9 Best Ballpark Foods to Make for the World Series®

If you can't take yourself out to the ball game, you can always bring the best of the ball game home! Homemade popcorn, peanuts, hot dogs, nachos, and more! Enjoy these ballpark concession-stand classics as you watch the Astros and Braves slug it out in the World Series.

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Clone of a Cracker Jack®

Clone of a Cracker Jack on a white plate
voraciousgirl

You only need a few ingredients to make a homemade caramel sauce, which you'll pour over popcorn and peanuts and then bake in the oven. So easy! "I actually prefer this to regular Cracker Jack," says Karen Gaudette Brewer. "You get all the good flavor without having any stale pieces. I also like being able to control the popcorn-to-nut ratio!"

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Fried Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog

Fried Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog
Mackenzie Schieck

Top these bacon-wrapped dogs with your favorite toppings. "I am a simple girl: mustard, onion, and relish are all I need to be a happy camper," says Patty Cakes. "Perfectly DELISH!!"

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Real Nacho Cheese Sauce

plate of tortilla chips topped with homemade nacho cheese sauce and sliced jalapeno peppers
bd.weld

This ballpark-style nacho sauce is made with shredded Cheddar and a couple tablespoons of cream cheese and gets its kick from taco seasoning and a couple dashes of hot pepper sauce. "I often wonder how something so easy can taste so good," says bd.weld. "I used sharp Cheddar cheese and this turned out perfect. No doubt this will go great on just about anything."

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My Mom's Roasted Peanuts

My Mom's Roasted Peanuts
Photo by bd.weld.

There's nothing like roasted peanuts fresh from the oven. And this essential ballpark snack could not be easier to make at home. The ingredient list for this recipe includes exactly one item! Raw peanuts in their shell. You'll simply roast the nuts.

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Corn Dogs

Corn Dogs
sopenia

Corn dogs are not just for baseball fans, of course. "As a former carney, I LOVE these!" raves Keri. "The one thing I miss most about being a part of a traveling carnival company is the hand-dipped corn dogs." As an old pro, Keri has a couple suggestions for making them at home. "Dry the hot dogs with a paper towel before dipping them in the batter. This way, you don't need to coat them with flour or anything before dipping. And make sure your batter is ICE COLD."

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Buttery Soft Pretzels

baked pretzels on a baking sheet
trkeillor

Pair these soft pretzels with the nacho cheese for a winning combo. "WOW! These pretzels are absolutely amazing," says loves2cook. "They were soft and chewy on the inside, awesome flavor, with that great authentic thin pretzel crust on the outside."

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Detroit-Style Coney Dogs

Detroit-Style Coney Dogs
Mackenzie Schieck

The Tigers may not be in the Fall Classic this year, but this grilled Detroit-style dog can still represent! "Where I come from, no Tigers game is complete without a Detroit Coney," says Ashley Schulte. "It's a grilled, natural-casing hot dog, loaded with chili sauce, mustard, and onions. Yummy...Detroit-style yummy!"

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Super Easy Oven-Baked Garlic-Parmesan Fries

Super Easy Oven-Baked Garlic-Parmesan Fries

These fries are a great partner for hot dogs and burgers. "You will never want to have garlic fries anywhere else after you see how easy and delicious they come out at home!" says Anna, the recipe submitter. "You can actually taste the potatoes and not the bread crumbs, oil, and salt. Add any other spices of your choice."

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All-American Burger Dog

All-American Burger Dog
Photo by Christina.

This burger dog is "far more than a hot dog-shaped cheeseburger," says Chef John. The burger's shape helps develop an incredible tasting grilled crust that covers more surface area than a typical patty, and the proportions between meat, cheese, and bun are exceptional. "It's a one-handed wonder that's perfectly proportioned and easier to eat than a regular cheeseburger."

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