10 Best Super Bowl Snacks

by Brandon Mercury on February 1, 2012 · 0 comments

The Super Bowl is just around the corner (this Sunday to be exact) and this means you will probably be visiting your local supermarket in the next few days in search of the perfect snacks to serve at your annual party. But instead of wandering aimlessly down the cracker aisle, or resorting to the same stale quesadillas you served last year, why not let us do the work for you? Here is our list of the top 10 Super Bowl snacks that are sure to please the whole family:

1. Buffalo Chicken Dip:











I am a firm believer that everything tastes better with hot sauce. So when I learned that this buffalo chicken dip called for a half cup of Frank’s hot sauce, I was definitely intrigued.  But beware: Frank’s hot sauce is not for the faint of heart. One of the main ingredients in the sauce is cayenne pepper so I would steer clear if you don’t tolerate spice very well. Besides the hot sauce, this dip is also loaded with cheese of every kind: cream cheese, blue cheese dressing, and shredded cheddar.  Hot sauce and cheese.  What a perfect combination.

2. White Chicken Enchiladas













If you plan on serving a full dinner instead of just snacks at your Super Bowl party, I recommend these white chicken enchiladas. They look fairly simple to make and contain lots of yummy ingredients like sour cream, butter and Monterey Jack cheese.  And even though these enchiladas are probably not allowed on your New Year’s diet, they look so delicious that you just might be willing to make an exception!

3. Baked Potato Casserole












If you love twice baked potatoes as much as I do, you will love this recipe. Just like twice bake potatoes, this casserole contains cheddar cheese, bacon, sour cream and butter. But instead of putting the potato mixture back into its skin to serve, you serve it minus the skin in a large bowl (kind of like mashed potatoes).  Just be sure to start making this dish well before your party guests arrive because it takes about an hour to prepare.

4. Pizza Bites














These pizza bites are a fun twist on traditional microwavable pizza rolls. They cook in only 20 minutes and contain ingredients that most people (regardless of age) love such as pepperoni, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. The only downside to this snack is that the recipe calls for dough made from scratch. So if you have the patience to spend some time kneading dough, these pizza bites will definitely be a hit at your Super Bowl party.

5. 7-Layer Dip











You know how you start to question the hygiene of 7 layer dip after you see someone double dip?  This blogger suggests a creative solution.  Instead of serving the dip on a big platter that everyone eats from, why not serve in individual plastic cups? Reduce clean up time and avoid coming down with a nasty cold the day after the party? I’m on board.

6. Chicken Wings (find over 22 different recipes here)














Any Super Bowl party without chicken wings would not be complete.  And believe it or not, 70-year-old homemaking guru Martha Stewart features a handful of chicken wing recipes on her website that actually look really tasty. There are 22 chicken recipes in all, allowing you to pick and choose according to your tastes and the theme of your party.  My personal favorite is the spicy citrus caramel chicken wings. I have never seen a recipe combine citrus and caramel, but who knows? It could be delicious.

7. Jalapeno Popper Dip










Don’t have the time or patience to make traditional Jalapeno poppers? This helpful blogger has taken the arduous process of making jalapeno poppers and turned it into something much simpler, yet just as delicious.  Tip: Double the amount of jalapenos in the recipe if you love spice.  There is a decent amount of heat in the original recipe, but it will seem quite tame if you really like spice.

8. Corona and Blue Moon Cupcakes
















Beer and sugar. You really can’t go wrong with this recipe. The recipe only calls for one cup of beer per batch—so you won’t get a buzz even if you eat 10 of them—but it still adds a fun twist to ordinary cupcakes.  The recipe calls for Blue Moon or Corona Light beer, but you can substitute it for your favorite beer if you feel so inclined. There is bound to be plenty of beer at your Super Bowl party, so you should have more than enough to make an extra batch or two!

9. Football Cake Pops


Chocolate cake on a stick? Why didn’t I think of that?  These cake pops look really tasty (and unique), and if you have any children coming to the party, they are bound to a hit. Just make sure that you start making them well before kick off time—the recipe looks slightly more complicated than your average bundt cake recipe.

10. Slow Cooked Pulled Pork Tacos















There are probably thousands of pork taco recipes out there on the Internet, but this one from realsimple.com is well worth a second look.  What makes this recipe stand out is that is calls for the pork to be slow-roasted in a crock pot for 7 to 8 hours in a marinade of salsa, child powder, oregano and cocoa. This recipe might take a little more effort than ordering takeout from the nearest Mexican restaurant, but the end product will be well worth it.

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Brandon Mercury is a writer for InGoodMeasure.net. He grew up on the beaches of the Deep South before moving to the mountain tops of Salt Lake City. He focuses his writing on home improvement and interior design topics. Brandon is an avid football and basketball fan. You can find Brandon on Google+