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Crispy Snack Mix Recipe
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Crispy Snack Mix Recipe

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Jane shows us that you can make just about anything in the slow cooker, even a delightfully crispy snack mix. —Jane Sims, De Leon, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2-1/2 hours
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2-1/2 hours
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 4-1/2 cups crispy chow mein noodles
  • 4 cups Rice Chex
  • 1 can (9-3/4 ounces) salted cashews
  • 1 cup flaked coconut, toasted
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons curry powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 298 calories, 22 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 420 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.


  1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the noodles, cereal, cashews and coconut. In a small bowl, whisk the butter, soy sauce, curry powder and ginger; drizzle over cereal mixture and mix well.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 2-1/2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature. Yield: about 2-1/2 quarts.
Originally published as Crispy Snack Mix in Simple & Delicious June/July 2010, p63

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Reviewed Jun. 23, 2011

"My family enjoyed this, however, I agree that it would be easier to cook in the oven. My crockpot is the "old" kind and the mix completely fill the pot and made it difficult to stir every 30 min."

Reviewed Jun. 10, 2010

"Great taste. I've already made it twice but the second time I baked in the oven at 250 for an hour stirring every 15 min. and adding the coconut half way through. It's faster and easier then using the crock pot."

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