Taco Snack Mix

by aimee @ shugarysweets on May 29, 2012

Taco Snack Mix: easy to make, no-baking required!
I love a good snack mix. Don’t you ever get sick of buying chips and crackers? I must spend a fortune on cheese crackers. And with school out this week, my kids tend to eat us out of house and home. 

But this snack mix? You can buy the expensive cheese crackers and mix them with pretzels, oyster crackers and chex cereal (I used an off brand to make it even less expensive). Top them with the seasoning and let them hang out in a paper bag (NO OVEN NEEDED) for a few hours. These are way better than any flavored cheese crackers you might buy from the grocery store. 

Plus, you can make your own taco seasoning (this one is pretty yummy). 

Thank you to Allison at Alli -n- Sons for inspiring me to make my own taco seasoned mix. 
Want more snack mix recipes?

BBQ Chips – use the seasoning mix for a yummy twist on chex mix or oyster crackers
White Trash Candy Mix – cause you need a sweet version too!
Taco Snack Mix


  • 4 cup chex cereal
  • 4 cup oyster crackers
  • 4 cup cheese crackers
  • 4 cup pretzels twists (mini)
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup taco seasoning mix


  1. In large paper bag, double lined, dump all ingredients. Fold top of bags down and shake about 20 times until everything is mixed and coated. Let sit until oil has been absorbed (bottom of bag will be greasy, so be sure to put it on a piece of wax paper or foil).
  2. Pour into airtight container. Enjoy!
  3. **Recipe adapted from Alli-n-Sons

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust May 30, 2012 at 1:03 am

Ooh, yum. I saw this at Alli-n-son and now I really want it!


Back for Seconds May 30, 2012 at 3:50 am

Must be snack mix day! I just posted one too…but mine is sweet. I have never bought taco seasoning, it’s so easy to make! This looks like a great snack to keep on hand. I bet the kids wolf it down!


Jocelyn May 30, 2012 at 5:57 am

I love to make my own snack and trail mixes!!! For the price of buying and making your own, you get so much more!!! I know my kids would eat this up in a heartbeat!!!


Tanya Schroeder May 30, 2012 at 10:43 am

I love taco seasoning and I love cheese its, I could eat the entire bowl! This is a fun mix!


Patricia Purcell May 30, 2012 at 12:15 pm

My kids would go crazy for this! When they have friends over, I’m always looking for inexpensive snacks to feed a crowd.


Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar May 30, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Yum! I want this NOW!


Cassie/Bake Your Day May 30, 2012 at 9:15 pm

These mixes are great – perfect for summer road trips! I did taco pretzels recently and everyone loved them!


Carol May 31, 2012 at 11:22 pm

What a cool idea! Easy AND delicious. Can’t beat that! Thanks for the recipe!!


Venassa June 5, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Sounds yummy. I never would’ve thought to try something like that.


Mackenzie June 9, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Great snack idea! Perfect for road trips or vacation treats! I’d love to invite you to join us and share Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! I know my readers will love your ideas too!
Have a great weekend!
Mackenzie :)


Michael Ann November 5, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Yum!! You don’t need to bake it?


aimee @ shugarysweets November 5, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Nope, no baking. Just stick it in a paper bag to dry out. Mmmmm….


Maggie Keen November 5, 2012 at 10:03 pm

This is great, thanks much


Justin December 10, 2012 at 12:39 am

Yum! I so have to try this!


Erin July 9, 2013 at 9:32 pm

This does look yummy, but I think I would prefer it baked because it toasts the crackers and cereal and the flavor bakes in.


Diane Davis October 9, 2013 at 2:49 pm

3/4 cup taco seasoning? Sounds like way too much. I could maybe see 3-4 Tbsp.


Julie Blanner August 10, 2014 at 1:04 pm

I’m such a sucker for a good and flavorful snack mix, but you are right, I do get tired of the same thing all the time! Love the taco seasoning idea! Thanks! :)
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Skye November 25, 2014 at 8:07 pm

How long does this snack mix stay fresh in an airtight container? I am hoping to send containers of this to several university students I know. Your snack mix looks absolutely delicious and I love the taco flavor idea! :)


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