You’re Only Minutes Away from Your Favorite Big Game Snack

Valerie Bertinelli makes a completely addictive mix of salty, sweet and spicy munchies.

January 29, 2020

Guest Valerie Bertinelli's party mix is displayed as seen on The Kitchen, Season 15.

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As much as the Super Bowl is about the big game — and the halftime show, obvs — it’s also about the food. (For some of us, the food is more important, but I digress!) Between the nachos and the wings and the guacamole and the pizza and the subs and the meatballs and the brownies, game day can feel like a 100-yard sprint by the time you prep and serve everything. Fans of every team want something to munch on as the plays unfold, but you don’t necessarily have to execute a huge spread to satisfy cravings. In fact, all you need are a few quick-fix bites.

Enter: Mom’s Amped-Up Snack Mix from Valerie Bertinelli. She shared this recipe during a live class on the Food Network Kitchen app, and believe it or not, the whole thing comes together in just 30 minutes. Valerie’s trick for fuss-free snacking is using items you probably already have on hand to make something new and completely craveworthy. She likes a mix of flavors and textures — sweet corn cereal squares, cheesy crackers, salty pretzels and nuts, and spicy wasabi peas. When tossed together with butter and quickly baked, the mixture turns into a fan-favorite munchie you can easily eat while watching the game. Just in case, double the recipe to allow for overtime stress-eating!

Check out Valerie’s class to watch her make Mom’s Amped-Up Snack Mix on the Food Network Kitchen app, and then keep browsing to find tons of super new recipes and classes ideal for game day. If you haven’t checked out the app yet, download it now and start your free trial!


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