SUPER SNACKS FOR SUPER BOWL SUNDAY

Super BowlSuper Bowl Sunday is the second highest day of food consumption in the United States, after Thanksgiving. An average of 1,200 calories per person will be ingested during Sunday’s game! Some of the mind-boggling, waist-expanding estimates of food to be eaten include:

  • 11 million slices of Domino’s pizza
  • 4.3 million pounds of pretzels
  • 8.2 million pounds of tortilla chips
  • 11.2 million pounds of potato chips
  • 1.23 BILLION chicken wings!
  • And to wash it all down…51.7 million cases of beer.*

Nine out of ten people watch the game from home—either their own or somebody else’s. Whether hosting or taking a snack to a friend’s Super Bowl Party, the good cooks of The Debbie Reed Team have compiled a few recipes below to help insure that your snacks are worth the calories. So, here they are… DRT’s Super Snacks for Super Bowl Sunday!

AVOCADOESGUACAMOLE

8 million pounds of avocadoes will give their lives to make guacamole consumed during Super Bowl XLVII. For this recipe, however, 2-3 avocadoes is all you need—and you’ll have the fans raving!

  • 2-3 ripe avocadoes, mashed with a fork
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 1 T finely diced onion
  • 1 t salt
  • 1/8 t chili powder

Mix all together. Serve immediately, if possible. It can be preserved for about an hour in the refrigerator by putting the avocado pits into the guacamole and sealing with plastic wrap. Very ripe Haas avocadoes (the dark, bumpy ones) make the best guac.

easybakedjalapenopoppersbanEASY BAKED JALAPENO POPPERS

Description: Jalapeno halves stuffed with cheeses and cilantro and baked for a fabulous appetizer or snack!

  • 12 large jalapeno peppers
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 6 ounces (1 1/2 cups) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup (packed) finely chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Bread crumbs or Parmesan cheese, optional

1. Wearing protective rubber or plastic gloves, slice jalapenos in half lengthwise and remove the meat and seeds.*
2. In a medium mixing bowl, beat the cheeses, cilantro, and salt until creamy. Spread into halved peppers. If desired, dip or roll the tops of the peppers (the open cheese-stuffed side) in bread crumbs or grated parmesan cheese.
3. Place peppers cheese-side-up on a baking sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes or until hot and lightly browned on top. Serve and enjoy!
*If you like extra hot foods, you may want to leave the meat and/or seeds in the peppers. But taste and see how hot the pepper is first! We've found that home-grown jalapenos are much hotter than store-bought jalapenos.
Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes

jonpoppers thumbBacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Jalapeno Bites

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 12 Jalapenos, halved & seeded
  • 24 – six inch pieces of bacon, uncooked

Preheat oven to 350F. Combine cream cheese and spices in small bowl. Spoon mixture into each pepper half, until level. Wrap each in bacon, and place on baking sheet. Bake for 40-45 minutes.
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*All statistics gathered from www.foxsports.com.

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