With football parties being popular this time of the year many hostesses are searching for the perfect snacks to entertain guests with. Here are 7 fun snacks for your football party that are sure to be a hit with guests of all ages. The best thing about the snack recipes that I have provided is that they are affordable and easily prepared enabling you to relax and enjoy your game without the burden of being stuck in the kitchen while all of your guests are having fun watching the big game. If you're attending a friend's football party these 7 Fun Snacks are still sure to be a hit, and they're all easily portable.
7. Taco Puffs
Taco Puffs are a quick hearty snack to enjoy at your football party. Kids and adults alike can't get enough of the delicious portable snack. Brown 1lb of ground beef in a medium sized frying pan. Add 1 packet of taco seasoning, 1 jar of salsa, and 1 package of shredded cheddar cheese to the meat. Unroll two packs of frozen crescent shaped dough on a flat surface. Spoon a small amount of the meat mixture onto each triangle. Fold the triangle from corner to corner firmly pressing the sides closed over the meat mixture. Bake at 375 degrees for about 10-13 minutes or until a light golden brown. Guests will enjoy these with sides of sour cream, salsa, and guacamole.
6. Chocolate Football Krispie Treats
Can't enjoy a great football party without satisfying your sweet tooth. On low heat melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a large saucepan. Add in one bag of marshmallows and stir until the marshmallows are melted in the butter. Remove the saucepan from the stove and add 6 cups of coca rice krispies to the mix. Fold the mixture until all of the rice is covered in the melted mix. Using your hands grab a handful of the mixture and form into the shape of a football. Use your favorite cookie icing to trace the lines of a football on the top of the treats. For the optimal taste serve the same day.
5. Seven Layer Taco Dip
A delicious dip for any type of party you may be attending. Mix 1 can of re-fried beans with 1 packet of taco seasoning and spread the mixture on the bottom of your serving dish. Spread 1 container of sour cream over the top of the re-fried beans. Layer one jar of your favorite salsa on top of the sour cream evenly. The best thing about this dish is you can eyeball the proportions of the ingredients needed to fit your favorite shallow serving platter. Layer the salad with shredded lettuce then your favorite Mexican style shredded cheese. Slice 4 green onions, half a cup of black olives, and 1 large tomato and sprinkle over the top. Serve this dip with your choice of tortilla chips.
4. Pigs in a Blanket
Another easy snack that's great for hosting a football party is Pigs in a Blanket. Take two packages of all beef hot dogs and slice each hot dog down the middle. Fill the slit of each hot dog with sliced American cheese. The blankets you will be using for these “pigs” is frozen crescent roll dough. Wrap each hot dog in one of the triangle shaped dough pieces placing the hot dog on one corner and simply rolling to the other corner. Press the last tip of dough firmly to prevent the dough from opening when being baked. Bake at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes or until a light golden brown. Serve the great snack to guests with ketchup and mustard.
3. Ranch Style Deviled Eggs
Another great snack that's great for hosting a football party is Deviled Eggs. Peel a dozen hard boiled eggs and slice the eggs lengthwise. Carefully remove the yolk from the eggs with a spoon placing the yolk in a bowl. Add ¼ cup of mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon of dry ranch dressing mix, 1 teaspoon of yellow mustard, 1 teaspoon of black pepper, and a dash of salt to the yolks and mix well. Spoon the yolk mixture into each of the half egg sliced eggs. Garnish each deviled egg with paprika. This is a tasty twist to a classic snack.
2. Spinach Crab Dip
Spinach dip is great but even better for hosting a party when you add crab. So simple yet so delicious! In a serving bowl mix together one 10 oz frozen package of chopped spinach thawed and drained, 1 dry package of vegetable soup mix, one 8oz container of sour cream, 1 cup of mayonnaise, and one lb of shredded or sliced up crab meat. Service this snack with toasted slices of french bread, crackers, or tortilla chips.
1. Chili Dip
A personal favorite of mine, that is loved by many, and sure to be the first snack annihilated by guests is some good old fashioned chili dip. Spread three 8 oz packages of cream cheese along the bottom of an 8x10 casserole dish. Use two cans of your favorite chili or your favorite homemade chili and layer on top of the cream cheese. Sprinkle 4 cups of shredded cheddar cheese over the top of the chili. Bake in the oven at 300 degrees until the cheese on the top has melted. This dip is great served with tortilla chips or crackers.
Whether you're hosting your own party or attending a friend's I hope these 7 Fun Snack Ideas For Your Football Party have given you the perfect idea. I've personally created each of these snacks for parties of all sorts and guests always love them and there are never any leftovers. Did you find the perfect recipe here to bring to your next big party? Any other snack recipes you would like to share?
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