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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.

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  • 1 (15 ounce) bag Chex Mix® traditional snack mix
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1/2 pound 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 degrees F. Line two 15x10x1-inch pans with foil. Spray foil with cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, mix snack mix, pecans and bacon. Set aside.
  3. 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 for 2 minutes.
  4. Carefully stir in bourbon and chipotle chili powder. Pour over snack mixture; toss until evenly coated.
  5. Spread snack mixture on pans.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, to caramelize mixture.
  7. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  8. Break into pieces.
  9. Store covered in the refrigerator.

Prep Time 20 min | Total Time 1 hr 45 min | Servings 20

Nutrition Information: Serving Size: 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

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C0%; Calcium0%; Iron6%

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.

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Betty Crocker