Bacon Bourbon Party Mix

PORK
8Ingredients
80Minutes

Description

Can adjust spices for your family. Have as part of a tailgating party or just for snacking while watching your favorite show.

Ingredients

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  • 15 ounces snack mix (traditional, like Chex Mix or make homemade snack mix)
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1/2 pound bacon (6 to 8 slices, crisply cooked and crumbled)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 3/4 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
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    Directions

    1. Heat oven to 300°F. Line two 15x10x1-inch pans with foil. Spray foil with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix snack mix, pecans and bacon. Set aside.
    2. 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. Carefully stir in bourbon and chipotle chili powder. Pour over snack mixture; toss until evenly coated.
    3. Spread snack mixture on pans. Bake 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, to caramelize mixture. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Break into pieces. Store covered in refrigerator.
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