Has anyone else been curious if Chex Mix worked in the Crock Pot? After seeing a few pins on Pinterest where people used their crock pot, I was too! So, this year when my hubby mixed up his annual big batch, we decided to bake half in the oven and cook the other half in the slow cooker.
Now, y'all know I'm a big fan of Mrs. Potts, but this time it just wasn't a win for me. We mixed everything up according to our regular recipe, then dumped half in the crockpot and baked the other half in our oven.
The oven clearly (overwhelmingly!) won.
The batch made in our slow cooker tasted almost stale, so during the last 30 minutes we took the lid off which seemed to help a bit. However, it just wasn't as good, and we ended up throwing most of it away.
If you've had better luck making Chex Mix in your crock pot I'd love to hear about it, but I'm thinking we'll stick with the oven from now on. 🙂
Homemade Chex Mix
- 1 box Cheerios
- 1 box Wheat Chex
- 1 box Corn Chex
- 1 box Rice Chex
- 2 bags thin pretzels
- 1 can mixed nuts
- 1 jar regular peanuts
- 1 lb. margarine
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper or red pepper
- 1 tsp. celery salt
- 1 tsp. worcestershire
- 1/2 tsp. tabasco sauce
- Mix together first seven ingredients.
- Melt margarine over low heat. Add worcestershire, tabasco sauce, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and celery salt.
- Slowly drizzle margarine mixture over dry ingredients.
- Bake at 200-225 for 2 hours, lifting and stirring every 20 minutes.
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