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Crockpot Chex Mix

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Bold, crunchy and easy to make, this Crockpot Chex mix is a party time favorite. We love it during the holidays, on game day and, even, for summer entertaining.
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Table of Contents
  1. CROCKPOT CHEX MIX INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE CHEX MIX IN THE SLOW COOKER
  3. STORAGE
  4. More Appetizer Recipes You'll Love
  5. JUMP TO RECIPE

 A fun, homemade twist on the classic party food, this savory crockpot Chex mix delivers a bold, crunchy flavor. I love how easy it is to make in the slow cooker — keeping my oven free and making it the perfect addition to any party menu.

If you are looking for more party appetizers, check out our cheese ball recipe and cucumber bites. They’re both favorites!

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MORE CROCKPOT APPETIZERS:
Little Smokies | Buffalo Chicken Dip | Swedish Meatballs 


CROCKPOT CHEX MIX INGREDIENTS

The beauty of Chex Mix is how versatile the ingredients list can be.

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You will need:

CHEX: This recipe combines 4 cups of Rice Chex, 3 cups of Corn Chex and 2 cups Wheat Chex.

ADD-INS: I used 2 cups pretzels, 2 cups bagel chips, 1 cup Bugles and 1 cup peanuts. Great substitutions include Cheerios, oyster crackers or Cheezits. 

OILS & SEASONINGS: Chex Mix is packed with flavor. To match it in this recipe, I used 10 tbsp of butter, 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce, 2 ½ tsp seasoned salt, 1 ¼ tsp garlic powder and 1 tsp onion powder.

Scroll down to the very bottom of the post for the full Crockpot Chex Mix recipe, which you can print or pin for later!

HOW TO MAKE CHEX MIX IN THE SLOW COOKER

I’d recommend you use a 6 quart (or bigger!) oval-shaped slow cooker for this recipe. It will give you more cooking space. 

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STEP ONE: In a large slow cooker place the cereals, pretzels, bagel chips, bugles, and peanuts. Use two wooden spoons to gently mix together.

STEP TWO: Place the melted butter in a small bowl and add the Worcestershire sauce and spices and stir together.

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STEP THREE: Pour some of the butter mixture over the cereal mixture and mix with the two spoons. Keep pouring the butter mixture over in small amounts and mixing until all the butter mixture is gone. Be sure to gently stir so that you don’t break the cereal! 

STEP FOUR: With the slow cooker on low cook for three hours. For the first two hours stir every 25-30 minutes. The last hour stir every 15-20 minutes to keep from burning.

PRO TIP: Place some paper towels under the lid while cooking to absorb any extra moisture. Wipe the moisture off the lid each time you stir. If you find there is too much condensation taking place, tilt the lid at an angle on the slow cooker so it is partially covering the top

STEP FIVE: Spread the cereal mixture in a single layer onto an ungreased baking sheet or parchment paper to cool for 20 minutes before serving. 

STORAGE

You can store the snack mix in an airtight container for up to a week on the counter. 

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I love making this slow cooker Chex Mix recipe year-round. It’s a holiday favorite but it’s also great in the summer when we want something crunchy and bold but don’t want to turn on the oven and heat up the house.

More Appetizer Recipes You’ll Love

FAVORITES: Rotel Dip | Soft Pretzels
CLASSIC: Stuffed Mushrooms | Hanky Panky
UNIQUE: Pull Apart Pigs in a Blanket

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Crockpot Chex Mix

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Bold, crunchy and easy to make, this Crockpot Chex mix is a party time favorite. We love it during the holidays, on game day and, even, for summer entertaining.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 16

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups Rice Chex
  • 3 cups Corn Chex
  • 2 cups Wheat Chex
  • 2 cups Pretzels
  • 2 cups bagel chips
  • 1 cup Bugles
  • 1 cup Peanuts
  • 10 tablespoons of butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 ½ teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

Instructions
 

  • In a large slow cooker (6 quart or bigger, oval gives more cooking space) place the cereals, pretzels, bagel chips, bugles, and peanuts. Use two wooden spoons to gently mix together.
  • Place the melted butter in a small bowl and add the Worcestershire sauce and spices and stir together until mixed well.
  • Pour some of the butter mixture over the cereal mixture and mix with the two spoons. Keep pouring the butter mixture over in small amounts and mixing until all the butter mixture is gone.
  • With the slow cooker on low cook for three hours. For the first two hours stirring every 25-30 minutes. The last hour stir every 15-20 minutes to keep from burning.
  • Spread the cereal mixture in a single layer onto an ungreased baking sheet or parchment paper to cool for 20 minutes before serving.

Notes

Place some paper towels under the lid while cooking to absorb any extra moisture. Wipe the moisture off the lid each time you stir.

Nutrition

Calories: 366kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 1052mg | Potassium: 152mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 614IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 8mg
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  1. Karen Isaacson says

    Why only good for 1 wk.? I usually have it much longer than that during the holidays. Am anxious to try your recipe in crock pot!

    • Layne Kangas says

      Hi, Karen – if you store in an airtight container, it might last longer – I just prefer to eat it sooner so it’s fresher. Plus, it never lasts long with my guys in the house! 😉 Enjoy!

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