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5 Budget Friendly and Unique Super Bowl Party Appetizers

Are you looking for some unique appetizers for the big game? If you want to try something new to enjoy during the Super Bowl, then you’ll want to check out the five appetizers I’ve shared below.

Creating a feast for a crowd can be expensive. One way to save money is to create appetizers that require few ingredients or include ingredients you already have in your pantry. By utilizing what you have you’ll save money.




Original humus (6 or 8 oz.)

¾ cup cucumber  (chopped)

¾ cup tomatoes  (chopped)

¼ cup red onion  (chopped)

¼ cup black olives  (chopped)

¼ avocado  (chopped)

Pita chips

Directions: Empty the humus dip into a shallow bowl. Spread thin. Add a layer of cucumber, tomatoes, onions, black olives and Avocado. Enjoy with Pita Chips.




Pillsbury biscuits

Pizza sauce

Mozzarella cheese

Your choice of pizza toppings.

Directions: Flatten a Pillsbury biscuit onto a baking pan. Add sauce and cheese. Top with your favorite pizza toppings. Bake in a preheated 375 oven for 12–15 minutes.

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½ cup honey

½ cup light brown sugar

1/3 cup balsamic vinegar

1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce

6 garlic cloves, minced

2 teaspoons dried ginger

4 pounds of chicken drumsticks, wings or both

Directions: Combine honey, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, garlic cloves and ginger. Mix well and set aside. Place chicken into slow cooker. Add the sauce. Toss chicken with the sauce. Cook on low in the slow cooker for four hours or until chicken is fully cooked. Place cooked chicken on baking pan. Place in oven and broil for 4 minutes. Watch closely! Turn the chicken to the other side and broil for another four minutes. Enjoy!




¼ cup popcorn (unpopped)

1 cup brown sugar

½ cup corn syrup

½ cup butter

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions: Pop the popcorn. We used an air popper. Add to shallow roasting pan. Place in oven at 250 degree Fahrenheit. Mix brown sugar, corn syrup, butter and salt in saucepan. Bring to boil while stirring. Once boiling, stop stirring and let boil for five minutes. Remove from heat and add baking soda and vanilla. Remove the popcorn from the oven and add caramel topping slowly, one ladle at a time. Toss well with the popcorn. Slowly add more caramel topping until you use it all. Place in the 250-degree oven and let bake for 45 minutes. Toss the popcorn every 10 minutes during the in-oven cooking process. Once done, place on foil that you’ve sprayed with cooking spray and let cool. Enjoy!

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½ pound cooked shrimp

2 tablespoons of butter

4 teaspoons minced garlic

Directions: Melt butter in sauté pan. Add garlic. Add shrimp in single layer. Let sauté for 2 minutes. Flip the shrimp to the other side and sauté for 2 additional minutes. Serve immediately.

Guest blogger Lynette Rice is a DealPro and founder of website, where she helps others learn how to save money and do so by keeping it simple.



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