When it comes to hosting a game day party, there are two kinds of guests: people whose primary focus is the action and people who are there for the food. But what if you could combine the two, putting together a spread that’s touchdown-worthy for everybody? Introducing the Super Bowl snack stadium!
Part football, part snack and 100% over-the-top, a snack stadium is the ultimate showpiece for a Super Bowl party. And with a great selection of game day foods, you’ll be sure to score extra points with family and friends.
While it looks like putting together a Super Bowl snack stadium will take more time and effort than putting on the halftime show, this one is a cinch to assemble. We’ll walk you through how to build the ultimate snack stadium using simple household items, with plenty of ideas for the best snacks to pack the stands.
How to Build a Super Bowl Snack Stadium at Home
Though building this super-sized snack stadium does take time, it’s totally worth it. Plus, the materials are easy to find (your local dollar store or Dollar General will likely carry everything you need).
What You Need to Build a Snack Stadium
- Eight 12-pack soda cartons
- Plastic party cups
- 6 aluminum loaf pans
- 2 small aluminum or disposable plastic bowls
- 2 small aluminum trays
- Sheet pan
- Dinner-sized paper napkins
- Plastic straws
- Craft or wrapping paper
- Hot glue
Instructions for Snack Stadium Set Up
Step 1: Build the skybox seating
Glue the bottoms of two aluminum loaf pans together. Repeat this step so you have two lower-level skyboxes. To create the upper-level skyboxes, glue the bottom of one aluminum loaf pan to the bottom of two cups side by side. Repeat this step so you have two upper-level skyboxes. Add extra cups to make the upper-level skyboxes taller as needed.
Step 2: Build the stands
Draw a wide triangle on the long side of one soda carton. Cut the box to form a diagonal stand shape. Repeat this step with all eight boxes, resulting in 16 stands.
Step 3: Wrap and decorate the stands
Using craft paper or wrapping paper, wrap each soda carton stand. Line the interior with paper napkins and glue plastic straws around the edges to dress up each stand. Feel free to get creative with your team’s colors!
Step 4: Make the towers
Glue the bottoms of two plastic cups together to create tall towers for each corner of the stadium. Glue a small aluminum bowl onto two of the towers to hold dips.
Step 5: Assemble the snack stadium
On a large table, start by placing your sheet pan (the field) in the middle. Place the two small aluminum trays (the end zones) on either side. Place the prepared lower and upper skyboxes on each side of the field. Place the prepared stands around the field in the remaining empty space. Place the four towers at each corner to complete the stadium structure. Then, get ready to fill it with snacks!
What to Fill Your Super Bowl Snack Stadium With
Now, let’s get on to the part you’ve been waiting for—the snacks! Of course, when it comes to your own snack stadium, you can fill it to the brim with all of your favorite Super Bowl snacks, but we’ve got a few suggestions.
Creating the Field
Just like in real life, all eyes are on the field. To make this snack stadium really pop, you need a centerpiece-style spread in the middle. We love the idea of the centerpiece of your stadium being a show-stopping gridiron cake. The bright green frosting and clean yard lines—not to mention our gumdrop players—really make this cake look like the real deal. Pop on a few yellow bendy straws as goalposts and you’re ready for kickoff.
Not interested in sweets? Make homemade guacamole the star of the show. Spread guacamole into a pan and then add goal lines using sour cream. Or, swap avocados for artichokes and put together a cheesy spinach and artichoke dip. It may not be as green as a field, but guests will love digging into this flavorful dip with a variety of chips and pretzels.
Another option is a combo of cheese, crackers and meats, like a classic charcuterie board. Pile plenty of sliced meats and cheeses in your “football field.” You could even display them on a bed of lettuce for a splash of green! Here are more cheese board ideas—and don’t forget to read up on cheese board pairings.
Filling the End Zones
Your snack stadium deserves its fair share of savory treats, and the end zones are perfect for bigger items. Here’s where you can show off your favorite Super Bowl recipes.
We packed the end zones full of spiraled tortilla roll-ups, including spinach and turkey tortilla pinwheels. For more end zone ideas, consider adding Buffalo chicken wings to the mix, or even stuffed pizza bites. Or, how about a variety of mini sandwiches such as Philly cheesesteak sliders and hot dog sliders? We also love the idea of using the end zones for a selection of sliced cheeses and meats.
Seating the Skyboxes
It’s not a party without the best dip recipes, and the lower-level skyboxes are the perfect venue. We filled the skyboxes full of chunky salsa and beer cheese dip, but the options are endless. Consider adding homemade hummus or a delicious blue cheese dip to go with your wings.
Want more ideas for how to dip your chip? Try these dips you can snack on all week.
For those craving something sweet, a few of the boxes can be filled with candies and our football-themed Touchdown Cookies. If you have leftovers after the game, these boxes can double as party favors. Wrap them up with plastic wrap and send your pals home with something sweet.
Packing the Stands
To go with all those delicious dips, we’re in favor of filling the stands with snack-aisle favorites like potato chips, pretzels, crackers, pita chips and popcorn.
If you have time to spare, consider whipping up Zesty Snack Mix and homemade seasoned crackers, or turning a soft pretzel recipe into pretzel bites.
Decking Out the Towers
This snack stadium isn’t all about indulgence. Healthy Super Bowl recipes are fair game, too! On the exterior towers, we filled disposable dishes with a creamy veggie dill dip and packed plastic cups full of vegetable sticks.
Of course, you can also swap out the dill dip for other options like a Vegetarian Buffalo Dip or use the towers for even more room for snacks, such as long pretzel rods or breadsticks.
More Ideas for Snack Stadiums
If you love the idea of building a spread for your fans but don’t love traditional game day foods, no problem! You can build and fill your stand any way you please. Get creative with a veggie-only stadium featuring a huge spread of sliced vegetables and an array of dips. More interested in charcuterie? Build the spread featuring the best charcuterie board meats and cheeses, with the stands full of crackers and sliced bread. The skyboxes are a great spot to offer other additions such as pickles, grapes and nuts.
No matter how you put it together, this Super Bowl snack stadium is a fun and festive way to celebrate, and it’s easy to customize for other big games.
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Jalapeno Popper Spread
I’ve been told by fellow party-goers that this recipe tastes exactly like a jalapeno popper. I like that it can be made without much fuss. —Ariane McAlpine, Penticton, British Columbia Go to Recipe
Buffalo Chicken Wings
Hot wings got their start in Buffalo, New York, in a kitchen. Although there was no game on at the time, today spicy wings and cool sauces are traditional game-day fare. Cayenne, red sauce and spices keep these tangy buffalo chicken wings good and hot, just like the originals. —Nancy Chapman, Center Harbor, New HampshireGo to Recipe
Touchdown Brat Sliders
It’s game time when these mini sausage sliders make an appearance. Two things my husband loves—beer and brats—get stepped up a notch with crunchy flavored chips. —Kirsten Shabaz, Lakeville, MinnesotaGo to Recipe
Stuffed Pizza Bites
After trying a similar dish at a local restaurant, I came up with my own version of pizza bites. This delicious recipe is easy and fun for potlucks or parties. —Sarah Gilbert, Beaverton, OregonGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Bacon Guacamole with Cotija Cheese
Take your game-day snack to a new level with this bacon guacamole. The bacon adds crisp, rich texture, while the cotija makes your guac extra creamy. If you’re feeling bold, use applewood smoked bacon for a more complex flavor profile. —Taste of Home Test KitchenGo to Recipe
I need only five ingredients to fix these easy appetizers. My grape jelly and ketchup meatballs make an appearance at almost every potluck and party. —Janet Anderson, Carson City, NevadaGo to Recipe
Easy Puppy Chow
This easy puppy chow recipe uses a whole package of cereal, so there’s less messy measuring. And it makes enough to feed a hungry crowd. —Taste of Home Test KitchenGo to Recipe
Slow-Cooker Sticky Chicken Wings
My neighbor once shared these slow-cooker sticky chicken wings with me at a potluck, and they have been a family favorite ever since. —Jo Vanderwolf, Lillooet, British ColumbiaGo to Recipe
Slim Bloody Mary Deviled Eggs
When you need a finger food ASAP, try this delicious take on deviled eggs. An incorporation of a classic brunch drink, it’s perfect for any brunch party. —Taste of Home Test KitchenGo to Recipe
Buffalo-Style Chicken Chili Dip
Longing for that Buffalo wing thing without the bones? This do-ahead dip freezes well in individual containers, so you can pull them out when you want to spread a little cheer. —Brenda Calandrillo, Mahwah, New JerseyGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Cheesy Meatball Sliders
These sliders are a fun way to serve meatballs at your party without using a slow cooker. Made on mini Hawaiian rolls, they have a hint of sweetness to balance out all the wonderful Italian seasonings. —Taste of Home Test KitchenGo to Recipe
Cowboy Beef Dip
In a foods class, a group of us developed this recipe for the North Dakota’s annual Beef Bash. We won the contest!—Jessica Klym, Killdeer, North DakotaGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Savory Cracker Snack Mix
A Taste of Home recipe inspired this one! Because I love everything bagel seasoning, I decided to give this a try. A friend later suggested I make the mix more versatile with something other than oyster crackers, and now it’s a deliciously addictive snack! —Cyndy Gerken, Naples, Florida—Cyndy Gerken, Naples, FloridaGo to Recipe
Football Cake Pops
My son loves football! For his eighth birthday, I made cake pops with a rich chocolate cake center and a yummy peanut butter coating. These are sure to be winners at parties, bake sales and sports-watching events.
—Jenny Dubinsky, Inwood, WVGo to Recipe
This creamy, chili-style dish is so warm and filling that we often prepare it when on skiing trips to Colorado. We keep it warm in a slow cooker to serve as a hearty dip at parties. It can be served over corn chips and eaten with a fork.
-Laurie Withers, Wildomar, CaliforniaGo to Recipe
I’m particularly fond of these tasty mozzarella sticks because they’re baked, not fried. Cheese is one of my family’s favorite foods. Being of Italian descent, I cook often with ricotta and mozzarella cheeses. —Mary Merchant, Barre, VermontGo to Recipe
Black Forest Ham Pinwheels
Dried cherries are the sweet surprise alongside the savory ingredients in these delightfully different spirals. I roll up the tortillas and pop them in the fridge well before party time, and then I just slice and serve. —Kate Dampier, Quail Valley, CaliforniaGo to Recipe
Cajun Crab Poppers
My brother moved to New Orleans and I love visiting him and his family whenever I can. These easy jalapeno poppers are stuffed with crab, cajun seasonings and bacon. They’re a little hot and spicy, just like a visit to New Orleans! —Elizabeth Lubin, Huntington Beach, CaliforniaGo to Recipe
Chicken Bacon Triangles
We host an annual Christmas party, and I whip up a new menu item every year. These golden chicken and bacon appetizers were an absolute hit. —Annette Fecht, Sorrento, British ColumbiaGo to Recipe
While visiting a friend who had just moved to St. Louis, Missouri, I tried these toasted ravioli at almost every restaurant! When I got home, I had to try to replicate them, and this recipe comes pretty close. —Cristina Carrera, Kenosha, WisconsinGo to Recipe
Garlic Pizza Wedges
Our pastor made this for a get-together, and my husband and I just couldn’t stay away from the hors d’oeuvres table. The cheesy slices taste great served warm, but they’re still wonderful when they’ve cooled slightly. —Krysten Johnson, Simi Valley, CaliforniaGo to Recipe
Potato Chip Clusters
Just three offbeat ingredients add up to one unique, delectable, no-bake treat. These super-easy, sweet-and-salty candy clusters make for merry munching during holiday trips or parties. They travel well in containers without melting or getting soft. —Donna Brockett, Kingfisher, OklahomaGo to Recipe
Dijon-Bacon Dip for Pretzels
With just four ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry or fridge, this quick appetizer comes together in a snap. If you like the zip of horseradish, start with a teaspoon or two and add more to taste. —Isabelle Rooney, Summerville, South CarolinaGo to Recipe
Teriyaki Beef Jerky
Jerky is a portable, chewy snack. You can make your own with our recipe. The meat has a savory flavor and a bit of heat. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, WisconsinGo to Recipe
Low-carb cauliflower Buffalo bites cook up fast in the air fryer, making them an easy snack or side dish. I serve them with a flavorful dip made with cottage cheese that’s packed with protein compared to most dips. My teenagers happily eat their veggies with this recipe. —Julie Peterson, Crofton, MarylandGo to Recipe
Ham and Swiss Sliders
My next-door neighbor shared this ham and swiss sliders recipe with me, and I simply cannot improve it! You can make it ahead and cook it quickly when company arrives. The combo of poppy seeds, ham and cheese, horseradish and brown sugar makes it so delicious. —Iris Weihemuller, Baxter, MinnesotaGo to Recipe
Spicy Honey Sriracha Game Day Dip
You can easily whip up this creamy, spicy, salty dip. For parties, I love dips in the slow cooker—just turn it to low once the dip is cooked and let your guests help themselves. No need to worry about the dip getting cold and having to reheat it. —Julie Peterson, Crofton, MarylandGo to Recipe
Parmesan-Ranch Snack Mix
This is a quick, easy and delicious snack, especially for kids. No one I’ve made it for can have just one handful—they always come back for more, and more! So if you’re thinking about cutting the recipe in half to make less, I wouldn’t recommend it. —Tammy Landry, Saucier, MississippiGo to Recipe
Mini Chicken Chimis with Jalapeno Cream Cheese
These zippy chicken chimi bites bring a little heat to any fiesta. Serve them on their own as appetizers, or with rice and black beans for a satisfying meal. —Erika Monroe-Williams, Scottsdale, ArizonaGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Because avocados can brown quickly, it’s best to make this guacamole just before serving. If you have to make it a little in advance, place the avocado pit in the guacamole until ready to serve. —Heidi Main, Anchorage, AKGo to RecipeTaste of Home
These pinwheels come together quickly when you start with leftover taco meat. They make an appealing party appetizer served with salsa, or a fun lunch option with a salad on the side. —Cindy Reams, Philipsburg, PennsylvaniaGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Mini Burgers with the Works
I started preparing these mini burgers several years ago as a creative way to use up bread crusts accumulating in my freezer. They’re delicious. —Linda Lane, Bennington, VermontGo to Recipe
Three Cheese Artichoke & Spinach Dip
Grated Parm, shredded mozzarella, cream cheese, mayo and butter make this dip as decadent as it gets. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, WisconsinGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Ultimate Candy Bar Cookies
I created these after Halloween, when I had way too much candy left over. You can make them with any mini chocolate candy, but if you use peanut butter cups, throw them in the freezer just before unwrapping so the chocolate won’t stick to the paper. —Tara John, Plymouth, MinnesotaGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Spanakopita Spring Rolls
I was inspired to turn original spanakopita into a hand-held hors d’oeuvre. I use egg roll wrappers in place of phyllo dough, and now these are the biggest hit among my friends. —Jade Randall, Las Vegas, NevadaGo to Recipe
Cranberry Meatballs and Sausage
Years ago, I found a version of this sausage and meatballs recipe in a cookbook. At first taste, my family judged it a keeper. The tangy, saucy meatballs are requested by our friends whenever I host card night. We also take the yummy dish on camping trips. —Marybell Lintott, Vernon, British ColumbiaGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Hot Bacon Cheese Dip
I’ve tried assorted appetizers before, but this one is a surefire people-pleaser. The thick bacon cheese dip has lots of flavor and keeps my guests happily munching as long as it lasts. I serve it with tortilla chips or sliced French bread. —Suzanne Whitaker, Knoxville, TennesseeGo to Recipe
Root Beer Cookies
When it’s too difficult to take along root beer floats on a picnic, take these cookies instead! I’ve found the flavor is even better the next day. The hard part is convincing my family to wait that long before sampling them.—Violette Bawden, West Valley City, UtahGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Ham Pickle Pinwheels
My mom introduced me to this ham pickle pinwheels appetizer a number of years ago, and I’ve been making them for parties ever since. They are easy to make and are always well received by guests. —Gloria Jarrett, Loveland, OhioGo to Recipe
Taco Meatball Ring
While it looks complicated, this attractive meatball-filled ring is really very easy to assemble. My family loves tacos, and we find that the crescent roll dough is a nice change from the usual tortilla shells or chips. There are never any leftovers when I serve this at a meal or as a party appetizer!
—Brenda Johnson, Davison, MichiganGo to Recipe
Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
Try these savory bites for a kickin’ appetizer that’s tasty and healthy, too! —Emily Tyra, Traverse City, MichiganGo to Recipe
Dig in to this rich, warm one-skillet dip, topped with fresh tomato and green onions, and enjoy the gooey cheese and spicy kick from the chorizo and pepper jack. —Julie Merriman, Seattle, WashingtonGo to Recipe
Warm Spiced Nuts
I like to set out bowls of spiced nuts when hosting holiday parties. Sometimes I stir in M&M’s to make it a sweet and salty snack. —Jill Matson, Zimmerman, MinnesotaGo to Recipe
Garlic-Parmesan Cheese Ball
This is one of our entertaining mainstays. It complements most meals and is so easy to prepare and dress up with a variety of garnishes. —Susan Seymour, Valatie, New YorkGo to Recipe
Cilantro & Lime Chicken with Scoops
I came up with this recipe when I was preparing for a large party and I wanted a healthy Tex-Mex chicken to serve in tortilla cups. You can make this party dish ahead of time to free yourself for time-sensitive dishes. Serve it in tortilla chip cups or any other savory crispy cup you like. Enjoy leftovers over salad greens or wrapped up in tender tortillas for burritos. — Lori Terry, Chicago, IllinoisGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Dilly Mini Cheese Balls
??These mini cheese balls are perfect for any gathering, no matter what time of year it is! Kids love the cheesy, salty flavor, and adults appreciate how easy they are to make. —Carole Lanthier, Courtice, OntarioGo to Recipe
Slow-Cooker Cheeseburger Dip
This fun dip recipe uses ingredients that I always have in the fridge, so it’s easy to throw together on short notice. —Cindi DeClue, Anchorage, AlaskaGo to Recipe
Broccoli & Chive Stuffed Mini Peppers
There’s plenty of both crunch and cream in these party appetizers. Fresh chives help them really stand out. —Jean McKenzie, Vancouver, WashingtonGo to Recipe
Peanut Caramel Brownie Bites
With their multiple decadent layers, these brownies are my family’s absolute favorite. —Ella Agans, Birch Tree, MissouriGo to Recipe
Enjoy deep-fried pickles? You’ll love this version even more. Dill pickle slices are coated with panko bread crumbs and spices, then air-fried until crispy. Dip them in ranch dressing for an appetizer you won’t soon forget. —Nick Iverson, Denver, ColoradoGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Quick Tortilla Pinwheels
Prepare these easy, cheesy rollups several days in advance if desired. Serve with your choice of mild or hot salsa or picante sauce. —Barbara Keith, Faucett, MissouriGo to Recipe
Queso Baked Nachos
I modified a nachos recipe I found, and my family loves it! It is now a regular at all of our parties or any time we’re craving nachos. —Denise Wheeler, Newaygo, MichiganGo to Recipe
The variety of tomatoes, onions and peppers makes this chunky salsa so good. Whenever I try to take a batch to a get-together, it’s hard to keep my family from finishing it off first! It’s a super snack with tortilla chips or as a relish with meat. —Connie Siese, Wayne, MichiganGo to Recipe
Margarita Chicken Quesadillas
Quesadillas have never tasted so good as when they are filled with slightly sweet onions and peppers and topped with lime butter and salt, the perfect balance of sweet and savory. This version is the perfect recipe for a summer party—or a great way to bring a little bit of summer into the cold winter months. —Stephanie Bright, Simpsonville, South CarolinaGo to Recipe
Pulled Pork Doughnut Hole Sliders
This slider recipe was created by accident when we had a surplus of root beer from a party. Now we can’t have barbecue any other way! —Eden Dranger, Los Angeles, CaliforniaGo to Recipe
Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls
One of my favorite slow-cooker recipes is this impressive buffalo chicken egg rolls appetizer. You can wrap the filling in egg roll wrappers and bake, or, for a bite-size version, use smaller wonton wraps. —Tara Odegaard, Omaha, NebraskaGo to Recipe
I love this recipe because I usually have the ingredients on hand and it is so easy to prepare. It’s one of those snacks that makes guests think you’ve gone the extra mile. —Pauline Porterfield, Roxboro, North CarolinaGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Savory Potato Skins
For a simple hot snack that really hits the spot on a cool fall evening, put together a plate of these crisp potato skins. —Andrea Holcomb, Torrington, ConnecticutGo to Recipe
Honey and Ale Pulled Chicken Sliders
Score big with your guests with a little bit of sweet heat! This recipe works well for a football party—the extra liquid in the slow cooker keeps the chicken nice and juicy all day long. —Julie Peterson, Crofton, MarylandGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Southwestern Bean Dip
Just by using different types of beans, you can make this dip as spicy as you like it. My family could eat this as a complete meal. —Jeanne Shear, Sabetha, KansasGo to Recipe
Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars
These chewy peanut butter chocolate bars are the perfect no-fuss contribution to a potluck or bake sale. I’ve discovered the trick is to get them into the refrigerator to set up before they disappear! —Lorri Speer, Centralia, WashingtonGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Root Beer Pulled Pork Nachos
I count on my slow cooker to do the honors when I have a house full of summer guests. Teenagers especially love DIY nachos. Try cola, ginger ale or lemon-lime soda if you’re not into root beer. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy EditorGo to Recipe
Sweet & Spicy Jalapeno Poppers
There’s no faster way to get a party started than with these bacon jalapeno poppers. Make them ahead and bake just before serving. Even the hot pepper intolerant will love them. —Dawn Onuffer, Crestview, FloridaGo to Recipe
Ham-Cheddar Cheese Ball
With the classic combo of ham and cheese, this spread is a year-round favorite at our house. For football parties, shape the mixture into a football and add strips of Swiss for the laces. —Michele Moore, Mooresville, IndianaGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Not only are these a perfect mid-morning or afternoon snack at work, they’re perfect for hungry kids just home from school. Plus, they make for fantastic party food! —Carrie Shaub, Mount Joy, PennsylvaniaGo to Recipe
Bacon Cheeseburger Slider Bake
I created this dish to fill two pans because these cheeseburger sliders disappear fast. Just cut the slider burgers recipe in half if you want to make only one batch. —Nick Iverson, Denver, ColoradoGo to Recipe
Ranch Snack Mix
This is a wonderful fast-to-fix munchie. The recipe makes tons and doesn’t involve any cooking. It’s a cinch to package in individual snack bags, it keeps its crunch and it’s a savory alternative to the cakes and pies usually offered at bake sales. —Linda Murphy, Pulaski, WisconsinGo to Recipe
Blue Cheese Potato Chips
Game day calls for something bold. I top potato chips with tomatoes, bacon and tangy blue cheese. I make two big pans, and they always disappear. —Bonnie Hawkins, Elkhorn, WisconsinGo to Recipe
Ranch dressing mix flavors this easy dip packed with shredded cheese. It’s perfect paired with pretzels. Be forewarned, though—it’s hard to stop eating once you’ve started! The beer cheese dip can be made with any type of beer, including nonalcoholic. I’ve taken it to many parties and I am always asked for the recipe. —Michelle Long, New Castle, ColoradoGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Spicy Southwest seasoning makes this snackin’-good popcorn ideal for any fiesta. —Katie Rose, Pewaukee, WisconsinGo to Recipe
Buffalo Wing Poppers
These buffalo chicken poppers combine the flavor of hot wings and jalapeño appetizers to make a snack greater than the sum of their parts. —Barbara Nowakowski, Mesa, ArizonaGo to Recipe
Five-Cheese Spinach & Artichoke Dip
Whenever I go to an event, I’m always asked to bring this hot dip. Five types of cheese make it a standout and oh-so delicious. I love its party-ready convenience— I serve it straight from the slow cooker, so set-up and clean-up are a breeze! —Noelle Myers, Grand Forks, North DakotaGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Peanut Butter Fudge Cups
My husband often travels during the week, and this fast-to-fix microwave peanut butter fudge recipe is perfect for just my 2-year-old and me. —Lori Brow, Manhattan, Illinois.Go to RecipeTaste of Home
These spicy pretzels were a huge hit at my daughter’s graduation party. The longer they sit, the spicier they get! —Gayle Zebo, Warren, PennsylvaniaGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Beefy Taco Dip
This taco dip is actually a combination of several different recipes I received from friends. I just experimented until I came up with my favorite. It’s always a hit, no matter where I take it. —Faye Parker, Bedford, Nova ScotiaGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Baked Spinach Dip Loaf
Any round loaf works as a serving bowl for this cream-cheesy dip, with spinach, cheddar, water chestnuts and, yes, bacon. Scoop the dip with the extra bread and veggies—then eat the bowl! —Frieda Meding, Trochu, AlbertaGo to Recipe
Mexican Chicken Wings
I make these spicy appetizers for parties and football games and never have any leftovers. The hot wings contrast nicely with the cool but zippy dip. When the wings run out, we use the extra cilantro dip on tortilla chips. —Barbara McConaughey, Houlton, WisconsinGo to Recipe
Soft Giant Pretzels
My husband and our friends and family love these soft, chewy pretzels. Let the bread machine mix the dough, then all you have to do is shape and bake these fun snacks. —Sherry Peterson, Fort Collins, ColoradoGo to Recipe
Creamy Buffalo Chicken Dip
This slightly spicy dip cleverly captures the flavor of Buffalo chicken wings. Using canned chicken eases preparation. —Allyson DiLascio, Saltsburg, PennsylvaniaGo to Recipe
Slow Cooker Candied Nuts
I like giving spiced nuts as holiday gifts. This slow cooker recipe with ginger and cinnamon is so good, you just might use it all year long. —Yvonne Starlin, Westmoreland, TennesseeGo to Recipe