Slow Cooker Chex Mix Recipe – Perfect For Game Day!

Homemade Chex mix is something most traditionally reserve 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.
Being college football and NFL fans, our Saturday afternoons and Sundays are penciled in for watching football from September through January, and somehow our house has become the  game day hotspot many weekends (which I love!). We fill the fridge with beer and plop ourselves down in front of the tv 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.

Slow Cooker Chex Mix Recipe

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


  • 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
  • 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, 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.

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…

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