro tip: Use a vent fan to reduce the Reaper fumes!)
After baking, spread the cooked mix on parchment paper to cool. Once cool, store in an airtight container. This Reaper seasoning lingers long after you're done snacking, so make sure to wash those hands when you're finished. Enjoy!
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN!! AND DON’T TOUCH YOUR EYES WHILE COOKING OR EATING!!