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Super Bowl Snacks (Julia’s Version)

February 4, 2024

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Jules has a few dietary restrictions (mostly gluten- and dairy-free), but that’s never stopped our family from indulging in our favorite foods. With a little creativity and a lot of taste-testing, I’ve found lots of great substitutes that are crowd-pleasers. No need to make any disclaimers on these Game Day snacks — your party people won’t be able to tell the difference between my nachos and the “real thing.”

Gluten-Free, Dairy-free Nachos

These are a weeknight staple in our house (because they’re so easy), but you can dress ’em up for the big game with all of the toppings.

Gluten-Free, Dairy-free Chipotle Chicken Dip

Better than Buffalo Chicken Dip, this snack-a-tizer has a subtle heat and a ton of flavor. It’s the kind of dip that’s so good that everyone stands around it until it’s gone.

Mango Coconut-Glazed Chicken Wings

Sweet and tangy, these are the wings of my dreams. Pro tip: Grill (or bake) or wings before smothering them in this awesome sauce. The sugar won’t burn off, and you’ll be left with a killer (finger-licking) flavor.

Lime & Cilantro Air Fryer Chicken Wings

An Air Fryer is an awesome method for crisping up some chicken wings, and lime + cilantro is a glaze everyone goes for. This one is slightly unexpected, so if you’re bringing something to the party — surprise them with these.

Chicharron de Ribeye Tacos 

Crispy beef, creamy guac, simple toppings. Best of all, this handheld snack can be downed in two or three bites, so you’re free for celebratory high fives.

BBQ Pork Belly Bites

These are tender and tangy and easily speared with a toothpick. This is a great hot app to pass around when the chips are getting low.

The Perfect Charcuterie Board

There’s a formula to this. A playbook, if you will. Make sure all of the key players are present and accounted for. (There are plenty of gluten-free crackers and dairy-free cheeses to populate a board, but a sampler like this can have something for everyone.)

Five-Minute Hummus

This hummus is better than anything you can buy at the store, and you can put it together on a commercial break.

Smash Burgers 

If you have a flat-top grill or a griddle, you have to burger this way. It’s just crispier and juicier than a regular burger — and therefore, far superior. Don’t skimp on the seasoning, the sauce, or the pickles, please. (Swap in vegan cheddar for the win.)

(Keto) Coconut Shrimp

Cucumber & Bacon Bites

Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Corn

Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs

Grilled Turkey & Beef Meatballs With Smoked Marinara

Gluten-free, Dairy-free Crab Dip

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