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Spicy Crockpot Snack Mix Recipe

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Do you want to make a holiday snack mix that is spicy, sweet, and salty? Cookies and cakes are always nice, but sometimes you just want something crunchy! This spicy snack mix recipe will check all the boxes!

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This holiday snack mix recipe is super easy to make! You just need three types of cereal, along with peanuts, pretzels, butter, and a few seasonings. Oh, and a crockpot. Cooking this holiday snack mix recipe in the crockpot may take a little longer, but that extra time helps the flavors infuse into each piece for a savory and delectable treat.

Ingredients for the Holiday Snack Mix Recipe

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How to Make the Spicy Snack Mix Recipe

You start by adding the three different types of cereal; Rice Chex, Corn Chex, and Cheerios to your crock pot. Then add the pretzels and peanuts.  A casserole crock pot works best because it has the widest flat area and it allows for the most cereal to be against the bottom as possible.

Then simply pour in the melted butter and seasoning mixture over the cereal and toss with a spatula. Cook on medium for about two hours. Stir every 15-30 minutes.

After two hours, turn off the crockpot and remove the lid, allowing your mix to cool. Make sure your holiday snack mix is completely cool before you store the mix in air-tight containers. 

If you’re planning on giving this tasty snack mix recipe to friends or family near or far, you can store and ship the mix in mason jars. They are perfect for keeping the snack nice and crunchy while keeping the snack from getting all broken up in a ziplock bag.

Holiday snack mix is perfect for shipping and sharing but it is also perfect for snacking at home with the family. Imagine a lit Christmas tree with a bowl of holiday snack mix nearby. This snack mix recipe just might become a holiday tradition in your home.

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spicy snack mix recipe

Spicy Crockpot Snack Mix Recipe

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  • Author: Trish Corlew


This holiday snack mix is super easy to make and consists of three types of cereal, as well as peanuts, pretzels, butter, and seasonings. Cooking the spicy snack mix in the crockpot helps the flavors infuse into each piece, improving the end result.


  • 3 Cups Corn Chex
  • 3 Cups Rice Chex
  • 3 Cups Cheerios
  • 1 1/4 Cup Peanuts (out of the shell)
  • 1 1/2 Cup Pretzel Sticks
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon creole seasoning


  1. Pour all three cereals into a crock pot. Then add the peanuts and pretzels.
  2. In a separate (small-medium) microwaveable bowl, cut the butter into six tablespoon-size tabs and microwave for a few seconds until fully melted.
  3. Add the Worcestershire sauce, salt, cinnamon, creole seasoning, and sugar.
  4. Mix well with a fork or whisk until all the seasonings are incorporated into the melted butter.
  5. Pour over cereal mixture in the crock pot and toss with a rubber spatula.
  6. Turn the crock pot up to medium heat.
  7. Toss/Stir every 15-30 minutes with the rubber spatula.
  8. After cooking for 2 hours, turn off the heat and remove the lid.
  9. Allow your mixture to cool completely before packing or storing.

More Holiday Recipes

Looking for a few more exciting holiday recipes to try out with your children? This Christmas Around the World Cookbook has recipes from seven different countries to spice up (or sweeten) your holidays this year!

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