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This Old Bay Trail Mix is an easy and flavorful take on the classic!

This Old Bay Trail Mix is an easy and flavorful take on the classic!

With the official start of football season around the corner, it’s time to tailgate!

In celebration, I’ve joined a group of bloggers from all over the country to bring you 64 tailgating recipe ideas for a tailgate everyone will be jealous of!

This Old Bay Trail Mix is definitely something to be jealous of! 

Growing up, I was a Navy brat and moved around to 5 different states and Puerto Rico.

I never really stuck around one place long enough to commit to a football team.

For the past 15 years, I’ve been living in Maryland so the Baltimore Ravens are the closest thing to my team. (Sorry Redskins fans!)

This Old Bay Trail Mix is an easy and flavorful take on the classic!

With that being said, living in Maryland for so long has grown my love of Old Bay like you wouldn’t believe. I had never heard of it before moving here and now can fully appreciate the flavor on just about anything.

Old Bay popcorn? Yum.

Crabcakes with Old Bay? Obviously.

Beer brewed with Old Bay? Bring it on!

Let me just say that this post isn’t sponsored by Old Bay.

I just love it that much. Pair it with trail mix and you have the perfect tailgating food. Nice and salty to go with the cold beer. Bonus points for not needing to store it in a cooler!  

Now that you have this Old Bay Trail Mix on your list, why don’t you scroll down to find a TON of other tailgating recipes from some great food blogging friends!

We’ll have a few more of these posts in the upcoming months to make sure this football party lasts all season long!!

64 recipes for the perfect football tailgate! Check out everything from appetizer recipes, entree recipes, cocktail recipes, dessert recipes, side dish recipes and more to cheer on your team! #foodiefootballfans

64 recipes for the perfect football tailgate! Check out everything from appetizer recipes, entree recipes, cocktail recipes, dessert recipes, side dish recipes and more to cheer on your team! #foodiefootballfans

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This Old Bay Trail Mix is an easy and flavorful take on the classic!

Old Bay Trail Mix

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour

This Old Bay Trail Mix is easy to throw together and the perfect salty and crunchy treat.


  • 5 cups rice chex cereal
  • 3 cups oyster crackers
  • 2 cups unsalted peanuts
  • 2 cups small pretzels
  • 2 cups sesame sticks
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp Old Bay
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 250F.

  2. In a large bowl, mix rice chex, oyster crackers, peanuts, pretzels, and sesame sticks.
  3. In a small bowl, mix butter, Old Bay, and Worcestershire sauce.
  4. Pour Old Bay mixture over the trail mix and stir until everything is coated.
  5. Put coated trail mixture on a large baking sheet and bake for 1 hour. Mix around the trail mix every 15 minutes.
  6. Let cool and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 356Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 810mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 10g

Nutrition provided is only an estimate.

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Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.  

Note: This post is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by the National Football League (NFL) or any of its teams. All opinions and views expressed on our blogs are our own, not that of the NFL and/or any of its 32 teams. Any team names, logos or other symbols referenced are properties of their respective organizations. We are just big fans — and we want to share our love for our teams, the game and the food that brings us all together on game day.


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Sam Ellis

Hey there! I'm Sam and if there are two things I love most in this world, it's food and travel... and my dog, Tucker. I'm using my little corner of the internet to explore everything I love and I'd love for you to join me!

Linda @ 2 Cookin' Mamas

Thursday 1st of September 2016

I have to agree Sam - Old Bay is one of my favorite seasonings. Maybe it's because I lived on the Eastern shore of Maryland for several years. :-) I never thought of adding it to a trail mix but it sounds awesome. I think I would nibble my way through the whole bowl! lol


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