Basketball Madness: Zesty Courtside Crunch Mix

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My first college hoops game experience was with my brother in the eighties. Gene Bartow had been brought in to start an athletic program for UAB after much coaching success at other universities from across the country. He served as the first head basketball coach among other things & let me tell you, they were pretty good. The fans of the new program were excited too. Some even a little rowdy. There was this man, maybe in his late forties, sitting right behind us…”Wake up & smell the coffee!” He was slumped down low in the chair, right elbow propped up on the seat rest. His face rest comfortably in the L of his index finger & thumb. My brother & I slowly turned our heads toward one another until our eyes met & popped wide open. I pressed my lips inward, tightly together. They began to slowly turn upward. My rib cage began shaking uncontrollably up & down. We honestly thought this man had lost his mind.

Liven up your basketball party with a swish-worthy snack blend. Zesty Courtside Crunch Mix sports serious game with pretzel stick goal posts, soda cracker backboards & cereal that resembles shooter’s squares with a zippy taste that really gets your party heating up. A few extra crunchy picks, sweet onion hoops & crisp cheddar basketballs make a lay up for the buzzer beater win.

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makes about 16 cups

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If you love buttery garlic bread, this snack blend with a kick is for you. Control the heat level by increasing or reducing the amount of crushed red pepper flakes. 

1 sleeve soda crackers
4 cups corn squares cereal
3 cups pretzel sticks
1 {0.6-oz} packet zesty Italian dressing mix
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/3 cup melted butter
3 cups cheese ball snacks
3 cups onion ring snacks

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
Combine the crackers, the cereal & the pretzels in a large bowl. Set aside.
Stir together the dressing mix, the garlic powder & the red pepper flakes in a small bowl.
Sprinkle over the cereal mixture & give it a toss.
Drizzle half of the butter over the cereal & toss well to coat. Repeat.

Spread the cereal mixture onto a lightly greased half sheet pan.
Bake 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes. Cool completely.
Toss the cheese balls & the onion ring snacks with the cereal mixture.
Sprinkle with pepper. Store in an airtight container up to 5 days.

… And One

Serve the zesty mix along side a bowl of Championship Chili or pack a handful in zip top bags for an afternoon snack.

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 Details always make for a winning game spread. 
Try this easy combo filled with loads of b-ball charm or make a few subs.

Exchange soda crackers for other large square nibbles.
Try a variety of cereal flavors, too. 

Get creative & tip off a combination that the entire gang will love.

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