I just love the Super Bowl because it is all about
football food! It is a great “holiday” to make lots of fun little bites for. Especially out here on the West Coast, where festivities begin at noon, there are many hours of eating that happen. Growing up we always had snacks, but being that in the East the game doesn’t start until dinner time, we focused mostly on a big pot of chili and cornbread muffins. So, I really enjoy this new world of an appetizer “holiday’! In honor of the big game, I came up with these appetizers for this year’s party at a friend’s house. I know I am posting this past the big day, but these are versatile enough for any party.
Buffalo Chicken Cups. Makes 32 mini cups. (Recently I have seen similar recipes around, however, I thought this up on my very own before seeing any others.)
8 large egg roll wrappers
1 12.5 oz can of chicken breast meat, drained
1/4 C Frank Red Hot Sauce, or your favorite wing sauce
4 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese, room temperature
2 oz blue cheese crumbles
3 green onions
blue cheese dressing
Preheat oven to 350.
Combine chicken, hot sauce, cream cheese and blue cheese crumbles in a bowl. Cut egg roll wrappers into quarters. Using a mini cupcake tray, grease cups (I use coconut oil, but you can use cooking spray) and line each one with one of the wrapper quarters. Fill each cup with a scoop of chicken mixture. Bake for 15 minutes. sprinkle with green onions. Serve with celery and blue cheese dressing.
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Dip. (Recipe inspired by Healthy Food for Living)
8 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 C Greek yogurt
4 T turbinado sugar
1/2 t vanilla extract
1/4 t kosher salt
1/2 C mini chocolate chips
With a hand mixer, combine cream cheese, yogurt, sugar, vanilla, and salt. Using a spatula, fold in chocolate chips. Put mixture in a serving dish and serve with dippers of choice, I like to use apple slices and graham crackers.