Last night was the Superbowl. While the Giants were busy beating the Patriots, game day food threw down. Chicken wings and blue cheese battled nachos and guacamole, and beer and burgers shoved their way around the table, barely leaving room for ganache-covered football-shaped cakes. Simpler snacks like pretzels and goldfish may have been left uneaten in the scuffle.
I know. Very sad.
Luckily, I’ve got you covered: sweet and salty snack mix. It’s a non-recipe sort of recipe, easily bagged and tied up with red ribbon, and it will make your Valentine smile. Probably. Unless your Valentine doesn’t like Goldfish and M&Ms, and really, if that’s the case, I’m pretty sure you’ve got bigger problems to deal with. Best of luck.
Sweet & Salty Snack Mix
Inspired by A Spicy Perspective
This isn’t really a recipe. I mean, we’re not cooking anything. Just mishmashing a few store bought snacks to make a sweet and salty mix, dotted with shades of pink for your Valentine. Or your belly. Whatever. Bellies need love, too.
- 2 cups small, salted pretzels
- 2 cups Goldfish crackers
- 2 cups cinnamon Teddy Grahams
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1 cup Cornflakes cereal
- 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
- 2 cups M&Ms (pink, if you’re going cutesy for Valentine’s Day)
Dump all ingredients in a large bowl, and gently mix to combine. Store tightly sealed at room temperature. Enjoy!
Makes 11 cups snack mix.