Gochujang Snack Mix

Gochujang Snack Mix puts an elevated, spicy twist on the classic with nutrient-dense ingredients like whole grain cereal and nuts. 

  • Author: Leanne Ray, MS, RDN
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes (including time to cool)
  • Yield: 8 cups 1x
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Korean
  • Diet: Vegetarian


  • 2 cups cheddar square crackers (I used Simple Mills)
  • 2 cups wheat square cereal
  • 2 cups salted pretzel twists
  • 1 cup whole raw unsalted almonds
  • 1 cup whole raw unsalted cashews
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 heaping Tbsp gochujang
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients (crackers through cashews) in a large dish or bowl.
  3. Melt the butter in a liquid measuring cup, then add chile paste, garlic powder, soy sauce and sesame oil and stir with a fork until well combined.
  4. Pour the liquid over the snack mix and toss well to completely coat (it takes a minute or two). Transfer to a lined baking sheet and spread into a single layer.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent burning. Cool completely before transferring to an airtight dish or freezer bag.



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  • This mix will keep for up to a week when stored in an airtight container. Freeze it for up to three months.
  • If you like heat, increase the amount of gochujang to 1.5-2 Tbsp.
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