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 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 20

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.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
380mg
380%;
Total Carbohydrate
24g
24%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
6%;
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.