sweet and spicy smoked snack mix
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5 from 2 votes

Sweet & Spicy Smoked Snack Mix

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Party Food, Snacks
Servings: 6 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Chex cereal rice or corn is my favorite
  • 2 cups pretzel sticks
  • 1 cup Bugles
  • 1 cup oyster crackers
  • 1 cup mixed nuts

For the Cholula Caramel

  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Cholula original hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions

  • Preheat your smoker to 225 degrees F.
  • Dump all crackers, cereals, and nuts in a large mixing bowl.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine the butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, Cholula, and salt. Boil for 3 minutes, whisking continuously. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the baking soda. The mixture will bubble up and foam quite a bit, just keep whisking.
  • Pour the caramel sauce over the snack mix in the large bowl. Stir quickly to cover all of the snacks with the caramel sauce.
  • Dump the caramel covered snacks out onto a foil lined sheet pan that has been lightly sprayed with non-stick spray.
  • Smoke the snacks at 225 degrees F for an hour. I used a mix of cherry and maple wood for a subtle smoky flavor that complemented the sweet heat from the caramel sauce.
  • Remove the sheet pan from the smoker and allow to cool before breaking the snacks apart and serving (though if you find yourself sneaking bites of the still warm snacks, I won't judge you).