Decked Out, Superbowl Inspired Piggies in a Blanket (and More Snacks for an Epic Superbowl Party)

Tomorrow is the big game!  And, now that you know all about my football history (if you missed it, I spilled the beans in my last post), we need to find some serious snacks (besides my big batch, game day, serve yourself chili bar).

So, take a look at this “not good for you at all” Superbowl conversation starter!!!

There’s no recipe for this but what you’ll need is some cocktail wieners, a package of Pillsbury dough (or some pizza dough), some of your favourite chili (or my Big Batch Chili), some shredded cheese and accompaniments of your choice (I used salsa and guacamole, but you can use ketchup and mustard!!)

Open up the packages and cut the dough into smaller strips…

Roll each small hotdog with a piece of dough and place, standing up,  in a cake pan…

Remember to place a small oven-proof dish in the centre to hold that space while they bake.  Once you are done standing all the hotdogs up around the smaller dish, bake at 375 for about 15 minutes…

Make sure you have your chili ready and your cheese shredded…

Remove the smaller dish and place a dinner plate on top of the cake pan and invert; then invert the cake plate into a larger pan (I like my cast iron pan…it keeps the food warm longer!)

Place the chili around the edge…

Top with cheese…

And bake again until the chili is heated through and the cheese is melted… fill center with toppings of your choice (I used salsa and cold guacamole)

So bad, but ohhhh so good!!!

They’re wee little dogs!!

Wait…what did I hear you say?  You want some healthy eating options? Well, say no more!  Here are a few healthy bites:

Why not try some of my Vegan Queso for any of your guest that might not want animal products?  It’s a bit more work, but it’s mighty tasty!  And a party is never a party until you have The Coolest Veggie Basket  – this is a conversation starter for sure!  Hey, why not have your guests make their own Thai Wraps ?  Just set it all up and have them serve themselves!!  I’m not sure about you but sometimes I just want a french fries but, wouldn’t it be great if we could find a bit of a healthier version?  Well, why not try these babies...crunchy zucchini fries!?!?

Okay, that’s enough healthy talk…let’s get to some typical game day fare!!

Nothing says Superbowl more than Jalapeno Poppers – take a peak at how easy these are to make (just make sure you wear gloves…getting that hot juice in your eyes can be a killer!!)

Or a Puff pastry wrapped version of the poppers – this one is different but just as yummy!!!

And speaking of goodies wrapped in pastry, how about these phyllo wrapped bacon asparagus spears?

Sometimes  you want a baked potato but in a bite sized form…well, look no further:

Crispy loaded baby potatoes will satisfy your craving without breaking the calorie bank!

Want to learn how to make an epic cheese board? Well, here you go!!!

How about a big ol’ plate of perogies? But in a bite sized form? Check out this post!!

You want to make a good baked brie that everyone will go gaga over?  Well, you gotta try this’ll never make baked brie any other way!

So, what do you guys think?  I that enough Superbowl inspiration?  I don’t know about you, but that’s enough to get me to halftime for real!!!

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