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Chesapeake Bay Snack Mix

  • prep: 5 mins
    total time: 1 hour
  • yield: Makes 12 cups




  • 6 cups crisp corn, rice cereal, such as Crispix or Chex
  • 3 cups thin pretzel sticks
  • 3 cups oyster crackers
  • 2 cups roasted unsalted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons hot-pepper sauce, such as Tabasco

Cook's Note

Snack mix can be stored in an airtight container, up to 1 week.


  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In a roasting pan, combine cereal, pretzels, crackers, and peanuts. In a small bowl, mix together melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, Old Bay, lemon juice, and hot-pepper sauce. Pour butter mixture over cereal mixture and stir until ingredients are completely coated. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Transfer mixture to two rimmed baking sheets to cool completely.

Everyday Food, June 2010