Updated March 7, 2017
cups various Chex™ cereal
tablespoons bacon grease (optional)
tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
teaspoon garlic powder
teaspoon onion powder
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.
Let bacon cool and then crumble it. Reserve two tablespoons of bacon grease.
Mix together cereal, pretzels, peanuts, and crumbled bacon in a large bowl.
Drizzle over melted butter and bacon grease. Toss to combine. Sprinkle with seasonings and stir well.
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.
More About This Recipe
- 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.