Spice Up Your Super Bowl Party!

Super Bowl 2013In just over one week, two NFL teams (the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens) will meet in New Orleans to compete to win the ultimate trophy in American football.

Did I fool you there? Did I sound like I actually knew what I was talking about?

I am a sports girl. I love my soccer, hockey, track and field and many other sports, but football is not my cup of tea. I can’t stand to play it and don’t even get me started about watching it. But one thing I do like is a good old party and even better, hosting a party. In this circumstance, and this one only, I can tolerate some football.

When planning any type of entertaining menu, you can count on Life Made Delicious to inspire the best of celebrations.

I wanted to try out one of the many Chex Mix recipes that LMD offers. I love party foods that promote a handful here and a handful there. I’m also a sucker for both sweet and salty types of foods.


Yum! This recipe not only marries sweet and salty but also adds a nice little zip with cayenne pepper and cumin.  The raisins create an alternate texture and some sweetness to the mixture, rounding this out as a super satisfying party treat. And bonus, it’s gluten free!

Be sure to check out the other fun Chex Mix recipes at lifemadedelicious.ca.

Sweet and Spicy Chex Mix

  • 4 cups (1 L) Honey Nut Chex* cereal
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) dry-roasted peanuts
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) roasted salted sunflower nuts or hulled pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) honey
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) warm water
  • 3/4 tsp (3 mL) salt
  • 3/4 tsp (3 mL) ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) raisins
  • In large microwavable bowl, mix cereal, peanuts and sunflower nuts; set aside.
  • In small bowl, mix honey and warm water. Stir in salt, cumin and red pepper until blended. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated.
  • Microwave uncovered on High 3 minutes, stirring every minute. Stir in raisins. Microwave 1 minute longer. Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool. Store in airtight container.

What’s your favourite party recipe? Are you a Super Bowl fan?

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