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Slow Cooker Mesquite Smokehouse Snack Mix is a crowd-pleasing easy appetizer for holiday gatherings, game day parties, and other festive events this season! With its zesty, bold, and smoky seasonings, this Crock Pot snack will keep fans happy and munchies at bay!

This Slow Cooker Mesquite Smokehouse Snack Mix is a salty, crunchy, and spicy easy appetizer for game day gatherings and festive holiday parties!

‘Tis the season for parties, right?! Whether you’re a big football fan who’s headed to your next tailgate or just staying in your living room to watch the game with friends, this is the snack that you NEED to serve! And you know what? It’s not just reserved for sporting events! This Crock Pot snack mix would also be a great appetizer to serve at a holiday party. It pairs perfectly with a cold beverage, no matter what the occasion!

This Slow Cooker Mesquite Smokehouse Snack Mix is a salty, crunchy, and spicy easy appetizer for game day gatherings and festive holiday parties!

One of the keys to the bold, smokey flavor is a can of Blue Diamond Smokehouse Almonds. They’re crunchy, salty, and oh-so-smokey!

This Slow Cooker Mesquite Smokehouse Snack Mix is a salty, crunchy, and spicy easy appetizer for game day gatherings and festive holiday parties!

I love the this recipe only takes about 5 minutes to dump into your slow cooker. Other than melting the butter, there’s no cooking involved! Plus, the shortcut step of using a spice packet saves you additional time and money because there’s no need to shop for fancy seasonings or measure out a special blend. You’re going to love the mesquite flavor, too. It’s the perfect amount of KICK without being too much.

This Slow Cooker Mesquite Smokehouse Snack Mix is a salty, crunchy, and spicy easy appetizer for game day gatherings and festive holiday parties!

All of my boys — from Keith all of the way down to two-year-old Spence love this mix. They can’t keep their hands out of the bowl! I keep a big batch in my cabinet in an airtight container and it’s an easy snack and a great way to curb the munchies in a healthier way. No potato chips in this mix!

This Slow Cooker Mesquite Smokehouse Snack Mix is a salty, crunchy, and spicy easy appetizer for game day gatherings and festive holiday parties!

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This Slow Cooker Mesquite Smokehouse Snack Mix is a salty, crunchy, and spicy easy appetizer for game day gatherings and festive holiday parties!

Slow Cooker Mesquite Smokehouse Snack Mix

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 14 cups

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups corn square-shaped cereal
  • 2 cups wheat square-shaped cereal
  • 4 cups small pretzel twists
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese-flavored fish-shaped crackers
  • 1 6 ounce container Blue Diamond Smokehouse Almonds
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • 4 teaspoons dry mesquite marinade seasoning mix from 1-oz package

Instructions

  • In slow cooker, place both cereals. Add pretzels, fish crackers, and almonds.
  • In small bowl, stir together butter and seasoning mix with whisk until well combined. Pour over cereal mixture; stir until evenly coated.
  • Cook uncovered on High* heat setting 2 hours, stirring every 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Spread mixture on cookie sheet or tray; cool 3 to 5 minutes before serving.

Notes

*Different slow cookers have different amounts of power. If your slow cooker runs hot, you should probably start on "Low" temperature to make sure that the mix doesn't burn. Plus, keep a close eye on it and make sure that you're stirring regularly.
Author: The Seasoned Mom

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  1. I don’t know why I’ve never thought to make snack mix in the crock pot. I just always think about soups and casserole-type foods. So brilliant!

  2. Mmm I can never resist snack mixes like this! I usually devour it by the handful. I love that you made this in the slow cooker, Blair! I’m sure it gives this such a great flavor!

  3. I need to be making snack mix in my slow cooker!! Why have I not done this before?! Love the sound of this mesquite version, Blair. I could munch away on it.

  4. Where do I find the dry seasoning packet used in this receipe, what brand do you use? Cannot wait to make for upcoming get together. Thank you.

    1. Hi, Sharon!

      The dry seasoning packet that I used is made by McCormick. You can find it on the spice and seasoning aisle where there are rows of other seasoning packets like taco seasoning, chili seasoning, and gravy packets. Enjoy!!

  5. You can make Chex snack mixes in the microwave. Do 3 rounds of 2 minutes each, stirring after each round. So quick and tastes just as good!