Looking for a new snack to make this holiday season? This Slow Cooker Chex Snack Mix Recipe is the perfect recipe for any occasion. It’s easy to prepare and can be made in just minutes! With only 9 ingredients for this crockpot chex mix, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy your family and friends during the holidays or any party you are having!
Slow Cooker Chex Snack Mix
The Crock Pot Chex Snack Mix is a great recipe to have for parties or when you’re hosting friends and family. It’s perfect for those times where you want your snack to be both crunchy and full of flavor. The particular recipe that I’ve made here is a mix of classic Chex cereal, cashews, and pretzels with just the right amount of butter and seasonings.
This Slow cooker Chex Snack Mix is the BEST EVER! It is sure to be a hit at any party you go to or if you are just looking for a yummy snack. I love to be able to make my own snacks because I know what is being put in it. I am able to add more garlic or less salt depending on my personal taste and you can do the same when you make this crockpot chex mix recipe.
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Variations of Crockpot Chex Mix Snack recipe
Add crackers. You can add in crackers if you want to, i like adding cheez-its and oyster crackers. Bagel chips, while not a cracker are also a great addin.
Add more nuts. I use cashews but you can also use another nut, sometimes we like to use peanuts, almonds, macadamia nuts, walnuts and pecans.
Add cereal. While this one has lots of cereal with 3 different chex mix in it, you can also add other cereal, we like to add cheerioes at times.
Add spice. Add a splash of hot sauce if you want to add a little bit of a spice.
Pretzels. I like using mini pretzels but you can also use pretzel sticks or circle pretzels. If you want to give it a kick add in some buffalo pretzel sticks.
How do you keep chex mix from getting soggy?
One of the biggest thing with making this Crock Pot Chex Snack Mix is to make sure you have the lid cracked. If you leave the lid on all the way the moisture will stay in it and will lead to a soft mix. If you have a lid that doesn’t want to stay open you can place a wooden spoon sticking out to keep it open.
Why Make Chex Mix In The Slow Cooker?
I love making my own snacks but I don’t have time to stand over the oven. By making this crockpot chex mix in the slow cooker, I can easily throw everything in the cooker and be done with it. I come back and stir it from time to time, about every 30 minutes, but I do not have to stand over the oven to watch it.
It also frees up the oven for other things. During the holidays, if I am busy baking or cooking, I don’t want to take up the oven space making this treat. Making it in the slow cooker lets me have the oven for other things.
Can I Make Slow Cooker Chex Snack Mix in An Instant Pot?
If you wanted to make this in the Instant Pot you can easily adapt the recipe. You will mix everything together like you would in the slow cooker, but then add it to the Instant Pot instead. Set the timer for 30 minutes. Once the cook time is done, do a natural release for 10 minutes and then you can do a manual release.
Can I make Slow Cooker party mix in the oven?
Yes! You can mix everything together in a large bowl, then bake in the oven at 250°F for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
How Long Does Chex Mix Last
If you are making this recipe, chances are the it will disappear in a few days. It never lasts in our house. However, if the mix is stored in an airtight container and kept at room temperature, it will last for up to 4 weeks.
Why did my chex mix burn?
To prevent burning, you want to make sure you stir the mix about once an hour. This keeps the flavors combines and prevent having the snack burn on the bottom of the slow cooker.
Is this is a low point snack?
If you are following Weight Watchers, this treat comes in at 4 points on Weight Watchers per 1/2 cup serving on all plans.
Chex Snack Mix is always a hit at parties or just to have on hand for the kids to snack. If you portion into snack baggies in advance, this can last for a few weeks! I love it as a go-to snack in my bag when out and about. Add a piece of fruit alongside it, then you’ll have a big snack that satisfies your cravings!
If you’re looking for a new snack that will come together quickly this holiday season, give this crock pot chex mix recipe a try! This delicious recipe includes everything from classic cereal like Chex to pretzels with just enough buttery goodness tossed in.
Slow Cooker Chex Snack Mix Ingredients
- butter, melted and hot
- Worcestershire sauce
- seasoned salt
- garlic powder
- rice Chex
- corn Chex
- wheat Chex
How to Make Slow Cooker Chex Snack Mix
Melt your butter in a medium bowl.
Stir in the Worcestershire sauce, salt, and garlic.
Add cereal, pretzels, and cashews to your slow cooker.
Slowly pour the butter mixture over the cereal making sure you mix well.
Place your cover on making sure you leave the lid cracked and cook on low for 3 hours, stirring every hour so that the mixture does not burn.
Then spread the mixture out onto a sheet pan until it cools to room temperature.
Serve, or store.
Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
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Slow Cooker Chex Snack Mix
- 6 Tablespoons butter melted and hot
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1 Tablespoon seasoned salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3 cups rice Chex
- 3 cups corn Chex
- 3 cups wheat Chex
- 2 cups pretzels
- 1 cup cashews
- Melt your butter in a medium bowl. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce, salt, and garlic.
- Add cereal, pretzels, and cashews to your crock pot.
- Slowly pour the butter mixture over the cereal making sure you mix well.
- Place your cover on making sure you leave the lid cracked and cook on low for 3 hours, stirring every hour so that the mixture does not burn.
- Then spread the mixture out onto a sheet pan until it cools to room temperature.
- Serve, or store in a sealed container for up to 3 weeks.
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