Taco Snack Mix

Taco Snack Mix Recipe – SO good! I took this to a party and it was the first thing to go. Everybody asked for the recipe!! Bugles, Goldfish pretzels, Cheez-its cheesy crackers, peanuts, taco seasoning, and vegetable oil. Toss together, bake and enjoy! This is a great snack for after school snacks, parties, game day, and movie night.

Taco Snack Mix - so addictive!! Bugles, pretzels, cheez-its, peanuts tossed in taco seasoning and oil. Great for snacking on during parties and tailgates!! Everyone RAVES about this yummy snack mix recipe!

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Mexican Taco Snack Mix with Bugles

This Taco Snack Mix is perfect for tailgating before the games tomorrow. It is super easy to make and tastes amazing. This snack mix is highly addictive. I’ve made this several times and I can’t control myself around it. I end up giving most of it away so I don’t eat it all myself. If you aren’t into football, this would be a good snack mix for summer road trips, the beach, or girls’ night. 

How to Make Taco Snack Mix

This snack mix is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Heat oven to 250ºF. In a large bowl. combine bugles, pretzels, cheese crackers, and cashews. In a small bowl whisk together vegetable oil, wing sauce, and ranch seasoning. Pour the oil over the bugles mixture. Stir well to coat all of the pieces for maximum flavor. Spread the flavored pieces onto a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring halfway. Cool the snack mix before serving.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can use any flavor of Bugles corn chips.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix made with Chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt, and black pepper: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-ranch-dressing-mix/
  • You can use any flavor of Cheez-It crackers.
    • Oyster crackers are equally delicious.
  • Is Taco Snack Mix spicy? We did not think this was spicy. For an extra kick of heat, add crushed red pepper.
  • Can substitute pretzel twists for Goldfish pretzels.
  • For a more intense flavor, increase the taco seasoning.
  • Do I have to cook the snack mix? No. You can mix the snack mix with the oil and seasonings and let the mixture sit overnight.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature.
    • I store the mix in large plastic bags.
Taco Snack Mix - so addictive!! Bugles, pretzels, cheez-its, peanuts tossed in taco seasoning and oil. Great for snacking on during parties and tailgates!! Everyone RAVES about this yummy snack mix recipe!

Homemade Snack Mix for a Crowd

This is one of our all-time favorite snack mixes. It is a must for your next party, game day, or movie night. This makes a TON of food. It is a great way to knock out a bunch of quick homemade holiday gifts. Whip up a big batch today!

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Taco Snack Mix

Yield: 20 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Taco Snack Mix Recipe – SO good! I took this to a party and it was the first thing to go. Everybody asked for the recipe!! Bugles, Goldfish pretzels, Cheez-its cheesy crackers, peanuts, taco seasoning, and vegetable oil. Toss together, bake and enjoy! This is a great snack for after school snacks, parties, game day, and movie night.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (7.5-oz) bag Bugles corn snacks
  • 1 (7.5-oz) bag Nacho Bugles corn snacks
  • 1 (8-oz) bag Pretzel Goldfish crackers
  • 1 (16-oz) box Cheez-It crackers
  • 1 (16-oz) can cocktail peanuts
  • 1 (1-oz) package taco seasoning
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 250ºF.
  • In the largest bowl you have (or two large bowls), combine bugles, pretzels, Cheez-It crackers and peanuts.
  • Whisk together taco seasoning and canola oil. Pour oil mixture over bugle mix and toss thoroughly to combine.
  • Spread mix onto one or two large baking sheets.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring halfway through the cooking time.
  • Store in an air-tight container.

Notes:

  • Can use any flavor of Bugles corn chips.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix made with Chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt, and black pepper: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-ranch-dressing-mix/
  • You can use any flavor of Cheez-It crackers.
    • Oyster crackers are equally delicious.
  • Is Taco Snack Mix spicy? We did not think this was spicy. For an extra kick of heat, add crushed red pepper.
  • Can substitute pretzel twists for Goldfish pretzels.
  • For a more intense flavor, increase the taco seasoning.
  • Do I have to cook the snack mix? No. You can mix the snack mix with the oil and seasonings and let the mixture sit overnight.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature.
    • I store the mix in large plastic bags.

Steph

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  1. I have only seen original or Nacho Cheese flavored Bugles in stores. So there is actually a Cheddar Cheese flavor as well??

    1. Amen! It was a miracle that any made it into the mix. I had a hard time resisting the urge to put them on my fingers and eat them one by one.

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