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    Let’s face it: For many of us, the Super Bowl is about two things: the parties and the snacks.

    And while we may have to skip the latter this year due to pandemic social distancing rules, amazing, droolworthy food is still an option — especially if you have an air fryer.

    Are you planning to watch the big game with your family at home this year? Want some great Super Bowl snacks and apps to munch on while you do? Here are five air fryer recipes that can get the job done.

    Air fryer Super Bowl snacks that are easy to make

    1. Buffalo chicken wonton bites.

    A little bit spicy, a little bit sweet, these snacks are great for the adults in the family. Just dip in some ranch or sweet chili sauce.

    Here’s what you’ll need:

    • 1 cup of shredded chicken (just boil and shred first)
    • 1 tbsp. Frank’s buffalo sauce
    • 8 oz. cream cheese
    • ¼ cup chopped green onions
    • 12 wonton wrappers

    Mix the first five ingredients together using a fork. Lay out your wonton wrappers on a flat surface, and wet the edges using a pastry brush and water (or your finger). Add one spoonful of mixture to the center of each wonton, pinch the edges together to seal, and pop in the air fryer. Cook for about 4 minutes at 400 degrees.

    2. Jalapeno poppers.

    Who doesn’t like a good jalapeno popper for a Super Bowl snack? We’ve got you covered. 

    Here’s what you’ll need:

    • 8 large jalapenos, sliced lengthwise and de-seeded
    • 8 pieces of bacon
    • 8 oz. cream cheese
    • ¾ cup of jack cheese
    • 1 tsp. cumin

    Mix the cheeses and cumin together, and stuff each jalapeno half with the mixture. Use a slice of bacon to wrap up each jalapeno, and place in the air fryer (make sure to spray with non-stick spray first). Cook for about 8 minutes at 350 degrees. The cheese should look toasty and slightly brown when they’re ready.

    3. Fried pickle spears.

    The ultimate finger food, these fried pickle spears go great with some ranch dressing (or maybe even some avocado ranch?) You can also add in some cayenne if you want them a bit spicy.

    Here’s what you’ll need: 

    • 12 pickle spears
    • ½ cup flour
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 cup panko or bread crumbs
    • ½ tsp. salt
    • ½ tsp. Italian seasoning
    • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)

    Line up three bowls: one with the flour, one with the eggs, and one with the panko or bread crumbs. Use a whisk to beat the two eggs, and mix in the salt, Italian seasoning, and optional cayenne into the bread crumbs or panko. Then, spray the air fryer with non-stick spray.

    Next, take each pickle spear and dip it into the flour (making sure it’s full coated), then the eggs, and then the panko mix. Spread the spears evenly across the air fryer basket and cook at 400 degrees for about 7 to 8 minutes.

    4. Air-fried chicken wings.

    You can’t have the Super Bowl without wings, right? This dry rub wing recipe is all you need to satisfy that craving.

    Here’s what you’ll need:

    • 16 chicken wings/drumsticks
    • ¾ cup brown sugar
    • 2 tbsp. garlic powder
    • 2 tbsp. salt
    • 1 tbsp. paprika
    • 1 tbsp. chili powder
    • 1 tbsp. garlic salt
    • ½ tbsp. cayenne pepper
    • ½ tbsp. black pepper
    • Olive oil spray

    Mix all the dry ingredients in a gallon-sized Ziplock bag. Spray your wings with an olive oil spray, toss in the bag, and shake until all the wings are well-covered. Then, spray your air fryer basket with non-stick spray, place the wings in evenly (being careful not to overlap), and cook at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes. Use tongs to flip the wings about 8 minutes in. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may have to do your wings in batches. 

    5. Homemade corn nuts.

    Just want a yummy Super Bowl snack mix to crunch on? Try these homemade corn nuts. You can customize by adding your favorite spices.

    Here’s what you’ll need:

    • 14 oz. dried hominy
    • 3 tbsp. canola oil
    • 1.5 tsp. salt
    • 1.5 tsp. cayenne pepper, Old Bay seasoning, or ranch dressing mix (optional based on what flavor you want)

    Fill a large bowl with water, and soak the hominy kernels overnight. In the morning, pat the kernels dry using a paper towel, and lay out on a large tray to continue drying. After about 30 minutes, place the kernels in a bowl, pour in your oil, and add in the salt and seasonings. Stir until evenly coated. Then, put a layer of kernels at the bottom of the air fryer basket and cook for 20 minutes at 400 degrees. Make sure to shake the basket a few times throughout. Repeat with the remaining kernels until all are complete. 

    The bottom line about making great Super Bowl snacks

    This year’s Super Bowl may look a bit different, but with a little creativity (and, of course, an air fryer), good food — and a good time — are still easy to come by, no matter where you might be watching the game.

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