Are you ready to kick off football season?

By F&W Editors
Updated May 31, 2017
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French Fries with Bulgogi and Caramelized Kimchi
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It’s officially football season, which, for us, means it’s time to kick our snack-making muscles into gear. Start the season strong with a platter of these ultra-meaty snacks.

1. Hogs in a Blanket

Hogs in a Blanket
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Classic American appetizers like spicy wings and deviled eggs are perfect for everything from game days to graduation parties. Whether you're looking for a twist on your favorite hors d'oeuvre or want a traditional recipe, we've got you covered. From perfect crab cakes to baked Buffalo chicken wings, here are our best all-American appetizers.

This fun, highbrow take on pigs in a blanket swaps spicy andouille sausage for the hot dogs.

2. Goat Cheese & Chorizo Rolls

Goat Cheese and Chorizo Rolls
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These cheesy, spicy rolls are a riff on Argentinean street food.

3. Natchitoches Meat Pies with Spicy Buttermilk Dip

Natchitoches Meat Pies with Spicy Buttermilk Dip
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The sauce for these mini meat pies combines two quintessential Southern ingredients: buttermilk and hot sauce.

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The sauce for these mini meat pies combines two quintessential Southern ingredients: buttermilk and hot sauce.

4. Ham, Soppressata and Two-Cheese Stromboli

Cheese Stromboli 
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This hearty Stromboli, stuffed with several kinds of Italian meats and cheese, is easy to reheat—or enjoy cold—for a snack at any time.

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This hearty Stromboli, stuffed with several kinds of Italian meats and cheese, is easy to reheat—or enjoy cold—for a snack at any time.

5. French Fries with Bulgogi and Caramelized Kimchi

French Fries with Bulgogi and Caramelized Kimchi
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Let’s venture away from the typical pigs in blankets and bowls of pretzels shall we? Experiment with these tasty, more original snacks. From one-pot sticky chicken wings to bacon-bourbon brownies, here are 22 innovative game day snacks.

For his famous late-night snack, Austin chef Jae Kim tops hot french fries with caramelized kimchi, grilled Korean-style beef and a mayo spiked with sriracha.

6. Chicken Crisps

Chicken Crisps
Crispy chicken skins are even better than fried pork rinds.
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Crispy chicken skins are even better than fried pork rinds.

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Crispy chicken skins are even better than fried pork rinds.

7. Maple-Bacon Popcorn

Maple-Bacon Popcorn
Adding a little maple syrup and a lot of bacon to fresh popcorn transforms it into a decadent, irresistible snack.
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Adding a little maple syrup and a lot of bacon to fresh popcorn transforms it into a decadent, irresistible snack.

8. Soppressata Bundles with Radicchio and Goat Cheese

Soppressata Bundles
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It’s officially football season, which, for us, means it’s time to kick our snack-making muscles into gear. Start the season strong with a platter of these ultra-meaty snacks, from goat cheese & chorizo rolls to natchitoches meat pies with spicy buttermilk dip to French fries with bulgogi and caramelized kimchi.

Easy to make and fun to eat, these soppressata-wrapped cones are filled with tangy pepperoncini and peppery radicchio.

9.Bacon Candy

Bacon Candy
Crispy, sweet and salty, this three-ingredient snack is ready in just 25 minutes.
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From guacamole to brownies, everything’s better with bacon. That's why we've got seven indulgent ways to sneak smoky bacon into your favorite game day dishes. You won't be able to resist recipes like maple-glazed peanuts & bacon, bacon-bourbon brownies with pecans and pimento cheese & bacon crostini.

Crispy, sweet and salty, this three-ingredient snack is ready in just 25 minutes.