5 Minute Cheese Snack Mix

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Need for a quick last minute snack mix for an upcoming holiday party, me time moment or your lunch box? Then this is one of the 5 Minute Cheese Snack Mix recipes with pretzels that you need. Post includes Weight Watchers points.

a bowl of cheese snack mix

Guys, This 5 Minute Cheese Mix. This cheese snack mix is one to end all snack mix recipes. And I know this as I have pretty much tried every cheese snack mix recipe out there.

I cant begin to tell you how many times this cheese Snack Mix has saved the day.

I have pulled it during ‘we are popping in in 10 mins for an impromptu visit’ days, the ‘crap I forgot that we were invited to a picnic’ day, the ‘we need something easy for movie night’ days and the ‘what do I bulk up my lunch box with’ days. #totallifesaver.

Okay. Let’s just chat and get this next bit out of the way now.  This is a non-recipe recipe. It is more like the little black dress of snack mixes. One you know you have when you need it that can be accessorized with lots of things depending on the occasion.

2 bowls of 5 mins cheese snack mix

The bonus about this snack mix is that is lighter on calories than usual snack mix recipes but it is still packed with great fiber to keep the hunger at bay. Serve it alongside anything, including fruits, cocktails, mocktails, infused water and even more snacks. Kids, big and small will really love it.

Snack Mix Ingredients

Here’s what’s in my 5 minutes Cheese Snack Mix

  • Mini pretzels (the cheesier the better)
  • mini cheddar crackers (or whole-grain cheddar goldfish)
  • Roasted unsalted peanuts
  • Raisins

I see you whooping it up in your kitchen going ‘but that’s like 4 everyday ingredients that I have right now and in less that 5 mins I can whip this up. You are absolutely right and I won’t hold it against you if you stop reading this post and run off to make it. #IAMSTILLWINNING.

ingredients for snack mix recipe - pretzels, cheese crackers, raisins, roasted peanuts

How To Make Snack Mix

Are you ready to see how easy it is to make this cheesy snack mix? Prepare to be amazed.

  1. Measure out your ingredients and add them to a bowl.
  2. Mix.
  3. Serve.

That is it!!!!

cheese snack mix recipes in a bolw

Snack Mix Tips

  • Feel free to vary the amounts of the ingredients in it to your taste.
  • You can add other flavoured crackers that you like.
  • Best made before you want to serve it but store in an airtight container if making ahead of time.

 Other 5 Mins Cheese Snack Mix Recipes Idea

You can substitute or add in any of the ingredients below to create further cheesy snack mix recipes to your taste.

  • Roasted cashews
  • Roasted walnuts
  • Roasted pecans
  • Cheesy bugels
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Popcorn
  • Garlic pita chips
  • Dried apple slices
  • Sultanas

Chex Snack Mix

To make this a chex snack mix, simply add in a cup or 2 of Chex and you are good to go.

close up of a cheese snack mix on a grey table

5 Mins Cheese Snack Mix For Gifting

If you love whipping up homemade food gifts like me then this fun cheese snack mix will make an edible gift. Simply whip them up on the day you will gift it, then transfer to a mason jar before adding a homemade with love gift tag. Pretty cellophane bags work too. And kiddoes love making up labels or decorating the jars or bags.

gift jars of snack mix on a table with ribbons on the jar and a pine cone

Other Snack Mix Recipes

5 minutes Sweet Snack Mix.

Healthy Trail Mix.

More Snack ideas

Spicy Roasted Cashews.

Roasted Sesame Coconut Cashews.

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Weight Watchers Points in 5 Minute Cheese Snack Mix

There are 7 Freestyle Points in a serving of 5 Minute Cheese Snack Mix.

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a bowl of cheese snack mix
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5 from 4 votes

Cheese Snack Mix

4 everyday ingredients and less than 5 mins to the BEST Cheese Snack Mix.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American, Western
Servings: 8
Calories: 232kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy


  • 2 cups (100g) mini pretzels
  • 2 cups (100g) mini cheddar biscuits
  • 3/4 cup (120g) roasted unsalted peanuts
  • 4 tbps raisins


  • Mix together all the ingredients and serve
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Adapted from Cooking Light
Weight Watchers Points
There are 7 Freestyle Points in a serving of 5 Minutes Cheese Snack Mix.


Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 507mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 2.4mg


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  1. 5 stars
    What a wonderful mix made in five minutes to entertain our taste buds during watching movies! LOVE it! Thanks for sharing.

  2. This snack mix isn’t just great for cheese its also great for when I have guests around for snacks!