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 min
Total Time 1 hr 45 min
Servings 20

Ingredients

1 bag (15 oz) 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

Method

  1. Heat oven to 300°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 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. Bake 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, to caramelize mixture. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  6. Break into pieces. Store covered in refrigerator.

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 photograph courtesy of Betty Crocker.