5 Tips For A Game Day Party & Chex Mix Snack Bar Recipe #gameday #superbowl

This weekend is NFL Super Bowl XLIX (#49) and I hoped to enjoy a watch party with a few friends. Well in truth, the guys would "watch" while the ladies would "party".

Chex Game Day Party Snack Mix

Note: This is a sponsored post. I received a Chex "game day" package and gift card to purchase more ingredients, supplies, etc. However any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

Chex Game Day Party Snack Mix

To help me enjoy this time with friends, the Chex team sent me a great “game day” themed package that included serving bowls, chalkboard coasters, a beverage tub and boxes of Chex cereal. (of course). But sadly timing was not on my side.

We recently had a NYC snow storm that changed the schedule for everyone. So now everyone's plan is to stay home to "watch" and we'll plan a "party" later in the month. February is such an active month that there's lots of other reasons to get together and "party".

But while my "game day" party was delayed, I know many other family and friends are getting ready for this weekend. So I wanted to share these 5 Tips For Your Game Day Party

Chex and DIY & entertaining expert Brit Morin of Brit + Co shares some clever tips for game day entertaining

  1. Make it your own. Every game day gathering has a unique mix of fans. Make your guests feel like their team is represented by creating custom pennants. With some felt, a wooden stick and a glue gun you can tailor the pennants to your guests’ tastes!
  2. Half time entertainment. Put on your own halftime show by setting up a game day photo booth, complete with props like footballs, whistles and construction paper goal posts. Guests can goof around no matter how their team is doing.
  3. Game Day games. You may need to lighten the mood or provide some distractions; football-themed games are a great way to involve all your guests. We recommend sticking with the classic game of charades -- you can act out your favorite players, teams and touchdown dances.
  4. Mix up your cocktail offering. Instead of stocking up on six packs, offer your guests a ‘beer-tail’. Go with a classic Michelada. Start with a pint glass. Rub a lime wedge along the rim of your glass and dip in equal parts salt and cayenne. Then, combine one lager beer (Tecate recommend) with 1/2 oz fresh lime juice, 3 drops Tabasco sauce, 1 dash Worcestershire sauce and a pinch of black pepper.
  5. End with a bang. Snacks that your guests can customize are perfect for sports gatherings so everyone has something they love -- no sit down dinner schedule required. For this version of a snack bar, use Original Chex Party Mix as the base. Then pile on ingredients like roasted chickpeas, cheese cubes, salami and fried onions. Put a microwave at the end so guests can heat up their creations.

Chex Game Day Party Snack Mix

I really like the idea of customizing snacks, so I plan on making this "Original Chex Party Mix Snack Bar" recipe for my get together later this month.

Original Chex Party Mix Ingredients

3 cups Corn Chex cereal
3 cups Rice ChexTM cereal
3 cups Wheat ChexTM cereal
1 cup mixed nuts
1 cup bite-size pretzels
1 cup garlic-flavor bite-size bagel chips or regular-size bagel chips, broken into 1-inch pieces
6 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder


Mix-Ins

Roasted Chickpeas
Sriracha
Cheese cubes (Pepper jack or Cheddar)
Bacon Chunks
Cheese Crackers
Popcorn (sea salt or cheddar)
Cubed hard salami
Corn Chips
French fried onions
Smoked Almonds
Pepitas
Cheese puffs
Potato Chips (salt & vinegar, chive & onion)

Microwave Directions

  1. In large microwavable bowl, mix cereals, nuts, pretzels and bagel chips; set aside. In small microwavable bowl, heat butter uncovered on High about 40 seconds or until melted. Stir in seasonings. Pour over cereal mixture; stir until evenly coated.
  2. Microwave uncovered on High 5 to 6 minutes, thoroughly stirring every 2 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool. Store in airtight container.
  3. To serve, place snack mix in a large bowl and place stir-ins in individual bowls for party guests to customize their own snack mixes.

Oven Directions

  1. Heat oven to 250°F.
  2. In large bowl, mix cereals, nuts, pretzels and bagel chips; set aside.
  3. In ungreased large roasting pan, melt butter in oven. Stir in seasonings. Gradually stir in cereal mixture until evenly coated.
  4. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  5. Spread on paper towels to cool, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container.

You can find many other recipes on the Chex website - www.chex.com
Keep in touch with Chex on Facebook - www.facebook.com/ChexMix


Planning your own "watch" party this year? The Chex team has generously provided a 2nd “game day” themed package just like the one I received for a giveaway. Enter for a chance to win!


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96 comments:

  1. I would add chocolate, both white and dark

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  2. I would add Goldfish, almonds, M&M's and pretzels. There are so many things to add, maybe even some dried fruit like strawberries :)

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    I would add honey roasted peanuts and chocolate chips to the mix.


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  4. white chocolate chips and cranberries

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  5. I like to make my Chex Mix spicy by adding hot sauce. I also like to add french fried onions.

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  6. I think I'd add in almonds or popcorn! But I like the idea of a sweet chex mix with some dried cherries and chocolate too.

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  7. I love to add rye crisp crackers!

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  8. I love to add rye crisp crackers!

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  9. Vera Wilson said

    I would ad raisins and peanuts to mine

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  10. I add gold fish and pretzels.
    Jennifer Rote

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  11. I would add M&M's, pretzels, cheese doodles, and peanuts.

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  12. I would add some chocolate and marshmallows and some raisins to it!

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  13. I would add nuts and chocolate

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  14. I would add M & Ms and marshmallows (Laura DeLuca)

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  15. I would add dried fruit like pineapple and mangoes some marshmallows and shredded coconut. Patricia

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  16. I would add cashews, dried cranberries and raisins, m and m's and melted chocolate and caramel drizzle
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    Merry

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  17. I'd add M&M's , peanuts, and chocolate chips!

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  18. We always add m&m's or Reese's Pieces.

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  19. I would add something sweet, like chocolate chips.

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  20. I would add cashews and M&M's.

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  21. I would add M& M's! Gotta have that chocolate to add in just a tad of sweet!

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  22. I like to add Cheerios and peanuts along with different Chex cereals and pretzels.
    Wendy McBride
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  23. I would add M&M's peanut and plain - shaunie

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  24. I would add chocolate and powdered sugar to make puppy chow.

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  25. Bacon Chunks
    Cheese Crackers
    Popcorn (sea salt or cheddar)
    Cubed hard salami
    Corn Chips
    French fried onions

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  26. I would add chocolate chips and nuts

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  27. I would add nuts. Peanuts and walnuts are my favorite. Im not to creative so I usually just eat it out of the bag. Its delicious!

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  28. I would add mini marshmallows and white chocolate chips!! YUMMY!

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  29. i would add chocolate chips and craisins!

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  30. Hmmm I would have to have chocolate chips.

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  31. I would add M&M (for the kids), raisins, and cashews.

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  32. Pretzels, chocolate chips, M&Ms, and peanuts!

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  33. I would add M&Ms and chocolate covered pretzels.

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  34. we like to add nuts and pretzels and chocolate! yum!

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  35. we add m & ms, pretzels, peanuts, powdered sugar, chocolate chips, and its just amazing...ty for this great chance best of luck

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  36. Bacon Chunks and Cheese Crackers will be added to our chex mix.
    Sadie B.

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  37. I would add cashews, Ritz cheese filled crackers, Gold Fish, and pretzels.

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  38. I will add some chocolate chips, raisins and nuts, what a fun treat.

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  39. I like to add Goldfish crackers or Cheez its.
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  40. I will be adding dried fruit!

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  41. I would add almonds

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  42. I would add walnuts and coconut flakes.
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  43. M&M lover her so I would add them and coconut as well..I almost forgot about the yummy coconut!

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  44. I would add M&M's & peanuts to my Chex Mix!

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  45. I always like to add nuts, dried cranberries, raisins.

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  46. I just found a recipe o Pinterest at Christmastime, it calls for coconut, slivered almonds & golden grahams. Delicious!

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  47. I would add granola, dried fruit, and chocolate!

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  48. I would add white chocolate chips, almonds, and raisins!

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  49. Oh I would love to add some Cheerios and Pretzel Sticks!

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  50. I would like garlic chips and French fried onions in mime!

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  51. I would add cheerios, cashews, m&ms, raisins, and goldfish!

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  52. I like adding popcorn.

    Desiree Dunbar
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  53. I add crumbled bacon as well as chocolate covered raisins

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  54. I would add in chocolate chips and pretzels
    Mary Beth Elderton

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  55. I would add chocolate and nuts!
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  56. Drizzle Nutella over it! Yum! (liz n)

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  57. I would add peanuts
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  58. I would add almonds, chocolate chips and reeses chips!

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  59. I would add M&M's, nuts and pretzels.

    Danielle Papsis
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  60. I will add almonds, walnuts and granola!

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  61. I would add cashews, raisins, popcorn, pumpkin seeds and sesame sticks.

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  62. I would add pretzels, M & M's and Cherrios

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  63. I'll add popcorn, peanuts, and raisins!

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  64. I would add caramel chips, sesame seeds and raisins.

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  65. I would add toffee bits. Yum!

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  66. To the traditional Chex Mix, I'd add smoked almonds, cashews, and salt & vinegar kettle potato chips. Yummy!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  67. white chocolate chips and cranberries

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  68. I will be adding M&Ms to my chex mix. Love the sweet and salty mix.

    Les Johnson

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  69. love to add cashews and some trail mix. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  70. pretzels, cheese crackers, m&ms

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  71. I would add M&M's and raisins ..

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