Snack foods are great and the Super Bowl seems to be a setting where snacks abound! You can stick with the traditional Super Bowl snack like nachos chips, or you can get creative and make something that will knock your guests socks off without breaking the bank or robbing you of too much time!
15 Super Bowl Snack Ideas
1. Chicken Wings
Besides nacho chips, what’s Super Bowl without chicken wings? You can serve them with these great dipping sauces – bleu cheese, ranch, honey mustard etc. or you can buy a bottle of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. There are many online recipes for dips or sauces to make buffalo chicken wings, however, I am partial to my recipe. ;) You can find it here.
2. Tortilla Chips
These are so yummy with salsa, guacamole, and a combination of a variety of cheeses or chipotle. You can try something different such as a pineapple black bean guacamole made with onions, jalapeño, and cilantro or a spinach and artichoke dip.
For something sweet and crunchy, you can make caramel popcorn.
Here’s a simple caramel recipe:
1 pkg. of Kraft Caramels
3 Tbsp. butter
10 cups of popcorn
Preheat oven at 300 F. Melt caramels and butter in large sauce pan stirring frequently over low heat.
You can microwave on high for about 2.5 – 3 minutes (depending on your microwave). Stir the mixture to make sure it’s smooth.
Once melted, pour caramel mixture over popcorn and toss popcorn till it’s evenly coated. Spread evenly on a greased baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, then stir and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Carefully spoon onto wax paper to cool. Once cooled, you can break it apart into clusters.
You can add peanuts, chocolate chips or even chopped bacon. If you want to be adventurous, try garlic and cayenne pepper, garlic and Parmesan, chili and lime, sugar and cinnamon etc.
4. Pita with Tzatziki or Hummus Dip
You can cut the pitas into triangles and arrange them fabulously. Or, if you want to get really creative, cut them into little football shapes!
5. Fresh Fruit
Buy seasonal fruits, cut them up and arrange them on a platter and serve them with a delicious fruit dip, vanilla yogurt, whipped cream cheese, etc.
6. Mini Sandwiches, Mini Pizzas or Quesadillas
There are many possibilities with this idea. You can make creative fillings for quesadillas (buffalo style chicken, traditional Mexican, steak fajita style, etc.). You can also make finger sandwiches with various fillings. Shape them like footballs for an added touch. You can also nix the whole savory idea and make dessert quesadillas!
7. Cheese and Crackers
Offer a variety of spreadable cheeses or artichoke and asiago cheese dip.
8. Vegetable Platter
Use an assortment of colorful veggies arranged on a platter with yogurt dip for a healthier alternative or you can provide several dips to give your guests a choice. Suggestion: creamy Bleu Cheese, spinach dip, and onion dip.
9. Mixed Nuts
You can go simple and just buy some mixed nuts and put them in a bowl and be done. Or, you can get fancy and make candied nuts. There are many recipes online. However, the basic idea is to toss together egg whites, sugar and nuts and bake them up. You can add spices like cinnamon for an added touch as well.
Served with corn bread or tortilla chips. You can also make a chili cheese dip!
11. Baguettes, Flat Breads or Bread Sticks
Here are some suggestions for dips: crab dip, spinach and artichoke dip, creamy collard dip, apricot and onion dip.
12. Chicken Strips or Nuggets
Serving suggestions: honey mustard, plum sauce, BBQ, honey and orange sauce, sweet ‘n sour.
You can eat the meatballs alone or in a meatball sub. You can also make them in the crock pot with BBQ sauce, honey mustard, teriyaki sauce, etc.
14. Snack Mix
Smarties, Chex cereal, peanuts, pretzels, almonds, Cheerios, chocolate chips or whatever you can come up with. You can toss a few mentioned ingredients around with creamy peanut butter powdered sugar for a yummy munch!
15. Spring Rolls with Dipping Sauce
These can be homemade or store bought–spending on your time/skills/etc. AS with many of the above ideas, you can go sweet and savory and have fun with the ingredients!
The point is to create fun and simple snacks to enjoy during the Super Bowl! You do not have to break the bank or go crazy. There are many simple ideas that will have your guests raving about your snack making skills! Have a blast, and please share some of your own super bowl snack ideas below!
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