Game night is one of the best inventions of mankind, no doubt! Whether you’re organizing a bingo night, a LAN party, playing charades or some traditional board games, there’s one thing you can’t miss; good snacks!
Vegan, vegetarian, sugar-free, gluten-free; These days there are many dietary requirements that can be an essential part of your guests’ eating plans or habits.
Being a good host means being informed in advance of any restrictions or requirements and making sure that all your guests are taken care of. We have some great ideas for you that cover all kinds of snacks that anyone could want! Let’s take a look.
Cinnamon apple chips
They are sure to be a hit with your group’s health lovers, but they are so delicious that everyone will love them! All you need is:
- Two delicious golden apples
- A teaspoon and a half of white sugar
- Half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 225 degrees F. Cut the apples into thin slices and place on parchment paper on a baking tray. Mix the cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle with the apple slices. Bake for 45 minutes to an hour; the apples are done when their edges start to crawl. You can serve them plain or with sauces.
Hot dip of artichokes and spinach
French fries and dip are a natural snack on game night, and this dip is what surpasses them all. We recommend serving it with plain or salty nachos, but any french fries will be fine as long as they are strong enough to hold up a good-sized pile of this delicious sauce!
- A packet of softened cream cheese.
- A quarter cup of mayonnaise.
- A quarter cup of grated Parmesan cheese.
- A quarter cup of grated Roman cheese.
- A clove of peeled and chopped garlic.
- Half a teaspoon of basil
- A quarter teaspoon of garlic salt
- A jar of artichoke hearts, drained and cut.
- Half a cup of frozen, thawed spinach.
- A quarter cup of grated mozzarella.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix mayonnaise, cream cheese, parmesan, romaine, garlic, basil, garlic salt and salt to taste. Stir in artichoke and spinach hearts. Transfer this mixture to a greased baking tray and top with grated mozzarella. Cook the sauce for 25 minutes, until the mozzarella boils and is golden brown, then serve hot!
Oh, the classic charcuterie table. There are so many variations on this epic snack dish; the traditional meats and cheeses, fruits and nuts, chocolates, vegetables … whatever; if it can fit on a charcuterie table, you can serve it!
This is a wonderful option to serve small pieces of food that suit a wide range of tastes and dietary needs. Our only advice is to keep meats and meat products away from vegetables if vegans or vegetarians attend, and nuts away from everything else if someone who may have an allergy to nuts attends.
Candy Corn Dogs
Anything from chocolate is infinitely improved by wrapping it in dough and frying it on a stick! This is certainly not a healthy choice, but it is worth enjoying the goodness of sticky, melted and hot chocolate that this snack is. You can use almost any candy bar that is soft enough to line it up, but we recommend Milky Ways or Snickers. . You will need:
- A cup and a half of flour for all use.
- Four and a half teaspoons of powdered yeast.
- A tablespoon of white sugar.
- A tablespoon of brown sugar.
- An eighth teaspoon of salt.
- An eighth of a teaspoon of cinnamon.
- One or big.
- Half a cup of water.
- Half a cup of milk.
- A quarter teaspoon of vanilla essence.
- Vegetable oil for frying.
- 24 fun sized hats.
- Powdered sugar.
First, mix the top six ingredients from the list. Then beat the egg, water, milk and vanilla in a separate bowl, then add the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Heat vegetable oil to 375 degrees in a pot or skillet. Pinch the candy bars and dip them in the dough, then fry until golden. Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve still hot.
Apple and Gouda pigs on a blanket
This is a fun twist on traditional pork in a blanket recipe. They are simple, quick and easy to eat with one hand while the other rolls the dice. You will need:
- A tube of crescent rolls.
- A small apple, peeled and cut into thin slices.
- Six thin slices of gouda in quarters.
- 24 mini smoked sausages.
- Honey and mustard dressing.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Unroll your dough and divide it into eight triangles; cut each of these into three. Place a slice of apple, a slice of cheese and a piece of sausage on each triangle and close. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until the pasta is golden brown and serve with the honey and mustard dressing or sauce of your choice.
Your game night will be a sure hit with these table snacks. The best game nights have the best snacks, after all!