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5 Last-Minute Super Bowl Snacks To Bring The Game To The Next Level

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If you’re like me, you spend most of the Super Bowl trying to understand what on Earth is going on. Who should I root for? Why didn’t he just pass the football? Why is my friend hogging the chips and guac? 

A Super Bowl party is a perfect excuse to have friends over and rally around something that either is really exciting for you, or you know virtually nothing about. Luckily, with good food, you can swing a gathering of die-hard fans with people just waiting for the commercials. And you’ll need some snacks to celebrate the sporting tradition, especially with Taylor Swift likely being in the crowd to watch her BF Travis Kelce.

Your guests may have no care in the world for the San Francisco 49ers or the Kansas City Chiefs, but they’ll remember who hosted the Super Bowl party. Without further ado, here are some last-minute Super Bowl snacks that will take your party to the next level.

Spiced Pita Chips & Hummus

Pita chips might be one of the most underrated snack foods, well, ever. And they’re a snack that can also be elevated. Try your hand at spiced pita chips using za’atar, garlic, and paprika. Pair your chips with hummus, or add a layered Mediterranean dip to the table for a delicious snack that can only be well-received—unlike a football.

Bacon-Wrapped Dates With Goat Cheese & Jalapeño

A staple of dinner parties in the ‘70s, this sweet and savory appetizer never really went out of style. Fill your dates with goat cheese (or blue cheese or ricotta), wrap them in crispy bacon, and add a honey glaze, jalapeño, and/or pepper flakes for an extra kick. With a treat like this, there might not be enough to go around.

Coconut Shrimp With Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce

Coconut shrimp seems decadent, but it’s surprisingly easy. A breaded shrimp with a coconut and lime finish means this will be the real game-day winner. But the real secret is the sauce. You can buy a sweet chili dipping sauce at the store, or you can whip it up yourself. You can also pair it with wontons or calamari.

Cauliflower Buffalo Wings With Blue Cheese

Hot take: This might be better than original buffalo chicken wings. Offer up this vegetarian alternative to the classic buffalo wings by tossing crispy cauliflower in a spicy buffalo sauce. Add a blue cheese sauce on the side as the perfect dip, and put some carrots or other veggies on the platter for a crunchy addition.

Strawberry Shortcake Bites

Everyone loves to celebrate with cake. But in the event your preferred team does lose, you might want some sweetness to soften the blow. These strawberry shortcake bites will be a big hit—just buy angel food cake shells, fresh strawberries, and whipped cream to build fast and easy desserts for your guests.

Maddie Solomon is a writer for Her Campus, where she reports on pop culture, travel and local adventures, national style trends, and more. She is a writer, advocate, and Jewish professional interested more broadly in community building, social justice, and civil rights. Maddie graduated from Occidental College in 2021, where she majored in Political Science with an Education minor. Her work has been published in The Denver Post, Women's Media Center, The Jewish Journal, Persephone's Daughters, amongst other publications. Maddie grew up in Denver, and carries her college experiences in Los Angeles – the land of sunsets, tacos, and oceans. She moved to Boston last summer to explore a new East Coast post-grad life and lives in a Moishe house. In her free time, she enjoys coffee hopping, going to concerts, soul cycle, Shabbat dinner parties and bringing people together, traveling, and exploring Boston with her friends.