Monday, January 27

Super Bowl Snacks

Everything you need for a delicious Super Bowl spread

Super Bowl Snack Recipes

The Super Bowl is this Sunday and we're getting ready for a small gathering at our house to watch the game. Thanks to my husband, I've gotten more and more into football every year and really look forward to watching the game (and commercials) with our friends. A lot of the fun comes from a big spread of food and drinks, which I always end up overindulging in. The key is to serve things that can easily be eaten in front of the couch without utensils, and making sure that at least some of the food can be served at room temperature. This keeps people, including the host, in front of the TV instead of forcing people to get up and pause the game or block others' views. Go to recipes for me always include something cheesy, some kind of chip and dip, and something sweet. Here are some of my favorite recipes for Super Bowl Sunday.

Want more ideas? See Super Bowl menus from 20112012, and 2013.

A full list of my sweet and savory snack recipes can be found here.

Super Bowl Menu:
  • Queso Fundido Dip - This melty dip is made with 100% real cheese, not Velveeta. Serve it with homemade tortilla chips (or cheat by throwing store-bought chips in the oven until warm) to really wow your guests.
  • Bacon-Wrapped Dates - The perfect combination of sweet and salty. These bite-size snacks can be assembled well in advance and taste good warm or at room temperature.
  • BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders - Everyone thinks of buffalo wings on game day, but these sliders will become a new fan favorite. Afterall, pork > chicken.
  • Citrus Bars - An easy make-ahead treat. The tangy lemon flavor is a nice, fresh respite from all the rich food.
  • Brown Butter Rice Krispies Treats - It doesn't get better than this for a sweet, portable snack. The nutty brown butter and flaked salt add a nice balance to the sugary marshmallows.

There's nothing wrong with serving some store-bought snacks as well. Here are a few of my favorites:
  • Carrot and Celery Sticks with Hummus
  • Salted Popcorn
  • Kettle Chips - particularly Salt & Vinegar or Sour Cream & Onion