1In small bowl, mix all sauce ingredients. Refrigerate until serving time.
2In deep fryer or heavy 3-quart saucepan, heat 2 inches oil to 360°F. In medium bowl, stir cornmeal mix, buttermilk, egg, salt and pepper. Stir in cheese and bacon.
3Drop batter by tablespoonfuls into hot oil. Fry 2 to 3 minutes, turning several times, until golden brown. Drain on cooling rack over paper towels. Serve hush puppies hot with Spicy Ranch Sauce.