Taco Snack Mix

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!

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Posted on May 29, 2012

Comments & Reviews

  1. 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! 🙂

  2. 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! 🙂

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

  4. 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 🙂

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

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

  7. 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!!!

  8. 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!

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