Slow Cooker Chex Mix


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Whether you’re looking for a healthy homemade snack or something to easily gift to others, this Slow Cooker Chex Mix idea is one to keep on hand. With the versatility in flavor options, you (and others) are sure to enjoy this snack mix.

Looking for other easy snacks that can be made in the crockpot? Try my delicious Slow Cooker Candied Pecans!

close up of chex mix on a scoop.

Can I make Chex mix in a crockpot?

Crock pot chex mix is probably one of the easiest recipes you’ll ever try. Since there’s no actual “cooking” involved, you can focus primarily on creating batches of different flavors. These are not only perfect for gift giving but are also one of the most popular recipes for a big game day.

Oh, I should also mention the quick prep time, the ease of making big batches, and the easiest of cooking methods – using the slow cooker! Any get-together is better with a Chex party mix.

Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients for chex mix on table.
  • Cereal Blend: Corn Chex cereal, Wheat Chex cereal, and Rice Chex cereal all combine to give a colorful crunch to this slow cooker Chex mix.
  • Cracker Blend: Cheez Its and Pretzels add another pop of color and their own cheesy and pretzel flavor.
  • Peanuts: A classic Chex mix recipe addition.
  • Butter Mixture: Melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and Old Bay seasoning are combined and slowly infused into the Chex mix blend in the slow cooker. Note that this recipe has extra Worcestershire sauce, for that’s really the best flavor in the entire recipe, which some people call “bold chex mix”, though you will think it’s just right.

Step-by-Step Directions

Four images about how to assemble chex mix in the slow cooker.

Step One – In a small bowl, combine melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, granulated garlic, and old bay seasoning. Whisk together until mixed well.

Step Two – Add all the Chex cereals, pretzels, cheez its, and peanuts into the slow cooker.

Step Three – Pour butter mixture over the Chex mix and gently stir.

Step Four – Cook on LOW heat for 3 hours, stirring every 30-45 minutes. Pour onto baking sheets. Cool completely.

Overhead shot of chex mix in a slow cooker.

Variations

  • Different cereal mixture mix-ins: Cheerios, Goldfish crackers, oyster crackers, bagel chips, corn nuts, and sesame crackers. You can even use different shapes of pretzels such as pretzel sticks or preztels waffles (snaps).
  • Ranch Chex Mix: Make it ranch-flavored by adding in a packet of dried ranch dressing mix.
  • Spicy Chex Mix: Add in some heat by adding 1 Tbsp of hot sauce to the butter mixture. Or ¼ tsp cayenne pepper. You can also add onion powder.
Chex mix in a jar.

Recipe FAQs

How long does Chex mix last?

Slow Cooker Chex Mix will last up to 2 weeks when stored in an air-tight container at room temperature. We like to put in ziplock bags for easy grab and go.

Can you overcook this Chex mix recipe?

Yes, you can. Stick with the allotted cooking time and you can’t go wrong!

Can I make this recipe in the oven?

Yes! The oven directions are simple. Preheat the oven to 250°, place the Chex mix mixture on 2 lined baking sheets, and bake for 1 hour. Stirring every 10-15 minutes.

Can you freeze Chex mix?

Chex mix freezes great! Store in a freezer-safe container or bag for up to 3 months.

Chex mix in a bowl.

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Overhead shot of chex mix in a slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Chex Mix Recipe

5 from 7 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 12
Forget heating up the house with the oven. Use your slow cooker to make classic chex mix! Great for having on hand for snacks or for serving at parties.

Ingredients 
 

  • 3 cups wheat Chex cereal
  • 3 cups rice Chex cereal
  • 3 cups corn Chex cereal
  • 1 cup mini pretzels
  • 1 cup cheez its
  • 1 cup lightly salted peanuts
  • cup salted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Old Bay Seasoning, (or seasoning salt if you want no spiciness)

Instructions 

  • To a 6 quart or larger slow cooker, add all the chex cereals, pretzels, cheez its, and peanuts. In a small bowl, whisk together the butter, worcestershire sauce, granulated garlic and old bay seasoning.
  • Drizzle the butter mixture over the chex mix and gently stir. Cook on LOW heat for 3 hours, stirring every 30-45 minutes.
  • Pour the chex snack mix on baking sheets to cool. This will take about 30 minutes.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • Store in airtight containers for up to 1 week in a cool dry storage area.
  • Other snack mix options: Cheerios, gold fish, oyster crackers, bagel chips, corn nuts, sesame crackers.
  • To make in the oven: Preheat the oven to 250°, place the chex mix mixture on 2 lined baking sheets and bake for 1 hour. Stirring every 10-15 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 426kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 645mg | Potassium: 446mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1175IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 203mg | Iron: 23mg

Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.

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  1. Tif says:

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious!! I added a bit more cajon seasoning. Even ate it before it cooled.