There are just two things more American than football: over-hyped million-dollar commercials and under-hyped, over-salted and highly unhealthy Super Bowl snack foods.
Even if you’re not watching the game for the on-field action, there’s a good chance you’re still attending a Super Bowl party. Whether you’re there for the game, the company or the chance to overindulge a month after the holiday season, there’s a little something for everyone at a Super Bowl party.
It’s important to remember the reason for the season, though. Super Sunday is all about the two teams competing for a shot at gridiron glory. What better way to honor those players than by naming party food after them?
Ray Rice Krispies Squares
Rice Krispies squares are a delicious snack for any occasion. Let’s all thank Ray Rice for making this snack idea as simple—and obvious—as possible.
It doesn’t take much to make a batch of Ray Rice Krispies squares. All you need is butter, marshmallows, a box of Rice Krispies cereal and about 30 minutes to make them. The complete recipe can be found at RiceKrispies.com.
In keeping with the Super Bowl theme, feel free to add the icing of your favorite team to the squares when you’re done making them. A little purple icing can go a long way.
Torrey Smith Apple Pie
You don’t have to use Granny Smith apples to make the pie. In fact, you don’t even have to make a pie for the game. Your local grocery store has done all the hard work for you.
Apple pie is the American dessert, and it’s a perfect treat for everyone at your Super Bowl party. Want to make it even more patriotic? Make sure to serve it with a big container of whipped cream.
Silly names aside, crab cakes are delicious.
No good Super Bowl party would be complete without chips and other various snacking items, but crab cakes fill the role of the main dish for your spread. If you don’t feel like making them from scratch, nearly every grocery store carries them in the freezer section.
Baltimore fans won’t want to give their crab cakes a cheesy moniker like this one, but they can still be a tasty Super Bowl treat. To quote the always funny Wedding Crashers:
Brownies are the Colin Kaepernick of the dessert world—versatile and perfect for the big game.
AllRecpices.com has a recipe for every type of brownie imaginable. Here are some of our favorites:
- Rocky Road Peanut Butter Brownies
- Bailey’s Irish Cream Brownies (for the adult crowd)
- Caramel Pecan Brownies
- Righteous Raspberry Brownies
Whatever your flavor, you can make brownies out of just about anything. Make a few different varieties and have something on hand to match each of your party-goers’ preferences.
February is one of the coldest months of the year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t roll out the grill and dust it off for Super Sunday.
Burgers are a fan favorite for any sporting occasion, and no Super Bowl party would be complete without grilled burgers and all the condiments. For the more health-conscious fans, here are some recipes for some vegetarian burger options.
Every spread needs a more filling option, and nothing pleases a big crowd like a huge platter of fresh-off-the-grill hamburgers, cheeseburgers or anything else resembling ground meat patties. Fire up the grill, grab a beverage (and a jacket) and enjoy your Super Sunday.
Mount Cody 7-Layer Dip
This one is in honor of 341-pound Terrence Cody of the Baltimore Ravens, who acquired the nickname “Mount Cody” during his playing days at Alabama. Cody clogs up running lanes, much like this seven-layer dip will clog up your arteries.
Start with sour cream, add in several varieties of cheese, refried beans, guacamole, whatever veggies your party-goers will like and top it off with a hearty layer of salsa.
Dip is really as easy as it gets, and as long as you have plenty of chips on hand, a big bowl of it will keep the crowd happy for all three-plus hours of the game.