gluten-free slow cooker Chex mix
This is not only a NYE staple and Game Day favorite, but great for any group that needs a snack. So... that's pretty much all the people and all the events. HAHAHA!
Seriously, it's super easy to whip together and it is darn tasty.
1 cup GF Cheerios
2 cups GF pretzels (I like Glutino (sticks or twists))
1 box GF cheddar crackers (I like Van’s)
1 cup cashews, macadamia, almonds or nut of choice
3/4 cup (1 & ½ sticks) butter, melted & hot
2 well-rounded tablespoons GF seasoned salt (check the label!)
1 tablespoon Kosher salt*, optional
¾ cup Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons chili powder (optional)
* If you’re using a “clean” seasoned salt, you may find it’s not as salty as the big-label brands. I like my salty snacks to be, well, salty, so I find I need to add another tablespoon of Kosher salt to get that itch scratched.
In a medium bowl, whisk together butter and seasoned salt until the salt is dissolved.
Stir in the Worcestershire sauce until combined.
Add about ½ cereal, pretzels, crackers, and nuts to the bowl of a slow cooker.
Drizzle about ½ the sauce evenly over the top of the cereal mixture.
Repeat with the other ½ of everything
Toss for about 1 minute, or until the mixture is evenly combined.
Cover** and slow cook on low for 3 hours, stirring every 45-minutes*** so that the mixture does not burn.
Spread the mixture out onto a couple baking sheets or parchment paper in an even layer until it cools to room temperature and gets crunchy.
Serve, or store in a sealed container for up to 3 weeks.
** Place a towel or a couple of layers of paper towels just under the lid of the slow cooker to collect the condensation. Keep in mind this could be a fire hazard, so do so ONLY when you can keep eyes on everything.
*** Be careful not to drip any condensation from the lid onto the mixture when you are stirring.
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Adapted from GIMME SOME OVEN