Super Bowl snacks in four ingredients or less
By David Tisue
Making fantastic Super Bowl Snacks doesn’t have to be hard. Super Bowl parties can be stressful to plan out what to serve. Some people go all out with elaborate appetizers, fancy snacks or smoked meats that take days to cook. But there are excellent snacks that take minutes and can be the star of your festivities while still wowing your guests with zippy flavors.
I will admit I am one of those people who love to plan out something unique and different each February. I once made a complete Moroccan feast just because I felt like it. Sometimes you just don’t have the time or energy to concoct something extravagant.
Over the years, I have also learned to put together quick and easy appetizers and snacks that taste like a million bucks but take very little effort and always please everyone as much as the times I slaved for hours to make baklava. Taking out the stress and time of making something complicated lets the host enjoy that extra marg or pint and time to enjoy the latest M&M commercial.
In fact, the three ideas here all use four ingredients or less and take very little time to make. Some of these are old ideas that I have been making for years and used to be classics at any party but have been forgotten.
Sweet and Spicy Meatballs
2 pounds frozen party meatballs (I like the ones from Trader Joes.)
12 oz jar of chili sauce
1 ½ cups of jelly traditionally calls for grape, but I like blackberry better or black currant.
Cook the meatballs according to the package.
In a slow cooker or large saucepan, combine the chili sauce and the jelly, stir in the cooked meatballs, and let simmer for an hour or more.
Serve hot with toothpicks.
Cream Cheese and Pepper Jelly
8 oz brick of cream cheese softened
½ cup pepper jelly
Arrange the cream cheese on a platter.
Warm the pepper jelly in the microwave until warm.
Pour the jelly over the cream cheese.
Serve with buttery crackers.
Korean Chili Dip
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons Gochujang (Korean chili paste)
½ cup crispy fried onions
Blend the cream cheese, sour cream, and gochujang together until smooth.
Let sit in the fridge for an hour or more to let the flavors blend.
Top with fried onions and serve with sturdy chips, like ruffled ones.
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