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Quick & Easy 5-Ingredient Tailgate Party Snacks

5-ingredient tailgate party snacks

Are you ready for some football snacks? Give these tailgate crowd-pleasers a try when it's your turn to feed the fans. Each recipe takes no more than 5 ingredients, and they're not super-complicated to pull together. Hey, there's no rule that says easy can't be awesome.

1. Baked Jalapeno Poppers

Healthier than the fried versions and loaded with a big wallop of flavor. If you're worried about the heat, follow Carla Craycraft's lead: " I par boil the halved and seeded peppers for 2 minutes to remove some of the heat prior to stuffing them."

Baked Jalapeno Poppers

Baked Jalapeno Poppers | Photo by bd.weld

2. Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pulls

A 5-ingredient appetizer that's "easier to make than the instructions made it sound," says Occasional Cooker. Here's how cj added bacon to her version: "Take an unsliced loaf of Italian bread, and slice like you would slices but don;t go all the way, but about 3/4 down. Spread softened butter mixed with garlic on both sides of the slices. Then put in between each slice a 1/2 slice of Munster cheese. Add the cooked bacon and sprinkle with Parmesan. Then bake until cheese is melted."

3. Chocolate Pretzels

You can order M&Ms in team colors to personalize these fun treats all season long. Carrie Magill says, "Let me put it this way: I made a batch, tasted one while still warm, then immediately knew I'd need to make another batch."

Chocolate Pretzels

Chocolate Pretzels | Photo by Shana Keith

4. Amazing and Easy Chicken Wings

"These wings were a hit. They sat in marinade for only 15 mins. prior to baking. I like a crispier wing and baked them at 450 instead of 375. Tasty and quick" — mrsacb

Amazing and Easy Chicken Wings

Amazing and Easy Chicken Wings | Photo by Roxy Mom

Related: How To Make The Ultimate Bar-Style Buffalo Wings

5. Sriracha-Lime Popcorn

"If you dribble the sauce slowly over the popcorn and then mix it all together really well it gets just a hint of taste on all the pieces. I found it to be a perfect amount of flavor to be deliciously addictive!" — Heather

Sriracha-Lime Popcorn

Sriracha-Lime Popcorn | Photo by Molly

6. Easy Rumaki with Pineapple

"Wonderful! Made a batch of these for Sunday NFL day and they were a hit!" — Danielle Morrissey. To make sure the bacon crisps up, Allrecipes home cook lutzflcat offers this tip: "Do yourself a favor and cook these at 425."

Easy Rumaki with Pineapple

Easy Rumaki with Pineapple | Photo by lutzflcat

7. Pesto Sausage Biscuit Bites

"Easy, tasty, and my family loved to pop them! That's a big win in my book!" — MarilynHortonDotCom. You can use crescent roll dough instead of biscuits if you'd like. That's what SF did, and says,  "it worked beautifully."

Pesto Sausage Biscuit Bites

Pesto Sausage Biscuit Bites | Photo by Valerie's Kitchen

8. Cheesy Chili Dip II

"This was great. I used leftover Thirty minute Chili, also on Allrecipes. I didn't need to add any more spices, just the cheeses! A football Sunday favorite." — Melody Scott. JENNIE76 says, "I skipped the broiler part and kept it warm and easy to dip into by keeping it on low in a crockpot."

Cheesy Chili Dip II

Cheesy Chili Dip II | Photo by jrbaker

Related: 5-Star Party Dips Paired With Their Perfect Dipping Companions

9. Sloppy Jo-Chos

"I thought this was really good, however I used the Sloppy Joe II recipe from this site in lieu of the canned stuff." — Sheila LaLonde. How good are they really? Melowdie says, "This was good although so good I nearly no longer had a laptop as I kept picking up bigger and bigger mouthfuls and nearly dropping them on the laptop!"

Sloppy Jo-Chos

Sloppy Jo-Chos | Photo by Christina

10. 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

"Ladies and gentlemen get your cold glasses of milk ready! Super easy and super delicious. This whips up-even by hand- in no time. I even used 3/4 cup of sugar and they were awesome.." — Buckwheat Queen. Home cook Ashton Peterson adds, "If you want to take it to the next level, melt some chocalate (i used chocolate almond bark), dip them and set in fridge to chill until chocolate hardens. It taste exactly like a peanut butter cup."

3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies | Photo by Buckwheat Queen

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About Vanessa Greaves

Good food, friends, and fun are always on the menu. Find me as foodelicious on Allrecipes and vanny.gee on Instagram (but only if you don't mind cat pics and cocktails).