Hosting a perfect game night is one of the easiest and quickest parties you can whip up and is always a hit. It doesn't matter if you choose a classic game of Scrabble, get tangled up with each other in Twister, or an exciting game of charades, game night will always be a success when paired with good company and good food.
A dinner menu isn't exactly fit with the game night vibes since sitting in a table while eating filling food can make your guests opt to laze around and talk all night. A casual, laid-back party is all about relaxing and letting loose, which can be attained by easy yet tasty dishes that players can load on to their plate and enjoy with their hands.
Here is a list of food sure to fuel the fun on your next game night.
Who doesn't love nachos? It's an explosion of flavor in your mouth, it's easy to eat, and most importantly, it's a no-brainer to prepare. Layering with chips, cheese, and chicken and making sure to get that maximum crunch is the secret to winning nachos. Nachos are a perfect go-to when at a loss for what to prepare since they are super easy to throw together, and it's a great way to use up leftovers.
Cheesy Spicy Popcorn
One of the quickest and most-loved party snacks around, popcorn is a game night staple. What makes it different is how you flavor it. You make this popcorn as you would kettle corn, except you sprinkle in cheese rather than sugar. After successful popping, add cayenne or smoked paprika and salt. You may also opt to sprinkle on more cheese.
Baked Kale Chips
Kale is a popular vegetable packed with nutrients such as vitamins A, C, and calcium. The potassium content in kale may help reduce the risk of heart disease. Baking kale transforms it from being a dense bitter leaf into something light with excellent depth of flavor from the salt and oil.
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Parmesan Chicken Bites
Everyone—kids, teens, adults—can't say no to a good batch of chicken nuggets, especially when they're cooked to golden brown perfection and filled with Parmesan cheese. Add in ketchup and honey mustard dips, and you've got a party in your mouth already! First, season the chicken with salt and pepper to taste. In a large bowl, mix the breadcrumbs, cheese, powdered garlic, and paprika. Dredge the chicken in flour before dipping it into eggs, then dunk into the Panko, making sure to coat each nugget evenly. Deep fry the chicken over vegetable oil until it turns crispy and bronze colored.
Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
Is there anything better than a fresh batch of soft chocolate cookies? I seriously doubt any other person would beg to differ. These cookies are soft, dense, luscious chocolate chunks mixed into the silky, butter-filled dough and then baked and turned into a cookie capable of bringing any person to dessert heaven. Preheat an oven to 350°F and place the hunk of butter in a microwave for a little under a minute to make it a little softer. Mix in the butter with the sugars before adding both the eggs and vanilla. Later, you can then add the flour and baking soda as well as the salt. Keep on mixing until you see crumbles forming. Then, utilize your hands to make the dough. After that, you can start adding in the chocolate chips. Get a cookie sheet, place the dough balls on it, and bake until the cookies take on a puffy and bronze appearance.