Special of the Day: Super Simple Super Bowl Snacks

03 Feb Special of the Day: Super Simple Super Bowl Snacks


Parmesan Thyme Popcorn

Parmesan Thyme Popcorn

Super Bowl Sunday is upon us this coming weekend, and Special of the Day has you covered with a few make-ahead-and-enjoy-later snacks for the big game.

Requiring minimal ingredients and limited prep time, these super simple snacks are sure to score big with fans of any persuasion. Toss together a batch of Parmesan Thyme Popcorn and whip up a Stadium Snacker, then kick back and relax knowing you’re ready for action on Game Day.

Throw a crowd-pleasing tailgating party of your own with this week’s  Special of the day: Super Simple Super Bowl Snacks and recipes for  Parmesan Thyme Popcorn and Stadium Snacker with Pretzel Crisps and Celery Sticks. Enjoy!

Recipes and food photography by Sydne George.

Parmesan Thyme Popcorn

(makes about eight cups)

76.3 grambag of microwave popcorn

2 tbsp. butter, melted

1 tbsp. dried thyme

¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated

Grind thyme in food processor until fine. Combine ground thyme and parmesan in small bowl and stir to combine thoroughly. Pop popcorn according to package instructions. Transfer popped popcorn to medium sized brown paper bag. Add melted butter, fold bag over to close and shake to coat, distributing evenly. Add parmesan thyme mixture, fold bag over to close and shake to distribute evenly. Serve in food cones or individual bags. Garnish with a fresh thyme sprig. Enjoy!

Stadium Snacker

Stadium Snacker

Stadium Snacker with Pretzel Crisps and Celery Sticks

(serves 10-12)

Two 8-ounce packages cream cheese,  softened

1 cup smooth peanut butter

2 tbsp. honey

1/8 tsp. salt

2 tbsp. cream

¾ cup honey roasted peanuts, chopped

Pretzel crisps, for serving

Celery sticks, for serving

Beat cream cheese, peanut butter, honey, salt and cream in bowl of electric mixer until well-mixed and fluffy. Transfer to serving platter, smoothing spread into the shape of a football. Sprinkle with chopped honey roasted peanuts. Arrange pretzel crisps and celery sticks around edges of platter with a spreader. Enjoy!

Sydne George is a food journalist specializing in recipe development, food writing and food photography. She can be reached at sydnegeorge@hotmail.com . Sydne’s recipes from “Special of the day” are archived at http://sydnegeorge.com/blog/.

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