3 Winning Ideas For Game Day Snacking

January 24, 2020
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No matter who you are rooting for, it’s time to blow the whistle on boring Game Day snacking! We partnered with Pretzel Crisps® to develop three unique recipes that are sure to be a hit at your next tailgate. The exceptionally thin, flat-baked pretzel crackers are made to dip, top, pair and share!

If you love a snack that’s smokey and sweet, try making the Maple Apple Bacon Pockets. These delectable bites taste sophisticated, but are also the perfect hand-held snack for cheering on your favorite team. Arrange the Pretzel Crisps® into a grid design in the Spicy Corn Chile and Cheddar Dip. The thin, flat-baked Pretzel Crisps® make for perfect dip dividers, while also creating a showstopping presentation that may be even more memorable than the halftime show. Are you looking for a twist on a game day classic? You’ll love the Pretzel Crisps® Buffalo Bites. Indulge in ooey gooey, buffalo chicken dip and melted cheddar cheese sandwiched between two Pretzel Crisps®.

Whether eaten straight out of the bag or paired with other foods like meat, cheese, fruit and veggies, Pretzel Crisps® are the perfect snack to share with your favorite sports fans.

 

Maple Apple Bacon Pockets

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Serving Size: 10-15 people 

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 packs of thick cut applewood bacon
  • 5 granny smith apples, peeled and sliced
  • 16 oz assorted cheese, cut in cubes
  • 3 cups mixed green olives
  • 2 cups of caprese salad
  • 1 bag original Pretzel Crisps®

 

Preparation: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. On a sheet pan, place uncooked bacon, Pretzel Crisps®, apple slices and another Pretzel Crisps® and wrap with bacon.
  3. Sprinkle brown sugar and bake for 30 minutes until fully cooked, or a little longer if you want them extra crispy!
  4. If you are interested in a clever way to serve this dish, we used a few pairs of tongs to separate a platter into sections and we served the Maple Apple Bacon Pockets in one section with caprese salad, cheese cubes, and olives in the other sections!

 

Pretzel Crisps Buffalo Bites

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Serving Size: 10-15 people

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8oz) sharp cheddar, cut in squares
  • 1 bottle of buffalo wing sauce
  • 1 bottle of blue cheese dressing, some reserved for platter
  • 2 lbs of cooked shredded skinless chicken breast
  • 4 oz of Blue cheese crumbles, garnish
  • 1 bunch of celery, garnish
  • 3 lbs tri-colored carrots, garnish
  • 1 bag original Pretzel Crisps®

 

Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together shredded chicken breast, blue cheese and buffalo sauce to taste.
  3. On a sheet tray, place a Pretzel Crisp®, a scoop of buffalo chicken mixture, cheddar cheese and another Pretzel Crisp®.
  4. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted and filling is warm.
  5. Serve with cut carrots, celery sticks and blue cheese dressing.

 

Spicy Corn Chile and Cheddar Dip

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Serving Size: 20-25 people 

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of fresh sweet corn kernels
  • ½ cup of sour cream
  • 2 cups of cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup salsa verde
  • 2 cups shredded pepper jack
  • 2 cups shredded mild cheddar
  • 1 bottle of southern chili seasoning of your choice, to taste
  • 1 cup pico de gallo, garnish
  • Bacon bits, garnish
  • 1 jalapeno sliced, garnish
  • 4 oz cotija cheese, garnish
  • 4 oz buffalo sauce, garnish
  • 2 bags Pretzel Crisps®

 

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the cream cheese and sour cream together until homogenous. In a casserole dish layer corn, sour cream and cream cheese mixture, salsa verde, cheddar cheese, and pepper jack cheese. Sprinkle chili seasoning to taste.
  3. Arrange Pretzel Crisps® in a grid design and bake for 40 minutes, covered.
  4. Top with pico de gallo, jalapenos, cotija cheese, buffalo sauce, and serve warm! You can top section by section or altogether.