New Mexico Trail Mix in a Jar

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

Recipe posted by request.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Combine the nuts, seeds, and cheese nips in a large bowl.
  4. Combine the butter, cumin and garlic powder in a microwaveable cup.
  5. Microwave on high for 30-45 seconds or until butter is melted.
  6. Place the chili sauce, chipotle, orange juice concentrate and butter mixture into a blender or food processor.
  7. Blend until smooth.
  8. Pour sauce over nut mixture, stirring to coat.
  9. Spread mixture in a single layer on prepared baking sheet.
  10. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven and sprinkle with the cayenne pepper if using.
  12. Let cool before packing into jars or containers.
Most Helpful

We added quite a bit more cayenne to get more kick. This makes a great gift basket item.

venus2 December 06, 2003

I made this for my DH as a gift, leaving out the chipotle chili (personal preference) and adding instead 1 tsp of smoked paprika ~ he loved it and so did I. Spicy, smokey and a touch of sweetness :) I added the crackers (I used cheddar goldfish crackers) half-way through the baking time, to prevent burning, and they still coated well. This is going to be a new snack mix for our family ~ easy to make and oh so good. Thanks DiB's ~ made for LET'S PARTY TAG, December 2009!

FloridaNative December 31, 2009

My family loves this recipe! I had to make 2 batches so that I have some for Holiday snacking. It was initially a little frightening when I checked it after the baking was quite dark, almost looked burned. But not to worry, it tastes great! Thanks for the recipe!

Colorado Lauralee November 21, 2005