Snack Ideas for Basketball Games

Everyone knows the quickest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. And the best way to watch sports is to have a tasty snack on the side.

As the NBA playoffs unfold, you have a prime opportunity. Here’s a list of some of the best basketball snacks that you can prepare–even if you don’t watch the sport, these snacks are sure to make you salivate.

Nine Layer Mexican Dip

Basketball fans all over the country love a good dunk. Let them dunk some chips into this dip for the next San Antonio Spurs game (bonus points for making it extra spicy).mexican dip

Pizza Rolls

The Brooklyn Nets are still alive in the playoffs, and that means Brooklyn Style Pizza is definitely on the menu. Preferred toppings include mushrooms, olives, and pepperonis.

Buffalo Wings

The Oklahoma City Thunder are rolling into the second round, so bust out your inner cowgirl. Habanero and buffalo flavors are sure to spice up the evening.

Clam Chowder

The Celtics and Warriors may have been eliminated, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy some clam chowder. Either Boston or Manhattan chowder will suffice.clam chowder

Philly Cheese Steak Bites

The future is promising for the 76ers, and yours will be too if you serve up a plate of these tasty cheese steak sliders. Grilled onions are a must.

Mini Hot Dogs

Chicago is well-known for sports, and one of the most classic snacks around is a hot dog. Be creative with the toppings—tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, and salsa are all fair game.


The Miami Heat are making a run at a third straight title, so get the party started with some tasty margaritas. Just be careful about how much tequila you add–you don’t want your guy too sloppy during the fourth quarter.
Don’t Forget the Beermargarita

Ice Cold Beer

The Milwaukee Brewers may play baseball, but that doesn’t mean your man won’t love a nice cold one. Surprise him with his favorite six-pack so no one has to make a beer run and miss an exciting play.


Any of these snacks is sure to satisfy, and nothing tastes better than a home cooked meal. Enjoy cooking, and consider adding your own special twist to the recipe.


Sources: Snack Picks, Babble, Kraft Recipes


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