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Chex Mix In The Crock Pot

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Do you love Chex Mix but hate how long it takes to make? Well, I have the perfect solution for you! This Slow Cooker Chex Mix recipe is easy to follow and doesn't require any stand mixer or stove top cooking. Simply layer all of the ingredients in your slow cooker and let it do its thing. In a few hours, you'll have a delicious snack that everyone will love. So, what are you waiting for? Give this recipe a try today! This post may contain affiliate links.

Coming up with something to bring to a summer BBQ get together, a Christmas party or a Church potluck can sometimes be difficult. I usually do not have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen so the easier the recipe, the better! 

chex cereal

I am always trying to come up with a way to make just about anything in the Crock-Pot because it is just so convenient and does not take up too much of my time (all you busy moms out there know what I'm talking about!). So, I decided to take the general recipe from the Chex Mix website and formulate it to be made in the crock pot! This is one of my favorites because you can serve it at room temperature in just pack it in a festive, airtight container. It's great when you are not headed straight from home to a party and need something that will travel well, even if it sits in the car while you run into a store for some last minute shopping.

My daughter and I have a baking day so this is great because my Chex mix recipe can be cooking while we bake our other treats and new recipes. Great for a multi-tasking day of fun.

Pretzel Sticks

Is it cheaper to make your own Chex Mix

Depending on what all you want to add to your recipe then yes! Per ounce you are going to save money. You can add whatever you want to your snack mix like bagel chips, nuts and other cereals.

What are the brown crispy things in Chex Mix

Rye chips are the little, dark brown discs you find in most snack mixes or pub mix. They are one of my favorite parts of the mix. If you don't like them they are easy enough to leave out. When I am in a hurry and headed to a girls night or somewhere that I know we all love those I buy a bag of just the rye chips and a bag of the premade Chex mix and toss them together in a large bowl with a lid. But this is an easy recipe you can use and add the things you love most. If you don't want to use rye chip or cheese crackers you could even substitute goldfish for the kiddos. Honestly this Chex Mix recipe is so versatile. You could add any of your favorite snacks to make this recipe your own. If you are on the hunt for more delicious crock pot recipes then click HERE to see what else we've got for you!

Is Chex Mix the same as Chex cereal

No, the snack mix uses the cereal (you can use other types of Chex cereals as well, or even add 2 cups Cheerios) and seasonings, mini pretzels and other snack items and is cooked into a savory and salty treat! Perfect for holiday parties or game day. You will combine cereals with big flavor from onion powder, melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, a little more than a teaspoon garlic powder (some folks even add parmesan cheese) and choose different mix-ins to add like nuts or oyster crackers, whatever suits your taste, or to accommodate food allergies (pro tip- many of the Chex cereals are gluten free!) or dietary needs. Making your own is a great way to control ingredients.

chex mix recipe in crockpot

How do you keep Chex Mix from Getting Soggy

If you use the right measurements for your butter mixture you should be good, but did you know they sell powdered Worcestershire sauce? You can try substituting that if you feel it's too soggy for your taste but stirring often with a wooden spoon is key for this recipe. You don't want the cereal mixture to sit in the liquid.

Can you overcook Chex Mix

Sadly, yes. I may have burned a batch or two of this great snack in my life when cooking it with the oven method, do not let your Chex mix burn, trust me, just use the crockpot Chex mix recipe. The good thing about the slow cooker party mix recipe is you are not using a high heat so it won't burn as easily.

How long does homemade Chex Mix last

It tastes best when eaten in the first 3 days or so, but you can store it in an airtight container for a week or two, you can pack it in a small bowl or snack bag for individual servings to pack for lunches. You could even cook this and pack them in mason jars with a cute bow and give as gifts. Make it in big batches and use it for your family and for gifts or parties.

I hope you will remember this crock pot Chex mix recipe next time you are in a crunch (get it?!?! haha!) and need something yummy and easy to take to a party! This Chex Mix is full of flavor and crunch and is the perfect addition for any occasion or holiday gatherings!

chex mix with Goldfish

What Do You Put in Slow Cooker Chex Party Mix

One of the best things about Chex mix is that it's so versatile. You can make it as spicy or as mild as you like, and you can customize it to suit your own taste. If you're looking for a delicious way to switch up your snack game, why not try making your own homemade Chex mix in a slow cooker? All you need is a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time.

Start by combining 1 cup pretzel twists, 3 cups corn chex, 3 cups rice chex, and 3 cups wheat chex in your slow cooker. Then, in a separate bowl, melt butter and stir in Worcestershire sauce. Pour this mixture over the dry ingredients in the slow cooker, and stir everything together with a rubber spatula until it's evenly coated. Set the slow cooker to low heat and let the mixture cook for about three hours, stirring occasionally. Once it's done, simply transfer the Chex mix to a large bowl or container and enjoy! Read below for FULL RECIPE.

Tip: Line your slow cooker with parchment paper for easy cleaning.

Chex Mix In The Slow Cooker

Yield: 8

Chex Mix for the Crock-Pot

Chex Mix for the Crock-Pot

Have this delicious fall snack ready to go ahead of time. Travels well and makes plenty for all!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 c. Corn Chex cereal
  • 3 c. Rice Chex cereal
  • 3 c. Wheat Chex cereal
  • 1 c. Mixed Nuts
  • 1 c. Pretzels, bite sized or sticks
  • 1 c. Bagel Chips, bite-size or broken larger pieces is fine
  • 6 tbsp Butter or Margarine
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Seasoned Salt
  • 3/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Onion Powder

Instructions

  1. Turn your slow cooker on low.
  2. Add butter or margarine to the bottom of the slow cooker.
  3. Pour in the Worcestershire Sauce and allow the butter to melt.
  4. Add all of the dry ingredients (seasoned salt, onion powder and garlic powder) to the crock pot.
  5. Mix all of ingredients well.
  6. Next, add the cereal, nuts, pretzels and bagel chips and mix to combine.
  7. Cook on low for 2 to 3 hours stirring every 45 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 497Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 897mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 7gSugar: 8gProtein: 11g

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Bottom line, you can tailor your recipe to be what you want whether you are looking for fresh options, or you are trying to cut the total carbohydrate count and want to add more nuts and lower carb crackers. We hope this post helps you make your own slow cooker Chex mix. It’s a delicious and easy snack that everyone will love. We also have some creative ideas on our website for making a snack mix for different holidays or occasions. Thanks for reading, and be sure to check out some of our other posts for more cooking inspiration.

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3 Comments

  1. Making Chex Mix in the microwave is even faster. (I don’t put candy in mine). Cook at high power, stirring after 2 minutes, twice and again at the end. Total cook time 6 minutes. Cool on paper towels.

    I make 20 or more single batches every holiday season, so the time involved is important to me. My family says it doesn’t taste any different than when I use to spend hours baking in the oven

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