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Slow-Cooker Fiesta Ranch Chex Mix

By Corey Valley
Created January 10, 2017
A slow cooker and seven pantry ingredients are all you need to make this zesty, flavor-packed snack.
slow cooker fiesta ranch chex mix

Homemade Chex mixes are a staple at our house. They make for great after-school snacks, are an integral part of my girls’ lunch boxes and so handy to have on hand when I’m entertaining guests. I mean, really, who doesn't love a crunchy snack mix? To keep my family (and myself!) from getting bored, I'm constantly experimenting with new flavors and add-ins. This fiesta-ready mix was an instant favorite, and I love that making it in the slow cooker keeps my kitchen cool so I roll out batch after batch. Here’s how to make it!

Start by placing the Corn Chex and Wheat Chex into your slow cooker. Next, add in your pretzels and corn chips.

ingredients for chex mix

In a separate bowl, mix together the melted butter, Old El Paso taco seasoning and ranch dressing mix.

pouring butter mixture over ingredients in slow cooker

Whisk until well combined and pour over the cereal mixture. Stir it in until everything is evenly coated.

mixing ingredients

Cook uncovered on high for 2 hours, making sure to stir every 15 to 20 minutes. Spread the mixture on a baking sheet to cool for at least three to five minutes before serving. (P.S. If you like this mix, check out these other slow-cooker Chex mixes I created: Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Harvest Chex Mix and Slow-Cooker Cheesy Bacon Chex® Mix.)

slow cooker fiesta ranch chex mix