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It's Game Day

Bring 'em in on game day with crowd-pleasing bar snacks, small bites and appetizers

Serve them what they yearn for on game day—shareables, bar bites, appetizers—food they can dig into while enjoying a shared experience. And although these fantastic recipes below are suited up for game day, they also answer a call for flexible dining options. Engineering your menu with more choices makes good business sense. According to Technomic, 37% of overall consumers and 47% of Millennials say they are more likely to order small plates when dining with others.¹ Appetizer orders are up, too, so make yours stand out: 38% of consumers say they order appetizers on all or most of their restaurant visits, up from 27% in 2009

Game Day Recipes
Bold Bar Bites
Pickled Jalapeño Won Ton Poppers Pickled Jalapeño Won Ton Poppers

Alternate profile: replace jalapeño with smoked salmon, replace cheese with capers

Fried Mac 'n' Cheese Balls with Open Pit Fried Mac 'n' Cheese Balls with Open Pit

Other idea: for a bolder profile, add a dash of Tapatío Hot Sauce to barbecue sauce

Snack 'n' Share
BBQ-Ranch Pork Nachos BBQ-Ranch Pork Nachos

Alternate idea: replace pork with chicken

Hot Artichoke Dip Hot Artichoke Dip

Alternate profile: spread over flatbread for another great shareable

Stove Top Stuffing-Breaded Crispy Chicken Tenders Stove Top Stuffing-Breaded Crispy Chicken Tenders

Alternate profile: feature tenders in a mini biscuit sandwich

Sensational Sliders
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Other idea: switch out garnish with blue-cheese crumbles

Double-Decker Sliders with Fire-Roasted Red Pepper Sauce Double-Decker Sliders with Fire-Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Alternative carrier: use mini pretzel buns instead of plain ones

Mini Jibarito Burgers with Fried Plantains Mini Jibarito Burgers with Fried Plantains

Other spread: go for the classic profile, which sees the plantains topped with mayonnaise

It’s All About the Wings
Country-Style Chicken Wings with Corn Muffin Minis Country-Style Chicken Wings with Corn Muffin Minis

Dipping sauce idea: serve the wings with a local honey for dipping

Honey Dijon Ranch Wings Honey Dijon Ranch Wings

Dipping sauce idea: serve with Kraft Ranch Dressing embellished with honey and Sriracha hot sauce

Root Beer-Glazed Chicken Wings Root Beer-Glazed Chicken Wings

Other application for BBQ sauce: brush onto grilled lamb chops

Game Day Drinks
Smokehouse Bloody Mary Smokehouse Bloody Mary

Garnish idea: add a pickle spear and a swizzle stick of beef jerky

Creamy Irish Coffee Creamy Irish Coffee

Mocktail twist: replace whiskey with Irish cream-flavored coffee creamer

Peach Smash Peach Smash

Special extra: change out the fresh basil for a sprig of fresh thyme

Game Day Appetizers