For #SundaySupper this week “We’ve Got You Covered” – in many, many ways. The way I chose to “cover” you is by making something in a covered pot. My favorite covered pot. The crock pot. So far I have made two party mix recipes in the slow cooker, a Bar-B-Q mix and a Caramel mix. I’ve been thinking about this one for a long time. Cheese Flovored Chex® is one of my favorite snacks, next to the original one, but I haven’t been sure how I would make it. I searched and searched for a cheese powder but other than in bulk from a food storage distributor, I couldn’t find any. I found bacon cheddar or nacho popcorn topping, but not a plain cheddar. So I decided to take apart a macaroni and cheese package, use the cheese powder from that and save the macaroni for some other time. The recipe starts with 9 cups of dry ingredients. I use 2 cups each Rice Chex® and Corn Chex®, 1 1/2 cup each Wheat Chex® and Goldfish® Crackers, and 1 cup each peanuts and pretzel sticks. Feel free to use any mixture of these items or others you like and think would be appropriate.
Then there is the liquid mixture which I made out of 6 Tbsp. melted butter, 2 Tbsp. Worchershire sauce, 1/2 tsp. onion powder, 1/2 tsp. garlic powder and 1 cheese package from a macaroni and cheese package. You are welcome to add a little kick if you like it with some paprika or red pepper flakes. When you mix this all together be sure to combine well so that all of the cheese lumps get disolved.
Not a lovely color I know, but it looks OK after you pour it on the dry ingredients. I did that next and tossed it all in my slow cooker.
Before adding the cheese sauce.
After adding the cheese sauce.
- 2 cups Crispy Corn Cereal (like Corn Chex®)
- 2 cups Crispy Rice Cereal (like Rice Chex®)
- 1½ cups Crispy Wheat Cereal (like Wheat Chex®)
- 1½ Goldfish® crackers (or similar cheese crackers)
- 1 cup pretzel stick
- 1 cup peanuts
- 6 Tbsp. melted butter
- 2 Tbsp. Worchershire sauce
- ½ tsp. garlic powder
- ½ tsp onion powder
- 1 package powdered cheese mix from a box of macaroni and cheese
- Combine the first 6 ingredients in the crock of your slow cooker.
- Combine butter, Worchershire sauce, garlic and onion powders, and cheese powder and mix well to remove lumps.
- Pour liquid over dry mix and toss together until all of the dry ingredients are coated with the cheese sauce.
- Put the slow cooker on high.
- Cook for one hour, stirring every 20 minutes.
- Remove mixture onto aluminum foil to dry. Be sure to spread it out and allow it to dry completely as it may still be moist from cooking in the slow cooker.
- Store any uneaten portion in an air tight container.
Once this had cooled my son took one bite and said, “Yum!” That makes me a happy mom.
Covered Appetizers and Entreés
- Slow Cooker Cheesy Party Mix from Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos
- Personal Steak Pot Pies from The Foodie Army Wife
- Slowcooker Bean and Ham Soup from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Butternut Squash & Cheddar Potatoes Au Gratin from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Salmon en Croute from Curious Cuisiniere
- Excellent Beef Stew from Noshing With The Nolands
- Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy from Food Lust People Love
- Pigs in a Blanket (Cabbage Rolls) from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Banana Coffee Cake with Chocolate Chip Streusel from Killer Bunnies, Inc
- Bacon Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Frosting from Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Streusel Topped Apple Pie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Dark Chocolate Cake Batter Truffles from Take A Bite Out of Boca
- Chocolate Satin Pie from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Banana Butterscotch Muffin-Cake from What Smells So Good?
- Chocolate Banoffee Pie from Happy Baking Days
- 1 Easy Chocolate Macaron Recipe, 3 Japanese Wine Fillings from NinjaBaking.com
- Chocolate Covered “Party Popcorn” from Ruffles & Truffles
- Caramel Apple Bundt Cake from Pies and Plots
Not Sure What To Do? We Got You Covered
- Cilantro Turkey Salad with Farro and Mango from Shockingly Delicious covering turkey leftovers
- Back to Basics: How to Truss a Chicken for Roasting from Crazy Foodie Stunts covering a cooking technique
- Peppermint Whip Cream from Peanut Butter and Peppers covering a vegan and dairy-free dessert topping
- Gluten Free Lego Cookies from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks covering a gluten-free dessert
- Mexican Coffee Bun from The Urban Mrs covering a dessert with an uncommon ingredient
- Cranberry Walnut Crumble Bars from Magnolia Days covering an idea for fresh cranberries
- Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars from Alida’s Kitchen covering a quick and easy cheesecake fix
- Prosciutto covered Rosemary Pork from Family Foodie covering a holiday meal on a budget
- Homemade Yellow Cake Mix from Treats & Trinkets covering a cake mix without the chemicals from store-bought ones
- Waffled Cranberry Cream Cheese Turkey Sandwiches from Neighborfood covering turkey leftovers
- Apple Cider Doughnuts from The Texan New Yorker covering a dish made at home so you don’t need to wait in long lines for it