Your Fave Bar Snacks for March Madness Parties
Is your bracket busted yet? Even if you're out of the office pool — maybe that's the reason it's called March Madness — 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!
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."
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!!!!"
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."
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.
"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."
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!
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.
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.