Texas Trash is a spicy chex mix recipe made with crunchy snacks tossed in a zesty buttery coating. It’s perfect for holiday entertaining or gifting for any occasion!
Can you believe Christmas is next week?! Do you have any plans? My husband and I will be hosting my side of the family at our house on Christmas Eve and visiting with his family on Christmas Day.
We'll be enjoying tamales, along with several snacks and appetizers. You better believe this easy chex mix will make an appearance.
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What is Texas Trash?
TX Trash is a salty, spicy, delicious combination of corn chex, wheat chex, cheerios, mini pretzels, peanuts, and more.
It’s tossed with melted butter that has been combined with hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, celery salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika.
Texas Trash is cooked in the oven at a low temperature until it’s toasty and baked to perfection!
Christmas Texas Trash Recipe
The great thing about homemade chex mix is you can easily adjust and alter the recipe to fit your personal taste, heat preference, and food allergies!
For example, I’m using vegan butter because I’m dairy-free.
Here are the common ingredients found in most Texas Trash Chex Mix:
- Butter, plant-based if needed
- Hot sauce
- Worcestershire sauce
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Celery salt
- Corn Chex
- Wheat Chex, use Rice Chex if gluten-free
- Pretzels, mini-sized or rods
Chex Mix Variations
- Bagel chips
- Rye chips
- Mini bread sticks
- For a spicy and sweet chex mix, add in dried cranberries and raisins!
How to Make Oven Baked Spicy Chex Mix Recipe
Microwave the butter coating
Melt the butter in a small bowl then whisk in hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and seasonings.
Make the chex mix
In a large bowl, combine the Cheerios, Corn Chex, Wheat Chex, pretzels, and peanuts.
Combine butter sauce with chex mix
Pour the butter mixture over the chex mix and stir to coat. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet and spread out.
Bake chex mix at 250F for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes, or until the crispy and crunchy. Remove from oven and let cool completely on baking sheet.
Store for up to 3-4 week in an airtight container.
That depends how much hot sauce you use! Additionally, some hot sauce brands are spicy than others. I would say this recipe has a kick but it’s not super spicy.
Make your own homemade gluten-free party mix by excluding the wheat cereal. Use corn and/or rice chex!
I hope you love my Homemade Texas Trash Recipe as much as we do! It's bold, easy to make, and the ultimate crowd pleaser. Perfect severed as a snack or party appetizer.
Homemade Texas Trash Spicy Chex Mix Recipe
- 1 cup salted butter vegan, if needed
- 2 tablespoon hot sauce
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoon onion powder
- 2 teaspoon celery salt
- 2 teaspoon paprika
- 2 cups Cheerios
- 2 cups Corn Chex
- 2 cups Wheat Chex or Rice Chex, if gluten-free
- 3 cups mini pretzels
- 1 ½ cups peanuts
- Preheat the oven to 250F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
- Melt butter in a small bowl then whisk in hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and seasonings.
- In a large bowl, combine the cereals, pretzels, and peanuts.
- Add the butter mixture to the large bowl and stir to coat everything.
- Transfer the chex mix to prepared baking sheet and spread out.
- Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let mixture to cool on the baking sheet.