29 Jan Super Bowl Snacks: Fun Food Ideas for the Big Game
We’re just here for the snacks! Everyone knows the key to a successful Super Bowl party is lots of good food. I always have so much fun brainstorming creative football-themed dishes whether I’m hosting or bringing something to a friend’s get together.
Here are a few of my favorite appetizers and desserts for your Super Bowl spread.
Football Charcuterie Board
This one is so easy, and you can pull it off with minimal effort! If you make football snacks all season long like me, I’d highly recommend investing in this fun board (shop my exact one below) to step up your charcuterie game. But if Super Bowl Sunday is the only time you turn on football (and it’s basically just for the commercials), use any rectangular cheese board you already own to save some $$.
You can style this board in under 5 minutes. I stacked pepperoni to create a football shape in the center and then surrounded it with sliced cheese and my favorite crackers. To create the laces on top, cut small rectangular slices of a white cheddar cheese.
Individual Dip Bites
Prevent double dipping by making your crowd favorite dips into individual bite-sized cups. This idea is great when the food is in a different room from the TV. It’s much easier to fill your plate with these mess-free bites. I tried this with spinach artichoke and buffalo chicken dips, and they both turned out amazing.
Buffalo Chicken Dip Bites
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1/2 cup ranch
- 1/2 cup Frank’s RedHot sauce
- 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 cups shredded chicken
- 2 rolls of seamless Pillsbury Crescent Dough
Preheat oven to 350°. Combine all ingredients except for the Pillsbury dough and mix thoroughly. Bake in baking dish for 20 minutes. While dip is baking, spray mini muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. Unroll Pillsbury Crescent Dough sheets and cut each sheet into small squares. Place a square into each muffin cup. Spoon dip into each cup until it’s about 3/4 full. Bake for 10- 12 minutes until golden brown. Yields about 4 dozen bites.
Spinach Artichoke Dip Bites
- 10 oz frozen spinach (defrosted)
- 1 cup artichoke hearts (drained and finely chopped)
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1/4 cup parmesan
- 1 roll of seamless Pillsbury Crescent Dough
Preheat oven to 350°. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except for the Pillsbury dough. Spray mini muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. Unroll Pillsbury dough sheet and cut into small squares. Place a square into each muffin cup. Spoon dip into each cup until it’s about 3/4 full. Bake 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Yields about 2 dozen bites.
Football Rice Krispies
The football rice krispies were a huge hit! You don’t need to be a skilled chef to make these — they’re super simple. I displayed them on my Crate & Barrel black marble board. It looks very different from the photo online, but I love it even more. It’s really heavy and great quality.
- 4 cups Cocoa Krispies cereal
- 4 cups mini marshmallows
- 3 tablespoons butter
- White icing for decorating
Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add in marshmallows and stir frequently until the mixture is completely smooth. Remove from heat and stir in Cocoa Krispies. Wait 5 minutes for the mixture to cool. Spray your hands and a football-shaped cookie cutter (I use one from this set) with nonstick cooking spray. Use the cookie cutter to form into footballs. Once they’re completely cool, top with white icing to create football laces. Yields about 20 treats.
Chocolate Football Cookies
My friends can attest that I’ve made these a million times. They only require six ingredients, and you probably already have most of them in your pantry. Get the recipe in my previous blog post!
You can also check out my LikeToKnow.It page for my favorite Super Bowl party decorations from Target.
What are your must-have Super Bowl snacks? I’m always looking for new ideas.