Crockpot Fiesta Ranch Chex Mix

Crockpot Fiesta Ranch Chex Mix served in a bowl lined with a napkin

Don’t know what to make for Cinco de Mayo? With only 7 pantry ingredients and your trusty crockpot, you can whip up this Crockpot Fiesta Ranch Chex Mix in no time!

When I first created this recipe for, I didn’t even have Cinco de Mayo in mind. Each week I love making a big batch of chex mix for after school snacks and to pack up in the kiddo’s lunches. To beat boredom of the same old flavors, I love experimenting with fun new combos.  Well my friends,  this fiesta-ready mix was an instant favorite!

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My husband said, “Hey honey, this would be great to make for Cinco de Mayo.” Light bulb moment! DUH!  You can always make this Crockpot Fiesta Ranch Chex Mix in the microwave or oven, but why not keep your house nice and cool and use your crockpot? It is a lifesaver in the summer!

spatula mixing chex mix in a slow cooker

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5 from 3 votes

Crockpot Fiesta Ranch Chex Mix

Don't know what to make for Cinco de Mayo? With only 7 pantry ingredients and your crockpot, you can a make this Crockpot Fiesta Ranch Chex Mix in no time!
Prep Time 24 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 24 minutes


  • 4 cups Corn Chex™ cereal
  • 2 cups Wheat Chex™ cereal
  • 4 cups small pretzel twists
  • 2 cups bite-size corn chips
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 4 teaspoons dry ranch dressing mix, from 1-oz package
  • 2 teaspoons Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix, from 1-oz package


  • In slow cooker, place both cereals. Add pretzels and corn chips.
  • In small bowl, stir together butter, taco and dressing mixes with whisk until well combined. Pour over cereal mixture; stir until evenly coated.
  • Cook uncovered on High heat setting 2 hours, stirring every 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Spread mixture on cookie sheet or tray; cool 3 to 5 minutes before serving.


Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 598mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 870IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 145mg | Iron: 16mg

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Post updated September 2020

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  1. Can’t wait to try this and the Bacon flavored one too. Thank you for sharing this.

    1. I hope you love it Carol!

  2. Wow! Who would have thought of making this in the crock pot…. Only you Corey! What a great idea and recipe!

  3. Stacy Menifee says:

    This is in my crockpot right now for a Teacher Appreciation Week treat!

    1. Perfect idea Stacy!

  4. made this for Cinco de Mayo feast….BIG HIT HERE! great recipe

  5. This looks delish! It looks like more than a quarter of a cup of melted butter in the picture, though. Is that really all I need? Most of my other Chex Mix recipes call for so much more, so I’m thrilled that this one calls for less!

    1. Yep, only a 1/4 cup 🙂