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The not so original chex mix

Apparently i never posted this, since it was basically hubby’s baby. But since the cookbook for the family has become my domain i have been tasked with keeping it, and noting updates etc. Most recently our oven died 3 weeks before christmas. And most replacements were not available until at least the 20th, and of course the one we wanted, back ordered until the 25th… So creative christmas baking and new kinds of treats have commenced. Thus – chex mix in the crock pot! The original recipe has more amounts of cereal, extra stuff like pretzles and stuff hubby and his family has “NEVER” put in this treat. To create the crockpot version i did some research. First i found this gal, and i stole the portion about cooking it on high, then i found this recipe with the mixing it in the crockpot and the towel trick if needed, and finally i found this recipe where it stated that it could be covered, stirred every 45 min, and the final 20 min uncovered. (she also has a pretty awesome cookies and cream fudge which i’ll post next!). So between all my predecessors attempts, we found the perfect way to make chex mix in the crock pot! IMG_6579

Ingredients

  1. 2 cups Corn Chex® cereal
  2. 2 cups Rice Chex® cereal
  3. 2 cups Wheat Chex® cereal
  4. 2 cup Cheerios
  5. 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  6. 4 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  7. 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  8. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  9. 1 teaspoon onion powder
  10. 1 tbsp. cayenne powder
  11. 1 tbsp. chili powder

Preparation

Oven directions:
Preheat oven to 250 degrees.Heat butter and Seasonings in microwave Stir cereal in a large bowl Place cereal on a jelly roll pan. Pour melted butter over, stir to cover and all pieces are coated. Heat in oven 1 hour. Stir every 15 minutes. Spread on absorbent paper to cool. Crock pot directions:Turn crock pot on high Place cereals in the crockpot Heat toppings in a microwave, combine well. Pour over the cereal in the crockpot Stir with thin metal slotted spoon to cover all ingredients. Cover – full time is 3.5 hours Stir every 45 minutes. More frequently toward the end. Uncover for the last 20 minutes. Let cool. Enjoy. Note: pour water off the cover each stirring, or put a towel between it and the chex mix   Options: If you like spice, play with it! This year we obtained a bottle of “Slap Ya Mama” Cajun spice. And that stuff goes into EVERYTHING!! So hubby removed the cayenne and replaced it with it this year and it’s a nice change and definitely very addicting! Enjoy!  
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