recipe: homemade chex mix in the slow cooker

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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…

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recipe: crockpot chex mix

(original recipe here)

ingredients:

  • 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!

  1. Throw all your dry ingredients (cereal, pretzels, nuts, etc) into the crockpot.
  2. Mix the hot, melted butter with the seasoned salt until it dissolves; then add in the Worcestershire sauce.
  3. Pour the mixture into the crockpot with the dry ingredients and toss until evenly coated. Turn crockpot on low.
  4. 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!
  5. 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!
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