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6 Ingredient Delicious Salty Snack Mix Recipe

old spaghetti sauce jar filled with salty snack mix

Whether I’m stuck at home or out on the go, I am a proud snacker. I am the person who always carries something small in their bag because I like to always have something around to nibble on between meals. But constantly coming up with snack ideas can be difficult, and it gets old making something different every single time. Which is why I came up with a recipe for a simple snack mix to keep your salt cravings at bay.

The best part? This recipe is quick, impossible not to nail, and you can adjust it to incorporate whatever you already have in your kitchen. So say goodbye to wasted money and get ready for total snacktisfaction!

bowl of salty snack mix

As far as containers go, I’m a personal fan of using a mason jar for the snack mix, which I recycled after using the spaghetti sauce it came with. I simply peeled off the label and ran it through the dish washer. You can also cover it with colorful tapes, paper, or stickers. This could be a fun craft for kids especially, so everyone has their own special creation to fill with your snack mix! There is no wrong way to do this! Also feel free to add other ingredients that you and your tribe enjoy.

Yield: 1 large bowl

6 Ingredient Salty Snack Mix

A person holding up a jar of snack mix.

This 6 ingredient salty snack mix is perfect for satisfying your cravings!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 cup of popped popcorn- I got the Butter flavor, but use whatever is your fave!
  • 1/2 cup Cheeze-It crackers- My family prefers the extra cheesy, but there are tons of flavors!
  • 1 cup pretzel sticks- Or feel free to use regular pretzels, or the flavored kind!
  • 1 cup Fritos
  • 1/4 c parmesan cheese- although you can never have enough!
  • A heavy shake of white cheddar Kernel Seasons Popcorn seasoning- they have a ton of flavors, so I'd recommend having fun experimenting!


  1. Dump all of your ingredients in to a bowl or bag and mix together.


Here's the great part- all you have to do is dump your ingredients and mix. You can put them in a bowl and mix with a spoon, or dump everything in a plastic baggie and shake it up for a game with your kids.


My favorite part of this snack mix is that you can truly make it your own. You could even set up a buffet-style bar and let everyone make their own creation! This is a recipe you cannot fail, and it’s a great way to take advantage of and use the food you already have at home.

Make sure you let us know your favorite snack mix-ins in the comments!

mason jar filled with salty snack mix sitting on kitchen table

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