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Homemade Chex Party Mix (Crock Pot)

Feel free to mix this up as much as you want – use only one type of Chex if you only like one….don’t like peanuts, leave them out and put in more pretzels – – make it your own and make it often ! 🙂

Homemade Chex Party Mix (Crock Pot)
Homemade Chex Party Mix (Crock Pot)

24 servings
155 calories per serving

6 T butter, melted
2 T Worcestershire sauce
1 t garlic powder
1 ½ t Lawry’s seasoned salt
3 c Corn Chex cereal
3 c Rice Chex cereal
3 c Wheat Chex cereal
1 c peanuts
1 c mini pretzels
1 c bagel chips broken into small pieces (or melba toasts)

Mix butter, Worcestershire, garlic, and salt. Gradually stir in the rest of the ingredients and mix well to evenly coat. Cook uncovered on low 3-4 hours stirring every 30 minutes.

If you don’t have a crock pot, you can bake these at 275 degrees for 1 hour, turning and stirring every 15 minutes.

Artichoke Dip

This whips up in 5 minutes and is a great appetizer or snack. If you like artichokes, you will love this dip !

Artichoke Dip
Artichoke Dip

4 servings
41 calories per serving

8 oz canned artichoke hearts
2 clove garlic
1 t cumin
2 t olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Place the artichokes in a food processor with the garlic and cumin and oil. Process to a smooth paste then season with salt and pepper.

Serve with store bought or homemade pita chips.

Chicken Liver Pate

Don’t be afraid of pate – if you like liver, you’re going to love this ! This is such a great appetizer dish – people always go crazy for pate ! This one is so simple to prepare and is sooooo tasty. You can make it a day ahead and have it ready to go for a cocktail party.

Chicken Liver Pate
Chicken Liver Pate

1 cup
79 calories per serving (1 serving = 1 T pate and 2 crackers)

2 slices bacon
8 oz. chicken livers
½ c chopped onion
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 T milk
¼ t salt
¼ t pepper
¼ t nutmeg
Crackers or Melba Toast rounds

Cook bacon until crisp and remove from skillet and reserve 2 T drippings. Crumble bacon. Add chicken livers, onion and garlic to reserved drippings and cook 10-15 minutes or until done then cool slightly. Mix livers, bacon, 2 T milk, salt, pepper and nutmeg in processor. Line a mold with plastic wrap and spoon in mixture. Cover and chill at least 4 hours. Unmold onto a plate and serve with crackers.

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