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Bacon Chex Mix™

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Bacon Chex Mix™
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 10
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Bacon Chex Mix™

Crunchy bacon baked in with two kinds of Chex™ cereal and some other tasty ingredients. The perfect snacking snack!

Ingredients

8
cups various Chex™ cereal
1
cup pretzels
1
cup peanuts, roasted
6
strips bacon, crumbled
2
tablespoons bacon grease (opt.)
4
tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1
teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2
teaspoon garlic powder
1/2
teaspoon onion powder

Directions

  • 1 Lay out bacon on a baking tray and season well with black pepper. Bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes, flip, and continue baking until crispy.
  • 2 Let bacon cool and then crumble it. Reserve two tablespoons of bacon grease.
  • 3 Mix together cereal, pretzels, peanuts, and crumbled bacon in a large bowl.
  • 4 Drizzle over melted butter and bacon grease. Toss to combine.
  • 5 Sprinkle with seasonings and stir well.
  • 6 Pour Chex mix™ into a large baking dish and bake at 350°F for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 7 Let mix cool and serve! Store in the fridge for up to five days.
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Bring Home the Bacon Chex Mix

As prepared by Macheesmo,

What snack is made of cereal, requires no milk, and is the most addictive thing you’ll eat this week?


That’s right… Bacon Chex Mix!

Not that normal Chex mix isn’t good and addictive, but a little bacon couldn’t hurt, right?

The first step in making this delicious snack mix is making sure you have some very crispy bacon. To make mine, I lay it out on a baking rack over a baking sheet and sprinkle it with some fresh crushed black pepper.

Bacon peppered

Cooking the bacon on a rack like this allows the heat to circulate around the bacon and cooks it evenly and crisply.

After about 15-20 minutes of baking at 350 degrees, you’ll be left with some really crispy bacon strips. Let these cool for a little bit and then crumble them up!

Bacon cooked

When it comes to Chex mix, Chex cereal is obviously an important ingredient. There are a bunch of different varieties of Chex and guess what? You can use any of them!

Seriously, go crazy. For this version I used corn Chex and Whole Wheat Chex, but any Chex under the sun will do the trick.

Boxes of Chex cereal

Toss the cereal together with some pretzels and peanuts. I gave some loose guidelines for amounts in the recipe, but this isn’t a hard and fast thing. If you love pretzels, add more! Make it your own.

Mixed stuff

Here’s the secret step that will send your Chex mix to the next level. Instead of just tossing the Chex mix in melted butter, drizzle a few reserved tablespoons of bacon grease over the Chex mix as well!

Bacon and butter

The bacon grease will give the whole mix a subtle bacon flavor even if your particular handful doesn’t have bacon in it.

I just stirred together my melted butter and bacon grease (it doesn’t take much) and drizzled it over my mix.

Pouring on mix

Then sprinkle in your seasonings and stir everything together really well. Scoop the Chex mix into a large glass baking dish after it’s mixed together.

Bake the whole thing for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees, which will help all the flavors combine.

Ready to bake

After that, let it cool and serve it up! Actually, I recommend eating a few handfuls of it while you can. Once you put it in a bowl, it’ll be gone quickly!

If by some strange chance you do have leftovers, store it in the fridge (since it has bacon in it) and it’ll keep fine for about five days.

Nick had to start a local chapter of Chex mix anonymous after this recipe because he got addicted. Be sure to check out his blog, Macheesmo, and follow him on his Tablespoon Profile.
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