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Homemade Chex Mix (Slow Cooker or Oven)

Whip up the ultimate crowd-friendly snack with this recipe for Homemade Chex Mix that can be made in a slow cooker or baked in an oven.
4.5 from 16 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 10 mins
Servings 14 cups


  • 8 cups Chex cereal
  • 2 cups Cheerios cereal
  • 2 cups pretzels
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup roasted, unsalted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
  • 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • Combine Chex cereal, Cheerios cereal, pretzels, walnuts and peanuts in a large bowl. 
  • In a small saucepan, over medium heat, melt the butter. Whisk in the smoked paprika, garlic powder, Lawry’s Seasoned Salt, Worcestershire sauce and pepper. 
  • Pour the spice mix over the dry ingredients and toss to evenly coat. 

To cook in a slow cooker: 

  • Transfer the mixture into a slow cooker and turn it to LOW. Cover the slow cooker and cook the mixture for 3 hours, removing the lid every 45 minutes to gently stir the mixture. 
  • Transfer the mixture from the slow cooker onto a baking sheet. Let it cool completely then serve. 

To bake in an oven: 

  • Preheat the oven 250°F. 
  • Transfer the Chex Mix onto two baking sheets, spreading it into an even layer. 
  • Bake the Chex Mix for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove it from the oven and let it cool completely then serve. 


  • Homemade Chex Mix can be made up to 1 week in advance and stored in an airtight container at room temperature. 
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