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Spicy Buffalo–Bacon Chex Mix

COOK TIME
35 mins
PREP TIME
10 mins
RATE THIS RECIPE
(40)
Spicy Buffalo-Bacon Chex Mix
Grace Parisi / TODAY
COOK TIME
35 mins
PREP TIME
10 mins
RATE THIS RECIPE
(40)

Ingredients

  • 6 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 2 cups peanuts
  • 2 cups mini pretzels
  • 2 cups cheese crackers
  • 1 cup crumbled cooked bacon
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup Frank’s hot sauce
  • Chef notes

    Perfect for game day, this crunchy snack has all the flavor of Buffalo wings plus smoky bacon.

    Make-Ahead Tip: The snack mix can be stored in airtight containers at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. Re-crisp if necessary.

     

    Preparation

    Preheat the oven to 275°. In a large bowl, combine the cereal with the peanuts, pretzels, crackers, bacon, Parmesan and celery salt. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the butter with the hot sauce. Melt the butter mixture in the microwave. Pour the liquid over the snack mix and using two spoons, toss to completely coat with the liquid. Spread the mixture onto a large, rimmed baking sheet. Bake for about 40 minutes, stirring two or three times and shifting the pans, until nearly dry and toasted. Let cool completely stirring occasionally and serve in bowls.

    Grace Parisi is a New York City-based food writer, cookbook author and food stylist. Her book, Get Saucy, was nominated for a James Beard award. Her latest book, Quick Pickles comes out in Spring 2016. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.