Slow Cooker Texas Trash Party Mix

Kathy Sterling Recipe

By Kathy Sterling Kster2033

6 to 12
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Ever since I can remember my mother made Texas Trash/Party Mix. I know she found the original recipe on the box of Chex Cereal as I have used it also.

It was a snack we all enjoyed year round but especially during the holidays. She always made it as directed and I would pick out the chex cereals as my favorite. I don't know why I never though of using just the things I liked, but it never donned on me.

I recently saw that you could make it in a slow cooker and I thought that was the perfect idea. After researching it online, I noticed people saying put what you like in I do!


6 Tbsp
butter, unsalted
2 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
2 tsp
garlic powder
2 tsp
onion powder
2 tsp
seasoned salt
3 c
corn chex cereal
3 c
rice chex cereal
2 c
cheerio's cereal
2 c
cheez it crackers
1 c
dry roasted peanuts

Directions Step-By-Step

In a small pan melt butter and mix in Worcestershire Sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, seasoned salt. Stir to make sure all ingredients are dissolved.
Place remaining ingredients in a slow cooker and mix well. Slowly stir in butter mixture, coating all ingredients well.
Cook on low, stirring every 30 minutes for 3 hours.
*Note: You can add whatever ingredients you prefer. I do not like pretzels but that is one that many people add. You can put in different types of nuts or crackers, let your imagination run wild.
If you like spicy food, hot sauce or cayenne pepper could also be added. Just make it to your liking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Snacks

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Betsy Candler Alexsbubbe
Jun 27, 2015
For real Texas flavor add 1t chili powder, 1/2 t cayenne, and 1/2 t. Celery seed. That's how my Texas mother in law always did it. Also lots of nuts. We love pecans.
Kathy Sterling Kster2033
Dec 17, 2013
Pam, try putting it in your oven on a low temp, about 200 degrees for a little while. I would check it every 15 minutes to see if it is crispy. That should help.
Pam Watson Pam913
Dec 16, 2013
I've got party mix that needs crisping up. What do I do with this batch?
barbara hale tootsie51
Nov 5, 2013
Nice memories Kathy.And incidentally,funny thing...our mother also started the party mix tradition years back too!! We actually still put some in her antique jug,used only for party mix and only at holidays!Yep,people even munch on it while opening stockings by the tree before coffee cake or whatever else we're having! I's definately a tradition and definitely something either you know about or you don't...unless friends introduce one to it:)!Happy Holidays!!
Kathy Sterling Kster2033
Nov 3, 2013
Thanks Barbara, it is a family tradition my mother started in the 60's so I know where you are coming from. Happy Holidays to you and your family.