5 Mouthwatering Snacks To Get You Through March Madness
They’re a slam dunk!
College basketball fans, that magical time is upon us once again! You know the one — whether you’re rooting for the returning champs or hoping for a Cinderella run, March Madness is here. With 68 teams, 67 games and 19 back-to-back days of play, the stakes to be crowned NCAA Divison I champ couldn’t be higher.
And, just for the occasion, Food Network Magazine has put together a roster full of yummy snacks to keep you full and focused all tournament long. So, without further ado, fill out your bracket, flip on the TV and grab one (or all) of these tasty bites because it's time to watch some b-ball.
Triple Chocolate Basketball Cupcakes (pictured above)
You won't be able to bounce them, but these decadent basketball cupcakes are bound to set you up for a winning shot, nonetheless. You'll use white and bittersweet chocolate to make the delicious frosting and domed tops, plus unsweetened cocoa and espresso powders to make the luscious cupcake base.
Not only is this cheesy snack mix done in just 25-minutes, it also combines all the treats you'd want to munch on during a day (or several) spent on the couch: popcorn, cereal, puffed cheese balls and pretzel sandwiches. Serve it warm for even more snacking power.
The magic of these golden wings comes from the black pepper and white vinegar mixture they get tossed in before hitting the fryer. To give your crispy wings some additional flavor, whip up our Sour Cream and Onion, South Carolina Barbecue and Sriracha-Honey Soy dipping sauces.
This avocado slaw is unlike anything you've tasted before. Pureed avocado and buttermilk give it a creamy texture while crumbly bacon and red onion add some crunch.
Point guards small and large will love these DIY basketball nets. To give each net its lifelike design, add vanilla frosting to a piping bag and draw lines onto clear plastic cups. Add some orange gel to the remainder of your vanilla frosting to make the virbant hoop and finish each net off with a generous scoop of orange sherbet or mango sorbet. It'll be a winner with the whole squad.