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Super Bowl Snacks: guacamole, beefy cheese dip, garlic-butter popcorn & more

Gather ’round Patriots and Seahawks fans, it’s Super Bowl time. If you’re like me, your New Year’s resolution to eat healthy has already come to an end, and at the perfect time, because what is better than beer, football and delicious fattening foods? For your consideration, below are a list of some classic finger foods to indulge in on Sunday, Feb. 1. Kickoff the Super Bowl with guacamole, beefy cheese dip, and many other tasty finger-foods this year.

Mash three avocados, chop a small white onion, finely chop cilantro, squeeze in juice from half a lime. Combine in a small bowl and add salt, pepper and garlic salt.

Beefy Cheese Dip
Mix in 2 tablespoons of butter and flour in a pot. Bring heat to medium and stir in 1/2 pound of cheddar cheese, 1/4 cup of cream cheese and 1/2 a cup of milk. Cook ground beef on medium heat with a jar of salsa, once it is cooked, stir in cheese mixture.

Mini Hawaiian Sliders
On open-faced Hawaiian rolls, add cold cuts of sliced ham and cheddar cheese and place in oven at 350 degrees for 4 minutes. Serve with slices of canned pineapple.

Pigs in a Blanket
Take miniature hot dogs and wrap them with pre-made croissant rolls. Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Place back in oven for five minutes. To spice it up, dip in spicy mustard!

Sweet and Salty Mix
Add a bag of peanut M&M’s, a bag of chocolate chips, a box of plain Chex cereal and mini pretzels into a big bowl and mix thoroughly.

Garlic Butter Popcorn
Prepare two bags of popcorn. Melt one stick of butter on medium heat in a small pot. Add salt, pepper and chopped chives. Once popcorn has popped, pour it into a big bowl and pour butter mixture over it. Stir thoroughly and sprinkle garlic salt over the top.

Caramel Corn
Prepare two bags of popcorn. Melt one stick of butter, one cup of brown sugar and two teaspoons of vanilla extract in a small pot over low heat. Stir until mixture thickens. Pour popcorn in a large bowl and drizzle caramel over it. Stir in chocolate chips or chocolate sauce for added deliciousness.


Regardless of the game’s outcome, a Super Bowl party equipped with the right food can make any day a victory. Enjoy!

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Katie Wideman

Katie Wideman