Berbere Party Mix – State Fair Edition!

This recipe took First Place in our Sweet & Salty Snack Mix competition at this year’s Iowa State Fair!

2 Tbsp unsalted butter
2 tsp Berbere Spice
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp Sriracha chili hot sauce
2 Cups Chex corn cereal
1 Cup Chex rice cereal
1 Cup Corn Nuts
1 Cup roasted green peas
1 Cup roasted peanuts
1 Cup mini pretzel twists
1-1/2 Tbsp honey


Put unsalted butter in a 13×9″ glass baking dish and microwave until butter has melted.  Whisk in Berbere spice blend, soy sauce, and hot sauce. Add cereals, corn nuts, peas, peanuts, and pretzels. Toss gently to coat.

Microwave, uncovered, for 5-6 min, pausing to stir every 2 min.

Remove snack mix from microwave oven, and drizzle with honey. Toss to thoroughly coat party mix.

Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.