Every Super Bowl party needs snacks, but for people with gluten issues, traditional party snacks are out. That’s why I’m sharing a few gluten-free Super Bowl snack ideas.
Okay, I’ll be honest: I’m not really a big Super Bowl fan. I like the commercials and the fact that the end of football season means no more pre-empted shows on TV. My brother, on the other hand, is a HUGE fan. He’s also gluten-intolerant. The real kind, not the trendy kind. I feel for him, because like 95% of our favorite foods have gluten in them. He’s had to give up a lot.
Whether you have celiac disease and are actually gluten-intolerant because of it or just like the whole gluten-free lifestyle for your own non-celiac-disease reasons, I figure you should have great options when you’re watching your favorite football game. Or hockey game, basketball game, chess match, whatever your passion. These are the gluten-free Super Bowl snacks that my gluten-lovin’ self would actually eat.
Featured Gluten-Free Super Bowl Snacks
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Chicken Dippin’ Wings
Chicken wings are a staple of pretty much every major sports party. Fortunately, chicken itself is gluten-free. The breading on wings, on the other hand, may not be. If you use gluten-free cracker crumbs instead of bread crumbs, though, you still get that great crispy coating. I came across this great recipe for gluten-free crispy chicken wings on Simply Gluten-Free. It’s geared towards kids but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work for a party. Now, if you have guests who don’t have diet restrictions, I think it makes more sense to turn these into dipping chicken wings and set out a variety of different wing sauces. Use two different colored bowls. One for gluten-free sauces and one for those that aren’t “safe.”
Spicy Chickpea Salad
Spicy foods are also a must, and you’ll need a few gluten-free Super Bowl snacks that turn up the heat. OurFamilyWorld’s Spicy Chickpea Salad is incredibly simple and diverse. For guests who aren’t gluten-free, serve it with thick slices of crusty bread. For your gluten-sensitive pals, it can be enjoyed alone or with gluten-free crackers.
Olives Stuffed with Cream Cheese
I don’t know, is this too tea party like for a Super Bowl party? My brother and his wife are gourmet chefs, so they’d say no, it’s fine. Except they’d probably use feta cheese, which actually sounds better. If you want to make it more, I don’t know, manly? Wrap it with bacon. Just saying. Just make sure it’s gluten-free bacon. Seriously, though, my sister-in-law makes some crazy stuff wrapped with bacon and stuffed with stuff. Bacon dates I believe was the thing everyone went nuts over.
Sweet Potato Skins
Forget potato skins, I’ll take sweet potato skins over those any day! I have a mad love for yams. Funny, because I hated them up until about five years ago. You can do all sorts of yummy things with sweet potato skins, but my favorite is this recipe found on Yummly for a sweet potato football candies recipe that’s the perfect Super Bowl snack.
*I received a complimentary package of Booty, but I’d already planned to include them in this post anyway. All opinions, as always, are my own.
You’ll want to have some bowls of snacks around for grabbing and munching. My brother is a huge fan of Pirate’s Booty. My niece (2) just calls it “Booty.” It’s a snack they can actually enjoy together. I always liked Pirate’s Booty because it has no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives and it tastes addictively awesome. Plus it has 0g of trans fat per serving. I never knew it was gluten-free until my brother pointed it out. They went all out for the Super Bowl with a fun bingo game. Play along during the game using your Booty as markers, if you don’t eat them all first. Just click on the pic below to access the free printable with five bingo cards (each one is different).
My son Jake developed an obsession with churros about a year ago. I don’t know where it started, but any time we see them, he asks for them. These Gluten-Free Churros from Tried and True aren’t just perfect Super Bowl snacks, they’re cute for Valentine’s Day too! Her pictures are so gorgeous, you just want to climb into your computer and start eating.
17 More easy gluten-free Super Bowl snack ideas
A few more great gluten-free snacks for the Super Bowl include (I’m not going to say “gluten-free before everything, if I’m sharing a link, it goes without saying at this point that it’s a gluten-free recipe or idea):
- Apple chips, either store bought or homemade with gluten-free apple dip.
- Spiced nuts (I like this recipe)
- THIS Chex Mix recipe or this one.
- Kabobs with meat and cheese (check out this post about cheese to make sure you get the right kind)
- Stuffed mushrooms
- These freaking awesome looking apricot, goat cheese and almond bites
- Creamy guacamole (she even calls it a “no-brown” recipe that you can make ahead of time) with these Blue Corn Tortilla Chips.
- These GF Cheese Sticks! Yum!
- Raw Cookie Dough Bites (for those with a sweet tooth)
- Watermelon Mango Salsa
- Quinoa Buffalo Bites
- Cheeseburger bites- just make burgers, then cut them into bite sizes and stick them on a toothpick. Add cheese and set out toppings, like lettuce, tomato, etc.
- These pizza bombs!
- Zesty Corn Dip
- Almond-crusted zucchini sticks
- Ham Mac & Cheese Cups
- GF Meatballs. Miniaturize them, stick them on a stick, serve with a side of GF pasta sauce and Parm cheese for dipping.
Do you have any favorite gluten-free Super Bowl snacks, or appetizers that you love to serve at parties? Share in the comments!