The super bowl is here again. Just like that. While I’m not a football fanatic, I’m absolutely here for the food. We will of course be enjoying pulled pork and my mom’s famous chocolate cake the day of. But what about appetizers? These are some of our favorite no cook super bowl appetizer recipes!
4 No Cook Superbowl Appetizer Recipes
Firecracker Jalapeno Popper Bacon Cheese Dip
I don’t think I need to remind you how fabulous my aunt’s famous cheese ball recipe is. But this takes her recipe, combines it with a common Southern recipe (for firecrackers) and the jalapeno poppers I learned to make from mom. Plus it adds bacon. So really, there’s no losing here.
You’ll start by making the cheese ball base. Begin by combining the follow ingredients below:
- 1 (8 oz) Package of Cream Cheese
- 1/2 Packet of Knorr Vegetable Soup Mix
- 1/4 teaspoon of Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of Garlic Powder
- 1 Cup of Grated Cheese
- 1 cup of blended jalapenos
Now that these are all combined you’ve got your base! Now you of course want something to coat your cheese ball in for extra deliciousness right? Also, what’s a cheese ball without Southern Firecrackers?
You’re going to take a gallon bag and put all of the ingredients listed below inside. Make sure the bag is sealed and then turn it to combine all the ingredients for about 5 minutes. Or until everything is coated.
- 1 Sleeve of Crackers
- 1 1/2 Cups of Canola Oil
- 1 Heaping Tablespoon of Chile Powder
- 1 Heaping Tablespoon of Red Chile Flakes
- 1 (1 oz) Packet of Dry Ranch Mix
Rescue a few Firecrackers from the bag and crush them up. You’re going to mix the crumbles with bacon bits. (I used about 3 tablespoons of bacon bits and 3 Firecrackers for this part) Then you’re going to coat the top of your cheese ball. Use the remaining firecrackers to plate the cheese ball and eat them like a banshee for a full week. (I just used regular crackers so there were contrasting colors).
This recipe definitely has some bite to it but I like spicy things.
3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Brisket-esque Little Smokies
Everybody who I’ve ever met loves brisket. I mean seriously, we had it at our wedding for goodness sakes. All I ever wanted to learn was how to cook a beautiful, tender brisket. In all honesty it’s not even that hard. Sure there are few other things that factor in, but essentially as long as you use Claude’s Barbecue Brisket Marinade you’ll be in the right ball park!
So I decided to up my little smokies game for this Sunday with the same theory. For this Slow Cooker Brisket-esque little smokies recipe you’ll just need a few ingredients:
- 2 24 oz packages of Little Smokies
- 3/4 cup of Claude’s Barbecue Brisket Marinade
- 1 16 oz jar of Sweet Baby Ray’s Hickory & Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce
Mix up 3/4 cup of Claude’s Barbecue Brisket Marinade & 1 16 oz jar of Sweet Baby Ray’s Hickory & Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce. Whisk until combined. Dump your Little smokies into a greased slow cooker. Cover with the sauce mixture. Cook on high for 1-4 hours (until thoroughly warmed through). Serve with toothpicks and enjoy!
Berry Caprese Bites
I love these because not only are they cute & classy, they’re also not difficult. I mean hello, you’re essentially stuffing ingredients on a stick. But that doesn’t make them any less delicious! The ingredients to make these caprese bites include:
- Red Seedless Grapes or Blackberries
- Mozzarella Cheese
- Spinach (Or Some other leafy green)
- Balsamic Vinaigrette
You’ll need to roll out smaller portions of your mozzarella cheese. Once you’ve got this under control go ahead and begin by adding a grape or blackberry to your toothpick, the cheese and spinach. Or you can alternate all these ingredients with a touch of blackberries. I mean really it’s kind of up to you! Then you just drizzle balsamic vinaigrette over the top & wa-lah you’re done! (I bought balsamic vinaigrette in store which is definitely an option, but homemade is better if you have the time.)
Peach Jalapeno Jam, Cream Cheese & Crackers
Now maybe this is a New Mexico thing, but I absolutely love it. My favorite kind of jam (and pretty much the only jam I honestly like) is jalapeno jam. Specifically Peach Jalapeno Jam from Nana’s Chile Store in Garfield NM. I enjoy the sweetness and appreciate the bite it packs! It kind of reminds me of caviar. Slap this with some cream cheese on a cracker and you’ve nailed out your last appetizer. Don’t live near Garfield? Don’t worry, she has an online store. You can find it here. Though this product isn’t listed she does have a contact tab and bet she would ship it to you.
I was lucky enough to find this peach jalapeno jam while at a Christmas Craft fair benefiting a local band last year. I’ve been searching for it for quite awhile so it was a pleasant surprise.
Do you have any no cook super bowl appetizer recipes that are your go to?
Thanks for reading!