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Mexican Chex Mix

Mexican Chex Mix

Have a crowd of munchers to satisfy? Make this festive snack mix in minutes for a fiesta with no baking required!

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  • 1 (3.5 ounce) bag Pop Secret butter-flavor microwave popcorn, popped
  • 8 cups Corn Chex cereal
  • 4 cups corn chips
  • 2 cups bite-size cheese crackers
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package Old El Paso taco seasoning mix


  1. Remove and discard unpopped kernels from popped popcorn.
  2. In 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix popcorn, cereal, corn chips and crackers. Drizzle with melted butter.
  3. Seal bag and shake until well coated. Add cheese and taco seasoning mix. Seal bag and shake until well coated.

Yield: 52 servings (1/2 cup each)

Substitution: If you don't have a really big food-storage bag on hand, you can use a very large (8-quart) bowl, a roaster or stockpot to make this mix.

Did You Know...Bite-size cheese crackers aren't just square! You can use the fun animal shapes available.

Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 60 (Calories from Fat 25); Total Fat 3g (Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 170mg; Total Carbohydrate 8g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g); Protein 1g

Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 2%; Iron 10%

Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1/2

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo credit: Betty Crocker.