Superbly Simple Super Bowl Snacks

February 2nd, 2018

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The Super Bowl is nearly here! The Eagles and the Patriots (again, really?!) will go head to head in a battle of flying pigskins and clashing muscle. Your Stonehenge apartment is awesome (sorry for the shameless plug), so naturally it’s the perfect place to host a Super Bowl Bash. Nobody gets hungrier than sports fans, so you better have some snacks prepared. We’re here to help with a couple of delicious (and easy) recipes. Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers: The Jalapeno Popper is a classic sports bar dish. It’s basically the complete opposite of a healthy snack, so we’re going to go all in and make it even more unhealthy by adding bacon. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
  • 12 Jalapeno Peppers
  • ½ Cup of Cream Cheese
  • ½ Cup of Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 12 Slices of Bacon
Before you do anything else, crank your oven up to 400 degrees. Rinse your jalapenos and cut them in half lengthwise. Discard the seeds and stems. To create your delicious filling, mix your cream cheese and shredded cheddar together in a mixing bowl. Stir until everything is consistently mixed. Next, use a spoon to fill each half with the cheese mixture. Put the jalapeno halves back together and wrap them each in a slice of bacon. If they’re not staying together, feel free to add a toothpick--just be sure to remove those before eating. Arrange them on a baking sheet (covered in aluminum foil for easy clean up) and let them cook for about 15 minutes or until the bacon crisps to your liking. They’re now ready to serve! Loaded Potato Skins: If you’ve still got leftover bacon and cheddar, now’s your chance to use them up. Loaded potato skins are the perfect treat to enhance your enjoyment when viewing the athletic feats of people who are in better shape that you’ll ever be. Make sure you have these in your kitchen before you begin:
  • 8 russet potatoes
  • ⅓ Cup of Sour Cream
  • 6 Slices of Bacon
  • 2 Cups of Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 tbsp of Butter
  • Fresh Chives
  • Kosher Salt
  • Pepper
Your first task is to separate the skins from the rest of the potatoes. Poke a few holes in them with forks and bake them in the oven for about an hour at 400 degrees to soften them. You can also microwave them if you’re impatient. While you wait, crisp up your bacon and chop it into tiny pieces. When the potatoes are finished, pull them out of the oven and use a spoon to dig the flesh out of the skin. Turn your oven up to broil. Set the flesh aside to use in another dish. (Mashed potatoes, perhaps?) Melt your butter in the microwave and use it to coat the potato skins all over. Season everywhere salt and pepper. Slide them back into the oven for about 3 minutes, or until the sides start to turn brown. Remove your skins from the oven and sprinkle them with cheese and bacon--the more the better. Replace them in the oven until the cheese is fully melted. At last, you can pull them out. Add a dollop of cream cheese to each one, and a sprinkling of chopped chives. Let them cool a for a moment before devouring. Baked Buffalo Wings: There’s no dish more closely associated with football watching than buffalo wings, but we’re betting you don’t have a deep fryer at home. No worries, this recipe can be prepared in an oven! Here are the ingredients:
  • 20 Chicken Wings
  • ¾ Cup of Flour
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ Cup of Melted Butter
  • ½ Cup of Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ Cup of Franks Red Hot Sauce
  • salt
Start by covering a large baking sheet in aluminium foil. A light coating of cooking spray will ensure that your wings don’t stick. Fill a resealable plastic bag with flour, garlic powder, cayenne and a few pinches of salt. Shake well to mix it all up before adding a few wings to the bag. Shake some more to evenly coat your wings in the flour mixture. Repeat until all of the wings have been covered and placed neatly on your cooking pan. Now it’s time to chill your wings. This will give the flour mixture some time to adhere to your meat. Simply set them in your fridge for about an hour. While you wait, mix your melted butter and hot sauce in a separate bowl. Heat your oven to 400 degrees. Before baking your wings, dip them in your butter/hot sauce mixture. They’ll need to cook for about 45 minutes. Be sure to flip them when they’re about halfway done, so they cook evenly. Super Bowl Sangria: You’re probably going to have a lot of beer on hand during your Super Bowl celebration, but why not compliment it with a little bit of Sangria? Sangria is best when it sits for a few hours, so make sure you whip this up the night before.
  • 1 Bottle of Dry Red Wine (use the cheap stuff)
  • 1 Cup of Orange Juice
  • 1.5 Cups of White Rum
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Orange
  • 1 Apple
  • ½ Cup of Sugar
Chop up all of your fruits and throw them in a pitcher. Add your rum and use a wooden spoon to gently crush your fruit. Stow the pitcher in your fridge for about two hours, this will let the fruit break down and add flavor. Before you retire for the evening, add your wine and orange juice and stir gently. Replace you newly mixed sangria in the fridge and let it chill overnight. That’s it! Just be sure to give it another stir before serving.