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Slow Cooker Chex Mix Recipe

Homemade Chex mix is something I’ve traditionally reserved for the holidays, making big batches in the oven and wrapping portions up as gifts for family and friends. But when I stumbled across a Chex mix recipe that utilized a slow cooker, I started wondering if my favorite tried and true recipe could be adapted to be made in my crockpot — and so I got to work.

Slow Cooker Chex Mix Recipe -- yes, you can make Chex mix in your slow cooker! And? It's absolutely amazing… perfect for game day get togethers! |

Being diehard Ohio State Buckeyes fans, our Saturday afternoons are penciled in for watching college football from September through November, and somehow our garage has become the neighborhood game day hotspot (which I love!). We fill the fridge with beer and plop ourselves down in front of our 42-inch Sony Bravia that gets toted down from our bedroom each weekend. As the night wears on and the kids tucker out, we bring out the Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker and whip up margaritas and daiquiris to order.

I figured this past Saturday was the perfect opportunity to test out my new slow cooker Chex mix recipe. Now granted it could have been the beer or other miscellaneous frozen alcoholic beverages, but it got rave reviews! In fact, the entire batch was gone before it even had a chance to completely cool.

I’ve since tweaked the recipe a little more, and in my opinion, it’s even better. But don’t take my word for it — give it a try for yourself!

Slow Cooker Chex Mix Recipe -- yes, you can make Chex mix in your slow cooker! And? It's absolutely amazing… perfect for game day get togethers! |

Slow Cooker Chex Mix

Yield: 16 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours


  • 3 cups Corn Chex cereal
  • 3 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 3 cups Wheat Chex cereal
  • 3 cups Cheerios cereal
  • 3 cups pretzel sticks
  • 1 can mixed nuts
  • 1 cup vegetable oil or melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Mix all three Chex cereals, Cheerios cereal, pretzel sticks, and mixed nuts in a 6-quart or larger slow cooker.
  2. Whisk together vegetable oil or butter, Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt and garlic powder and pour over cereal mixture. Mix well.
  3. Cook uncovered on high for approximately 90 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Turn the slow cooker down to low and cook for an additional 20 minutes, again stirring frequently.
  5. Spread on a cookie sheet to cool.

How much did you LOVE this recipe?

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The best part of this recipe is that you can customize the dry ingredients to please. Try swapping the Corn Chex for Bugles or the Wheat Chex for melba toasts. Prefer just cashews to mixed nuts — go for it! The combinations are endless…

What’s your favorite “I didn’t know you could make that in the slow cooker” recipe?


Monday 14th of December 2020

I am hoping someone can help with this long does this keep as I am sending them through the mail.

Tara Kuczykowski

Monday 14th of December 2020

Oops, one more thing... Be sure to let it cool completely before sealing it up!

Tara Kuczykowski

Monday 14th of December 2020

Hi Cris! As long as the mix is in a container with an airtight seal, it will last a good long while -- like 4-6 weeks. My mom used to make big batches and give them as gifts, too. She'd repurporse the nut containers or similar and wrap the outside of the containers in holiday wrapping paper. Enjoy!

Sylvia Smith

Tuesday 24th of November 2015

Even after mixing the cereal and sauce before putting in pot I would stir between times also to keep it evenly distributed


Tuesday 2nd of December 2014

Look forward to trying this unique recipe for football chex mix

Teena L. de Grandpre

Friday 30th of May 2014

I just found where you did indicate that your crockpot is a six quart! Thank you again!

Teena L. de Grandpre

Friday 30th of May 2014

I am just getting back into the swing of things using a crockpot after almost 16 years of not using one! I recently purchased a three quart crockpot and wondered what is the size of yours' and should I try to reduce any of the measurements for mine? Thank you for sharing this I am so anxious to try it! My mom use to make it for the holidays and it was always the best I ever had!

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