like most adults, i have a slow cooker. unlike most adults, though, i rarely use it. mostly because i don’t feel grown up enough for things like preparing dinner before i leave for work in the morning. i’m all about the grilled cheese or pasta life that takes about 10 minutes max and zero effort.
but last saturday night, i had a free evening for once and wanted to make something special for the superbowl and, since i’m not much for laboring in the kitchen, wanted a simple, hands-off recipe. which is how i came across a slew of chex mix recipes on pinterest that can be made in the crockpot! the one i used was from one of my favorite blogger girls ever over at Gimme Some Oven.
i was a little skeptical though because, even though i LOVE chex mix and salty snacks, i wasn’t sure how a recipe so easy with so little ingredients could generate the intense flavors that the chex mix you buy at the grocery store has.
i was very pleasantly surprised when, 2 hours later, my chex mix was an absolute success! the buttery, salty yumminess that i drizzled over the cereal had soaked through every piece and tasted almost exactly like what comes out of the bag.
(side note: i ended up having to work through the superbowl so didn’t make it to the party that i made the chex mix for. which turned out to be a blessing in disguise though because you better believe i have been enjoying that chex mix allllll week by myself. aka it is already all gone : )
another side note: more proof that i am still not an adult… i actually had to call my mom while i was at the grocery store to ask what/where worcestershire sauce was…
recipe: crockpot chex mix
- 6 TBSP butter, melted and hot
- 1 TBSP seasoned salt
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce (does anyone else have as much trouble pronouncing this as I do??)
- 2 cups pretzels*
- 8 cups Rice Chex*
- 2 cups Cheerios *
* definitely feel free to play around with these ingredient combos. the recipe i based mine off of used peanuts and different kinds of chex. some almonds or cashew pieces might also be good!
- Throw all your dry ingredients (cereal, pretzels, nuts, etc) into the crockpot.
- Mix the hot, melted butter with the seasoned salt until it dissolves; then add in the Worcestershire sauce.
- Pour the mixture into the crockpot with the dry ingredients and toss until evenly coated. Turn crockpot on low.
- Let cook for 2-3 hours (depending on how hot your cooker gets/how many ingredients you use). Stir every half hour. This is important so that it does not burn on the bottom!
- When it’s done, lay the mix out on parchment paper or foil to cool to room temperature and store in an airtight container. Enjoy!