Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Crockpot Chex Mix

Confession: I've never made Chex Mix before. I've eaten it, sure, but never made it.

And really, the phrase "made it" is sorta overkill. While there is a recipe to follow, it's fool proof and so simple a cave man could do it.

Sometimes, aren't the most basic dishes the best? Basic or not, Chex Mix rocks. It's crunchy, flavorful, and salty. Being able to toss it into the crockpot is the icing on the cake.

Tomorrow, I'm heading to the mountains (this Texas girl still takes joy in being able to say that!) for a staff retreat. I made this batch to take and share (along with a few other things that I'll be sharing soon!).

Note: with measurements below, this will take your largest crockpot.


Crockpot Chex Mix
9 cups Chex cereal (any mix of rice, corn, and wheat)
1 cup Cherrios cereal
1-2 cups pretzels
1-2 cup nuts
4 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1½ teaspoons seasoned salt
¾ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
 
Set crockpot to high and add butter. Cover and let melt. 
 
Once melted, add in Worcestershire, onion powder, garlic powder, and seasoned salt. Stir to combine.
 
Add the rest of ingredients and stir well to coat.
 
Turn down to low.
 
Cook for 2-3 hours, stirring every 45 minutes or so. As the slow cooker gets hotter, you will need to stir more often so the bottom ingredients don’t burn. 
 
Once the Chex mix is toasty brown, pour onto a baking sheet to cool. Store in a sealed bag or covered container.
 

13 comments :

  1. Thanks for the recipe! Can't wait to try it out!

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  2. Love this. You're right being able to throw it in the crock pot is always the icing on the cake. I pinned and am now following. :) You can follow back if you like at cass-eats.blogspot.com

    Thanks!

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    1. Welcome! I'll soon be checking out your space on the web, too :-)

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  3. This sounds so good, and with a crockpot? Even better! I am your newest follower! :)
    Christi
    www.the-not-so-perfect-momblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Gotta love the crockpot! I now own 3... :-) Thanks for following!

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  5. Never thought about making chex mix in the crock pot. Bet it really develops the flavors. Just pinned!

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    1. It definitely does - and it makes your house smell good! Give it a shot and let me know what you think.

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  6. Great recipe! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday through Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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    1. Thanks for the invite! Will definitely pop over :-)

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    1. It's delicious - and so much cheaper than the bagged stuff at the store!

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