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Cajun Ranch Slow Cooker Chex Mix

Slow Cooker Chex Mix just got tastier with the addition of ranch and cajun flavors!

chex mix on a wooden spoon

Crockpot Chex Mix Recipe

This easy recipe is perfect for the holidays or game day! You can make a big batch of this great snack and have it on hand for the entire holiday season. If guests stop by, just pull out your slow cooker chex party mix and get celebrating!

Anytime I hear about chex mix, it makes me smile. My grandma loved making Chex mix for holiday parties and get togethers. She’d show up to the party with her signature wooden bowl and a gallon sized ziplock bag of Chex mix sitting in it.

It was a great way to pass the time, chatting with her and eating her favorite party snack with her.

I was lucky enough to get some of her cookbooks after she passed away, and almost every time I open one to flip through it, another copy of her homemade chex mix recipe falls from the pages. It makes me smile as I’ve come to think it’s her saying hello.

Unlike her classic Chex snack mix, this recipe doesn’t have Worcestershire sauce, which is fine by me because I can’t pronounce that to save my life. I think she’d appreciate that I gave her classic recipe a little face lift with the addition of Cajun and ranch seasonings.

slow cooker chex mix

Ingredients in slow-cooker chex mix

chex cereal – I used corn chex, but you can use any of the chex cereals you like. I’m willing to bet 99% of you will not pick wheat chex, or is that just me???

pretzel twists or mini pretzels

mixed nuts

bbq corn chips – basically, bbq Fritos

unsalted butter

seasonings – dry ranch seasoning , cajun seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder

slow cooker chex mix

Different mix-ins for slow cooker chex mix:

If you don’t like one of the ingredients in the recipe, you can totally sub in things like bagel chips or oyster crackers.

Tips and Tricks:

Want it extra spicy? Add hot sauce to the butter mixture for a spicy kick.

Separate out into treat bags for a great gift to anyone!

If you like more heat you can add more cajun seasoning than the amount called for in the recipe card.

You can use bbq corn chips, plain corn chips or chili cheese corn chips.

Play around! Snack mix should be fun!

How to store leftover chex mix:

The way I see it, there’s no reason to make a small batch! Big batches are the way to go!

Store leftover chex mix in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

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If you make this crock pot chex mix recipe, leave a recipe review or comment below. I’d love to hear from you!

made with love, Deanne
slow cooker chex mix ingredients
Yield: serves 24

Cajun Ranch Slow Cooker Chex Mix

Cajun Ranch Slow Cooker Chex Mix

Slow Cooker Chex Mix just got tastier with the addition of ranch and cajun flavors!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 9 cups corn chex cereal
  • 2 cups little pretzel twists
  • 2 cups mixed nuts
  • 2 cups bbq corn chips
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 (1 ounce) envelope of ranch seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

Instructions

  1. In your slow cooker mix together the corn cereal, pretzels, nuts and corn chips.
  2. In a small bowl, mix melted butter, ranch seasoning, cajun seasoning, garlic powder and onion powder. Stir until everything is combined.
  3. Pour the seasoning mix over the cereal mixture and stir gently with a large wooden spoon until evenly coated.
  4. Cook on low with the lid slightly cracked for 2 and a half hours stirring frequently. stirring every 20 minutes.
  5. Spread the chex mix out on a cookie sheet or parchment paper to cool to room temperature

    Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

*Be sure to leave the lid cracked as the chex mix cooks to avoid too much condensation in the pot.

Stir frequently to prevent the chex mix from burining

Variations:

  • Add hot sauce to the butter mixture for a spicy kick.
  • Separate out into treat bags for a great gift to anyone!
  • If you like more heat you can add more cajun seasoning.
  • You can use bbq corn chips, plain corn chips or chili cheese corn chips.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 212Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 466mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 6g

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