Always a crowd pleaser, this bold and zesty chex mix recipe is made SO simply, right in the crockpot!  Great for any party, and easy to customize! #chexmix #party #snackrecipe #partyfood #bold #chex #slowcooker #crockpot #easyrecipe #homemade
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Slow Cooker Bold Chex Mix Recipe

This bold and zesty chex mix recipe, is so simple to make for a party!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chex mix recipe
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 423kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cups corn chex cereal
  • 3 cups rice chex cereal
  • 3 cups wheat chex cereal
  • 1 1/2 cups bagel chips
  • 1 1/4 cups peanuts
  • 1 cup pretzels
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp seasoned salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika (optional)

Instructions

  • Add cereals, bagel chips, peanuts and pretzels to the bottom of a large crockpot; set aside.
  • To the melted butter (make sure it's still hot!), add Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and smoked paprika (if using).  Whisk until seasonings have dissolved into the hot butter mixture.
  • Pour butter mixture over the top of the chex mixture (as evenly as you can), then use a rubber spatula to gently toss everything together.  Mix it well, so the butter mixture is evenly distributed through the chex mix.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 3 hours, stirring every hour, and at least twice during the last hour to prevent burning or scorching.
  • After chex mix is cooked, spread it evenly in a very large baking sheet lined with parchment paper, or onto a countertop lined with parchment or wax paper.  This cools the chex mix, and it will crisp up more as it cools.
  • Once cooled, store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3-4 weeks.

Notes

To prevent condensation from the lid of the slow cooker from falling onto the chex mix and making it soggy, place a kitchen towel over the slow cooker and place the lid tightly on top of the towel. *do so at your own risk, as it could potentially be a fire hazard - although I do this all the time and have never had any issues*
 

OVEN DIRECTIONS

  • Mix chex mix and butter mixture in a large mixing bowl, then spread evenly in a very large baking sheet or roasting pan.
  • Bake at 250 F degrees for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  • Spread on parchment to cool and store as directed.
 

MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS

  • Mix chex mix and butter mixture in a large mixing bowl, then transfer to a large microwave-safe container (you may need to break the mixture up into batches).
  • Microwave for 5-6 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes.
  • Spread on parchment to cool and store as directed.

Nutrition

Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 1200mg | Potassium: 248mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 675IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 9.5mg