5 Simple Super Bowl Snacks For Super Bacon Fiends
One of my go-to Super Bowl snacks recipes back in the day was for bacon-wrapped shrimp with water chestnuts, and they would always go before everything else on the table was even touched.
I still go back to that favorite once in a while, but I might have been a little naïve in thinking it was what I cooked that was so awesome, and not just the fact it was bacon.
Bacon beats everything.
As a matter of fact, the best food I’ve ever eaten at any sports stadium was the Jack Daniel’s Bacon on a Stick at Orioles Park in Camden Yards.
So I decided to make a short list of some Super Bowl snacks involving bacon, but I wanted to make sure they were real simple, and real good.
Bacon Cooking Tip: Put some parchment paper out onto a baking sheet, then line the bacon slices down it, bake it at 375 degrees for 20 minutes, turning once, and you’ll save yourself a lot of bacon-cooking hassle.
If you’re wondering, my recipe that I mentioned that the very top is basically marinating some shrimp in a soy sauce/brandy mixture, with minced garlic, for about one hour. Then skewer each shrimp (you can even halve larger shrimp) with a toothpick, along with a water chestnut slice. Wrap all of that with a half-slice of bacon, so that the toothpick goes through the bacon. Then bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, and serve with duck sauce. These are even awesome at room temperature – but they never make it that far.
5 Simple Super Bowl Snacks Made With Bacon
Meanwhile, here are some other simple Super Bowl snacks made with bacon!
It don’t get much easier than this! Ritz crackers, bacon and brown sugar! It’s like a Super Bowl party in my Super Bowl mouth! See if you can get the Ritz Football Crackers. One reviewer even noted that if you wanted to make it savory, you could sprinkle parmesan cheese on it instead of brown sugar.
Unfortunately, the name is a lie as the “L” doesn’t exist, since it’s basically just bacon, sour cream, mayo and a diced tomato. It suggests dipping crackers or chips, but my eye tells me that plain Ritz Chips would be perfect for this -- or crustinis.
At first, I thought it said bacon “bear” cheese dip, and I thought, there’s no way I’m going to make a cheese dip out of a bear – not after I saw, “The Revenant”!
You need cheddar cheese, cream cheese, dry ground mustard, bacon and beer. (And pretzel rods or crusty bread!)
This is a little more involved, but it’s still pretty simple with just five ingredients. However, you do have to assemble it, as opposed to mixing stuff like in the other simple recipes. Basically, you’re combining the ingredients (bacon, cream cheese, finely chopped onion and ground pepper), then spreading it over rolled out crescent roll dough. Then you roll, slice, bake and eat!
While these might be more deviled eggs than they are bacon, I think the cheese and bacon really set it apart from regular deviled eggs. You basically need mayo, bacon, mustard and cheddar cheese – and eggs.
Before bacon came around, they just called it a football game. Now, it’s the Super Bowl! Hopefully, you’ll find these simple Super Bowl snacks with bacon as good as I did!
Last year, I listed off some of my other favorite Super Bowl snacks, so check those out, too!
Bacon Photo Credit: Tannis Toohey, Getty Images
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