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Spicy and Sweet Chipotle Snack Mix

Spicy and Sweet Chipotle Snack Mix

  • Author: Paige Adams
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes + cooling
  • Yield: 7-8 cups 1x


Instead of serving tortilla chips and cookies side-by-side, this spicy and sweet chipotle snack mix combines salty snacks and dessert. It’s a combination of chips, pretzels and peanuts. Put out a bowl of it at your next gathering!


  • For tortilla chips
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 3 ounces multi-grain tortilla chips
  • For peanuts
  • 2 teaspoons chipotles en adobo sauce
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup salted roasted peanuts
  • For Chex and pretzels
  • 3 cups Chex cereal
  • 1 cup thin pretzel sticks
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper.
  2. For the tortilla chips, place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second blasts, stirring in between, until the chocolate has melted. Place the tortilla chips in a single layer. Drizzle the chocolate over the tortilla chips. Let the chocolate harden and set.
  3. For the peanuts, in a small bowl whisk together the chipotles en adobo sauce, honey and olive oil. Stir in the peanuts. Spread the peanuts in a single layer on one of the prepared sheet pans and toast in the oven for 10 minutes. Let the peanuts cool completely.
  4. Place the Chex and pretzels on the other prepared sheet pan. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil honey, cumin and salt. Pour over the Chex and pretzels tossing to coat. Spread into a single layer. Bake for 7-10 minutes until toasted. Let cool.
  5. Combine the tortilla chips, peanuts, Chex and pretzels in a large bowl.