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Traeger Smoked Chex Mix Recipe

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That hint of smokey goodness is exactly what you’re craving- Traeger Smoked Chex mix recipe! Full of pretzels, peanuts, crackers and more you’re going to love this easy snack mix for parties!

Years and years ago I made a slow cooker chex mix recipe that I think is delicious, but it was always lacking a little something. This year I changed things up a bit and stuck it in our Traeger to smoke for an hour. SUCCESS! Now that’s the savory chex mix snack I was looking for all these years. A little more flavor, no extra work. 

a photo of a wooden bowl full of chex snack mix comprised of chex cereal, pretzels, cheezits, oyster crackers, and baget chips.

I don’t remember eating chex mix very often growing up other than when we went camping. In fact, it wasn’t even chex mix, it was that Gardettos bag. Mmmmm, I loved that stuff while camping! We always had red vines and Gardettos at Girls’ Camp, a camp our church put on for 12-18 year olds and there was nothing better than late night giggling and snacks. 

Now I may not be running off to Girls’ Camp but I do think that it’s so fun to head to a party and not only have yummy finger foods but there should always be a bowl of something crunchy to grab handfuls of. Am I right?

 

Ingredients for Smoked Chex Mix

There are just a few ingredients in the sauce that you pore all over the snack mix, and then you can really put anything you want in it. I’ve included a section below on other options, but this is our favorite combo:

  • Butter
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Italian Dressing Powder
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Sugar
  • Corn Chex
  • Mini Pretzels
  • Oyster Crackers
  • Cheezit Crackers
  • Salted Peanuts
  • Bagel Chips

The measurements for each can be found in the recipe card below. You can also print or save the recipe card there.

a photo of a baking sheet full of seasoned chex snack mix with pretzels, cheezits, chex cereal, oyster crackers and bagel chips.

How to Make Smoked Chex Mix

A snack mix should be easy and delicious, and that is just what this recipe is! You basically combine all the ingredients and then smoke them. Here are a few more details:

  1. Heat the smoker.
  2. Combine all the ingredients for the sauce.
  3. Combine all the snack ingredients in a large bowl and pour the sauce over it all and toss it to coat.
  4. Spread it all out on a cookie sheet.
  5. Place in the smoker stirring frequently.
All of the details can be found in the recipe card at the end of the post.

 

Can This Chex Mix Be Made in the Oven?

If you don’t have a smoker, you can definitely make it in the oven. You won’t have that smoky flavor, but it will still be extra tasty!

 

Oven Method:

  1. Preheat the oven 250° F.
  2. Transfer the Chex Mix onto two baking sheets with parchment paper, spreading it into an even layer.
  3. Bake the Chex Mix for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely then serve.

a photo of a large wooden bowl full of smoked chex mix with cheezits, pretzels, oyster crackers, peanuts and chex cereal.

Other Options for Add-Ins

Here are a few more ideas for ingredients to add:

  • Bugles
  • Rice Chex or Wheat Chex
  • M&Ms
  • Cashews
  • Sesame Sticks
  • Goldfish Crackers
  • Crispix
  • Cheese Puffs

This is totally up to you! Put your favorite snack ingredients in it and devour!

Can Chex Mix Be Made Ahead of Time?

This chex mix is best when made and eaten within a day or two which makes it the perfect party prep food as you can prepare it in advance

a photo of a baking sheet full of smoked seasoned chex mix.

How Do I Store Chex Mix?

 
Store in an airtight container once cooled for up to 1 week.

 

 

If your next game day party needs a smoky, savory, and crunchy snack (which all parties should have!), then this smoked chex mix recipe is your answer!

 

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Traeger Smoked Chex Mix

3.8 from 87 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 10
That hint of smokey goodness is exactly what you're craving- Traeger Smoked Chex mix! Full of pretzels, peanuts, crackers and more you're going to love this easy snack mix for parties!

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Butter melted
  • 5 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Packets Italian Dressing Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 4 Cups Corn Chex
  • 3 Cups Mini Pretzels
  • 3 Cups Oyster Crackers
  • 3 Cups Cheezit Crackers
  • 1 Cup Dry Roasted Lightly Salted Peanuts
  • 1-2 Cups Broken Bagel Chips

Instructions

  • Heat the smoker to 225 degrees F. If you have a super smoke option and really want it smoky you can use that, but increase the time by 30 minutes.
  • In a glass measuring cup, melt the butter in 15 second intervals in the microwave until melted.
  • Stir in the oil, Italian dressing, Worcestershire, and sugar.
  • Line a large jelly roll or cookie sheet with heavy duty foil.
  • In a very large bowl, add the cereal, crackers, pretzels, peanuts and bagel chips. Pour the dressing all over and toss well to combine. There should be no oil or seasoning on the bowl's bottom.
  • Spread everything out on the cookie sheet (you can use two if you prefer, but make sure you stir often so that nothing will burn.)
  • Place everything into the smoker and allow to cook for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, stirring every 15-30 minutes.
  • Store in an airtight container once cooled for up to 1 week.

Notes

Make Ahead: This chex mix is best when made and eaten within a day or two which makes it the perfect party prep food as you can prepare it in advance. 
 
Oven Method:
Preheat the oven 250°.
Transfer the Chex Mix onto two baking sheets with parchment paper, spreading it into an even layer.
Bake the Chex Mix for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely then serve.
Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
Traeger Smoked Chex Mix
Amount Per Serving (1 Cup)
Calories 163 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 303mg13%
Potassium 59mg2%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 589IU12%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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a photo of a baking sheet full of seasoned chex snack mix with pretzels, cheezits, chex cereal, oyster crackers and bagel chips.

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