Pink Grapefruit Salad With Maple Dressing

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Isn’t there some sort of sporting event this weekend? I’m pretty sure there is and it’s a big one.
I kid. Of course I know it’s the Superbowl. I watch it every year. Wait. Scratch that. I watch the commercials every year. I eat all the delicious and bad-for-me party food while the game is going on.

One such food items I will be devouring on Sunday is this Maple Bacon party mix. Salty, sweet, spicy and bacon. Pretty much sums it up.

“This snack is so yummy that I can’t stop eating it.” says my four year old. I made two batches for us today and somehow they are both gone. Around 4:00 pm Gabe and I both realized that we had eaten nothing but this mix all day. I don’t recommend that – you must balance it with buffalo wings and cheese dip, among other things.

Maple Bacon Party Mix

2 cups corn chex

2 cups rice chex

2 cups wheat chex

1 cup peanuts, salted and roasted

6 strips bacon, cooked extra crispy and chopped

4 T. butter, melted

4 T. maple syrup

1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon cayenne (depending on how spicy you like it)

1-1 1/2 teaspoons Maldon (any salt will do but if you are using table salt reduce the quantity)

Combine the cereals, peanuts, and cayenne in a large, microwavable-safe bowl. In a small bowl combine the butter and maple syrup. Add the butter mixture to the cereal and stir very well. Microwave on high for three minutes stirring every minute to prevent the sugars to scorch.

Add the bacon and salt. Stir. Let cool. Serve.

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