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5 essential snacks for the big game

This feature was produced in collaboration between Vox Creative and Skittles. Vox Media editorial staff was not involved in the creation or production of this content.

If the game is the most important aspect of your homegating celebrations, then the food is an extremely close second. From the first kickoff to the final whistle of double overtime, you can never really have too much food. Aim for variety — with plenty of snackable sweets — to make the most of your parties this season.

1

Chicken Wings

Perhaps the most quintessential homegating cuisine, the chicken wings holds enough flavor options to keep everyone happy. Go sweet with a gentle honey mustard sauce or raise the alarm with flaming hot Buffalo wings. Whatever direction you go with the wings, just be sure not to skimp if you want to keep your plate full through halftime.

2

Skittles

When it comes to snackable sweets, Skittles are hard to beat. Kick off the party with a bowl of Skittles and your guests will immediately know they are in good hands. From the classic flavors of orange, strawberry, lemon, green apple, and grape to the latest fruitastic Orchard offerings, Skittles is always keeping it fresh with new flavors.

3

Veggie Platter

A well-rounded homegating spread means having a few healthy options on hand, and the veggie platter is the go-to choice for game day snacking. Arrange a selection of fresh cut vegetables on a platter, add a bowl of dip, and you're good to go. Load up on veggies to boost your energy whether you're cheering on your team or QB-ing in the backyard.

4

Chips and Guacamole

From pre-game analysis to the post-game wrap, you can always rely on the trusty combination of tortilla chips and the sweet nectar of the homegating gods that is guacamole. There are endless variations on this recipe that traces its roots back to the ancient Aztecs, so get creative!

5

Sliders

Sliders take one of the arguably greatest food concepts and make it even better. These mini, snackable burgers are the perfect vessel for your budding culinary creativity. Keep it classic or test a new recipe, like shiitake bison burgers with sheep's cheese.

This feature was produced in collaboration between Vox Creative and Skittles. Vox Media editorial staff was not involved in the creation or production of this content.


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