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Touchdown! Delicious Snacks for Game Day

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Cheesy chili dip. Sweet chocolate bites. An epic Snack Stadium. The big game calls for the big snacks, so we’ve put together a mouthwatering menu for the perfect party. And best of all? You can make each recipe with ingredients found at your local convenience store. Score!

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Image via PauldingCountyAreaFoundation.net. Recipe via Kraftrecipes.com.

 

Macaroni & Cheese Cups: These babies are small and simple, but they pack quite a punch of flavor. Enjoy them between quarters (or whenever the urge strikes).

The Basics:

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Total time: 25 minutes
  • Serves: 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten

Directions:

  • Heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Prepare Kraft Macaroni & Cheese dinner as directed on the package
  • Add the egg and mix well
  • Spoon into 12 paper-lined muffin cups
  • Bake for 15 minutes, then let stand for an additional 5 minutes before serving
Image via Wikimedia. Recipe via AverieCooks.com
Image via Wikimedia. Recipe via AverieCooks.com.

 

Cheesy Chili Dip: Ooey, gooey and wonderfully delicious, this crowd pleaser will keep you warm and full from start to finish.

The Basics:

  • Prep time: 1 minute
  • Total time: 2-5 minutes
  • Serves: 2 generously, 4 modestly (you can double or triple the recipe as needed)

Ingredients:

  • 4-ounces of brick-style cream cheese
  • 1 can of chili
  • ½ cup of shredded cheese (we prefer cheddar, but you can spice it up with pepper jack)

Optional: We also added a dash of spice from our cupboard to bump the flavor up. Some convenience stores do carry spices, but if you have these at home, we suggest adding:

  • ½ teaspoon of cumin
  • A dash of red pepper flakes

Directions:

  • Place an oven rack on the second-highest rung and preheat oven to broil setting
  • Add the cream cheese to a medium microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds to soften
  • Add the chili (and optional cumin and red pepper flakes) and stir to combine
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and heat for 90 seconds on high power, or until the chili is warmed through and nearly bubbling
  • Transfer mixture to a broiler-safe baking dish and evenly sprinkle with cheese
  • Broil for 2-5 minutes, or until cheese has melted and is lightly golden and bubbly; broiling times will vary (watch yours closely to make sure it doesn’t burn)
  • Serve immediately with chips, crackers or bread. Dip is best warm and fresh, but will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 3 days
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Image via Flickr. Recipe via AllRecipes.com.

 

Pigskins in Blankets: What kind of Super Bowl party doesn’t have pigs in a blanket? Perfect this game-day staple in three easy steps.

The Basics:

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes
  • Serves: 6

Ingredients:

  • 8 frankfurters
  • 8 slices of American cheese
  • 1 10-ounce package of refrigerated biscuit dough  

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Wrap one slice of cheese around each frankfurter, then wrap the biscuit around that (put each on a cookie sheet with the overlap of the biscuit face down, so you don’t have to use toothpicks)
  • Bake until the biscuits are brown, about 10-15 minutes
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Image via Pixabay. Recipe via CookingChannelTV.com.

 

Chocolate-Covered Coconut Footballs: Don’t forget about dessert! These decadent bites layer flavors effortlessly (and are effortless to make).

The Basics:

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 15 minutes
  • Serves: 4 generously, 8 modestly

Ingredients:

  • 2 coconut-filled chocolate bars
  • 2 crispy rice cereal bars
  • 1 big box of Cheerios

Directions:

 

  • Melt the chocolate bars in a sauce pan (or a double broiler, if you have one)
  • Cut the cereal bars into four even pieces
  • When chocolate is melted and gooey, rolle the cereal bar pieces in it evenly, coating on all sides
  • Place pieces on wax paper and let cool in the freezer for 10 minutes
  • While the pieces are cooling, crush a handful of the cereal (by hand or with a mortar and pestle) and sprinkle over the pieces
Image via GasBuddy. Video via YouTube.
Image via GasBuddy. Video via Good Housekeeping on YouTube.

 

Snack Stadium: Go big or go home with this epic centerpiece, perfect for even the largest of parties. See our handy layout above to best set up your stadium.

Ingredients:

  • 1 jar of salsa
  • 1 jar of queso fresco
  • 1 jar of french onion dip
  • 1 tub of hummus
  • 1 bag of potato chips
  • 1 bag of pretzels
  • 1 bag of popcorn
  • 1 bag of Tostitos Tortilla Chips
  • 1 bag of Nacho Doritos
  • 3 packs of cut veggies (most c-stores have pre-cut carrots and celery in their refrigerated section)
  • 12-pack of soda

Setup Needs

  • 6 medium containers (can be loaf pans or paper bowls)
  • 4 dip bowls

Directions:

  • Pour the salsa, queso, hummus and french onion dip into their own bowls and set in the center of your arrangement
  • Add the potato chips, pretzels, popcorn, tortilla chips, Doritos and veggies into their own containers, and arrange around the dips
  • Add six cans of soda behind either “end zone”

 

 

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