Big Game Appetizer and Dessert Recipes that Will Make You Go Wild

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The Big Game is fast approaching and no matter which side you’re cheering for, whipping up delicious fare is usually a top priority for anyone hosting a party. So, while the warriors on the field face off, make sure you’re serving up touchdown worthy food. Here are five Wild Blueberry appetizer and dessert recipes that will liven up your party table.

Turkey Meatballs with Wild Blueberry BBQ Sauce
I’ve never met a meatball that I didn’t love. They seem to be an instant crowd pleaser and a truly classic party staple. Take ordinary meatballs to extraordinary with these Turkey Meatballs with Wild Blueberry BBQ Sauce. They can be made ahead of time and warmed up right before you’re ready to serve them. And, the unexpected delicious and tangy Wild Blueberry BBQ dipping sauce will certainly turn some heads. For Patriots fans, adding wild blues to the menu honors the GOAT who only eats fruits with anti-inflammatory properties. Wild Blueberries have twice the antioxidants of traditional blueberries and are considered a top inflammatory fruit.

Wild Blueberry Brie & Pastry Bites
Who doesn’t love cheese? These Wild Blueberry Brie Bites are easy to make and the combination of crispy pastry, rich brie, and the not-too-sweet Wild Blueberry sauce really makes for the perfect appetizer. You can bake them ahead of time and reheat them right before serving without sacrificing flavor or texture. The Wild Blueberry sauce is super simple to make, too. Just simmer the frozen Wild Blueberries with a touch of maple syrup and some festive spices, and you’re good to go. After about 10 minutes, you’ve got yourself a tasty Wild Blueberry sauce that’s super healthy. Wild Blueberries are rich in antioxidants that provide heart, brain, and anti-aging benefits. That’s something not many appetizers can boast.

Simple Wild Blueberry Salsa
Chips and salsa grace most party tables so give your salsa a wild twist and make this simple Wild Blueberry Salsa. It’s refreshing and delicious and features two of our favorite freezer items: frozen Wild Blueberries and frozen corn. Wild Blueberries are frozen at the peak of harvest locking in their taste and nutrition. Add crunchy, colorful red bell peppers, green onion, fresh cilantro, lime juice and zest, and some common spices, and this sweet and savory salsa will have everyone dipping.

Mini Wild Blueberry Cakes
These Mini Wild Blueberry Cakes with Vanilla Icing are small in size but big in flavor and are sure to be a party favorite. These perfectly proportioned single serve little cakes filled with Wild Blueberries burst with vibrant color and pack in amazing blueberry flavor. And even though this little treat looks indulgent and decadent, this recipe includes Greek yogurt, which adds a delicious creaminess and reduces the amount of butter in the recipe.

Wild Blueberry & Walnut Blondies
Americans love brownies, but we’ve fallen in love with blondies, especially this Wild Blueberry & Walnut Blondie. This simple recipe may just become an All-American favorite because it has limited ingredients, is easy to whip up, and requires a single pan. The sweet and tangy taste of the Wild Blueberries and the nutty flavor of the Walnuts pairs wonderfully. And while your guests enjoy this delicious treat, they’ll also benefit from the antioxidant-rich Wild Blueberries, which provide heart, brain, and anti-aging benefits, and the walnuts, which are a great source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and an excellent source of those hard to find omega-3 fatty acids. Cut them into single-serve squares and let them eat cake, I mean blondies!

Enjoy the Game!

About the Author

Belinda Donovan is a public relations professional with more than 15 years of experience working with clients in the consumer products, food service, hospitality, transportation and insurance and banking industries. She began her career in 1987 as a press secretary for a United States Senator from Alabama, her home state, and has worked in agencies in Atlanta, Philadelphia and Maine. A Southerner at heart she now calls Maine her home. She joined Ethos Marketing in 2011 as Director of Public Relations.