I know. I am a yoga teacher for pete’s sake. I preach about the goodness of green juice. I’m pretty sure I’m supposed to be a vegetarian. But, I’m also a born and raised Southerner, went to an SEC school (Go Dawgs!), and this time of year, I can’t help it, thoughts of tailgating dance in my head….

So today’s recipe is NOT healthy, NOT vegetarian, NOT even all-natural. Yikes. It IS delicious and, you know, all in moderation….



Bourbon Bacon Chex Mix


1 bag (15 oz) Chex Mix® traditional snack mix
1 cup pecan halves
1/2 lb bacon (6 to 8 slices), crisply cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup light corn syrup
2 tablespoons bourbon
3/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder


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.

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.

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.

maybe balance this out with the a green juice the next day?