16 Sweet Sixteen Recipes to Grub on During March Madness Games

Pictured: Barbecue Chicken and Coleslaw Potato Skins recipe from CHOW

March Madness, people—it’s coming! And no one but NO ONE can handle the excitement, stress, and even occasional tears of competitive basketball without a healthy array of tasty treats. Check out these ideas for the most delicious ways to get your grub and your game on at the same time.

1. Slam Dunk Cookies


Sugar cookies never looked so athletic. Get the recipe here.

2. Peanut Butter Cup Basketballs

Dukes and Duchesses

Orange icing turns these into edible basketballs! Get the recipe here.

3. Turkey and Cheese Basketball Sliders

Hungry Happenings

These savory sandwiches are a slam-dunk with both kids and adults. Get the recipe here.

4. Basketball Court Seven Layer Dip

She Knows

Because refried beans, sour cream, and tomatoes shouldn’t just be delicious, but adorable, too. Get the recipe here.

5. Basketball Mini Cheeseburgers

She Knows

A little food coloring turns a round of cheddar cheese into a basketball—the perfect topping for these juicy sliders. Get the recipe here.

6. Stuffed Fritos

Nibble Me This

Standard-sized tacos are so 2014. Get the recipe here.

7. Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

The Gourmand Mom

Juicy, round, and orange-hued—they couldn’t be more appropriate if they tried! Get the recipe here.

8. Pepperoni Pizza Dip


A huge bowl of molten cheese and spicy meat is always a good idea! Get our Pepperoni Pizza Dip recipe.

9. BBQ Bacon Wrapped Meatballs

Mmm Go Blu BBQ

For the carnivore who is sure to frequent your viewing party. Get the recipe here.

10. Guacamole Deviled Eggs


Vegetarians need love too, and nothing says love like guacamole deviled eggs. Get the recipe here.

11. Thai Peanut Chicken Wonton Cups

Emily Bites

Hand-held, savory cupcakes with a spicy, peanutty kick! Get the recipe here.

12. Basketball Cupcakes

Kid Friendly Things To Do

Nothing but net and smiles with these festive treats! Get the recipe here.

13. Loaded Baked Potato Dip

Joy In My Kitchen

It’s creamy, cheesy, and bacon-y. Don’t leave home without it. Get the recipe here.

14. Smoked Atomic Buffalo Turds

The Black Peppercorn

Jalapeños stuffed with sausage and cheese, then wrapped in bacon and smoked—the perfect finger food for a crowd. Get the recipe here.

15. Basketball Sandwich Cookies

A La Main

Lemony sandwich cookies are the ideal way to end the game, no matter which team wins! Get the recipe here.

16. Spicy Jerk Turkey Melts

Sarah's Cucina Bella

Avocado, tomatoes, and spicy jerk-rubbed turkey for the chile-head in your crew. Get the recipe here.

Sarah Spigelman Richter is a New York City–based writer, blogger, and social media manager. She has developed recipes for Tabasco, blogs about her favorite restaurants and recipes at Fritos and Foie Gras, and can be found, most Friday nights, watching "Arrested Development" reruns.

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