Bacon Chex Mix

INGREDIENTS


  • 9 C. Chex Cereals, Any Flavor
  • 1 C. Gardetto’s Garlic Bagel Chips
  • 1 C. Cheez-It Crackers
  • 1 Can Premium Mixed Nuts
  • 1 C. Pretzels
  • ½ C. Plus 2 Tbsp. Salted Butter (1¼ stick)
  • 1 tsp. Onion, Powdered
  • 1 tsp. Garlic, Powder
  • 2¼ Tbsp. Smoked Bacon Salt
  • 1½ Tbsp. Col. Pabst Worcestershire Sauce (or 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire Powder)
  • 1½ Tbsp. Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp. Celery Salt
  • 2 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Bacon Fat, or to Taste
  • 6 Strips Bacon, Crumbled

DIRECTIONS


  1. Cook and crumble bacon, reserving bacon fat.
  2. Melt butter and seasonings in a heavy saucepan or frying pan, along with the bacon fat. Stir to dissolve powdered and ground ingredients.
  3. Meanwhile, assemble your large bowl(s) of dry ingredients (Chex Cereals, Gardetto’s, Cheeze-Its, nuts, etc.). Toss gently to combine.
  4. Slowly add the seasoned liquid to the bowl of crunchy ingredients, and toss repeatedly to ensure that dry ingredients are evenly coated.
  5. Spread snack mix in a single layer on a large baking sheet(s).  Bake at 250°F for 45 min, gently tossing/mixing every 15 minutes to insure even toasting. For the final 15 minutes, raise oven temperature to 300°F to lightly brown the mix.
  6. Allow snack mix to cool for several hours, and enjoy. The flavor intensifies if the mix is allowed to sit for a day.

 

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