DIY Chips and Dips

Put down that jar and close that bag. Try these homemade versions of game-day snacks FTW.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Do the Dip

Go the extra mile for your football party and you'll never look back. The outrageous flavor of these homemade snacks will ensure the biggest game-day upset will occur when the bowl is empty. 

Kettle Chips with Parmesan and Herbs

The key to perfect chips is simple: Keep your oil hot and don't crowd the spuds. Fry in batches of 12 or so chips for best results. 

Get the Recipe: Kettle Chips with Parmesan and Herbs

Sweet Potato Chips Dusted with Chili Powder

Leave the rivalry for the field: These sweet and spicy chips are a match made in game-day heaven. 

Get the Recipe: Sweet Potato Chips Dusted with Chili Powder

Baked Kale Chips with Cider Vinegar

Attention, vegetable haters: Crispy kale actually tastes like potato chips. Seriously. Vinegar adds an extra layer of flavor to this addictive snack. 

Get the Recipe: Baked Kale Chips with Cider Vinegar

Dill Hummus and Toasted Pita Wedges

Dill can be a polarizing herb, but it'll add just enough freshness to keep this spread from being a one-note snack. Fresh, warm pita chips are hard to beat in any arena. 

Get the Recipe: Dill Hummus and Toasted Pita Wedges

Guacamole and Baked Beet Chips

Wear gloves when preparing these sweet and tangy chips (unless red is one of your team's colors) to protect your hands from stains. 

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Roasted Artichoke Dip

If you can turn on your oven, you can make this rich dip. Thaw frozen artichokes completely before using.

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Caramelized Onion Spinach Dip

There's a reason why this classic dip still makes an appearance in every Super Bowl spread: It's incredible (and incredibly simple). The onions should be made and cooled in advance so that when guests arrive you'll simply need to stir and serve. 

Get the Recipe: Caramelized Onion Spinach Dip

Pimento Cheese Dip

This Southern classic owes its countrywide cult following to spicy, tangy pimentos. Best of all, the whole thing comes together in the blender. 

Get the Recipe: Pimento Cheese Dip