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Create this salty snack mix with real bacon.
It’s March, so what does that mean? It’s tournament time! We love to get together with friends and watch the big game. Any get together with friends means food. I’m always trying to create a new salty snack mix to share. This year it’s going to be a crunchy treat that I call Madness Mix.
Bacon & Cheddar Salty Snack Mix
This snack mix is really easy to put together. Just cook the bacon and crumble it. Then mix it with the rest of the ingredients. It will disappear quickly!
It seems like everyone has a favorite when it comes to mixes. My son loved the puffy cheesiness of the Cheddar Cheese Cheez-It Crunch’d. My daughter was picking out all the Zesty Cheddar Ranch Cheez-It Grooves. Everyone commented that they loved the added flavor of the bacon grease. I was concerned about the bacon sitting out too long during the games, but the whole thing disappeared quickly. Cheez-It makes it easy to enjoy the big game.
We served the Madness Mix in paper cones that I created. Our friends thought they were really neat and said we should use them for more parties. I am offering them to you as a free download and printable so that you can impress your party guests. The cones come in different colors with 9 choices of basketball stamps to decorate them with. These are best printed on card stock and are for personal use only. Print desired colors, cut, use straight edge to fold the tab, glue and/or tape cone together, and glue basketball stamp emblem on front.
I got all my ingredients for the Madness Mix at Walmart. You can find Cheez-It Crunch’d and Grooves in the cracker aisle.
The brand new Crunch’d product from Cheez-It’s first-ever crunchy puff made with 100% real cheese. Puffed-Up Crunch with Real Cheese that comes in 2 flavors: Cheddar Cheese and Hot and Spicy. Cheez-It Grooves combine the best of Cheez-It and a chip into one delicious snack. These thin crispy crackers are made with 100% real cheese and come in 3 flavors: Zesty Cheddar Ranch, Original Cheddar, and Sharp White Cheddar.
- Cheez-It Crunch'd - I used Cheddar Cheese flavor
- Cheez-It Grooves - I used Zesty Cheddar Ranch
- Rice Cereal
- Bacon- crumbled
- Cook the bacon and save the drippings.
- When the bacon has cooled, crumble it up.
- Put all your ingredients in a big bowl and mix well.
- Drizzle the bacon grease on top and mix again.
- Serve and eat.
Free Paper Cone Printable
I’ve shared our tournament time food plans. What do you like to eat during the big game?
posted 16 March 2015