When you're planning a party, and your oven is going to be full, try this party mix in the slow cooker. Tastes as good but doesn't take up oven space! You may make a larger batch, but cooking time will need to be increased. If you like your bar-b-que party mix more bar-b-q-y, try increasing the liquid by 1/2 or double. Keep in mind that doing this may increase cooking time. Serve immediately or store in air tight containers.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr 5 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix corn cereal, wheat cereal, rice cereal, cheese-flavored crackers, and pretzels in a gallon-sized resealable bag; seal and toss to mix.

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  • Stir butter, barbeque sauce, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt together in a bowl. Pour half the butter mixture into the cereal mixture; seal bag and shake until well combined. Pour remaining liquid mixture into cereal mixture; seal bag and shake until cereal mixture is well coated. Pour coated cereal mixture into the slow cooker.

  • Cook on Low, stirring every 15 minutes, for 30 minutes. Turn temperature to High and cook for 15 minutes. Stir and cook uncovered until coating has cooked into cereal mixture, 20 to 25 more minutes. Spread party mixture onto a baking sheet until cooled and dried.

Cook's Note:

Bacon salt can be found in some grocery stores or ordered online. And the added hickory flavor it adds really makes you feel like you're eating bar-b-que! If bacon salt is not available, use your favorite seasoned salt, or use garlic and onion salt instead of powder.

Nutrition Facts

102 calories; protein 1.9g 4% DV; carbohydrates 14.3g 5% DV; fat 4.7g 7% DV; cholesterol 7.9mg 3% DV; sodium 243.9mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2013
I only made one change--I used vegetable oil instead of butter. I chose to bake this in the oven instead of use my crockpot. Baked at 250 I let this bake for an hour stirring every fifteen minutes. I did not try this myself but the kids RAVED about it. They ate half a batch in one sitting! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/21/2018
I added bacon and twice the seasoning. Still not very flavorful. I ll still to my Mom s traditional Trash recipe. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2013
I only made one change--I used vegetable oil instead of butter. I chose to bake this in the oven instead of use my crockpot. Baked at 250 I let this bake for an hour stirring every fifteen minutes. I did not try this myself but the kids RAVED about it. They ate half a batch in one sitting! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2017
Didn't have bacon salt so used maple syrup and bacon bits Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/18/2014
I wanted to love this recipe. However I found that the cereal just wasn't as crispy as it is when baked in the oven rather some of it was a little chewy. The barbecue flavor was good but pretty light. I might try it again but if I do I will bake it in the oven rather than using the slow cooker. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2015
love this recipe have not tried the main part of cooking it in the slow cooker but I will soon! just didn't want to forget to leave a review on the flavor. was great! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
08/21/2018
I added bacon and twice the seasoning. Still not very flavorful. I ll still to my Mom s traditional Trash recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2015
I thought this was wonderfully favorable and the bacon salt was a great addition. I started with a bag of plain Chex Mix and ended with a hot delicious snack to serve at a party. I admit I baked it for an hour at 250 instead of using the slow cooker but I plan to try the slow cooker method next time! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2017
So addicting!! I made it in the oven baked at 350 for 1 hour stirring every 15 minutes. Also I added a handful of almonds. One of the best chex mix recipes I've found! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
03/11/2014
I did not care for this recipe. Came out too mushie--even tried to broil in the oven to get rid of sogginess--didn't work. Read More