Nine Touchdown-Ready Super Bowl Snacks

5 years ago

Super Bowl XLVII, a.k.a. The Brother Bowl, is little more than a week away, which means food and football enthusiasts are readying for one of the year's biggest bashes. As a San Diego native, I've been a longtime Chargers fan. But seeing as they didn't even make the playoffs, I quickly transferred my enthusiasm and emotional investment to the Packers and the Patriots. And then they both lost in the playoffs.

So now that I'm team-less heading into the big game, I've devoted all of my energy to hitting the gym extra hard. Hah. Right. No, I've devoted all of my energy to planning the ultimate gourmet game day. Here are nine of my favorite Super Bowl snacks, from potato skins to chicken wings and every taste in between.

Chorizo and Cheddar Potato Skins

Simple potatoes transform into crispy cups loaded with crumbled chorizo, shredded cheddar, tangy sour cream and freshly-sliced scallions.

Pepperoni Pizza Pull-Apart Bread

Skip the slices in favor of the easy, cheesy pizza bread that sandwiches layers of homemade dough with tomato sauce, pepperoni, shredded mozzarella, and melted garlic butter.

Pickled Deviled Eggs

Add a pop of color to your spread with a kicked up take on classic deviled eggs finished off with a dash of smoky paprika.

Homemade Barbecue Potato Chips

It's hard to beat hot, crispy potato chips tossed with a homemade blend of barbecue-inspired seasonings and spices.

Homemade Falafel with Tahini Sauce

Tuck pan-fried falafel and tangy tahini sauce into warm pita pockets for the ultimate handheld snack.

Garlic Knots

Store-bought dough transforms into doughy bread knots brushed with hot garlic-parsley butter.

Hot and Creamy Artichoke Dip

This make-ahead dip stars jarred artichokes, garlic, jalapeños and cheese, making it the perfect dip for crackers or crudite.

Roasted Garlic Hummus

This homemade hummus is a fast and healthy dip loaded with an entire head of roasted garlic.

Crispy Baked Asian Chicken Wings

Forget the deep-frying and bake your way to crispy, crunchy chicken wings tossed in a sweet and tangy hoisin-blackberry glaze.

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