Son: You know you can buy that in a bag at the store, right?
Me: Mine is better.
I like MY Chex Party Mix. I don’t know that it really tastes all that different from the bag at the store but I know that the ingredients that I want are included in my all occasion party mix.
There have been times that I have made my party mix with Chex only. And I often switch out the crackers in my mix or the size of pretzels that I include. Whether it be all cereal, more crackers, less crackers or no pretzels – the dry ingredients always equal 11 cups.
While most Crockpot recipes are foods that can be left alone this is not one of them. Crockpot Chex Party Mix requires the same amount of attention and it takes about the same amount of time as when the mix is made in the oven.
4 Cups Corn Chex
4 Cups Wheat Chex
1.5 Cups Pretzels (small or sticks)
1.5 Cups Crackers (small)
6 Tablespoons Butter
3 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
3 Tablespoons Season Salt
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Onion Powder
Pinch (or more) Chili Powder
Note: any combination of Chex (Corn, Rice or Wheat) will work as long as it totals 8 cups.
Spray Crockpot with Cooking Spray or use a Crockpot Liner. Add Butter to the Crockpot and turn it on high allowing the butter to melt while preparing the mix.
In a large bowl add Chex, Pretzels, Crackers, Seasons, and Worcestershire Sauce. Gently toss with a spoon to mix the Seasons and Sauce.
Pour mixture into Crockpot after the Butter has melted. Mix ingredients. Leave the crockpot uncovered and cook on high for three hours (or until crispy); mix every 20-30 minutes to keep the mix from burning.
Note: when using a Crockpot Liner I remove the bag from the crockpot, hold the top closed, gently toss the mix then return the bag of Chex Mix back to the Crockpot.
Allow for the mix to cool then store it in an airtight container. Enjoy!