A Tasty and Simple Smoky Snack Mix Recipe

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This smoky snack mix recipe is one of my favorite things to make for a get-together or party. It’s easy to make, and the extra flavor that the smoker adds takes your standard chex mix to another level.

There are a lot of great things you can make for a big group of people, and for me, that usually starts with some type of really great smoked meat. Pulled pork, brisket, and chicken wings are always high on that list. The only challenge with those recipes is that they take quite a bit of time to prep and cook.

If you love chex mix, you'll love this smoky snack mix recipe. It has all the great taste of chex mix, with a wood fired smoky kiss that takes the flavor over the top.

This smoked snack mix is great for a family get together, tailgate party, or just to have on hand when you need a snack.

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If you’re looking for something a little easier to make, consider this smoky snack mix recipe. Consider the dry ingredients I recommend in this recipe as a base for your snack mix. Feel free to experiment with other dry goods to see what you like!

Smoky Snack Mix Recipe Ingredients:

To make this mix this is what you’ll need:

  • 3 large aluminum pans (affiliate link)
  • 12 oz box of corn squares (Chex)
  • 12 oz box of rice squares
  • 20 oz box of cheese crackers (Cheez-Its)
  • 16 oz mixed nuts
  • 2 sticks of salted butter
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2-3 Tbsp BBQ Rub

Set up your smoker to smoke at 225 degrees using indirect heat. I use oak or mesquite pellets for this recipe – I love the intense smoky flavor both kinds of wood can impart on the mix.

Combine all of the dry ingredients in the large aluminum pans. You’ll need to use all 3 pans to accommodate the amount of smoky snack mix we are making.

smoky snack mix recipe - placing ingredients in each of the three pans

Melt the sticks of butter, and combine with the Worcestershire and bbq rub. Drizzle the butter over the dry ingredients in each pan and use some tongs to toss.

smoky snack mix recipe in the smoker

Place the pans in your smoker, and let the snack mix take on smoke for at least an hour. I like to go 90 minutes if time allows for some more smoky flavor. Toss the snack mix every 15 minutes while it’s smoking to make sure all of the snack mix gets exposed to the smoke.

Remove the pans from the smoker and let them cool for about 15 minutes before putting the mix into your preferred storage containers. In total, this smoky snack mix recipe makes about 4 gallons. Plan accordingly.

smoky snack mix recipe
Yield: 4 Gallons of Mix

Smoky Snack Mix Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

If you love snack mix, you'll love this smoked version that has some incredible smoky flavor.

Have fun with the ingredients and add other crackers or nuts to really up the flavor profile. It's tough to mess this up!


  • 12 oz box of corn squares (Chex)
  • 12 oz box of rice squares
  • 20 oz box of cheese crackers (Cheez-Its)
  • 16 oz mixed nuts
  • 2 sticks of salted butter
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2-3 Tbsp BBQ Rub


  1. Combine dry ingredients in 3 large aluminum pans.
  2. Melt butter and combine with bbq rub and Worcestershire sauce.
  3. Drizzle butter over the dry mix and toss with tongs.
  4. Place the pans in your smoker at 225 degrees.
  5. Let smoke for 60 minutes, tossing every 15 minutes.
  6. Let the mix cool for about 15 minutes before placing it in the storage containers of your choice.


I've added triscuits and garlic chips to this mix to really up the flavor. You can also increase or decrease the amount of bbq rub based on your preferences.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 202Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 246mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g

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