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Super Bowl Snack Attack

February 03,2012
Lindsay Hutton

It's Friday! It's Friday! Sing it with me-- it's Friday!

Do you have any plans for the Super Bowl on Sunday?

If you're in the same neck of the woods as we are (and care about football-- because let's face it-- not all of us do), you're busy planning where to watch the Pats trounce on the Giants.

Excuse my biased opinion-- like I said, we live in an area with LOTS of Pats fans. Like, diehard Pats fans. Anything less than that is considered a crime. :)

(Red Sox and to a lesser degree, the Bruins, fall into the same category.)

However, although I am excited to watch the game, there is something I'm even more excited for.

Snacks, of course!

Isn't that what the Super Bowl is really about? (Or, in my opinion, should be about?)

I'm excited to see the spread on Sunday, and in celebration, I'd like to share a few of my favorite snack foods/appetizers/desserts:

-- Seven Layer Dip: A given, obviously!

-- Potato Skins: With cheddar and bacon of course. Everyone needs a little pork while the pigskin is getting thrown around!

-- Nachos: No game, I repeat, NO game is complete without nachos.

--Chicken wings: Some people like 'em spicy. I like 'em on the sweeter side.

Country Apple Dumplings: No, really. If you haven't had these, you must, I repeat must make them for the game. They will not last until halftime.

--Oreo-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies: Over the top? Yes. Incredibly indulgent? Mm-hmm. Ridiculously amazing and absolutely necessary for your menu to be complete? Yes. Ohhhh, yes.

Those are just a few of the snacks I hope to see on my Super Bowl menu. I also wouldn't mind if a big batch of homemade chili made an appearance, but I don't want to get too greedy.

If those recipes above didn't get your mouth watering (in which case, I'd have to question your taste buds), we've got plenty more to choose from. Check out more recipes here:

10 Best Fingers Foods and Appetizers

10 Tasty Super Bowl Party Dips

10 Classic Comfort Food Recipes

More amazingly simple and delicious recipes

OK, now that I've got my mouth watering and stomach growling, tell us...what's your favorite Super Bowl snack? Do you go all out, or stick with pizza and beer?

We're not judging if you just get takeout...;)