Did you know you can easily make your favorite savory snack Chex mix in a Crockpot slow cooker? You can!

I have a secret addiction, Chex party snack mix (original recipe). I don’t know if I’m giving away my age here, but when I was a kid Chex snack mix was still something new. Around the holidays, there were ads on TV with a mom making the snack mix and serving it to guests at holiday parties or on game day. For some reason, it just seemed exotic and sophisticated to me. I begged my mom to make it, and she did.

CrockPot Party Snack Chex Mix Recipe

Today, I know that snack mix isn’t quite the sophisticated treat I imagined as a kid, but I still love it (even outside of the holiday season)! It’s a classic recipe, after all!

Did you know that you can make a slow cooker version?

DIY snack mix is also a great way to use up ingredients in your cabinet.

Crock-Pot Party Snack Mix Recipe

I’ve mentioned before how much I love my Crock-Pot® slow cooker and this new recipe slow cooker method is just one more reason why.

CrockPot Party Snack Chex Mix Recipe

By making it in the slow cooker, the flavors really blend, too. The Crock Pot Chex Mix Recipe is super flexible and can be altered if you want to make yours sweeter or more savory.

CrockPot Party Snack Chex Mix Recipe

Equipment Needed for CrockPot Chex Mix Recipe

CrockPot Party Snack Chex Mix Recipe

Ingredients for Slow Cooker Chex Mix Recipe

  • 9 cups of Chex cereal (I used rice Chex, but corn Chex or any other version would work, as well as equal parts of different flavors)
  • 2 cups pretzels twists and sticks (mini pretzels would work as well)
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1 cup multi-grain cereal like Cheerios
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp seasoned salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder (garlic salt or onion powder would work as well)
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • optional substitutions: oyster crackers or bagel chips

Instructions for Homemade Chex Mix Recipe

  1. Put all cereal, peanuts, and pretzels in a CrockPot slow cooker.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk melted butter and spices until well blended, then add Worcestershire sauce.
  3. Add sauce mixture evenly over ingredients in CrockPot slow cooker, then mix with a spoon until mixture is combined.
  4. Cover slow cooker and cook on low for 3 hours, stirring each hour. Enjoy!

note: store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature

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Crock-Pot Party Snack Mix Recipe

CrockPot Party Snack Chex Mix Recipe

Did you know you can easily make your favorite savory party snack Chex mix in a Crockpot slow cooker? You can!

Ingredients

  • 9 cups of rice cereal
  • 2 cups pretzels twists and sticks
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1 cup multi-grain cereal like Cheerios
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp seasoned salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce

Instructions 

  • Put all cereal, peanuts and pretzels in a CrockPot slow cooker.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk melted butter and spices until well blended, then add Worcestershire sauce.
  • Add sauce mixture evenly over ingredients in CrockPot slow cooker, then mix with a spoon until mixture is combined.
  • Cover slow cooker and cook on low for 3 hours, stirring each hour. Enjoy!

I’ve mentioned before that my other favorite snacks to make in the Crock-Pot slow cooker are chocolate fudge or beer and brat pretzel cheese dip. But slow cooker Chex party mix is definitely more portable. I’m not embarrassed to admit that we take our slow cooker party mix everywhere, even to the movies (shhhhhh, don’t tell). I find having a little bag available is a great snack that really cuts down on my desire to buy more expensive, less healthy snacks.

Crock-Pot Party Snack Mix Recipe

What’s your favorite easy recipe or cereal mixture to make in your Crock-Pot slow cooker? Have you ever tried it in an Instant Pot?

Share your thoughts in the comments!