Buffalo Chicken Dip to Honey Glazed Pretzels we have Super Bowl Snacks

    Posted by  ·  January 30, 2009

    Buffalo Chicken dip is one of my all time favorites.  I am constantly asked for the recipe, and when I am brining a dish to share at different parties, this one is often requested!  Luckily it is super easy to make, so I never mind whipping it up for a football loving crowd.

    Buffalo Chicken Dip

    buffalo chicken dip


    It is football season, and if you are having a house full of guests, it is time to get thinking about some easy crowd pleasing foods!  Football fans like finger food.  They want something easy that they can quickly grab and not miss a minute of the action!  Here are a couple of recipes that are sure to keep the crowd happy–unless their team is losing–I don’t have a recipe to fix that!

    buffalo chicken dip with celery and crackers

    The baked chicken dip is best served hot, but it seems to disappear quickly even when it is cold.  The ranch dressing and hot sauce give this dip the traditional “buffalo wing” flavor, but I think the bonus flavor is in the cream cheese.  To be fair, I do believe that cream cheese is a bonus that can make any dish better!

    How to make Buffalo Chicken Dip

    Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

    Buffalo Chicken Dip

    Spicy crowd pleasing baked dip!

    Course Appetizer


    • 2 - 8 ounce packages of cream cheese softened
    • 1 cup bottled Ranch Salad Dressing
    • 1 cup Louisiana Hot Sauce
    • 2 boneless chicken breasts cooked and chopped OR 2 cans of chicken drained
    • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


    1. Soften cream cheese, mix together all ingredients and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes until bubbly. Serve with celery and Chicken in a Biskit crackers.

    Once you cook the chicken breast, it is easy to shred.  Everything else is just measuring sauces and mixing.  So easy!  It is a recipe that everyone will love!  You can whip it up ahead of time and just refrigerate  it until your are ready to heat it up and serve!

    best buffalo chicken dip


    Honey Mustard Glazed Pretzels

    Next up, these lightly seasoned pretzels make a great crunchy snack!  These are super easy to make and will jazz up the boring ole pretzel!  They are also conveinent to place around the football viewing area in little bowls, so no one will have to miss a single play (or commercial) to grab a little snack.

    honey mustard pretzels recipe


    Honey Mustard Glazed Pretzels

    Course Snack


    • 1 - 15 to 16 oz bag mini pretzels
    • 1/4 cup honey
    • 3 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
    • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
    • 1/2 tsp onion powder
    • 1/2 tsp dried mustard you can add more if you would like a more mustard flavor
    • 2 Tablespoons butter melted


    1. Melt butter and mix in other ingredients. Pour over pretzels. Place pretzels in a large pan and bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven and separate pretzels before completely cooling (they have a tendency to stick together while cooling).

    Need something sweet?  Do I even have to ask? You might try this chocolate chip cheesecake dip or monster cookie dip. I promise they will be the first to go!

    Football Brownies

    Take your favorite brownie  and cut into football shape with a football cookie cutter. Let’s be honest here…if you have been cooking and cleaning all day in preparation for a football party, a brownie mix will be perfectly suffice for this treat.   Add some white frosting details and you have a simple and cute sweet treat!  The fact that your brownies are in the shape of footballs and have icing piped on them, is enough to make any brownie mix taste fabulous!  But, if you have just a little extra time, and you are going for the big win, check out Cookies & Cheese she made Ina Garten’s Outrageous Brownies for her footballs.

    football brownies

    You might like this Super Bowl Panini Party Recipe from last year.

    Have a fun Super Bowl!  I hope that your team in victorious.  Unless they are playing against my team, then I just hope that your party is wonderful!  Enjoy!

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    1. Nicole in ND
      Monday, February 2nd, 2009
      I have been thinking about the buffalo dip since I saw your post last week. It looks soo good! I keep trying to find an excuse to go to the grocery store just so I can buy the ingredients. Cant wait to try it!
      • Cindy
        Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
        Nicole it is delicious! A real crowd pleaser.
    2. Monday, February 2nd, 2009
      These look super, Cindy. I didn't get to use them this go-round, but I'm earmarking them for future use... YUM.
    3. Saturday, January 31st, 2009
      I love to do this dip with blue cheese dressing and crumbles and serve it with Frito Scoops for a change of pace. Its also a great party food--Never fails to come home with an empty dish!
      • Cindy
        Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
        Denise, love the idea of blue cheese crumbles on the top! YUM!
    4. Saturday, January 31st, 2009
      My fiance's mother has been looking for a good buffalo dip! I am going to have to give this to her and let her try it out. She is totally not a chef, but this seems easy as 1-2-3.
    5. Saturday, January 31st, 2009
      Ooh, yum :) I was looking for some snack ideas to take to my in-law's supper on Sunday (We always have Sunday supper with my husband's apostolic family - at one home or another.. but super bowl Sunday is always at my husband's parents' house because they're the only ones with a TV lol) Both of these would be perfect :)
    6. Saturday, January 31st, 2009
      I've made that spicy buffalo dip, but it was a little thick and with larger chunks of chicken! I served it with tortilla chips and it was delicious!
    7. Friday, January 30th, 2009
      They both look easy and yummy. My husband says goopy food is the best kind of man food!
    8. Friday, January 30th, 2009
      Yum! I wish I hadn't already gone shopping for the big day. Hmmm...my husband wants to have people over for the Daytona 500...definitely will be on the menu!
    9. Christi
      Friday, January 30th, 2009
      this is one of my favorite yummies.....
      ½ cup olive oil
      ½ cup white wine vinegar
      1 (2 oz) jar diced pimiento, drained
      3 Tbs chopped fresh parsley
      3 Tbs minced green onions
      3 cloves garlic, minced
      1 tsp sugar
      ¾ tsp dried whole basil
      ½ tsp salt
      ½ tsp ground black pepper
      1 8-oz block sharp cheddar (I use 4 oz cheddar & 4 oz mozzarella)
      1 8-oz block cream cheese

      Combine first 10 ingredients in a jar, cover tightly and shake vigorously. Set marinade aside.
      Cut the cheese in half lengthwise then crosswise into ¼ inch thick slices. Arrange cheese, by alternating slices in a shallow baking dish. Pour marinade over cheese, cover and chill for at least 8 hours.
      Serve with bread, toast or crackers.
    10. Megan
      Friday, January 30th, 2009
      I LOVE this dip! Thanks for posting the recipe- I always just guess and it is never as good as yours!
    11. Christine
      Friday, January 30th, 2009
      YUM! Where can you buy the Louisiana hot sauce? Sounds delish!
    12. Aimee
      Friday, January 30th, 2009
      Both of these sound good....and that's saying a lot with the morning (aka all-day) sickness!
    13. Friday, January 30th, 2009
      I am GOING to make those pretzels!! Thanks for sharing.
    14. Friday, January 30th, 2009
      We like to do Reuben Dip...

      1c corned beef (Carl Buddig)
      1c swiss cheese
      1c cheddar cheese
      1c sauerkraut
      1c mayo

      Mic together in a crock pot and heat until bubbly. Serve with rye crackers (I like triscuits!). Yum!
    15. Friday, January 30th, 2009
      I really like this dip because it has protein (chicken) in it so that it's almost a dinner...just need veggies. Thanks for the recipes. Linda

    16. Friday, January 30th, 2009
      I agree, I shouldn't read when hungry...actually, I am starving!
    17. Nicky
      Friday, January 30th, 2009
      This is our favorite dip and is always on the menu when we host a party. Bleu cheese is a must though! I will have to try the chicken in a biscuit crackers this time. We always offer celery and wheat thins. Thanks for the tip!
    18. Friday, January 30th, 2009
      I love that buffalo chicken dip. Usually my aunt makes it though and she uses Franks and blue cheese dressing. I think I will make it this time and lighten it up a bit! Thanks for the recipe!
    19. Friday, January 30th, 2009
      YUM! The dip looks great and I bet it is so good with the crackers. Sounds like a yummy combination.
    20. Friday, January 30th, 2009
      Do you have to be watching the Superbowl to enjoy these foods? No? Well then I'm excited because they look delicious!!
    21. Friday, January 30th, 2009
      I totally shouldn't read this when I'm hungry! :)