March Madness 2014 is at its midpoint and the action has been fantastic! As the Sweet Sixteen, Elite Eight and Final Four draw near, it is time to game plan on what to serve or bring to your next party. Whether you are hosting or visiting a March Madness watch party, you know having great tasting snack foods is essential. Here is where Figi’s come in; let our 70 years of experience helping people celebrate special events and holidays make you an MVP. Even if you are not into March Madness yourself, chances are, you have a friend or relative that is; surprise them with one our snack gifts delivered.
In our first March Madness Watch Party Essentials post, we scouted some great snack ideas from Figi’s. Today’s post will add additional snack ideas and a recipe for you to try. Also feel free to vote in our championship poll below; who do you think will win it all this year…Arizona, Michigan State, Louisville…or another team?
Savory Sixteen Meat and Cheese Assortment: Get the crackers ready! Snack-sized cuts of assorted favorite Wisconsin cheese and sausages combine for a delicious lineup for your party. We have included Summer, Mettwurst, Steakhouse, Pizza, and Garlic flavored sausages with Wisconsin Cheeses including Cheddar, Colby, Brick, Onion, Bacon, and Salami flavored. Please check out our other Cheese and Meat assortments here.
Chocolate Covered Pretzels: We haven’t had many sweets in our snack recommendations thus far, so here’s tried and true veteran you can count on to satisfy a sweet tooth. We take salted golden pretzel twists and sweeten the deal by coating them in milk chocolate and white creme coatings. Half of these yummy treats are then coated with colorful candy sprinkles. Figi’s has two chocolate covered gift sizes available to help with any sized gathering. Check out more wonderful Chocolate Covered Gifts from Figi’s here.
Bagel Chips & Creamy Country® Cheese Spreads: We have teamed up our famous best-selling Figi’s Creamy Country® Cheese Spreads with toasted bagel chips for the ultimate snack! You and your watch party guests will savor light and crispy New York Style® Traditional Bagel Chips topped with our Creamy Country® Cheese Spread trio of Cheddar, Cheddar with Bacon, and Nacho Jalapeno flavors. Our cheese spreads are also great for dipping veggies, spreading on sandwiches and crackers and so much more!
Tempting Twosomes Meat and Cheese Assortment: Figi’s has put together another great combination for your March Madness watch party! We’ve included two of our savory Smokehouse Beef Sausages with two of our finest Wisconsin Cheese: Cheddar and Colby. But that’s not all – we added two of our delicious Kave Kure® Cheese Logs. Our Swiss log is coated with with almonds and our Cheddar log is coated with pecans and almonds.
Chocolate Nut Teasers Snack Mix: Here is another sweet and savory best-selling snack mix from Figi’s. This gift includes everyone’s favorite nuts – made even better by being enrobed in rich chocolate! Check out this starting roster: Milk Chocolate Peanuts, Mocha Almonds, Cashews, Pecans, Dark Chocolate Almonds, plus Milk and Dark Chocolate ‘All Nut’ Mix. Just open this tin and let the snacking begin!
And there you have it: more great snack ideas for watching the rest of March Madness 2014 or sending to your favorite fans. For other great snack ideas, be sure to view our entire assortment of snack gifts here.
As promised, here is a quick and easy recipe I found from Marzetti. Give it a try and let us know how you liked it in the comments field below. Do you have a game time recipe you would like to share with our readers? Please do so in the comments field below.
Recipe: Grilled Potatoes with Tomatoes and Scallions
Marzetti Classic Ranch Dressing
Large raw potatoes
Shredded Cheddar cheese
Bake several large potatoes until they are tender when pierced with a knife. Allow them to cool. Cut the potatoes in half and scoop out most of the cooked potato (save this for another use). Cut each potato half into 4 pieces. Arrange the potato wedges on a tray. Fill each piece with shredded cheddar cheese. Prepare a grill pan or a grill to medium heat. Brush the pan or the grill grates with oil. Transfer the wedges to the pan and grill until the cheese melts and the bottom of the potatoes are marked. Remove from grill and top with chopped tomatoes, scallions and parsley. Drizzle a generous amount of Marzetti Classic Ranch Dressing over the potato wedges and serve.
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