This is yet another one of those crockpot recipes that you could easily make in an oven, in about 1/4 of the time, but where’s the fun in that? Plus it’s Crockpot Monday, so taking more time to do something is pretty much the norm. Am I selling this recipe to you yet? Probably not.
For me, this recipe worked because I could flit in and out of the kitchen to stir the crockpot every so often between bouts of cleaning, laundry, and preparing “Grandma’s Room” for a house guest we’re expecting this week. It’s been awhile since I’ve dusted or vacuumed in there, so it was pretty gosh darn necessary to spruce up the place a bit.
Since this recipe only takes a few hours, I suggest doing it on a Monday when you have a long holiday weekend. It’ll give you something to snack on during the day, and if you eat enough of it, perhaps you won’t even have to make dinner. Not that I would know anything about that…munch…munch!!!
- 8 Cups Rice Chex
- 2 Cups Mini Pretzels
- 1 1/2 Cups Salted Peanuts
- 6 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, Melted
- 1/4 Cup Worcestershire Sauce
- 2 Teaspoons Kosher Salt
- 2 Teaspoons Granulated Sugar
- 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Dried Parsley
- 1/2 Teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon Paprika
- 1/4 Teaspoon Dry Mustard
- 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Chipotle
- Place the Rice Chex, pretzels, and peanuts into a crockpot.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients.
- Slowly pour the liquid over the crockpot mix, stirring gently with a silicone spatula. Mix gently until well combined.
- Cover the crockpot with a lid, leaving a 1/4-inch opening to allow any steam to be released.
- Cook on low heat for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, stirring every 1/2-hour for the first 2 hours. After 2 hours, stir every 15 minutes until you feel the mix is brown enough for your taste.
- Divide the Chex mix between two baking sheets lined with parchment paper, and allow to cool for 3 hours before storing in an airtight container.
- Every time you stir the Chex mix, wipe any condensation off of the inside of the lid with a paper towel.
- A few pieces will stick to the bottom of the crockpot and be burnt, make sure to toss them out before serving.
- If you’re not a huge fan of sodium, decrease the amount used in this recipe. Try using 1/2 to 1-teaspoon, which is probably more than adequate for this recipe. B.O.B. Bob just happens to like salty snacks.
- Add mini cheese crackers or goldfish to the Chex mix.
- Add more ground chipotle or cayenne if you like a little spice.
Crockpot Monday Link-Up Party #3:
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