March Madness Munchies: Top Bar Snacks for Game Day!

Is your bracket busted yet? Even if you’re out of the office pool, there’s still plenty of good reasons to get together with your college basketball loving friends. We’ve got 8 of ’em right here, including bacon-wrapped pickles, decadent dips, and nachos that are as exciting as a shot going in at the buzzer. Here’s the lineup for a big WIN!

1. Bacon-Wrapped Pickles

Recipe creator France C. explains, “You can pretty much wrap anything in bacon, including pickles! These are perfect for game day or any time of year. Thick-cut bacon doesn’t work as well for these, so use the thinner slices. Serve with ranch or blue cheese dressing. These are also tasty dipped in Buffalo sauce.”

France C.

2. Restaurant-Style Buffalo Chicken Wings

This one gets high fives for being so easy to make. In fact, Theresa reported in her glowing review: “I’m a terrible cook and this recipe made me look like an awesome cook. My entire family loved this!!!!”

Tricia Winterle Jaeger

3. Brown Sugar Smokies

Just three ingredients, but a whole lot of flavor. Leslie dished up 5 stars in a recent review: “I made this for a party and they were gone within 15 min. after setting them out. This will be a definite on my party menus for now on.”


4. 7-Layer Taco Dip

If you build it, they will come! This classic is so satisfying, especially when you’re cooking for a crowd. Sports fans report that it’s a huge hit at parties: “Absolutely delish!!!! Would make it again!” gushed MJgirlie.

Photo by LDYLVBGR.

5. Insanely Amazing Jalapeno Cheese Dip

“Take this delicious, 5-minute prep, jalapeno cheese dip to BBQs, cookouts, parties, or any other occasion,” says happywife05. “This dish will make you the most popular person there! Serve with bread, crackers, or chips.”


6. Totchos Libre

Substitute tortilla chips with potato nuggest (okay, they’re Tater Tots) to create this multi-layered explosion of fun on a plate. Soup Loving Nicole went one step further and cooked the tots in her waffle iron, saying, “Instead of baking the tots in the oven I cooked them in my waffle iron which made a fun presentation and also sped up cooking time.” Well played!

Sheila LaLonde

7. Baked Buffalo Chicken Dip

Wings are great, but this scoop-able variation scores huge cheers for adding gooey cheese to the winning combo. “Excellent dish! I made it for an office party. There were several Buffalo Chicken dips there but my dish was the only empty one at the end of the party!” raves Maria856.

Buffalo Chicken Dip | Photo by Mackenzie Schieck.

8. Beer Margaritas

Because, well… you’re going to need something fun to toast your team’s win. Or drown your sorrows at the loss. There are tons of 5-star favoes for this refreshing cocktail: “The Best Margarita by far!!! even if you are not a beer drinker, trust me you will love this,” said JMROSS.

Beer Margaritas | Photo by docswife.

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