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Crock Pot Honey Nut & Dark Chocolate Chex Mix

Chex Mix just got an upgrade with my Crock Pot Honey Nut & Dark Chocolate Chex Mix.  You’ll love this variation of a healthy Crock Pot Chex Mix!

Healthy Crock Pot Chex Mix -- Honey Nut & Dark Chocolate Chex Mix / Running in a Skirt

Hi everyone!

A healthy Crock Pot Chex Mix has been on my radar for awhile.  With Super Bowl Sunday coming up, I decided last week would be the perfect time to create it.  Like most recipes I make, I started by researching what went into the basic recipe so I could think of ways to make it better.  I was shocked to see that straight up butter goes into most versions!  Now, I have nothing against butter in moderation and eat it on occasion… but for a snack mix?  Naw… I knew I could do better.

So my first swap was trading out coconut oil for the butter and reducing the amount.  Next I decided to make it sweet without refined sugar… in comes just a touch of honey.  Third I traded peanuts for almonds…. hello heart healthy fats!

Now, I must have been in a peanut butter mood because suddenly I had the idea to add powdered peanut butter to it…. I thought that would be perfect to give it all the flavor without adding more unnecessary calories to it.

And that, my dear friends is how Crock Pot Honey Nut & Dark Chocolate Chex Mix was born.

Healthy Chex Mix? YES! Crock Pot Honey Nut & Dark Chocolate Chex Mix Click To Tweet

Healthy Crock Pot Chex Mix -- Honey Nut & Dark Chocolate Chex Mix / Running in a Skirt

You start off with all kinds of goodies in the Crock Pot.  I chose to use Honey Nut Chex Mix, Rice Chex Mix, Whole Grain Cheerios, pretzels and almonds.

Next you top it off with a coconut oil, honey and powdered peanut butter mixture that takes soooo good.

Healthy Crock Pot Chex Mix -- Honey Nut & Dark Chocolate Chex Mix / Running in a Skirt

Cooking the Healthy Crock Pot Chex Mix takes just a few hours.  You do need to be home to stir it occasionally.

Once it’s cooked, you pull it out to finish hardening on a sheet pan.  You add the chocolate chips when it’s cool enough not to melt them.  I like the chunks!

Healthy Crock Pot Chex Mix -- Honey Nut & Dark Chocolate Chex Mix / Running in a Skirt

The combination was even better than I imagined!  It’s sweet (but not too sweet,) peanut buttery, coconut-y and just the right amount of salty.

Healthy Crock Pot Chex Mix -- Honey Nut & Dark Chocolate Chex Mix / Running in a Skirt

The Healthy Crock Pot Chex Mix will be wonderful for your Super Bowl party!  I’m pretty sure it will disappear in to time flat!

Healthy Crock Pot Chex Mix -- Honey Nut & Dark Chocolate Chex Mix / Running in a Skirt

And while this still is a snack food, that should be eaten in moderation, my version does have some redeeming health qualities with heart healthy almonds and antioxidant packed dark chocolate.

Plus… did I mention the whole it tastes like peanut butter thing?

Healthy Crock Pot Chex Mix -- Honey Nut & Dark Chocolate Chex Mix / Running in a Skirt

I gave the Hubs a bag to try and he chowed down like a champ!

Healthy Crock Pot Chex Mix -- Honey Nut & Dark Chocolate Chex Mix / Running in a Skirt

Healthy Chex Mix? YES! Crock Pot Honey Nut & Dark Chocolate Chex Mix Click To Tweet

I love it when a recipe idea turns out even better than I expect!  This Healthy Crock Pot Chex Mix absolutely falls into that category.   It’s totally tasty and addictive.

I’d love to hear what you think!  Try it and let me know in the comments.  As always, click over to the next page for the pin and printable recipe.—->

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31 Comments

  1. Kimmythevegan February 7, 2017 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    Chex mis in a crock pot? What? That’s amazing! I would have never thought of that =)
    And i like how you healthied it up. I have pretty much sworn the stuff up as it’s not great, but this sounds like a snack I could really get into!
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    • JulieWunder February 13, 2017 at 6:43 pm - Reply

      Thanks! It’s a fun twist and def a lot better for you!

  2. Miz Helen February 7, 2017 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    Your Chex Mix will be delicious! I really appreciate you sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, hope you have a great day and hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen
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  3. Mary Ellen @ VNutrition February 7, 2017 at 7:08 am - Reply

    Such a great idea to do a crock pot version of chex mix! You come up with such clever recipes! I could see myself sitting down and eating the whole thing!

    Thanks so much for linking up with us for Healthy Vegan Fridays! I’m Pinning and sharing!
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    • JulieWunder February 13, 2017 at 6:36 pm - Reply

      Thank you! I was giggling to myself when I came up with this one. I’m glad I have an outlet to share them! lol!

  4. Courtney February 6, 2017 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    I LOVE a good mix of salty and sweet, and when there’s chocolate and peanut butter in the mix? I am THERE. 🙂
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  5. Kristy from Southern In Law February 2, 2017 at 8:14 pm - Reply

    Ooooh, I feel like this is the kind of snack that disappears in seconds and everyone asks for more! What a winning recipe! 😉
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  6. Mary Beth Jackson February 1, 2017 at 10:54 am - Reply

    I am SO making this over the weekend!

  7. Vincent DiCarlo February 1, 2017 at 8:48 am - Reply

    Julie, where do you get powdered peanut butter?

  8. Blane Sherer January 31, 2017 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    I think this is a winner and yep good timing
    for the Super Bowl.

  9. [email protected] January 31, 2017 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    I would never think of making trail mix in a crock pot. But sounds very tasty.
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  10. Emily January 31, 2017 at 11:02 am - Reply

    I got really excited when I saw the title of this post. How could I not love dark chocolate with nuts and chex? And do you think I could do regular peanut butter instead of powdered?
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    • JulieWunder February 1, 2017 at 8:20 pm - Reply

      I didn’t test with that, but I suspect you could melt it into the coconut oil and it would work fine! Let me know if you try it!

    • JulieWunder February 1, 2017 at 8:23 pm - Reply

      I suspect that would work, but you will most likely need to melt the peanut butter to make it a liquid and combine it into the coconut oil liquid. I didn’t test it that way, so no promises though… but I think it would. Let me know if you try it.

  11. Salty and sweet is the best combo!
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  12. Dan Steadman January 31, 2017 at 8:14 am - Reply

    looks good for when we cheer on my Falcons!!!!

  13. Mary Jean Henson January 31, 2017 at 7:29 am - Reply

    I’m adding this to my Super Bowl fare along with your yummy guacamole. At least there will be something healthy on the buffet. Thanks for sharing.

  14. heather @Lunging Through Life January 31, 2017 at 6:57 am - Reply

    I’m not sure we’ll be heading anywhere for the superbowl, but this is a perfect treat to keep for future get togethers! Easy peasy. I wonder if I could put in peanut butter instead of powedered peanut butter. Well, maybe I’ll just leave it out so I can eat it! hahah
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    • JulieWunder February 1, 2017 at 8:17 pm - Reply

      I didn’t test that, but it would probably work. You’d just need to melt it down to stir into the coconut oil. Do you have a peanut allergy?

  15. Susie @ Suzlyfe January 31, 2017 at 6:46 am - Reply

    In not so PC terms, this is Crack Mix. OMG. This would be gone in a flash.
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