Recipe By Cheryl King
Published Apr 2nd
Prep 10m Cook 1h 5m Additional - Ready In 1h 15m
Servings 16 servings Calories 101.7

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.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups crispy corn cereal squares (such as Corn Chex®)
  • 2 cups crispy wheat cereal squares (such as Wheat Chex®)
  • 2 cups crispy rice cereal squares (such as Rice Chex®)
  • 1 cup cheese-flavored crackers (such as Cheez-It®)
  • 1 cup mini pretzels
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons barbeque sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon hickory bacon-flavored salt

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Mix corn cereal, wheat cereal, rice cereal, cheese-flavored crackers, and pretzels in a gallon-sized resealable bag; seal and toss to mix.
  2. 2 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.
  3. 3 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.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 101.7
  • Carbohydrate 14.3 g
  • Cholesterol 7.9 mg
  • Fat 4.7 g
  • Fiber 1.4 g
  • Protein 1.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.2 g
  • Sodium 243.9 mg
  • Sugar 2.4 g

Chef's Notes

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.


  1. I added bacon and twice the seasoning. Still not very flavorful. I ll still to my Mom s traditional Trash recipe.
  2. Didn't have bacon salt so used maple syrup and bacon bits
  3. 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!
  4. 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 - Read more ...
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. 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 - Read more ...
  8. 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 - Read more ...