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Your ultimate guide to Super Bowl Snack-Making

Erin Magaw

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Everyone knows it’s not Super Bowl Sunday without tons of great snacks to eat during the game. This year, while watching the big game, you can score a snacking touchdown with these easy recipes from Food Network:

 

The 4 Ultimate Variations on Guacamole:

  1. Chunky Guacamole: Finely chop 1 small white onion and 1 serrano chile. Mix with 1 cup torn cilantro, 3 diced avocados, the juice of 2 limes and salt to taste.
  1. Chipotle Guacamole: Mash 3 avocados with 1/4 cup minced red onion, 1 tablespoon minced chipotles in adobo sauce, the juice of 1 lime and salt to taste.
  1. Tropical Guacamole: Make Chipotle Guacamole (No. 2), replacing the chipotles with minced jalapenos. Add 1/4 cup each chopped mango and pineapple and 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro.
  1. Lima Bean Guacamole: Cook 10 ounces frozen lima beans in salted water until tender; drain and rinse. Pulse in a food processor with 1 avocado, 1/2 chopped small white onion, the juice of 2 limes, 1 serrano chile, 1/2 cup torn cilantro, and salt to taste. Fold in 1 chopped tomato.

Buffalo Dip:

Make/use Blue Cheese Dip, adding 2 tablespoons hot sauce and 1/2 cup finely chopped celery, and replacing the chives with minced celery leaves. Finally, add leftover cut-up chicken.

(Tip: don’t use chicken to make this snack vegetarian friendly)

Bacon Jalapeño Dip:

Mix 8 ounces cream cheese, 2 cups shredded cheddar, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/4 cup milk, 4 slices chopped cooked bacon, 1 tablespoon bacon drippings, 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar and 2 thinly sliced jalapenos. Spread in a baking dish; top with buttered breadcrumbs (preferably panko). Bake at 350 degrees F until golden and bubbly, 30 minutes.

Lime Chips:

Combine 3 tablespoons melted butter with 1 teaspoon each ground cumin and chipotle chile powder. Toss with 3 cups black bean chips, 1 cup corn nuts, 1 thinly sliced jalapeno and 2 teaspoons lime zest. Bake at 400 degrees F, 10 minutes, stirring once.

Pizza Snack Mix:

Bake 1/4 pound sliced pepperoni at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes, when finished, place on paper towel. Toss 2 cups of pita chips and 2 cups of cheese crackers with 2 tablespoons olive oil and 2 teaspoons minced parsley, oregano and basil. Bake 10 minutes. Stir in pepperoni.

Cheeseburger Sliders:

Make small beef patties, melt a slice of cheddar cheese on each patty, add any other toppings one sees fit

Veggie Pockets:

Heat small pitas, fill with hummus, feta, olives, cucumber and lettuce.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/holidays-and-parties/packages/50-super-bowl-snacks.page-1.html

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