The 2016 VMAs Snack List

This VMAs snacklist is tailored to match the nominations for the best new videos of 2016.
By: Emily Lee

No awards show is complete without an ample snack supply — and that includes the MTV Video Music Awards. If you’re hosting or attending a viewing party this Sunday, it’s time to start thinking about the menu. We know you can do better than popcorn and soda, but if you’re looking for inspiration, check out our VMAs snack list, a lineup of recipes that best capture the most-celebrated videos of the year.

"Cake by the Ocean" – DNCE

We’re convinced that when the members of DNCE sing about the simple pleasure of eating cake by the ocean, they have this generously frosted, two-layer red velvet recipe in mind.

CHICKEN WINGS WITH RED HOT HONEY GLAZE AND BLUE CHEESECELERY DIPPING SAUCE *Honey (honey) Bobby Flay Cooking Channel Hot Sauce, Honey, Unsalted Butter, Red Wine Vinegar, Salt, Black Pepper, Chicken Wings, Mayonnaise, Greek Yogurt, Worcestershire Sauce, Celery, Blue Cheese, Chives,CHICKEN WINGS WITH RED HOT HONEY GLAZE AND BLUE CHEESECELERY DIPPING SAUCE *Honey (honey) Bobby Flay Cooking Channel Hot Sauce, Honey, Unsalted Butter, Red Wine Vinegar, Salt, Black Pepper, Chicken Wings, Mayonnaise, Greek Yogurt, Worcestershire Sauce, Celery, Blue Cheese, Chives

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

"Formation" – Beyoncé

These red-hot wings will satisfy even those with hot sauce in their bag, swag. When making the glaze, don’t forget to add a touch of honey — for the Beyhive.

"Hotline Bling" – Drake

Taste the Technicolor world of Drake’s "Hotline Bling" video with a slice of dreamy  rainbow cake covered in multicolored swirls of frosting.

"Hello" – Adele

Nothing mends a broken heart quite like a comforting bowl of macaroni and cheese, so where was this quick and easy recipe when Adele needed it on the other side?

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"Famous" – Kanye West

They’ll never be as famous as Kanye, but these Almost-Famous Cheddar Biscuits do come close to legendary-flavor status.

"Sorry" – Justin Bieber

Had Biebs just said he was sorry with a batch of Ina Garten’s 5-star brownies, he would have been instantly forgiven.

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Chef Name: Ree Drummond Full Recipe Name: Perfect Homemade Lemonade Talent Recipe: Ree Drummond’s Perfect Homemade Lemonade, as seen on Food Network’s The Pioneer Woman FNK Recipe: Project: Foodnetwork.com, CINCO/SUMMER/FATHERSDAY Show Name: The Pioneer Woman,Chef Name: Ree Drummond Full Recipe Name: Perfect Homemade Lemonade Talent Recipe: Ree Drummond’s Perfect Homemade Lemonade, as seen on Food Network’s The Pioneer Woman FNK Recipe: Project: Foodnetwork.com, CINCO/SUMMER/FATHERSDAY Show Name: The Pioneer Woman

Photo by: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Renee Comet, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

"Lemonade" – Beyoncé

You knew this was coming. Whip up a pitcher of sweet-tart lemonade, then sip, slay and repeat as Bey accepts her Moonman.

"Work" – Rihanna

No other dessert pairs with Rihanna’s celebrated dancehall video quite like this indulgent cheesecake topped with tropical mango coulis. Yes, the recipe is involved, but the creamy end result is worth the work.

Food Network Kitchen’s NoChurn Vanilla Ice Cream as seen on Food Network.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2015

Matt Armendariz, 2015

"Can’t Feel My Face" – The Weeknd

The Weeknd croons about going numb in his No. 1 U.S. Billboard hit, but we’re pretty sure he isn’t referring to brain freeze. Still, a creamy scoop of this easy no-churn vanilla ice cream is a fitting way to celebrate the video’s success.

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