3 Recipes to Score at Your Big Game Party

On the day of the big game, we get together to watch football and have fun, but we also gather for another important reason: eating delicious food. Typical fare for Super Bowl parties includes crowd-pleasers such as wings, pizza, burgers, and nachos. Those things are popular for a reason–they’re delicious–but we’re offering ideas to put your own twist on traditional Super Bowl recipes. Make your mark and wow your guests with these 3 spins on classic favorites.

Buffalo Chicken Cheese Balls

Wings can get messy when you’re mingling at a party, so these fried Buffalo Chicken Cheese Balls are a great way to bring the flavor without sticky fingers.

1 store-bought rotisserie chicken

1/4 cup hot sauce (recommended: Frank’s Red Hot)

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 3/4 cups sharp Cheddar

1/4 cup freshly sliced scallions

1 cups all-purpose flour

3 eggs, lightly beaten

2 cups panko bread crumbs

Vegetable oil, for frying

Blue Cheese Dip:

1 1/2 cups mayonnaise

1/2 cup packed blue cheese, broken up

1/2 teaspoon hot sauce

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 lemon, juiced

1 teaspoon chopped garlic

Shred chicken and place in a large bowl, then add the hot sauce, pepper, cheese, and scallions, tossing to combine. Roll into golf ball-sized balls. Dip each ball into flour, then the eggs, and then the breadcrumbs. Fry in 350 degree oil for 2 minutes and drain on paper towel-lined plate. Serve with sauce and enjoy!

Charleston Cheese Dip

Chips and dip will never fail to be a hit at any party. Try Trisha Yearwood’s Charleston Cheese Dip for something unique that will have all your guests coming back for seconds.

1/2 cup mayonnaise

One 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened

1 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese

1/2 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese

2 green onions, finely chopped

1 dash cayenne pepper

8 butter crackers, crushed, such as Ritz

8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

Corn chips, crackers or bagel chips, for serving

Mix cheeses, onions, and pepper. Bake in a shallow baking dish for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Top with bacon and serve with chips.

Touchdown Cookies

Every decent party needs a delicious dessert. These Touchdown Cookies are a great way to end the fun-filled day.

1 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons cream of tartar

1 teaspoon baking soda

GLAZE:

2 cups confectioners’ sugar

4 to 5 tablespoons hot water

3 to 4 teaspoons baking cocoa

Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and beat well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine dry ingredients and then incorporate slowly into wet. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours. Roll out dough on a lightly-floured surface and cut with a football-shaped cookie cutter. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
For the icing, mix sugar and hot water until desired consistency. Set aside 3 tablespoons. Add cocoa to remaining glaze and spread on cookies. Pipe white glaze on cookies to form football laces.

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