Easy Spicy Crockpot Snack Mix

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Crockpot Snack Mix

Every holiday season my family and I  spend time making different types of shippable treats to send family and friends. Some of the packages are sent to those we unfortunately will not have the opportunity to visit with over the holidays and others are sent to those who will be spending the holidays deployed.


One of my favorite shippable treats to make is a holiday snack mix that is spicy, sweet, and salty. Cookies and cakes are always nice, but sometimes you just want something crunchy!


My holiday snack mix is super easy to make and consists of three types of cereal, peanuts, pretzels, butter, and seasonings. I personally like cooking holiday snack mix in the crock-pot. It may take a little longer but that extra time helps the flavors infuse into each piece.

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.  I always use my casserole crock pot, 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 the two hours turn off the crock pot 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. My favorite way to store and ship my holiday snack mix is 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. It is a staple in our house during the holidays. If you see a lit Christmas tree in our house you can almost always find a bowl of holiday snack mix near by. One of my favorite times to snack on the holiday mix is while cuddled on the couch watching Christmas movies with my husband and daughter! I guess you can say holiday snack mix is a holiday tradition in our home. Do you and your family have a special holiday treat tradition that the holidays just wouldn’t be complete without?

 I wish you all a wonderfully happy, healthy and tasty holiday!


tara Hi all, my name is Tara, I am a military spouse and mommy of one. I love that recipes can be used as learning tools for children. A good recipe with lots of ingredients at deferent measurements is the perfect yummy addition to any math or science lesson! In my free time I enjoy spending time with my amazing husband, two crazy puppies and adorable little girl. In the last six years we have called 3 states and 5 houses, home. To some our life may seem crazy, but I like to took at is as a wonderful adventure. I share our military life adventures, kitchen creations and kid friendly crafts over at An Aiming High Wife, come visit anytime! You can also follow me on Facebook and Pinterest!

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