Caroline Wright

VIDEO RECIPE: Peanut Butter Banana Bacon Chex Mix

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Chex Mix is a super versatile ingredient, especially when it comes to party snacks. In this version, we added peanut butter, bacon, and banana chips for an Elvis-inspired array of flavors. The sweet honey and brown sugar syrup gets baked right into the cereal and complements the mix-ins perfectly!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes
Yield: 15-20 servings

Ingredients

12 cups (12-ounce box) unsweetened rice cereal, such as ChexTM Mix*
8 cooked bacon slices, crumbled
1/2 cup Smooth Operator peanut butter
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup light-brown sugar
1/3 cup light honey
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 cups banana chips

*You may also use their corn or wheat cereal varieties

Procedure

1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Place cereal and bacon in a large heatproof bowl and line two large rimmed baking sheets with parchment.

2. Combine peanut butter, butter, sugar, honey, and cinnamon in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring to melt butter and peanut butter; pour hot mixture over cereal and toss to coat. Divide cereal among baking sheets, spreading it out in a single layer.

3. Bake cereal mixture 15 minutes; use a spatula to toss cereal on hot pan. Return mixture to oven and bake until syrup is no longer wet and cereal mixture is golden brown, about 5 more minutes. Let cool completely on wire racks. Toss banana chips into cereal mixture. Store in airtight containers up to 3 days.

This recipe was independently commissioned and recipe-tested by Peanut Butter & Co. Chex is a trademark of General Mills Inc. Used with permission.

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VIDEO RECIPE: Peanut Butter Banana Bacon Chex Mix