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Smoked snack mix in a hinged glass mason jar with a baking dish of snack mix in the background.
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5 from 16 votes

Sweet and Spicy Smoked Snack Mix

This Smoked Snack Mix is going to be the snack at hand for all your events. It's perfect for tailgating, hiking, camping, parties, and basically anything else where there are people who like tasty munchies.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Party Food, Snacks
Keyword: Smoked Snack Mix
Servings: 6 cups
Author: Susie Bulloch


  • 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


  • 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).



Calories: 633kcal | Carbohydrates: 91g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 873mg | Potassium: 340mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 712IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 9mg