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Simple snacks add fun on game day

Make your game day snacks in a flash with these game day hacks
Make your game day snacks in a flash with these game day hacksPretzel Crisps

Whether you plan to tailgate at college or professional football games or just enjoy the game at home, simple snacks add fun on game day. Start with chips and dip and add these simple recipes incorporating Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps for game day and all of your fall and holiday entertaining.

Start with chips and dip and add simple snacks for family fun on game day
Start with chips and dip and add simple snacks for family fun on game daySandy Wallace

Kids of all ages will love Teenie Weenies. Use mini cocktail weenies and place on Honey Mustard & Onion Pretzel Crisps. Drizzle with honey mustard.

Pretzel Crisps Mini Snack Mix is quick and easy to make. Toss Pretzel Crisps Minis with banana chips, granola, dry cranberries, apricots and dark chocolate bites. Package in individual sandwich bags.

Who said sweet potatoes are only for special occasions? Top a plain pretzel crisp with mashed sweet potatoes. Add some miniature marshmallows, then put under the broiler until the marshmallows are toasted and enjoy Sweet Potato Bites.

The holidays aren't the only time to enjoy eggnog. To make Eggnog Spiced Whipped Cream, whip some fresh cream, adding a bit of sugar as you whip it. Stir in a splash of rum extract and grate in fresh nutmeg. Top an Original Pretzel Crisp with the cream, then sprinkle with a bit more fresh nutmeg.

If your family enjoys spicy, try Double Buffalo. Mix whipped cream cheese with buffalo sauce, and spread on top of a Buffalo Pretzel Crisp. Top with crumbled blue cheese for an easy tasty treat.

Let your crockpot do the work and enjoy hot appetizers on game day too. Here are some easy crockpot recipes that will free you up to enjoy the game instead of spending time in the kitchen.

Crockpot Meatballs

1 12 oz jar chili sauce
1 12 oz jar grape jelly
Large bag of frozen meatballs

Mix chili sauce with grape jelly or jam in pan over low heat until jelly is melted. Fill crockpot with a large bag of thawed or frozen meatballs. Pour sauce over meatballs. Cook on low heat for 3-4 hours for thawed or 6-8 hours for frozen meatballs or on high for 2-3 hours for thawed or 4-6 hours for frozen.

BBQ Cocktail Franks

Place two bags of cocktail franks in crockpot and add one jar of your favorite barbecue sauce. Heat on low for 4-5 hours or on high for 2-3 hours.

Pork BBQ Mini Sliders

Brown a half pork tenderloin on all sides over medium heat. Place pork into crockpot, add one jar of barbecue sauce and cook over low heat for 6-8 hours. Mash pork with a potato masher and cook an additional 1-2 hours. Keep warm in crockpot or chafing dish and serve with Parker House party rolls.

Rotel Cheese Dip

Cube one small block or half of a large block of any variety of Velveeta cheese food and place into small crock pot. Add one can of any variety of Rotel tomatoes and peppers. Heat on low for 2-3 hours or high for 1-2 hours until cheese is melted. Keep warm and serve with dipping tortilla chips.

No game day snack bar is complete without a little bit of something sweet. These football brownies add a touch of chocolate for the whole family to enjoy.

Football Brownies

Make your favorite brownie recipe in a 13x9 pan. When cooled, cut into football shapes. Place football shapes on waxed paper. Heat a can of chocolate frosting in the microwave for 30-60 seconds, stirring until the frosting is glaze consistency. Pour a spoonful of glaze over each football, covering completely. When the glaze is set, add football laces using a tube of white frosting. Place brownies on a serving dish.

No matter what your favorite sport, game day snacks are quick and easy to fix and yummy to enjoy. Make your family's game day complete with fun snacks for kids of all ages.