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.