Snack Mix Recipes for Parties and Gifts This Holiday Season

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With the holiday season here, it’s time to think about what to give your friends, family, and acquaintances and what to serve at holiday parties. One idea to fulfill both is to make snack mix. Gourmet snack mix elevates this treat to become acceptable as a gift from a coworker or acquaintance, and these treats make ideal party foods because there’s something for everyone in each of these snack mix recipes. Sweet, savory, and a little of both, you need to pin these recipes for this holiday season.

Sweet and Salty Frito Snack Mix

Snack mix recipes Sweet and Salty Frito Snack Mix

Photo: Pinterest/Knoxville Moms Blog

Fritos were created in Texas, so why not add them to your snack mix? This recipe from Knoxville Moms Blog uses salty Fritos in a sweet and salty snack mix recipe that also incorporates cereal, pretzels, chocolate candies, and more. If you like kettle corn or salted caramel, you’ll love this sweet and salty treat.

Texas Trash

Snack mix recipes Texas Trash

Photo: Pinterest/Little Magnolia Kitchen

Though some of the ingredients in this recipe for Texas Trash from Little Magnolia Kitchen seem like other popular snack mix recipes, some ingredients make this one stand out. This dish uses a Texas staple, the pecan, for its choice of nuts, and a splash of hot sauce gives this snack a kick you won’t find in other recipes. Opt for this dish when you want a standard savory snack that also has a slight bit of heat to it, though you can adjust the spiciness level with the amount of hot sauce you use.

Caramel Churro Chex Mix

Snack mix recipes Caramel Churro Chex Mix

Photo: Pinterest/Kristen Roland

How can you make cinnamon-sugar covered churros better? Pair them with the taste of caramel, and Confessions of a Cookbook Queen did just that with this recipe for caramel churro Chex mix. Sweet and filled with cinnamon flavor, this mix pairs well with cinnamon-spiked Mexican hot chocolate. This pair makes an ideal snack on a cold winter day.

Taco Oyster Crackers

Snack mix recipes Taco Oyster Crackers

Photo: Pinterest/Julie’s Eats and Treats

Though you may not think of flavored crackers as snack mix recipes, this one should be an exception for its deliciousness. This recipe for taco oyster crackers is deceptively simple. It’s also seriously addicting. You may want to make a double batch of this recipe from Julie’s Eats and Treats because you just might polish off half before you can bring it out for the party. This snack mix recipe is that good. You’ve been warned.

Samoa Snack Mix

Snack mix recipes Samoa Snack Mix

Photo: Pinterest/Chew Out Loud

Depending on where you live, you may call Samoa cookies Caramel Delites. Both are Girl Scout cookies that combine caramel, chocolate, and coconut for a tropical, chewy treat. These cookies inspired Chew Out Loud’s recipe for Samoa snack mix. This sweet mix is an ideal gift for those who cannot wait for Girl Scout cookie season, or for those who have a serious love of chocolate and coconut.