Slow Cooker Chex Mix - You are warned! This is way too easy to whip up and have readily available!

Slow Cooker Chex Mix

This slow cooker Chex Mix is a holiday tradition in our home.  But my daughter loves this Chex mix so we make it year-round.

A few weeks ago our stove/range gave up the ghost. So I decided to try the slow cooker method.  I honestly didn’t think it would be as crispy and delicious.  

I was wrong!  It’s super easy, as well.

Chex Mix ingredients in the crock of the slow cooker.

Recipe Ingredients

You know the basic stuff in Chex Mix, right? Chex cereal, mixed nut, pretzels, butter, seasoning salt, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and onion powder. We threw in some cheese crackers for fun.

How to Make Chex Mix in the Slow Cooker

The oven method requires you to stir the mix every 15 minutes.  With this method, you only need to do it every hour.

This snack mix is so easy to make as stated above we make it year-round.

Tips and Variations

  • You can customize this snack mix to your personal preferences. All one cereal flavor, oyster crackers, cheese crackers, bagel chips, or Cheerios.
  • You can also make this in the oven. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Place the seasoned mix in a large roasting pan or a couple of rimmed baking sheets. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  • When I make it in the oven I melt the butter in the roasting pan while the oven is preheating. Once melted I stir the seasonings into the butter, then add the snack mix ingredients, and toss to coat evenly.
  • You can make it spicy by adding some hot sauce.
  • Be sure to place paper towels under the lid while it’s cooking. This will absorb any condensation and keep the Chex mix from getting wet and soggy.

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No need to turn the oven on or dirty baking sheets for this method.

Add the Chex cereal, pretzels, crackers, and peanuts to the bowl of a slow cooker.

In a small bowl whisk the melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, seasoning salt, garlic powder, and onion powder.

Slow Cooker Chex Mix in two gray ramekins

Slowly pour the sauce evenly over the cereal mixture. Toss to coat evenly.

Be sure to place paper towels under the crock pot lid to catch the condensation.  You don’t want a soggy Chex Mix.

Slow Cooker Chex Mix in a gray ramekin

Allow it to cook on the low setting for 3 hours. Every hour stir the mix to prevent burning.

The best Chex mix recipe to have on hand during the holidays or bring a batch to those holiday parties!

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Storage

This snack mix keeps well for a good while. Store in an air-tight container or resealable bag at room temperature for up to 3 weeks.

Slow Cooker Chex Mix - You are warned! This is way too easy to whip up and have readily available!

Slow Cooker Chex Mix Recipe

You are warned! This is way too easy to whip up and have readily available!
4.67 from 9 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chex mix, crock pot, rice cereal, slow cooker, snack mix
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 369kcal
Author: DSTR

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 3 cups Corn Chex cereal
  • 3 cups Wheat Chex cereal
  • 1 cup pretzels
  • 1 cup mixed nuts
  • 1 cup cheese snack crackers (or whatever your prefer)
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Instructions

  • Add cereal, pretzels, crackers, and peanuts to the bowl of a slow cooker.
  • In a small bowl mix the melted butter, seasoned salt, garlic powder, onion powder and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Slowly pour the sauce evenly over the cereal mix. Toss to coat evenly.
  • Place the paper towels on top of the slow cooker and then the lid, allow to cook on the low setting for 3 hours.
  • Every hour stir the mix to prevent burning.

Notes

Several sheets of paper towels. Long enough and thick enough to catch the moisture to fit your slow cooker. 

Nutrition

Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 1163mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 780IU | Vitamin C: 6.4mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 10.3mg

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37 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I love using my slow cooker and plan to make this soon – just bought all the ingredients the other day since I haven’t made any since November. Pinned

  2. I love Chex mix but I remember my mom having to bake it for hours, and so I’ve been to lazy to make it! Now I will be all over this, I love my slow cooker! And I really love that I can tailor this to my gluten free diet! Winner!4 stars

  3. I was so interested to learn you can make Chex Mix in the slow cooker! I’ve only ever made it in the oven. We can’t get Chex in the UK but we just use Shreddies instead 🙂 I can’t wait to give your recipe a try. Pinned! Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Hop.5 stars

  4. My husband laughs because I have a weakness for chex mix. I can sit there and have a whole bag gone without realizing it. Never made my own! I will have to try! Thanks for linking up with Delicious Dishes Recipe Party!

      1. DSTR you did say to cook on a low setting. I just went back to check…sure enough. I’m going to use this method in the morning. Merry Christmas. Linda5 stars

    1. Hi Melissa, that means pull several sheets all together so they are long enough to lay across the top of the crock, held down by the lid but not down in the crock on top of the mix. I hope this helps. Thanks for coming by and have a blessed day!

  5. I made this today to take to a party and it burned!

    It was fine after the first two hours/stirs, but when I did the final stir after the third hour it was completely black on the bottom and I couldn’t salvage the rest because it had that burned flavor.

    Was so bummed! Maybe my slow cooker’s low setting is just too high?

    1. Hi Suzanne, I’ve never had it burn before. How old is your slow cooker? I had to replace mine recently due to the temperatures not being accurate any longer. I’m so sorry this happened.

  6. Many recepies call for leaving the cover off during “cooking “ rather than the paper towel method you suggest . Has anyone tried it this way ?

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