Party Panache, Peanut Butter & Bacon Valentine Snack Mix

Here’s a snack mix guaranteed to make any Valentine happy!

It’s a chex cereal based snack mix,

paired with chocolate peanut butter cups, M & Ms and bacon!

Super Boy and Big E gave this a double thumbs up!


Bake the cereal, pretzels, and nuts first

If you can’t find Peanut Butter Chex,

you can substitute Rice Chex or Corn Chex

Toss the nuts pretzels and cereal with olive oil,

Worcestershire, and seasoned salt

and bake for 40 minutes, stirring half way through

Turn the hot mix out on to paper towels to cool

and mix in the peanut butter cups and M & Ms

Just before serving, add crisp bacon pieces

I used thick cut Maple Bourbon Bacon

You could also use packaged bacon bits,

but the real thing is so much better

You can cook the bacon ahead of time,

and rewarm it right before serving so it will be crispy

Peanut Butter & Bacon Valentine Snack Mix

Chex mix amped up with chocolate peanut butter cups, M & Ms, and bacon!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer, Gift, Snack
Cuisine American


  • 1 box Peanut Butter Chex Mix
  • 8 oz pretzel sticks
  • 16 oz honey roasted peanuts
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • seasoned salt to taste
  • 7 oz bag of unwrapped peanut butter cups
  • 1 bag M & Ms* Valentine mix
  • 8 slices cooked bacon, torn into pieces


  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees
  • Toss cereal together with nuts and pretzels on a large rimmed baking sheet, and sprinkle generously with seasoned salt
  • Combine oil with Worcestershire, stirring well and pour over cereal mix. Toss around gently to coat mixture evenly
  • Bake for 20 minutes and then gently stir well. Bake for another 20 minutes and then turn out onto paper towels to cool
  • Stir in peanut butter cups and M & Ms
  • Add bacon right before serving


*change out the color combo for other holidays or occasions
Adjust ingredient amounts to personal preference
Add bacon just before serving or use packaged bacon bits
Note: you can cook the bacon ahead of time, refrigerate, and reheat in a 300 degree oven for 10 minutes to recrisp or wrap in paper towels and microwave for 20-30 seconds
Keyword bacon, chex mix, Chex mix with bacon, peanut butter cups, snack mix, Valentine gift, Valentine snack mix


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20 Responses to “Party Panache, Peanut Butter & Bacon Valentine Snack Mix”
  1. thefrenchhutch says:

    Love how you added the sweets to this snack. Not only tasty but so pretty with a pop of color from the m’s…….yum. Super Bowl perfect………..

  2. Rita C. says:

    I agree with Emily, Super Bowl perfect!

  3. I agree with Emily and Rita, perfect for the game. Men will love the addition of bacon!

  4. Martha says:

    That sounds deliciously sinful – yum!

  5. I love adding the Valentine mix!

  6. I’m a boring chex mix eater. That is, I like my chex mix MADLY! But only with wheat and corn chex and nuts. No candy. No pretzels. No cheerios. But bacon? I’d never thought of that one and I can see an addition in my future!

  7. I just got home from work and wish I had a big ole bowl right now:@)

  8. lghiggins says:

    I love Chex Mix and your variation sounds delicious. You have just proven that “bacon isn’t just for breakfast anymore” and “bacon goes with everything.”

  9. Mary says:

    Who could resist this sweet and salty mix with peanut butter, chocolate AND bacon?! ♥

  10. rawsonjl says:

    That looks delicious!

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