Super Bowl Snacks!

Super Bowl recipes from the James Beard Foundation


While we don't always root for the same team (or even agree that watching spandex-clad men hurling themselves into a pig pile is a Sunday night well spent), we fully support the once-a-year excesses of the Super Bowl spread. Here are some of the nibbles you'll find on ours:

Guacamole
This was James Beard's to-go guacamole recipe. Keep it clean and just stick to the basic ingredients, or try adding one of Beard's various extras, like diced tomatoes, crumbled bacon, or roasted peanuts or almonds.

Pork Cracklings
Make it a true pigskin party and put some pigskin on the table. These pork cracklings are simply seasoned with salt and pepper, but feel free to experiment. The recipe includes 12 hours of chilling time, so start a day ahead.

Honey and Spice–Roasted Hazelnuts
We suggest you double the recipe, or this addictively sweet-and-spicy snack will be gobbled up before the halftime show.

Country Ham and Cheddar Pretzel Bites
These puffy, buttery treats come with a jalapeño–mustard dipping sauce. If you can't find country ham, substitute prosciutto.

Cauliflower Fritters
Your guests will thank you for including this lighter option within a menu that's heavy on the meat and cheese.

Cheddar–Chile Spread
According to Beard on Food, this tangy spread was one of Beard's favorite cocktail foods. Serve with thick bread or crackers.

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