Sweet + Salty Snack Mix


Caramel CornSo let's be honest, I couldn't have cared less about either of the teams playing in this past weekend's Super Bowl. The Ravens? The 49ers? Eh. So what this year's Super Bowl really boiled down to, for me at least, was three things:

  1. The Food
  2. The Commercials
  3. The Half-time Show

Let's start with the half-time show. In recent years, *cough* since the Janet Jackson debacle *cough*, I have been incredibly disappointed with the half-time shows. In fact, most of them I have thought were quite awful and found myself only half paying attention. I am assuming this is because they have brought in legends who are now way past their prime and can no longer put on a show like they used to. Don't get me wrong, I respect them for what they did, but they shouldn't be performing anymore.

Beyoncé however? Yes, I will take a Beyoncé half-time show. She can sing. She can dance. And she's hella fine!

Add a Destiny's Child reunion and you've got yourself a winner!

Double Boiler

When it came to the commercials this year, I was disappointed. To be honest, the only one that I can remember is the Budweiser Clydesdale commercial. Overall, I expect a lot more from companies who are spending upwards of $4 million for a spot! Come on corporate America - you can do better!

Potato Chips

And finally, on to the food! I love Super Bowl. Yes, 99.99% of it is absolutely terrible for you. And the thought of even attempting to create a "healthier option" seems like sacrilege. Super Bowl food is meant to be terrible for you. So suck it up.

I spent Super Bowl Sunday friends, one of which sent me a little Facebook message the night before saying,

"I know its late, but if you wanted to make this for tomorrow i wouldn't hate it."

She included a link to the IMPROVkitchen, which had this recipe for a Sweet + Salty Snack Mix. Potato Chips dipped in chocolate seems rather weird, but I made it anyways. It was delicious!

Moral of the story is this: you can dip just about any salty food into chocolate and it WILL end up being a good idea!

Sweet + Salty Snack Mix

Until next time...happy eating!

Sweet + Salty Snack Mix

2 cups chocolate chips
2 cups pretzels (sticks, rods, braids, twists, classic - whatever you feel like)
4 cups ridged potato chips
6 cups caramel corn
  1. In a double boiler, place your chocolate chips and stir until it's almost all the way melted. Take off the heat and continue stirring until the lumps are fully melted.
  2. Line a few baking sheets with wax or parchment paper.
  3. Dip your chips half way into the chocolate and give them a good shimmy to drip off any excess chocolate. You want a thin coating. Continue until all of your chips are dipped.
  4. Continue with your pretzels.
  5. Place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to fully set the chocolate.
  6. In a large bowl, gently combine the pretzels, chips and caramel corn.