Five minutes is all it takes to make this homemade margarita Chex Mix – and that’s being generous; you could probably do it in three. When you’re done, you’ll have a simple party snack with all of the elements of snacking success: sweet, salty, tangy, and crunchy. Since I am always baking cupcakes, I sometimes forget that a snack doesn’t have to take ten minutes of prep time and twenty minutes in the oven to be a party favorite. This homemade margarita Chex Mix is right up there with my sweet and salty roasted chickpeas in my quick, easy, amazing, please-don’t-let-me-forget-this recipe repertoire.
Homemade Margarita Chex Mix Recipe
You can find a few other recipes for margarita Chex Mix online. Where mine differs is that I did not use margarita mix as a key ingredient – I just didn’t find the need for it. As you’ll see below, I flavored mine with tequila, lime juice, and powdered sugar (you can add salt if you are a salted-rim kind of person).
Homemade Margarita Chex Mix
- 3 cups Rice Chex
- 3 cups Wheat Chex
- 2 cups small pretzel sticks
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon tequila
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- Place both kinds of Chex and pretzel rods in a large bowl.
- In a small bowl, mix together melted butter, lime juice, tequila, and powdered sugar until smooth.
- Pour butter mixture over Chex and pretzels and toss until all of the Chex and pretzels are coated.
- Serve immediately.
Another Chex Mix Idea
I periodically run a Facebook event called Cupcake Roulette. The winner gets paired with me and I develop a recipe or two inspired by something on their site. The winner of the most recent Cupcake Roulette was Jasey’s Crazy Daisy! Although she has a ton of fun recipes on her site, I was most excited by her Cinnamon Bun Chex Mix. It sounds phenomenal! She inspired me to try my own hand at a homemade Chex Mix recipe (and an upcoming Chex Mix cupcake). Thanks for playing, Jasey!