Thursday, September 12, 2013

Crockpot Chex Mix

Last night my daughter came over.  She had some laundry to do (her Dad hasn't gotten her washer/dryer hooked up yet in her house).  We both decided to just warm up some spaghetti that I had in the fridge.  One can never really eat enough spaghetti, right?  

Rebecca told me that she has figured out that she really loves Chex Mix, that she likes to eat it for breakfast.  She's never been much of a sweet eater (unlike her mother, the donut queen LOL).  She also said that she really just likes the cereal part of Chex Mix so she decided to make her own.  Making mama proud, she decided to make some AT HOME HER WAY!

Rebecca brought with her to my house a box of Rice Chex and a recipe to make Chex Mix in the crockpot.  Hmm...  I have always loved Chex Mix.  For me, it was always one of those things you ate at holidays and like caramel corn, all of that cooking the liquids, pouring over the dry stuff, mixing in a bowl, and baking in the oven, just seemed like too many steps... and too many DISHES!

Rebecca's recipe sounded easy.  You mix the liquid ingredients in a bowl, put the cereal in the crockpot, pour over the liquid, and cook.  That certainly sounded much easier than I ever anticipated.

Rebecca only used Rice Chex in her Chex Mix last night.  But, you could add all of your favorite Chex Mix ingredients, like nuts, pretzels, etc.

This turned out great and we will certainly be making more of this great snack.  I would say it would be perfect for Mizzou Football tailgating, potlucks, and overall snacking.  

Here's how she made Crockpot Chex Mix AT HOME MY WAY:

Crockpot Chex Mix
  • 1/4 cup butter/margarine (that's 1/2 stick) (melted)
  • 4 teaspoons worchestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • Chex Cereal of your choice + pretzels, nuts, crackers, etc. =  approximately 4 1/2 cups (Rebecca used about 3/4 box of cereal)

Combine the butter/margarine, worchestershire sauce and spices in a box.  Mix well.  Place cereal and any nuts, pretzels, crackers in your crockpot.  Pour over the liquid mixture.  Stir well.  Cook on low 2.5 hours with a lid.  Stir occasionally, removing the lid completely to stir to allow some of the steam to escape.  If your mixture isn't dry towards the end of the cook-time, just remove the lid, and stir, and allow just a little more cooking time.

Cool completely to store.




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