Slow Cooker Bar-B-Q Party Mix – #SundaySupper

It’s Crunch Time!!

This week I am joining in the #SundaySupper Movement’s Crunchy Goodness Week!  A list of other participants in the Crunchy Goodness Week is at the bottom of this post.  And in honor of Fall, I’m whipping my Crock Pot out and making Slow Cooker Bar-B-Q Party Mix.  I don’t know why Fall is the season of the Crock Pot, but for me, it is.  I guess maybe it’s because of the Fall comfort foods I like to make in there like, chili of just about any kind, soups, hearty hot roasts (Hubby usually makes these), and recently I’ve even taken to making dessert in the Crock Pot.

A couple of months ago I had a challenge from the Allrecipes Allstars to recreate a Bar-B-Q Party Mix, and I decided to try it in the Crock Pot.  One of my favorite times of year to have Party Mix is at Thanksgiving.  It’s a yummy appetizer for everyone to nosh on while waiting for the feast.  But as everyone knows, at Thanksgiving the oven is usually in high demand.  Even the microwave is often being used during preperation on the big day.  So I thought the Crock Pot would be an awesome place for some yummy Party Mix.

My party mix calls for 3 kinds of crispy cereal (like Chex)- corn, rice and wheat, but any variety of crispy cereals will do, just so long as there are 6 cups total.  If you only have the funds for one box of cereal, I suggest getting Crispix, since it is rice and corn, but feel free to choose your favorites.

The recipe is super versatile, use your favorite cheese crackers, use your favorite bar-b-q sauce, toss in some nuts if you want, or some other small crackers or bagel chips. If you have something you would like to add, but feel it might be too big, feel free to break it into bite size pieces.  If you do toss in extra dry ingredients, remember to slightly increase the wet ingredients to compensate.

Because of the steam created in the Crock Pot, part of the cooking will be with the lid off. In addition, if the cereal is still a little moist after cooking, it should dry out during the cooling time, when it is spread out on a baking sheet or wax paper.


Slow Cooker Bar-B-Q Party Mix
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Recipe type: Snack
  • 2 cups crispy corn cereal (like Corn Chex)
  • 2 cups crispy rice cereal (like Rice Chex)
  • 2 cups crispy wheat cereal (like Wheat Chex)
  • 1 cup cheese flavored crackers (such as Cheese It)
  • 1 cup mini pretzels
  • ¼ c melted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Bar-B-Q sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon hicory bacon salt (
  1. Combine cereals, crackers and pretzels in a gallon size zip top bag. Zip closed and shake to combine.
  2. In a small bowl stir together melted butter, bar-b-q sauce, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, garlic powder and hicory bacon salt until combined.
  3. Pour half of the butter mixture into the zip top bag, seal tightly and shake to coat cereal. Open bag and pour remaining butter mixture in, seal and shake again until cereal is thoroughly coated.
  4. Line the lid of your slow cooker with paper towels to prevent condensation from keeping party mix moist during cooking.
  5. Pour cereal into slow cooker and cook on low for 1 hour.
  6. Remove cereal from slow cooker and spread onto a baking sheet or wax paper and allow to cool and dry.
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.

Here are all the Crunchy, Yummy #SundaySupper Treats!!

Crispy Appetizers:

Bitterballen from The Urban Mrs.
Caprese Wontons from Jane’s Adventure in Dinner
Crispy Broccoli Cheddar Bites from Curious Cuisiniere
Waldorf Salad from Noshing With The Nolands

Crunchy Entrees and Sides:

Crunchy Baked Chicken with Homemade Shake and Bake from Growing Up Gabel
Crunchy Crusted Chicken Strips with Chipotle Honey Mustard from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventure
Flautas de Rajas con Queso (Cheesy Poblano Pepper Taquitos) from La Cocina de Leslie
Penny’s Taco Salad from Webicurean
Popcorn Chowder from The ROXX Box
Rosemary Garlic Croutons on layered Savoy Cabbage Soup from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
Strawberry and Mozzarella Flatbread from Family Foodie

Munch on Snacks:

Crunchy & Chewy Chocolate Hazelnut Granola from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Crunchy Granola Bars (Better than Nature Valley) from Shockingly Delicious
Crunchy Pumpkin Pie Spice Roasted Chickpeas from Daily Dish Recipes
Duck Fat Chex Mix from The Texan New Yorker
Easy Vegan Granola from Killer Bunnies, Inc
Fried Veg Momos with Cheese Recipe from Masala Herb
How to Make Homemade Sweet and Salty Trail Mix from Neighborfood
Orange Spiced Cashews from Hip Foodie Mom
Peanut and Pretzel Popcorn Balls from Peanut Butter and Peppers
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds from Hezzi-D’s Cooks and Books
Slow Cooker Bar-B-Q Party Mix from Hot Mamma’s Kitchen Chaos
Sourdough Grissini from girlichef
Spicy Lentil Crackers from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Sweet and Spicy Roasted Pepitas from Alida’s Kitchen
Sweet Potato Chips from Kudos Kitchen By Renee
Unbaked Healthy Oatmeal Sesame Bars from My Trials In The Kitchen
Vanilla Almonds from That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Crisp Dessert:

Boo Berry Cereal Treats from Pies and Plots
Choco-Caramel Squares from Basic N Delicious
Chocolate Covered Potato Chip Rice Krispie Treats from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
Chocolate Pecan Biscotti from The Food Army Wife
Cookie Brittle from Juanita’s Cocina
Double Banana Pie Krispie Treats from What Smells So Good?
Honeycomb Crunch Candy from Food Lust People Love
Momofuku Chocolate Chip Cornflakes Cookies from Ninja Baking
Nutty Wedges with Brown Sugar Whipped Cream from Magnolia Days
Salted Caramel Cashew Cookies from Mess Makes Food

Join us on Twitter, Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 7 pm EST for the Cruchy #Sunday Supper Chat!  Follow the #Sunday Supper Hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join the chat.  Also, if you’re a pinterest fan, check out our #Sunday Supper Pinterest Board.


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23 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Bar-B-Q Party Mix – #SundaySupper

  1. I have to try this! I don’t usually make this during the summer because it’s just too dang hot to have my oven on for that long…Problem solved. Pinning this:)

  2. […] ones I’ve done more than once.  Well, I’ve done them twice, to be exact, I made my B-B-Q Slow Cooker Party Mix for Crunchy Goodness Week in September, and Cheesy Slow Cooker Party Mix for We’ve Got You […]

  3. Susan, bacon salt should be available at some local retailers, or at! You’re right, you really should try it!

  4. Oh yeah, I totally need to my hands on some bacon salt!

  5. This was a fun recipe for me, my family loves Bar-B-Q potato chips, so this was just a logical choice for a party mix. Thanks so much to all who commented and/or stopped by!

  6. Great ideal to use crock pot and also I like the idea BBQ sauce too!

  7. Who would have thought you could make chex mix in a crock pot. What a neat twist!

  8. What a great idea! One of the few things I haven’t made in my slowcooker-yet C:

  9. BBQ flavor is a great idea, Cheryl!

  10. This sounds lie the perfect party snack! Thank you for sharing – Bea @ The Not So Cheesy Kitchen

  11. This is a must try, what a great idea doing it in the crockpot. Brilliant!!

  12. Thanks to everyone for stopping by!! I love bacon salt and I’m so glad I discovered it! Looking forward to the #Sunday Supper Twitter chat!

  13. Wow, I love the idea of making a snack mix in the crockpot!

  14. I still cant believe I’ve never had Chex mix!

  15. Bacon Salt? I’ve never heard of suc a thing but I need to get some of that! your mix sounds awesome!

  16. Chex mix in a crockpot?! What a *great* idea!

  17. I love bacon salt! And the best part is that, oddly, it’s vegetarian friendly so I can use it to add smokey flavor when I am cooking for my daughters.

    This party mix sounds great! Just the perfect snack for a busy holiday!

  18. Oh the versatility of a crockpot! What a great idea to use it for this party mix.
    And welcome to Sunday Supper!!

  19. Who knew Chex Mix could be made in a crockpot? What a neat idea!!! One of my favorite crunchy snacks 🙂

  20. PB and Peppers,
    Thanks, I do think it’s a fun way to make party mix without tying up the oven!
    Thanks for following, I look forward to getting to know each other!

  21. I had to pop over and check out your site. What a cute blog you have! I am going to follow you on bloglovin’, too, as you seem to have quite a few great recipes! Deb@ Kneaded Creations

  22. Never thought of making a Party Mix in a Crockpot. Fun idea!

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