Kentucky Bourbon Bacon Chex Mix®

Kentucky Bourbon Bacon Chex Mix®

The flavors of the Bluegrass State - bourbon, bacon and pecans - combine in this delicious snack mix that starts with a bag of Chex Mix.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

1:45

Hr:Mins

Makes

20

servings

1
bag (15 oz) Chex Mix® traditional snack mix
1
cup pecan halves
1/2
lb bacon (6 to 8 slices), crisply cooked and crumbled
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup butter
1/4
cup light corn syrup
2
tablespoons bourbon
3/4
teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  1. Heat oven to 300°F. Line two 15x10x1-inch pans with foil. Spray foil with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix snack mix, pecans and bacon. Set aside.
  2. In 2-quart saucepan, heat brown sugar, butter and corn syrup over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until bubbly around edges. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally; remove from heat. Cool 2 minutes. Carefully stir in bourbon and chipotle chili powder. Pour over snack mixture; toss until evenly coated.
  3. Spread snack mixture on pans. Bake 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, to caramelize mixture. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Break into pieces. Store covered in refrigerator.
Makes 20 servings (1/2 cup each)

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 230
    • (Calories from Fat 110),
  • Total Fat 12g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 380mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 24g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 9g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 1/2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.