Spice-Up the Party Mix

We love party mix of all kinds! Salty and sweet, popcorn infused, any – kind – period. This recipe is an old one, and yes, we ad-lib on it often, but below is how we just did it and it was our favorite so far. So kick it up and let’s go!

Spice-Up the Party Mix


A lot!

Prep time


Cooking time




  • 1 box of Crispix cereal

  • 2 cans of mixed nuts

  • 1 box of Extra Toasty Cheez-it crackers

  • 2 cups of pretzels (any shape)

  • 1 1/2 cups of sesame sticks (my favorite!)

  • 1 cup of small rye crackers

  • 1 stick butter

  • 2 tablespoons parsley

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • t tablespoon Cajun seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • And have Texas Pete and Lawry’s Seasoning Salt close by!


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the cereal, nuts, pretzels, cheese crackers, rye crackers, and sesame sticks. Set aside.
  • Melt butter. In a bowl with the melted butter, add red pepper flakes, a few dashes of Texas Pete (about 5 dashes work for us!), Worcestershire, garlic powder, Cajun seasoning, and parsley. Mix well.
  • Pour your butter mixture over the cereal mixture and combine. It will not look like you have enough but you do! I use my hands to mix it together even better.
  • Spread over a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Be sure to stir every 10 minutes.
  • While the party mix is baking, spread some paper towels out on the counter – this will be used to dump your party mix onto in order to cool and season one more time.
  • Once done baking, remove mix from oven and dump onto your paper towels and spread out the mixture. Sprinkle a layer of Lawry’s Seasoning Salt (or your favorite seasoning salt) over the entire batch.
  • Leave mixture on the paper towels to continue to cool, nibble on, leave the room, come back and nibble on again. Enjoy and store for days of joy!
  • This recipe makes enough for two extra large baking sheets so it’s a lot! If you do make a second batch, I reduced the cook time on the second batch by about five minutes, just based on my oven. I just suggest keeping an eye on it towards the end as you don’t want it to burn.
  • I dumped the second batch directly on top of the first batch when it was done and the seasonings just seem to seep together from both batches making for more deliciousness.
  • We have also used a can of dried french onions in this recipe but didn’t this time. B is not a fan:)
  • Please feel free to add more or less of any of these ingredients based on your favorite tastes! Throw in a little of this and a little of that and make it your own.
  • And every day, it tastes better than the day before. Woop Woop! Great for gift giving to friends and neighbors in little treat bags or saved up empty peanut cans, lol, and to have on for that little spicy salty fix. Enjoy!

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