Trick-or-Treat Trail Mix Recipe

Salty, cheesy and spicy, this savory trail mix will leave you so full and satisfied, you won’t even miss Halloween sweets. The crunchy combo gets a surprising twist when coated with barbecue sauce and baked to crispy perfection. You’ll never choose store-bought trail mix again!

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Trick or Treat Trail Mix
Photo by Perry Santanachote

Trick-or-Treat Trail Mix Recipe

Serves 24

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes



6 cups popcorn
2 cups coarsely broken baked blue corn tortilla chips
2 cups whole-grain cheddar crackers
1 cup whole raw almonds
1/4 cup unsalted shelled pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup natural barbecue sauce (we used Tessemae’s All Natural)
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons garlic powder


  1. Heat oven to 300°F. Grease a rimmed baking sheet with oil.
  2. Combine popcorn, tortilla chips, cheese crackers, almonds and pumpkin seeds in a large bowl.
  3. In a blender, combine the oil, barbecue sauce, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, paprika, chili powder, cumin and garlic powder until emulsified.
  4. Drizzle the sauce over the snack mix and stir until combined well.
  5. Evenly spread mixture in the baking sheet and bake, stirring and turning mixture over every 10 minutes, for a total of 40 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack, then break into pieces.

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