Monday, September 28, 2009

Healthy Recipe: Crunchy Party Mix

Finally - I'm giving you the recipe I promised!! I found this recipe in Weight Watcher's magazine a couple of years ago. It's a yummy little snack and the portion is surprisingly satisfying. I love that you make this snack in your slow cooker rather than the oven!

Crunchy Party Mix

6 tablespoons light butter
2 tablespoons curry powder
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 cups Rice Chex cereal
5 cups Corn Chex cereal
1 cup tiny pretzel twists
1/3 cup lightly salted peanuts

1. Place the butter in a 5 or 6 quart slow cooker. Cover and cook until melted, about 5 minutes on high. Add the curry powder, soy sauce, sugar, cumin, and salt; mix well. Add the remaining ingredients; mix well.

2. Cook, uncovered, about 45 minutes, stirring well every 15 minutes.

3. Reduce the heat to low. Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is crisp and fragrant, 3-4 hours. Transfer to a large bowl and let cool completely. Store in ziploc bags in pantry up to 6 weeks.

1/2 cup serving: 89 cal., 3 g fat, 1 g fiber, 2 WW pts.


This has a very strong curry smell. It's a good mix, but we decided that we might like more traditional Chex Mix seasonings. I made it the exact same way, except that after melting the butter, I replaced the curry powder through salt with: 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt, 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder, and 1/2 teaspoon onion powder. Yum!!

After it's done, I portion out 1/2 cups into separate snack bags so I know I can grab a 2-pt. snack later! I hope you get to try this - so fun to make in the slow cooker!

I'm linking this to Crockpot Wednesday at Dining With Debbie - yummy ideas!

Lisa :)


  1. That sounds so yummy! So in step two, I assume it's on high since in the next step is says to go to low?

    I am so making this on my next shopping trip! Your changes to the recipe (for the different flavor) didn't affect the points?

  2. Sounds like the perfect thing to try today with this fall weather...and I need to run to the grocery store anyhow...I think we will try it! Thanks, Sandy B.

  3. Turn the slow cooker on high when melting the butter and leave on high during the first 45 min. of cooking.

    No affect on points as the seasonings are mostly 0 points and actually you're eliminating the tablespoon of sugar when going with the traditional Chex Mix version, so a slight decrease if anything (not enough to decrease a point per serving as there are 20 servings!).

  4. Fun recipe idea! Thank you! I think I am going to sign up for WW too...its been on my mind.

    Also, I'm having my first giveaway if you're interested:

  5. oh! I am so making this during the holidays!

  6. Hurray! I love chex mix and I have all of the ingredients in my pantry. I am going to try this one tomorrow morning. Thank you so much, this is great.

  7. WOW!!! what a GREAT!!! party mix for the slow cooker. YUMMY!!! YUM!!!
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  8. Having a duh moment here...I never thought about doing chex mix (my hubby's favorite snack) in the crockpot. Thank you for enlightening me :)


  9. Mmmmmmmm. That sounds really yummy!

  10. This sounds wonderful..I have to try it. Thanks so much for the recipe.

  11. Looks healthy and yummy! Thanks a lot! Will definitely try it out.


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