Best Bar Snacks

The secret's out on our all-time favorite bar snacks. Learn how to make some of the classics at home.

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

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

Roasted Peanuts

Prepare roasted peanuts ready for snacking in your own kitchen with just three ingredients: salt, peanut oil and whole, raw peanuts in their shells. It's best to use Virginia or Valencia peanuts when eating the roasted peanuts right out of the shell. Spanish peanuts have a higher oil content and are great when using roasted peanuts to make homemade peanut butter.

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Fried Dill Pickles

Pat and Gina Neely's cornmeal-based batter, spiced with smoked paprika and a pinch of cayenne, turns store-bought dill pickles into crunchy bites with a kick.

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Citrus-Marinated Olives

In order to create fresh citrus flavor, Alton Brown drains off the olive brine before submerging olives in a zesty marinade of vinegar, lemon zest and juice, red pepper flakes, tarragon and curry powder.

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Buffalo Wings with Spicy Blue Cheese Sauce

Replicate this bar-snack cornerstone at home by deep-frying wings in a skillet before tossing them in a mixture of melted butter and hot sauce. The homemade blue cheese sauce, spiced with cayenne pepper, is essential to recreating an authentic bar experience.

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Homemade Hard Pretzels

Hard pretzels are great to have on hand when entertaining guests at home and can be made from scratch in advance. The key to success is to start with a simple dough made from water, sugar, yeast and kosher salt.

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