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This Slow-Cooker Snack Belongs at Your Next Party

By Jessica Walker
Created January 10, 2017
Who says you can’t teach an old snack new tricks? You’ll be hooked on this fool-proof method for making Chex party mix.

Who doesn’t love homemade Chex mix? The original recipe has been a party staple for over 50 years, and is my personal favorite, hands down. The traditional way to make it is in the oven or microwave, but being the crock-addicted cook I am, I decided to give my go-to recipe a try in the slow cooker. The result? A crunchy, salty and unbelievably tasty snack! You get the same great taste of the original recipe we all know and love, but the slow cooker makes it much easier to prepare a big batch, and it doesn’t heat up the house, which is perfect for when you’re hosting a crowd.

To start, round up three boxes of Chex cereal: Corn Chex, Rice Chex and Wheat Chex.


Mix three cups of Corn Chex, three cups of Rice Chex, two cups of Wheat Chex and two cups of mini pretzels in the slow cooker. I stopped here because that’s how my family likes their Chex mix, but feel free to add in additional ingredients like mixed nuts and bagel chips.


In a small dish, mix together the melted butter and the blend of spices (Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, onion powder and garlic powder—see recipe below for exact measurements). Pour the mixture over the dry cereal mixture and stir until evenly coated.


Set your slow cooker on high and leave it uncovered. Let the Chex mix cook for two hours, stirring every 20 minutes. All slow cookers vary in heat distribution so just keep an eye on it and keep stirring regularly. Pour the finished mixture out on wax paper or an ungreased cookie sheet and let it cool before serving.


Store leftovers—ha!—in an airtight container. Bet you can’t have just one handful!