Simple Super Bowl Party Snacks for the Kids to Make

Fess up: is your Super Bowl party about the game, the commercials, or the food? It probably depends on who you ask, but we are all about the food in our house. You just can’t have a respectable Super Bowl party without snacks. A lot of kids couldn’t care less about what’s on TV– but you can bet they will be hovering around that snack table! To take some of the stress out of game day prep, I’ve compiled a few super simple recipes for the kids to make all on their own. From the two-ingredient yard line to the six, these simple Super Bowl party snacks for the kids to make will surely score a touchdown on Sunday.

Hut Hut, Peanut Butter Dip

1 cup peanut butter
1 cup vanilla yogurt
It doesn’t get much easier than this! Just mix the peanut butter and the yogurt together for a delicious dip. We love this with apple slices, and for a few bucks, you can get an apple slicer, so the kids can safely cut the apples. This also works with grapes, strawberries, caramel rice cakes, graham crackers, or pretzels.

Super Cookie

1 package sugar cookie dough
1 container frosting
1 tube writing icing

My mom used to make this when I was growing up, and it was always a favorite at the yearly Super Bowl party we attended. Roll the dough out onto a piece of parchment paper with a little bit of flour to help with stickiness. Hand form into one large football shape. Transfer the paper to a baking sheet and bake according to package directions. It will likely take longer than the suggested time since it is one large cookie instead of a bunch of small cookies. Cool completely, frost, and use the icing to decorate. You may select team colors or have an older child write “Super Bowl LIV 2020.” Serve on a platter and cut into pieces after the kids have shown off their game ball.

Touchdown Veggie Dip

1 cup sour cream
1 cup cottage cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
1 packet Ranch dressing mix
This is one of those recipes that has floated around friend and family groups for years, and everyone is always surprised at how easy it is. Combine all ingredients and refrigerate one hour prior to serving. To keep it super simple, serve with pre-cut veggies or ones that your kids can easily prepare.

Crockpot Kicker’s Bean Dip

1 block cream cheese, cubed
1 16 oz. jar salsa
1 cup sour cream
1 can refried beans
1 taco seasoning packet
One weekend, my husband was craving a hot dip. I just started dumping stuff into the crockpot, and this bean dip was born. We make it pretty regularly now, and it’s a favorite in our family! So simple for the little kids, too. Just add all ingredients to the crockpot and let it go for a few hours on low. Once the cream cheese is hot enough to fully incorporate, it’s ready. Serve with tortilla chips or Fritos.

Pick Six Snack Mix

1 bag chips (like Doritos, Fritos, Sunchips, or Bugles)
1 bag pretzels (sticks, twists, flavored pieces, or peanut butter filled)
1 box cereal (Chex, Life, or Cheerios)
1 box crackers (Cheez-its, Oyster crackers, Mini Club Crackers, or Malba Toasts)
1 package nuts (roasted peanuts, mixed nuts, beer nuts, or pistachios)
1 sweet (M&Ms, chocolate chips, dried fruit, or yogurt covered raisins)
My kids absolutely love to make a snack mix. They choose all of their favorites, and then we just dump it all in a huge bowl (or two) and mix it up. The beauty of this is you can take it any direction– keep it salty, take it to the sweet side, or go for a sweet and salty super bowl of snacks. It does make a ton, so feel free to half or adjust any quantities as you prefer.
Now, the kids can have a little fun preparing for game day this year and the adults can relax. I hope you’ll find one of these simple Super Bowl snacks to be a real score!
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Jessica Lukenbill
Here at Detroit Mom, I am surrounded by an awesome community of women who have helped me find a place where I feel I truly belong. I’m a proud foodie who keeps crazy busy with cooking and canning, gardening, decorating, craft projects, and more. My husband of 19 years is Jason, and we have Gwenna, 11, and Larson, 7, as well as a silver Lab named Indy. We have lived in New Hudson for almost four years now. Mid Michigan is home for me, but after my husband graduated college, we spent 16 years moving around his home state of Indiana. Just prior to moving back to Michigan, we lived in Southern California for three years, exploring and extreme-adventuring with our kids to every beautiful outdoor location we could find. We are the family that spends more weekends away than at home, and our kids are master-level road-trippers. Most of our summers are spent at the lake, where I'm convinced it's not a proper summer without a dip in the water every day from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Reach out and say hi sometime!



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