March Madness

These snack recipes are a slam dunk during basketball season

March Madness

March Madness

Take a break from the action on the court to fill up with simple snacks. These easy appetizers are sure to be a slam dunk with the basketball fans in your house.

“Whether I use drumettes or chicken wings, these Marmalade Soy Wings are always popular,” says Carole Nelson of Parkville, Missouri. “I keep the pretty glazed appetizers warm during parties by serving them in my slow cooker.”

This hearty Hot Mexican Dip from Heather O'Neill of Dudley, Massachusetts won't last long at your next gathering. Green chilies, taco sauce and chili powder add zip to the appetizing blend of ground turkey, refried beans, cheese and seasonings.

Family and friends will munch on this fun mix of crackers, nuts and ranch dressing by the handfuls! Everyone is sure to find something they like in Cracker Snack Mix from Sharon Nichols of Brookings, South Dakota. If not, substitute other snack packages to vary the flavors.

These light Ham N Asparagus Roll-Ups from field editor Mary Steiner of West Bend, Wisconsin go together in a jiffy, so they're perfect when unexpected guests drop by.

In Camas, Washington, Linda Knopp dresses up frozen corn dogs to create these tasty bite-size Pizza Corn Dog Snacks. “Just slice 'em and spread 'em with pizza sauce and other toppings for a fun snack for kids or an easy appetizer for adults,” says Linda.

For munching anytime, this savory snack from Mildred Davis of Hagerstown, Maryland is a fun alternative to popcorn with lots of salt and butter. Chili Popcorn gets nice zip from a coating of chili powder, garlic powder and Parmesan cheese.