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Each Sunday, a multitude of Americans gather around the TV (or the tailgate!) to watch their favorite team play a game of football. It’s a great way to spend some quality time with your friends and family. It’s also the perfect occasion for snacking on some delicious food. Whether you’re hosting a crowd or just your immediate family, it’s essential to have some tasty snacks on hand to get through the big game whether your favorite team is winning or losing.
How to Make Football Snacks
When it comes to choosing snacks for game day, finger foods are the way to go. Anything that can be piled high on a plate and eaten easily without utensils is your best bet. Wings, quesadilla, pizza, sliders, and the like are all great choices because your guests can grab them and go. Bonus points if the snacks you choose are quick and easy to make so you don’t have to spend all day in the kitchen instead of cheering on your favorite team.
A great way to multitask is by using the crock pot to make your favorite snacks. You can easily make chili, pulled pork or chicken, and meatballs in the crock pot. That frees up your time so you can get to work on other yummy snacks. Plus, just set out some toothpicks and you can serve those snacks right from the crock pot so they stay warm and easily accessible. You can also choose some make-ahead snacks, such as cheese or bean dip.
Top 10 Football Snacks
If you’re in need of some football snacking inspiration, look no further. We’ve gathered up ten delicious snacks that will make your football gathering complete:
This arrangement is full to the hilt with star-shaped pineapples, strawberries, cantaloupe, honeydew, and football-shaped Granny Smith apples dipped in chocolate. It’s all held in a football container that is sure to be a real MVP at your football party.
With chocolate covered strawberries, pineapple daisies, and grapes, this football fruit platter has a little bit of everything for your guests. Plus, it’s topped with Granny Smith apple wedges that have been covered with caramel and chocolate and decorated to look like mini footballs.
These cookies, made with a simple sugar cookie recipe and topped with royal icing, are super delicious. Plus, they look just like footballs, which is sure to absolutely delight your guests.
These taquitos are stuffed with buffalo chicken dip and served with blue cheese dressing for a dipping sauce. Plus, they’re baked (not fried) for an easy recipe that comes together in just 20 minutes. Delish!
This recipe takes spinach dip to a whole new level. It’s loaded with pepper jack cheese, spinach, onions, and tomatoes, with the addition of jalapeños to give it a spicy (but not overpowering) kick.
These mini sliders require only three ingredients and can be made in the crock pot. Score! Serve on slider buns so they’re easy to grab and go while watching the game.
Stuffed with cream cheese, chili, and shredded cheese, these potato skins are mouthwatering and delicious. Topped with sour cream in the shape of football laces, they’re perfect for your game day party.
Soft, chewy, and bite size with a golden crust, these pretzel bites are perfect for dipping into the delectable cheese dip. Plus, the recipe comes with two ways to make the cheese sauce, one with nacho cheese and the other with mustard.
Meatballs are one of the best football appetizers because they’re so easy to load up on a plate and pop in your mouth while you’re watching the game. These meatballs are made even better with a ketchup and grape jelly sauce that’s simply out of this world.
Crispy on the outside but creamy and soft in the middle, these fried mac and cheese balls are a football party must-have. Plus, they’re easy to make and take only 30 minutes to prepare and bake.
These football snacks are sure to delight your friends and family. They might even smooth over some team-rivalry tensions among your guests.