March Munching Madness: Call for Recipes!

Basketball Finger Sandwiches from Hungry Happenings

The madness of March is getting underway, but the most important part of this month is definitely the munching. We’re bringing back our March Munching Madness again this year, with a new twist: we want YOUR favorite game-watching snack food recipes! Here’s how to play:

Submit your favorite recipe or a link to your favorite recipe in the comments section of this post, or by email before midnight, Monday, March 18. (Please note: it does not need to be an original recipe!) Feel free to include why this recipe is special; we love to hear your stories!

Give us salty or sweet, savory or sticky, dip-able, spread-able, hot or cold—whatever is your must-have snack while cheering on your favorite team. We’ll review all the recipes, then award prizes to our final four picks. At that point, we’ll share the recipes here on the blog and with our friends on Facebook to battle it out for a winner who will receive Mrs. Fields cookies for a year! (That’s a $350 value!)

This is a competition to sink your teeth into, so send in your submissions now!

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21 responses to “March Munching Madness: Call for Recipes!

  1. Phyllis Skoglund

    Granny’s Yolk Cookies
    Grandma saves the yolks after making egg white omelets for cookies. These are wholesome cookies for the kids. Don’t throw out those egg yolks after using the whites for angel food cake or egg white omelets.
    Number of Servings: 50
    Ingredients
    1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
    8 ounces low fat cream cheese, softened
    3 cups sugar
    6 egg yolks
    1 Tablespoon lemon juice
    1/2 teaspoon orange extract
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 1/2 cup unbleached white flour
    1 cup whole wheat flour
    2 tsp baking powder

    2 T lemon juice
    1 tsp orange extract
    2 tsp vanilla extract

    3 cups unbleached white flour
    2 cups whole wheat flour
    2 tsp baking powder
    2 tsp cream of tartar
    Directions Use cookie sheets prepared with parchment of spray
    Cream butter, cheese and sugar in large mixer bowl.

    In a seperate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, extracts, and lemon juice.

    In (yet another!) bowl, whisk together the remaining dry ingredients.

    Add egg yolk mixture to mixer bowl and mixl thouroughly.

    Add dry ingredients, mixing until just combined.

    At this point, if you want to you can chill the dough and then roll it into walnut sized balls, roll the balls into sugar, and then proceed with baking directions below.

    Use parchment paper on your cookie sheets. If you don’t have any, be sure to spray them with cooking spray.

    . Use your fingers to slightly flatten each cookie.

    Bake at 350 degrees until slightly browned on the bottom and edges. Bake these for 8-10 minutes. Check the cookies often after 8 minutes and see if they’re browning.

  2. Vola Christina

    Here are my Favorite Homemade Chocolate Caramel Nut Bars :) You will lick your fingers, I promise!
    http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/favorite-chocolate-caramel-nut-51466.aspx

  3. Vola Christina

    My recipe represents: Southwest :)

  4. Salena Gomez

    My favorite game-watching snack food recipe:
    Mini Cookie Burgers & Candy Hot Dogs
    Ingredients for Burgers:
    - Vanilla Wafer Cookies
    - Chocolate Coated Mint Cookies
    - Red & Yellow Frosting (we just use food coloring with white frosting)
    (some people choose to use other items to make the end product more realistic looking such as coconut, sesame seeds, gummy candies, or other frosting colors but we do it the simplest way)

    Directions for Burgers:
    Place a vanilla wafer so the flat side is facing up pipe just a bit of frosting on to it then stick the bottom of the chocolate covered mint cookie onto it

    Next decorate the top of the chocolate mint cookie by piping red and yellow frosting making sure to decorate close to the edge to be able to see it on the finished product

    Finally place another vanilla wafer with the rounded side facing up on top of the decorated chocolate mint cookie

    Now your mini burger cookie is ready to be served
    Make as many as needed

    Ingredients for Hot Dogs:
    - Candy Circus Peanuts
    - Soft Caramel Candies
    - Yellow (and optional Red) Frosting

    Directions for Hot Dogs:
    First slice open a circus peanut from the top to look like a hot dog bun make sure not to cut all the way through

    Next roll out the soft caramels into rounded cylinder shapes to look like hot dogs you can also add small cut marks in the caramel to make it look like a grilled hot dog

    Finally place the caramel inside the sliced circus peanut and then pipe curved zig zag lines of the colored frosting on top

    Now your mini hot dog candies are ready to serve
    Make as many as needed

    What makes my recipe special:
    It is simple, cute, and a spin off of the typical game day food Burgers and Dogs. (Not to mention they taste good!)

    Region my recipe represents:
    Northeast (but I would really say Midwest!)

  5. Jennifer Grimm

    Here is a favorite recipe of mine from the blog How Sweet It Is for making Peanut Butter Drizzled Chewy Milk Chocolate Chunk Cookies:
    http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/06/peanut-butter-drizzled-chewy-milk-chocolate-chunk-cookies/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+howsweeteats%2FsmSp+%28How+Sweet+It+Is%29

  6. Ellen Lew

    Every year I have the March Madness game at my house with family and friends. I always make a Taco Dip.

    Taco Dip

    1 lb. hamburger meat
    1 medium onion, chopped
    1 can Nalley’s Chili with no beans
    1 lb. Velveeta Mild Mexican Cheese

    Brown hamburger and onions. Drain.

    Add Nalley’s Chili with no beans with the hamburger and onion.

    Add 1 lb. Velveeta Mild Mexican Cheese and simmer until melted.

    Serve warm with tortilla chips.

  7. Gary Ferguson

    This recipe is special because 10 years ago I had open heart surgery that made me cut out the junk food and change my life into healthy eating. The sandwich that I make for March Madness has low fat ingredients and it is called “My Hero.”

    My Hero

    1/2 cup Fat Free Mayonnaise Dressing
    1/4 cup Italian Fat Free Dressing
    3 cups shredded lettuce
    1 loaf (about 1 lb. ) French bread, cut in half lengthwise
    1 pkg. (8 oz. ) Fat Free Bologna
    1 pkg. (6 oz. ) Thin Sliced Oven Roasted Turkey Breast
    2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
    6 Singles Fat Free cheese
    1 medium green pepper, thinly sliced

    Mix the mayonnaise and Italian dressing together.

    Toss lettuce with 1/4 cup of the dressing mixture; set aside.

    Brush cut sides of bread with remaining dressing mixture. Place lettuce mixture, meat, tomatoes, cheese and green pepper on bottom half of loaf; cover with top of loaf. Cut crosswise into 8 slices to serve.

    Happy eating everyone!

  8. Jack

    Here is my second favorite cookie recipe (buying Mrs. Fields Cookies is my favorite “recipe”)!! http://allrecipes.com/recipe/oatmeal-raisin-cookies-i/

  9. crystal sell

    My absolute favorite go to recipes are this delicious browned butter chocolate chip cookies. They are addicting and can turn any bad day into a better one. http://cookingandhooking.com/2012/04/friday-feasts-joy-the-bakers-brown-butter-chocolate-chip-cookies/

  10. Natalie J Vandenberghe

    I have more than one favorite recipe! I do tend to have a sweet tooth, so cookies are one of my favorite snacks. I’m posting this link because not only have I been making this recipe for more than 50 years, it is also simple! I like that it can be made on the stove-top or in the microwave and it’s nice to have a treat than can be made quickly (and without heating the house if it’s summer). I’m adding an ingredient which I’ve never seen posted–so, I like to think it was my original idea ;)

    http://www.kelloggs.com/en_US/the-original-treats.html

    After mixing, I add Kraft Caramel Baking Bits. You can throw in however many you want. They’ll be in various stages of melting after you stir in and they add a delicious flavor.

    Another tip of mine: If finishing a bag of cereal to make this recipe, open the bag and pour the mixture onto the wax paper. You can press or shape the mixture or just leave it “free form”
    It saves greasing a pan and later needing to wash it. The Marshmallow Treats won’t stick to the wax paper ;)

  11. Krystal R

    Your recipe has been my go-to Chocolate Chip recipe since I found it… and it works with other add-ins also…
    Blue-Ribbon Chocolate Chip Cookies http://www.mrsfieldssecrets.com/blogs/blog/2010/02/recipe-blue-ribbon-chocolate-chip-cookies/

  12. Lea

    Mini Lasagna Cups
    1 lb lean ground beef
    1 lb sausage
    1 cup spaghetti sauce
    1 1/2 cups part skim ricotta cheese
    1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    1/4 teaspoon pepper
    24 wonton wrappers
    1 1/2 cups shredded cheese
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Brown sausage and hamburger in a large skillet over medium high heat and drain. Divide into 4 portions and reserve three for another night. (I like to sometimes use 2 portions and double the ingredients to make more). Add spaghetti sauce to remaining meat mixture and stir to combine.
    In a large bowl, combine the ricotta the salt and pepper and stir to combine.
    Coat a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray, and arrange a wonton wrapper in each cup. Take half the ricotta mixture and divide it among the 12 cups. Top with half of the meat sauce, and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Place another wonton wrapper over the cheese, and repeat the layers by adding the remaining ricotta cheese, meat sauce, and top with shredded cheese.
    Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes until the cheese is melted and the wonton wrappers are golden. Cool in the muffin tin for 5-10 minutes before serving.
    Makes 12 mini lasagnas.

    I love this recipe because it can be eaten with your fingers. Which is really great for watching the game. It’s perfect alongside chips, crackers, popcorn, candy, etc.

  13. Sarah Hirsch

    This is my favorite cookie recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/neiman-marcus-chocolate-chip-cookie/
    I love the Urban legend of a woman wishing to buy the cookie recipe from Nieman Marcus and then being charged an exorbitant amount of money for it. Even though I’ve learned that this is not the actual recipe, after I made it, I realized these cookies are worth the money!

  14. Darlene Jackson

    Is this the site to submit my March munchie recipe to have a chance to win Mrs. Fields Cookies for a year ? well if it is here is my pretty yummy and partially healthy March Munchie snack – You take like 4 Granny Smith apples and make a taffy carmel mixture of 1 cup brown sugar and 1/4 butter and 1 tsp. vanilla and a 1/4 tsp. seasalt, cook in a pot on the stove on high heat at first and when it starts to bubble keep stirring and reduce heat to medium after about 1 minute of fast bubling boil stiring and when you get a clear stream flow from the spoon it is ready to dip the apples – first wash the apples, then paper towel dry and stick a pointed 6″stick into the apple at least half way and set aside. Now for a yummy coating on top of the carmel you need to crush about 1/2 to 3/4 lb. of Smarties or M & M’s (for 4 apples). Then using parchement paper with a heavy marble or wooden rolling pin – crush them into sparkling shining pieces so none are recognisable and then you are crusin’ for rollin’ – use a deep medium size bowl to plunge the coated carmel apple into the crushed chocolate bits.
    Dip the apple in the carmel coating and then make sure it is fully covered, this dries fast so do not delay in getting carmelized apple into the deep bowl with the crushed candies, roll ap ple completely around covering it all and sit the coated apple on parchment paper and let go of the stick. NOW, have patience while they cool and this makes a gr8 treat to cut into quarters as well and then place smaller individual sticks in the center of each quarter and they are fun and crunchy munchy juicy delicious FUN and semi- healthy treat to eat mmm! Enjoy ;p

  15. lisa

    We like nuts when watching a game. Can’t stop popping these! I make a variation adding cereal like Chex and pretzels.

    2 Tbsp. melted butter/ margarine
    1/2 tsp. curry powder (any color; I like yellow)
    1/4 tsp. sugar
    8 oz. Shelled Nuts (I mix them up, but you can do just walnuts, just almonds, etc)

    Preheat to 375. Combine melted butter and spices. Add nuts & toss to coat. Bake on cookie sheet 5 minutes, stir and bake 5-10 minutes more.

  16. Connie

    I make these everytime I entertain, and they are always the first thing that gets eaten. They can take a bit of time to make, but call for few ingredients. I have been making these for years:
    Bacon Wrapped Smokies

    1 pound of bacon cut into thirds
    1 (14 ounce) package of beef cocktail wieners (I use Little Smokies)
    2/3 cup brown sugar (or to taste)

    Preheat oven to 325. Wrap each cocktail wiener with a piece of bacon. Secure with a toothpick. Place on baking sheet (I line mine with quick-release foil or I use a foil pan). Sprinkle brown sugar liberally over all. Bake for 40 minutes or until the sugar is bubbly. Can be put in a slow-cooker on low to keep warm for serving.

  17. Diana Devlin

    In the past year, I’ve discovered Quinoa and all it’s delicious health benefits. I’m thrilled that it is so easy to find in all sorts of supermarkets; not just health food stores. I’ve made it for my friends for Super Bowl parties and other gatherings and it’s been a huge hit. My one friend was diagnosed with Celiac disease, so this has become a staple in her house, ever since she tried mine! It’s so simple to just throw it together with whatever ingredients you like – it’s just simply cooking it the way you would rice. You can always substitute the broth with water, but I find using vegetable or chicken broth makes it so much tastier!

    Ever since cooking with Quinoa, I’ve been eating vegan meals several times a week. I’m not a vegetarian, but I am trying to limit my animal protein consumption a few times a week, if possible. I find that I feel better both physically and mentally ever since changing my diet.

    Spicy Quinoa with Black Beans, Corn, and Tomatoes
    1 tbsp Olive Oil
    1 Onion, chopped
    3-4 cloves Garlic, minced
    3/4 C Quinoa
    1 1/2 C Chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
    1 tsp Ground Cumin
    1/2 tsp Chili Pepper (less if you want less spicy)
    1 can Black Beans
    1/2 can Whole Kernel Corn
    1/2 can Diced Tomatoes
    Salt and Pepper to Taste

    1) Saute onions and garlic in olive oil a saucepan until onions are translucent
    2) Stir in quinoa followed by the chicken/vegetable broth. Add cumin, chili pepper, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover, and let simmer for about 20 minutes or until stock is taken up.
    3) Stir in black beans, corn, and tomatoes and continue to cook until hot throughout.

    You could add cooked diced chicken to this dish to make it more hearty.