Slow Cooker Chex Mix

Slow Cooker Chex Mix - You are warned! This is way too easy to whip up and have readily available!

Slow Cooker Chex Mix


Chex Mix is a holiday tradition in our home.  But the past few years I have been making it year round.  A few weeks ago our stove/range gave up the ghost. So I decided to try the slow cooker method.  I honestly didn’t think it would be as crispy and delicious.  I was wrong!  It’s super easy, as well. The oven method requires you to stir the mix every 15 minutes.  This method you only need to do it every hour.

Slow Cooker Chex Mix - You are warned! This is way too easy to whip up and have readily available!

As you all know,  you can mix and match any ingredients you wish.  Place them in the slow cooker, mix the seasonings, pour over, mix well then set it and let it cook. Easy, right?

Slow Cooker Chex Mix - You are warned! This is way too easy to whip up and have readily available!

Be sure to place paper towels under the slow cooker lid to catch the condensation.  You don’t want soggy Chex Mix.

Slow Cooker Chex Mix - You are warned! This is way too easy to whip up and have readily available!

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Slow Cooker Chex Mix
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Super easy and so addictive slow cooker chex mix.
Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 12 servings
  • 3 cups Rice chex cereal
  • 3 cups Corn chex cereal
  • 3 cups Wheat chex cereal
  • 1 cup pretzels
  • 1 cup mixed nuts
  • 1 cup cheese snack crackers (or whatever your prefer)
  • ½ cup butter (1 stick), melted and hot
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • Several sheet of paper towels. Long enough to fit your slow cooker (mine is oval) and thick enough to catch the moisture.
  1. Add cereal, pretzels, crackers and peanuts to the bowl of a slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl mix the melted butter, seasoning salt, garlic powder, onion powder and Worcestershire sauce.
  3. Slowly pour the sauce evenly over the cereal mix. Toss to coat evenly.
  4. Place the paper towels on top of the slow cooker and then the lid, allow to cook on the low setting for 3 hours.
  5. Every hour stir the mix to prevent burning.
Slow Cooker Chex Mix - You are warned! This is way too easy to whip up and have readily available!




  1. Reply

    Thanks so much!! What a great idea! I printed this off right away!! Visiting as your neighbor on the Classical Homemaking Linkup

  2. Reply

    I haven’t ever made the chex mix but I’ve tried it and it’s so good. Never would of thought that it could be made in the crockpot. I will have to give it a try. Thanks!

    1. Reply

      Linda, you are warned! 😉 Thank you for stopping by!

  3. Reply

    I absolutely love this, what a yummy idea! Totally pinning 🙂 xo

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Jess!

  4. Reply

    I’ve made this for years and years, using the oven. Must try my slow cooker..thanks
    Here from Miz Helen’s

    1. Reply

      It works fabulously! Thank you for stopping by!

  5. Reply

    This looks great! Who knew that I could use my crock pot for this? Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Michelle! It works great.

  6. Reply

    This looks DELISH. Love chex mix! Pinning.

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Kelsey!

  7. Reply

    Looks great! Can’t wait to try this!

  8. Reply

    Over from the linkup! This looks scrumptious. What an easy way to do this!

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Julie!

  9. Reply

    What a great, no fuss idea for finger snacks for a get together! Thank you for sharing with us at the Friday Funday blog Hop! <3

  10. Reply

    Oh scrumptious! I love chec mix. Making me hungry now! Thanks for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

  11. Reply

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. I love using my slow cooker and plan to make this soon – just bought all the ingredients the other day since I haven’t made any since November. Pinned

  12. Reply

    I love Chex mix but I remember my mom having to bake it for hours, and so I’ve been to lazy to make it! Now I will be all over this, I love my slow cooker! And I really love that I can tailor this to my gluten free diet! Winner!

  13. Reply

    This looks amazing! My mother in law always makes chex mix, but this looks so much easier and cleaner. Thanks for linking up at You Link It, We Make It, hope to see you back tomorrow!

  14. Reply

    Sound delicious! And So easy! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party this week! Pinned!

  15. Reply

    We love to make chex mix at our house, but I never thought to make it in the slow cooker! Awesome idea!

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Brittany!

  16. Reply

    I was so interested to learn you can make Chex Mix in the slow cooker! I’ve only ever made it in the oven. We can’t get Chex in the UK but we just use Shreddies instead 🙂 I can’t wait to give your recipe a try. Pinned! Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Hop.

    1. Reply

      Thank you, April!

  17. Reply

    Chex mix is a favorite at our house too, great idea to make it in the slow cooker! Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend?!

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    My husband laughs because I have a weakness for chex mix. I can sit there and have a whole bag gone without realizing it. Never made my own! I will have to try! Thanks for linking up with Delicious Dishes Recipe Party!

    1. Reply

      Oh Liz, the homemade kind is SO much better! You will love it!

  19. Reply

    Am I to assume this is made on low setting?

    1. Reply

      Yes, Joyce. Thank you for bringing this to my attention! 🙂

  20. Reply

    How exactly do you put paper towels under lid? Does that mean on top of chex mix?

    1. Reply

      Hi Melissa, that means pull several sheets all together so they are long enough to lay across the top of the crock, held down by the lid but not down in the crock on top of the mix. I hope this helps. Thanks for coming by and have a blessed day!

  21. Reply

    I made this today to take to a party and it burned!

    It was fine after the first two hours/stirs, but when I did the final stir after the third hour it was completely black on the bottom and I couldn’t salvage the rest because it had that burned flavor.

    Was so bummed! Maybe my slow cooker’s low setting is just too high?

    1. Reply

      Hi Suzanne, I’ve never had it burn before. How old is your slow cooker? I had to replace mine recently due to the temperatures not being accurate any longer. I’m so sorry this happened.

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