Sweet-and-Savory Party Mix Recipe

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Essential Slow Cooker RecipesEveryone has their favorite ingredient in the party mix. Mine, of course, is the pretzel. Pretzels have always been one of my favorite foods, but you don’t have to follow my lead. Party mixes are so much fun to customize to your taste. Replace the cashews with pecans. Add a little extra cinnamon. It’s your party make a mix you’re sure to love!

  • Yield: 6 to 8 Servings
  • Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cooking Time: 3 Hours


  • 8 cups various cereals (I used equal parts Corn, Rice, and Wheat Chex.)
  • 2 cups pretzels
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1 cup honey sesame sticks
  • ¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
How to Make It
  1. Lightly spray the insert of a 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2. Put the cereal, pretzels, cashews, peanuts, and honey sesame sticks in the slow cooker.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the melted butter, maple syrup, salt, cinnamon, and garlic until everything is well combined. Drizzle the sauce evenly over the top of the cereal mixture. Toss for about 1 minute, or until the mixture is evenly combined.
  4. Cover and cook on Low for 3 hours, stirring with a large spoon every 30 minutes. Spread the mixture out onto parchment paper in an even layer until it cools to room temperature. Serve, or store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 10 days.

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