Slow Cooker Snack Mix

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Slow Cooker Snack Mix (gluten free, vegan but can easily be made traditional too)

Have you heard that Iron Man 3 is coming out soon? Another movie with Robert Downey Jr. {swoon} Well, my friend Ashely from Cruncy Frugalista got invited out to the premiere and hang with MY sweetie and left me here to make this slow cooker snack mix.

So not fair!  So not fair!  But I’m so over-the-moon happy that she gets to go and walk the red carpet…isn’t that every girls’ dream?

Slow Cooker Snack Mix (gluten free, vegan but can easily be made traditional too)

So, instead of hanging with Robert, I drug out my slow cooker and cooked up this delicious snack mix. Which, was a brilliant idea, I might add. I think this will be the perfect snack for when I actually get to see this movie.  I probably won’t get to see it in the theater, my little ones make it hard….so Hubbyman and I will have a date night at home when it goes to video!

Making the snack in the slow cooker keeps my house from heating up in the HOT Phoenix summers.  Really, keeping the oven off totally helps keep the house cooler….you’d be surprised.

Slow Cooker Snack Mix (gluten free, vegan but can easily be made traditional too)

My snack mix is gluten free, dairy free, and vegan but easily lends itself to making it with traditional ingredients.  I think the flavor is PERFECT….just the right amount of seasoning, “butter”, and salt.   Honestly, after I took these pictures I ended up having to hide it from myself because I couldn’t stop eating it.  Hubbyman would have been mad if I didn’t save him some.

Slow Cooker Snack Mix (gluten free, vegan but can easily be made traditional too)

Head over to Crunchy Frugalista, and say hi.  Make sure you mention to her that she needs to at least share a picture of Robert Downey Jr. with me.  Thanks for your help!  ;-)  Go now….run, don’t walk over to see the recipe on Ashley’s site…go now! Now I tell ya!  What are you waiting for?

If you do try it, I’d love to hear what you think and how the slow cooker worked out for you!

Slow Cooker Snack Mix
 
Ingredients
  • 5 cups rice cereal
  • 1 cup Puffins cereal (or Cheerios if not needing gluten-free)
  • 1 cup thin pretzels (gluten free, I prefer Glutino brand)
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) Earth Balance “butter” (or butter)
  • 4 tbls Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash Tobasco
  • ½ tsp seasoning salt
  • ½ tsp garlic salt
  • ½ tsp onion salt
Instructions
  1. In a large slow cooker, combine first 4 ingredients.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, melt “butter” for about 30 seconds in microwave or until completely melted. Add remaining ingredients and stir well combine. Pour over cereal mix and mix well.
  3. Turn on slow cooker to high heat and cook uncovered for 1 hour then turn to low to cook for an additional 1 hour. Stir every 30 minutes.
  4. Turn out onto paper towels and let cool. Store mix in a ziptop baggie for up to 1 week.

Slow Cooker Snack Mix (gluten free, vegan but can easily be made traditional too)

 

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Comments

  1. johnnny Trepan says

    This looks great and what an awesome idea to do this in the slow cooker so you don’t have to heat up the whole house in the summer! Even though we don’t live in phoenix, it gets into the tripple digits here in July and sometimes August. Finally I can have one of my favorite snacks in the summer too!

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