Chicharrón Chex® Mix

Upgrade this classic bar snack with crispy pork skin

There's not a single partygoer in the world who can resist the salty, satisfying crunch of Chex® Mix: It's the ideal accompaniment to a cold beer or G&T. You may not think this snack could get any more addictive, but turns out it can: with the addition of chicharrón, or crispy pork skin. You can serve it warm or make it the day before and store overnight in an airtight container. Either way, it's guaranteed to spice up any all-day summer party.

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Recipe from the Tasting Table Test Kitchen for Crate and Barrel

Chicharrón Chex® Mix
5 from 31 ratings
Your favorite party snack gets a dose of crisp, crunchy pork skin in this addictive chicharron Chex® Mix snack recipe created by Tasting Table for Crate and Barrel.
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Cook Time
Total time: 1 hour
  • ½ cup (4 ounces) lard, melted
  • 1 tablespoon malt vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cups Corn Chex®
  • 3 cups Rice Chex®
  • 1½ cups Wheat Chex®
  • 1 cup small pretzels
  • 3 cups pork rinds
  1. Preheat the oven to 250°. In a medium bowl, add the melted lard, malt vinegar, salt, oregano, garlic powder, Worcestershire, thyme, onion powder, cayenne, lime zest and black pepper, and stir to combine.
  2. To a large roasting pan or rimmed baking sheet, add the Corn Chex®, Rice Chex®, Wheat Chex®, pretzels and pork rinds. Drizzle the spice mixture over the top and, using a rubber spatula, toss and coat the Chex® evenly. Bake, stirring every 15 minutes, until the Chex® Mix is toasted and fragrant, about 45 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and transfer the mix to a serving bowl. And serve. Crate and Barrel provided the products featured here and sponsored this post.
Calories per Serving 437
Total Fat 21.9 g
Saturated Fat 8.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 45.4 mg
Total Carbohydrates 46.4 g
Dietary Fiber 3.6 g
Total Sugars 3.9 g
Sodium 539.9 mg
Protein 14.9 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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