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.
- 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 (baconsalt.com)
- Combine cereals, crackers and pretzels in a gallon size zip top bag. Zip closed and shake to combine.
- In a small bowl stir together melted butter, bar-b-q sauce, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, garlic powder and hicory bacon salt until combined.
- 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.
- Line the lid of your slow cooker with paper towels to prevent condensation from keeping party mix moist during cooking.
- Pour cereal into slow cooker and cook on low for 1 hour.
- Remove cereal from slow cooker and spread onto a baking sheet or wax paper and allow to cool and dry.
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
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UNTIL NEXT TIME. . .
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