15 Easy and Tasty Snack Mixes
Whether you're gearing up for a hike, heading out for the day, or hosting a party, these snack mixes will keep everyone munching happily. Each is a trifecta of salty, sweet, and crunchy, from indulgent caramel corn to nut, seed, and fruit mixes that'll fuel you for whatever the day brings. Take our many reviewers' advice and package these mixes as holiday gifts or individual snacks on the go. And of course, no round up would be complete without the forever classic Chex mix. Sometimes, there's no need to mess with a good thing.
DB's Caramel Popcorn Bacon Mix
Bacon makes everything better, especially an already delicious mix of popcorn, rice cereal squares, peanuts, and pretzels. A buttery caramel coats the mix as a sweet balance to the saltiness and crunch. Reviewers loved it for a game day snack or office potluck. "It makes a lot, but you will need a lot! It's that good," says Becca.
Sweet, Salty, and Spicy Party Nuts
There's no stopping at one handful with these glazed mixed nuts. A little heat from cayenne and warmth from ground cumin helps to balance the sugar. This blend includes all your favorites: peanuts, walnuts, pecans, and cashews. "Love, love, love these," says Rupert969.
Add Pistachios to Any Mix
Wonderful Pistachios is a great ingredient for any homemade snack mix. Wonderful Pistachios No Shell and classic in-shell nuts also come in a variety of flavors to match your custom mix.
Antioxidant Trail Mix
Hit the trails with this healthy mix of pumpkin seeds walnuts, dried cranberries, and goji berries. Ryan and Micaela Mendoza also love it for their weekly routine. "Whenever I'm going to the gym or rushing out the door without my lunch, I can grab a snack bag of this mix and I'm good to go."
Caramel Corn Snack Mix
Caramel popcorn gets a bit more crunch with mini pretzels, pecans, and rice cereal squares. The result is a mix party goers will happily munch on. Fans also loved to bag and box the snack mix as a holiday gift. "I have made this several times and people always want the recipe!" says Carrie McCoy Webb.
Dana's Party Mix
Skyeyes shares the love with this hearty snack mix. "I make this and send it to family and friends who are away at college, usually around midterms and just before final exams." A blend of nuts, mini sandwich crackers, goldfish, and pretzels will definitely fuel hours of studying or just relaxing with friends and family.
Mountain Trail Mix
If you've ever gone to sleep away camp or taken lots of family road trips as a kid, this snack mix will bring back fond memories. It's an energizing blend of cashews, peanuts, almonds, raisins, and M&Ms. Maybe as an adult you won't eat all the chocolate pieces first? This snack mix is delicious either way.
Grandma Jensen’s Nuts and Bolts
A savory seasoning of garlic powder and Worcestershire sauce makes this mix so addictive. This makes a big batch and keeps well, so make ahead for school snacks, parties, or teacher gifts. "This is the recipe I've used since the '60s," one reader says. Once a classic, always a classic.
You love it for breakfast over yogurt or with a splash of milk, but granola is also a great-for-you snack. Make it easier to enjoy by letting it cool in clumps after baking. This granola is chock-full of nuts and seeds, sweetened with maple syrup, and finished with tart dried cranberries.
Ranch Pretzels and Goldfish
Pretzels, popcorn, and goldfish crackers get a big dose of zest in this irresistible snack mix. The seasoning mix starts with dried Ranch seasoning, then gets amplified with dried dill, garlic powder, and a little cayenne for heat. "This was incredibly quick and easy to make. Unfortunately it's also a bit addictive," says Pam Ziegler Lutz.
Soccer Chex Mix
The hungry soccer players at Christie407's school now expect this snack mix at their practices, and she's happy to deliver. Reviewers compare it to another classic. "It was reminiscent of the good old Chex mix from my past," says Sherry Talbott. "I have tried a lot of Chex mixes and this is definitely the best," says jfish.
Addictive Texas Trash
"There should be a 12-step recovery program for this stuff," says the recipe's creator, N2family. Everyone will find something to love in this loaded mix. It's all bound together with a smoky, spicy seasoning blend that includes bacon drippings and liquid smoke. "We will make this again and again," says Melissa Goff.
Indian-Spiced Chex Mix
Looking for a snack mix that's different but will still get your crowd on board? Try this Indian-spiced twist with a warming, fragrant seasoning blend of cardamom, ginger, and cayenne. Cashews, almonds, and pistachios add extra crunch. "My family ate it up like it was candy," says Hurd Bird.
Vanilla Walnut Berry Trail Mix
Need a snack mix that'll satisfy your sweet tooth without sending you into a sugar coma? A combination of vanilla-glazed walnuts, dried strawberries, yogurt-covered raisins, and raw pumpkin seeds will satisfy your sweet craving and give you a boost of energy. It's also just really pretty. We recommend showing it off in a glass jar on your counter.
Guilt-Free Snack Mix
This mix of nuts, dried fruit, and crispy rice cereal squares skip the usual candy and salty snacks for something you can munch on and feel good about. The recipe's creator encourages experimentation — keep playing until you find the mix that works for you. "These are all things I usually have on hand, and it made a nice mix together," says Tammy Lynn.
White Chocolate Snack Mix
White Chocolate Snack Mix hits the sweet spot with candy, though a heaping helping of cereal and salted peanuts keeps it from going way over the top. Pro tip: The recipe's author suggests trying various nuts, and even using granola instead of one of the two types of cereal.