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Bacon Chex Mix™

Bacon Chex Mix™
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 10
Crunchy bacon baked in with two kinds of Chex™ cereal and some other tasty ingredients. The perfect snacking snack!
Updated March 7, 2017

Ingredients

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

Steps

  • 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. Sprinkle with seasonings and stir well.
  • 5
    Pour Chex mix™ into a large baking dish and bake at 350°F for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let mix cool and serve! Store in the fridge for up to five days.

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