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Cajun Chex Mix

For a taste of Louisiana, try my Spicy Cajun Chex Mix. It's made with seasoned pretzels, peanuts, Cajun corn sticks, sesame sticks, Chex cereal, corn nuts, and a variety of cheese crackers. This insanely easy Cajun snack mix is baked until crunchy and golden brown.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, cajun, creole
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 20


  • 2 cups cocktail peanuts or choice of peanuts
  • 7 ounces ( about 2 cups ) sesame sticks
  • 5 cups pretzels
  • 3 cups cheese crackers
  • 6 cups rice cereal such as Chex
  • 7 ounces ( about 2 cups ) Cajun corn sticks ( or plain corn sticks )
  • 1/2 cup corn nuts

Seasoning Blend

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon Tony Chachere Creole Seasoning
  • 1 teaspooon Tony Chachere Bold Creole Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons mustard powder
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 5 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
    In an extra large mixing bowl, combine peanuts, sesame sticks, cheese crackers, pretzels, rice cereal, corn sticks, and corn nuts. You may need to use 2 large bowls to mix everything. 
    Melt butter in microwave; Toss butter together with snack mix, coating well.
    In a small bowl, whisk together seasoning blend. Pour over butter snack mix then toss together until evenly coated.
    Pour Cajun Chex Mix evenly between sheet pans.
    Bake in oven 30 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through baking and tossing mixture to evenly bake.
    Allow to cool completely. Garnish with additional grated parmesan cheese and dried parsley flakes. 
    Store in airtight container or storage bags.