Texas Trash Spicy Chex Mix

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This Homemade Texas Trash Chex Mix is the perfect combination of salty and spicy, with just a hint of sweetness. A combination of three kinds of chex, pretzels, cheese crackers, and goldfish crackers make this a winning snack that is sure to be enjoyed by all!


What is Texas Trash Snack Mix…

Texas Trash is a spicy Chex Mix, a snack mix made of Chex cereals, crackers, pretzels, nuts, and other cereals. All drizzled with a spicy butter mixture made of Worcestershire sauce and spices. This particular recipe also uses a small amount of brown sugar for a light sweetness to balance out the spice. After coating in the butter mixture, the Chex mix is baked, making it extra toasty and crunchy. This snack mix is perfect for setting out at parties or giving as gifts during the Holidays!



Notes on Some Ingredients:

  • Cereals and Crackers: use whatever combination you prefer, traditionally this recipe is made with the combination of 3 types of Chex (wheat, corn and rice) but other than that you can add any other options you would like.
  • Butter: this recipe uses salted butter for extra flavoring.
  • Hot Sauce: use your favorite kind for an extra dose of heat.
  • Light Brown Sugar: adds balance to the heat, can be left out if you need a sugar free option.
  • Salt: taste and add as needed once the mix is coated in the spicy butter before baking.

How to Make:

  1. Prepare the spicy butter, melt the butter and add the Worcestershire, spices, and brown sugar.
  2. Toss the cereals and crackers together on a large baking sheet. You can also combine them in a large bowl and transfer to the baking sheet, just be careful when stirring the mix around so as not to break the cereal or crackers.
  3. Drizzle with the spicy butter mixture, be sure to carefully mix around to ensure that all of the mix is evenly coated, taste and add salt as needed. Bake at a low heat, stirring several times during the bake time.


  • Adjust: this recipe is easy to adjust, if you are concerned about the heat, cut back on the cayenne and hot sauce.
  • Gluten Free: there are plenty of gluten free options to make this allergen friendly, plus you can add or leave out nuts as needed.
  • Slow Cooker: this can be made in the slow cooker if you opt for that method. Prepare the Chex mix and spicy butter sauce. Stir these together in the slow cooker and cook on LOW for 2 hours stirring every 30 minutes or so during that time.

Chex Mix: FAQs

What else can I put in chex mix?

You can add anything you would like, some great options would be nuts, other crackers, and cereals.

Is Texas Trash mix gluten free?

You can make a gluten free version using only gluten free cereals and add ins. This particular recipe is not due to the crackers and cereals used.

How long can I store spicy Chex mix? Can I freeze it?

Store the Texas Trash in a sealed container for up to 3 weeks. It can be frozen, in a sealed container in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature when ready.


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