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Slow Cooker Nuts and Bolts Snack Mix

This Slow Cooker Nuts and Bolts Snack Mix is a delicious, homemade savoury snack for the holidays or game day! Easy to make in your Crock Pot!
Course Edible Gift, Snack
Cuisine American, Canadian, Christmas, Holiday, Holidays, North American
Keyword Slow Cooker Nuts and Bolts Snack Mix
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 32 servings
Calories 197kcal
Author Chrissie


  • 4 cups Chex or Shreddies Cereal
  • 3 cups Cheerios Cereal
  • 3 cups pretzel sticks
  • 2 cups small pretzels
  • 1 cup small plain crackers (1 to 1 1/2 inch in size, use cheese flavoured crackers, if desired)
  • 2 cups roasted salted peanuts
  • 1 cup pecans (optional)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons seasoning salt
  • a dash of sriracha or other hot sauce (optional, for flavour not spiciness)


  • Turn your slow cooker on and add the cereals, pretzels, crackers, and nuts.
  • In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, garlic, onion powder, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, seasoning salt, and Sriracha. One small dash of Sriracha will not make the snack mix spicy, it simply adds flavour.
  • Pour the butter mixture over the ingredients in the slow cooker and toss gently but thoroughly with a rubber spatula (this prevents the ingredients from breaking) until everything is well coated.
  • Cook on high in your slow cooker for about 2 hours, stirring every half hour or so. I recommend taking the lid off the slow cooker for the last 15 minutes of cooking to let any moisture evaporate.
  • Be sure to let the snack mix cool completely before packing it up for storage in an airtight container. This will prevent the snack mix from becoming soggy and keep it nice and crispy. The best way to do this is on some parchment paper on a large tray or baking sheet.
  • Once the snack mix is cooled completely, store it in airtight containers or serve immediately.



Prepare this snack mix up to a week in advance and store it in airtight containers to serve later. 
This snack mix can also be cooked on low for about 4 hours, stirring every hour or so.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 347mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 3mg