Slow-Cooker Smoky Snack Mix

Give a surprising--and pleasing--new taste to traditional nuts-and-cereal snack mix with a few drops of liquid smoke.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 35 min
  • Servings 34

Ingredients

4
cups Corn Chex™ Cereal
3
cups whole almonds
1
(10 to 12-oz.) pkg. oyster crackers
1
(9.5 to 10-oz.) pkg. bite-sized cheese crackers
1/2
cup butter or margarine, melted
2
tablespoons liquid smoke
1
tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1
teaspoon seasoned salt

  • 1 In 6-quart slow cooker, combine cereal, almonds, oyster crackers and cheese crackers. In small bowl, combine all remaining ingredients; mix well. Pour butter mixture over cereal mixture; toss to coat.
  • 2 Cook, uncovered, on High setting for 2 1/2 hours, stirring thoroughly every 30 minutes.
  • 3 To serve warm, unplug slow cooker. Serve with large spoon.

Expert Tips

Liquid smoke is natural smoke flavor captured in water sprayed over burning mesquite or hickory wood. The smoky-flavored water is purified and seasoned with a bit of molasses and vinegar before it is bottled. Look for it near the condiments (mustard, ketchup, barbecue sauce) in the grocery store.

This snack mix tastes just as good at room temperature as it does warm; prepare the recipe in advance and let it cool completely. Seal the mix in an airtight container for up to three days.

Children notice and appreciate cute details: Use fish-shaped cheese crackers to make the snack mix fun.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
Calories
190
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
270mg
270%;
Total Carbohydrate
16g
16%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
12%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.