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Cheese Head Chex Mix®

Cheese Head Chex Mix

Editorial director Jeff Nowak shares this hearty Cheddar Chex Mix® snack recipe inspired by his favorite football team. “As a fan who bleeds green and gold, I had to create a signature snack to serve for the Big Game,” says Jeff.

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  • 1 (15 ounce) bag Chex Mix® Cheddar snack mix
  • 2 cups sourdough pretzel nibblers
  • 1 (6 ounce) can smoked almonds
  • 9 ounces hard salami, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 2 cups)
  • 1  (8 ounce) package Cheddar cheese cubes (about 1 1/2 cups)


  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in large serving bowl.
  2. Just before serving toss in the salami and cheese cubes.
  3. Serve immediately.
  4. Refrigerate remaining.

Prep Time 10 min | Total Time 10 min | Servings 28

If you’re throwing a green and gold game-day party, consider adding green food coloring to the beer served with Cheese Head Chex Mix®.

Cheese Head Chex Mix® is perfect for tailgating. Combine all the dry ingredients at home and take the salami and cheese along in individual plastic bags. Mix in when you arrive at the stadium.

The perfect pairing for this hearty Cheese Head Chex Mix® is an ice cold beer! If you’re a purist, any Wisconsin brewed beer is ideal.

Recipe and photo credit: Betty Crocker.