We spent a week in Mexico and the main item we brought back was tequila and lots of it! We didn’t go to many bars, but we did spend time in a bar in Mexico and sadly they didn’t have a bar snack.

Aha Toro Tequila Bottle

So I’ve taken the liberty of inventing a Mexican bar snack. It’s inspired by the use of peppers in many dishes and the love of selling tequila to tourists. It came out awesome! The snack has a critical quality that all bar snacks must have: they are ADDICTING!

Guajillo Pepper

Tequila-Guajillo Bar Snack
~makes six cups


  • 1 Guajillo Pepper (1/4 oz), sliced
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 3 tbsp. Butter
  • 2 tbsp. Tequila
  • 4 cups Chex cereal
  • 1 cup Pecans
  • 1 cup Almonds
Tequila-Guajillo Bar Snack Cooked 2


  1. Preheat over to 250 deg F.
  2. Simmer the pepper in the water in a sauce pot for 15 minutes. Blend completely then strain and return smooth liquid to the pot over low heat.
  3. Add onion, garlic, salt, and black pepper. Stir to combine well. Add honey and butter and continue cooking for a few minutes until well combined. Turn off heat and stir in tequila.
  4. Spread cereal and nuts on a jelly roll pan. Pour tequila-guajillo mixture over the cereal mixture and toss together, spread to a single layer. Bake for 15 minutes, then toss and re-spread. Repeat every 15 minutes for an hour (or longer if necessary). Checking to ensure at least half the mixture is crisp and dried out. Taste for seasoning. I added 1/2 tsp salt & pepper again. Let the mixture cool to room temperature… the remaining half of the mix will crisp up. Serve at room temperature.
Tequila-Guajillo Bar Snack CU
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