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Smoked Snack Mix for the Big Game

This smoked snack mix contains all of my favorite salty snacks and after spending an hour or more in the smoker, it is the perfect football party appetizer.
Course Appetizer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour


The Snack Mix

  • 1 cup of Rice Chex®
  • 1 cup of corn Chex®
  • 1 cup of pretzels
  • 1 cup of mixed nuts
  • 1 cup of mini club crackers
  • 1 cup of Cheez-its® grooves
  • 1 cup Snyder's of Hanover pretzel pieces (I recommend cheddar cheese flavor)

The Flavored Butter

  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1-2 TBS of Tabasco®
  • 2 TBS of Jeff's original rub


  • Measure out each of the snacks into a large foil pan.
  • Melt the butter then add the hot sauce and 2 TBS of Jeff's original rub and mix well.
  • Drizzle the butter mixture over the snack mix and stir well to coat.
  • Setup your smoker to maintain indirect heat of 225°F. If you are using a pellet smoker, I recommend going with 180°F or the low smoke setting for better smoke flavor.
  • Once the smoke is going, place the pan(s) of snacks into the smoker and close the lid.
  • Stir the mix occasionally for more uniform smoke flavor.
  • Smoke the snack mix for about an hour or until the snacks are as crisp and smoky as you like. Note: In a pellet smoker, I recommend 180°F for 2 hours.
  • Remove the pans from the smoker and bring them into the house to cool.
  • Serve the snack mix right away.
  • If you are not serving them right away: Allow them to cool completely on the counter then store them in zipper bags.