Super Bowl Appetizers
It might be time to re-name this annual sports event, since America's "big game" has morphed into the "big snack fest." Whether you gather for the football or the food, everyone knows what to expect when they head to a Super Bowl party - great appetizers, and lots of them. If you want to keep your guests cheering, skip boring old store-bought chips and make your own easy party recipes. Spicy, tangy Buffalo chicken wings are a no-brainer (homemade blue cheese dressing is easy to make and a killer accompaniment), as are bowls of spicy-sweet glazed nuts. and rich, creamy dips (you can even serve them with veggies if you're feeling health-conscious). Crockpot meatballs? Yes, please. Great snacks and a great game? Score!
This sweet and nutty vegetable snack recipe leaves nobody in the dugout. For travel, put peanut butter mixture and fruit in plastic bags and fill the celery at the ballpark.
Low-calorie wings? Yes! And they're easy because they are made in a slow cooker. Serve with crisp celery sticks and a stack of napkins.
If you want a sauce to serve with these Mexican bites, thin one 8-ounce carton of sour cream with a little milk and stir in 1/2 cup ground toasted almonds or pecans, a squeeze of lime juice, and a pinch of ground cinnamon.
A sweet pepper puree, horseradish, and bottled hot pepper sauce blend with cream cheese and mayonnaise for a dynamite dip for veggies or breadsticks.
Treat hot chile devotees to these deep-fried cheddar cheese-stuffed peppers.
A spicy marinade and a blue cheese dip make these buffalo chicken wings a standout snack.
Jalapeno pepper jelly adds zing to this show-stopping, buttery appetizer. The sweet-hot jelly accents the pastry-wrapped Brie and fruit.