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12 Eats That Bring the Ballpark to Your Living Room

Jul 9 2013 - 11:05am

If you're one of those die-hard baseball fans who's been watching Summer games from the comfort of a living room couch, you don't have to miss out on all of the indulgent snacks. Hot dogs, nachos, and a homemade riff on Cracker Jacks are even more delicious when you make them yourself, and we've got all the recipes for you. Ring in baseball season's halfway point tonight: grab a beer from the fridge (it's so much cheaper than the ballpark ones! [1]) and go back for seconds, thirds, and fourths without steep lines — or prices.

Chicks in a Blanket

If you want to get all the great flavors of a game-day hot dog in snack form, make these easy "chicks in a blanket" [2] with chicken sausage instead of traditional franks.

Soft Baked Pretzels

Take on a pregame challenge and bake up some Auntie Anne's soft pretzels [3]. You'll be glad you did.

Chili con Queso Nachos

Since you can decide what goes in your nachos [4] when you cook from home, why not try a combination of green chiles, habañero sausage, tomatoes, and Velveeta cheese?

Baked Buffalo Chicken Strips

There's something about buffalo sauce that goes hand in hand with sports. These baked buffalo chicken strips [5] have all the game-day flavor but are still on the lighter side.

Garlicky Oven Fries

If you're someone who likes to keep things simple, you can't go wrong cheering for your team while snacking on sweet potato oven fries [6]. Make them garlicky by tossing finished fries with a tablespoon of minced garlic and half a tablespoon of parsley until evenly coated.

Tiki Party Mix

Bacon is involved in this party mix [7], which will likely make it your new favorite snack to munch on during ball games.

Gyro Jalapeño Peppers

If your stomach's voting for something spicy, opt for a hearty appetizer like Greek-style stuffed lamb poppers [8].

Carbonara Potato Skins

Carbonara potato skins [9] will keep you nice and happy no matter the outcome of the game.

Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs

How does one make a hot dog taste even better? By swaddling it in strips of bacon and charred onions [10].

Chocolate-Covered Chicharrónes

Munch on chocolate-dipped pork rinds [11] for the perfect combination of crunchy, sweet, salty, and rich.

Homemade Cracker Jacks

Bring the ballpark to you with this baseball classic. Homemade cracker jacks [12] are sweet and addicting.


Churros [13] are one of those ballpark desserts that fill you with happiness from the inside out. Fried dough sprinkled with cinnamon sugar — nothing could possibly be better.

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