If you’re like ninety percent of Americans, you’ll be spending the NFL championship game at someone’s home which means that you’ll be looking for some super snacks for Super Bowl 48. Did you know that people spend over a billion dollars on munchies for the Super Bowl? This doesn’t even include booze!
Check out our fun info-graphic and you’ll see that people spend $10 million more on beer during freaking Labor Day than they do at the Super Bowl. Obviously, $49.3 million on beer sales is still a lot. If the average price of a beer is $6 then you’re looking at well over 8 million cans of Budweiser being guzzled down for the big event. That’s a mountain of empty calories!
What I found even more interesting is that crackers – CRACKERS!!! – lead all other super snacks for Super Bowl 48. I mean, who in the hell is eating crackers instead of potato chips or nachos? Who are these health nuts? I want to know!
The average person will spend about $60 on Super Bowl Sunday. If you’re hosting or attending a party, here are some easy home cooked meals to make sure your guests are properly fed with super snacks for Super Bowl 48.
Super Snacks for Super Bowl 48
1. Chicken Wings
You can actually buy wings at the butcher for super cheap, bread them yourself using a milk, egg and crumb mixture of your choosing (I like Doritos myself) and then bake them in the oven. There’s tons of recipes on the internet. You don’t have to eat those disgusting globs of meat you get from the pizza delivery shop if you don’t want to. It’s the Super Bowl for goodness sakes. Put some effort in to it.
2. Semi-Homemade Pizza
Go out and buy five frozen pizzas, cover them in extra cheese you grate yourself and then top them with whatever fancy feasts that you want (don’t use actual fancy feast unless you’re a cat…and if you are a cat how are you surfing the internet right now?). You can make your own Hawaiian style with chunky, fresh pineapple and store bought, cured ham or even top it with steak and mushrooms depending on your preference. Added bonus – use Delisio so when friends ask “is this delivery?” you can tell them it’s Delisio. It’s more fun than you think it is, especially when everyone’s drunk.
3. Charcuterie and Cheese Platter
Get to your butcher to create one of my favorite super snacks for Super Bowl 48. Just ask them for about 500 grams each of salami, pastrami, prosciutto and whatever else you like (I add bologna because I’m a weirdo), serve with two French baguettes, a couple hunks of brie and Camembert and you are immediately much cooler than another host on the planet. Everyone loves saying “charcuterie” as well. Serve on a wooden cutting board with a couple small butter knives and you’re good to go.
4. Two Servings of Nachos
Why two? One for meat lovers and another for vegetarians (i.e. your friends’ girlfriends). If you need to make your own guacamole, just chop up about five or six avocados, add some olive oil and blend it up. It’s that easy. Do NOT be that guy who serves crackers as one of your super snacks for Super Bowl 48 or I will come to your house and burn that mother to the ground.
5. Pulled Pork Sandwiches
If you really want to fill up your guests, go buy a hunk of pork shoulder and cook it for a long time. Rub it with salt, pepper, let it marinate the night before in a blend of garlic, rosemary, olive oil or whatever else you like (some people even use apple juice) and then cook it either in a slow cooker or Dutch oven for about 4-8 hours. If you don’t have either of those, you can actually simmer it in a pot of boiling water or broth for about six hours and still get awesome results. Serve with Kaisers buns, mayonnaise and you have an instant favorite when it comes to super snacks for Super Bowl 48.