Slideshow: Game Day Eats: 24 Snacks to Feed a Team

Pig Candy
Pig Candy

Just like a star quarterback, bacon knows exactly how to steal the spotlight. Let it shine at its sweet and salty best by coating it in a simple glaze of brown sugar, maple syrup, and cayenne. If grilling is not an option, you can bake these at 375°F on a baking sheet fitted with a rack.

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[Photograph: Joshua Bousel]

Deep Fried Buffalo Chicken Skewers
Deep Fried Buffalo Chicken Skewers

Although there's absolutely nothing wrong with serving wings on game day, the fact of the matter is that they're super messy and you have to gnaw on all those pointy bones just to get to the meat. Our buffalo skewers, made from chicken breast, are a daintier alternative.

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[Photograph: Carrie Vasios Mullins]

Pork Schnitzel Meatballs
Pork Schnitzel Meatballs

If you really wanted to get into the spirit of things and go all out in support of Denver, you could serve some Rocky Mountain oysters at your bash. We'll take a pass, however, and opt for these deep-fried meatballs of a different sort instead.

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[Photograph: Marvin Gapultos]

The Best French Bread Pizza
The Best French Bread Pizza

With a crust that's neither too soggy or too crisp and an oozy crown of tomato, herbs, and cheese, our recipe ups French bread pizza's game and makes it into a dish that you'd be proud to serve any time.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Homemade Pizza Rolls
Homemade Pizza Rolls

We could list a number of reasons why these pizza rolls are better than the ones the come in a box, but really, it boils down to just one thing: the puffy, bubbly deep-fried crust.

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[Photograph: Donna Currie]

Deep Fried Pickles with Old Bay and Buttermilk
Deep Fried Pickles with Old Bay and Buttermilk

Deep fried pickles are best when they're still super hot from the fryer—all of their juice comes gushing out as you bite into it in a deluge of tart, briny awesomeness. Ours are also seasoned with Old Bay for maximum flavor.

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[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Smoky Fried Chickpeas
Smoky Fried Chickpeas

Chickpeas dusted with smoked paprika are an addictive nibble and a Spanish tapas staple. The peas crisp first in lemon- and thyme-scented olive oil, getting all nice and crunchy on the outside while retaining a bit of creaminess within.

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[Photograph: Sarah Shatz]

Great Deviled Eggs
Great Deviled Eggs

We like to overstuff our deviled eggs and top them with hot sauce and spicy red pepper, turning them into an appropriately exorbitant game day snack.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Chesapeake Crab Crackers
Chesapeake Crab Crackers

Our crab salad is inspired by the many variations found throughout the Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay area. Use it as a topping on crackers for an easy appetizer.

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[Photograph: Carrie Vasios Mullins]

Chicken-Fried Steak Nuggets with Beer and Bourbon Gravy
Chicken-Fried Steak Nuggets with Beer and Bourbon Gravy

A crisp and tender chicken-fried steak can be a heavy and filling meal. Chopping your beef into bite-sized pieces instead makes for an easy-to-eat, beer-friendly snack to share amongst friends.

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[Photograph: Marvin Gapultos]

Bourbon Old Fashioned Glazed Pecans
Bourbon Old Fashioned Glazed Pecans

America's native spirit meets its native nut in this munchable riff on the Old Fashioned cocktail.

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[Photograph: Marvin Gapultos]

Arrogant Bastard Ale Onion Rings
Arrogant Bastard Ale Onion Rings

Can't get enough of the celebration suds? These onion rings are coated in a batter made with Stone Brewing Co.'s big and boozy Arrogant Bastard Ale, ensuring that you get a beer-y taste with every bite.

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[Photograph: Studio Schulz]

Pan con Tomate (Spanish-style Toast with Tomato)
Pan con Tomate (Spanish-style Toast with Tomato)

Pan con tomate, or bread with tomatoes, is an incredibly simple-to-prepare Spanish tapas dish that takes little more than, yes, bread and tomatoes.

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[Photograph: Marvin Gapultos]

Whiskey Wieners
Whiskey Wieners

These wieners are slow-cooked in bourbon for six hours—long enough to make your kitchen smell (pleasantly) like a distillery. They're a serious upgrade from the dirty water dogs you're likely to find at the stadium.

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[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Gluten-Free Pigs in a Blanket
Gluten-Free Pigs in a Blanket

Cocktail wieners are a perfectly sized and shaped ingredient on which to mold delicate gluten-free dough. If you really wanted to make these diet and allergen friendly, you could even swap out the ingredients for dairy or meat alternatives.

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[Photograph: Elizabeth Barbone]

Devils on Horseback
Devils on Horseback

Devils on Horseback are nothing more than bacon-wrapped prunes—delicious, yes; scary, no. The fruit gets an extra kick from simmering in a bath of coffee, Kahlua, and Ancho chile, resulting in a delectable blend of sweet, spice, and salt.

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[Photograph: Marvin Gapultos]

Cheddar and Beer Battered Shrimp
Cheddar and Beer Battered Shrimp

Using the Southern classic of shrimp and grits as inspiration, we've transformed plain old fried shrimp into a crispy and succulent treat.

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[Photograph: Marvin Gapultos]

Connie's Beer Cheese Spread
Connie's Beer Cheese Spread

Beer cheese is pretty much what it sounds like—beer and cheese whirled together into a spread with some garlic and hot stuff. It's simple and satisfying, but make it the day before to let all the flavors mingle.

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[Photograph: Meredith Smith]