23 No-Mess Snacks For Board Game Night

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I love throwing board game nights but generally loathe planning the menu. Finding game appropriate snacks can be such a tricky thing! Unless you want to spend the weekend scrubbing hot wing sauce from your Rummikub tiles, first and foremost, game night snacks need to have minimum mess. To me, that means they should be effortlessly eaten with one hand, via stick, chip or napkin. They should also be easy to prepare in advance then throw in the oven, or serve cold. You don’t wanna spend your night in the kitchen when there’s a murder in the conservatory to solve, you know? Here’s a recipe list to help us all serve up kick-ass game snacks to people with various diets.

1. Soft Pretzel Bites

2. Roasted Veggie Flatbread

3. Tofu Katsu with Chilli Sauce

Via Lazy Cat Kitchen

Via Lazy Cat Kitchen


4. Thai Fresh Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce

5. Tomato & Mozzarella Caprese Skewers

6. Vegan Roasted Cauliflower Bites with Nacho Cheese Sauce

7. Spinach & Feta Spanakopita Triangles

8. Italian Breadstick Popcorn

9. Spinach Dip Bites

10. Spicy Charred Baby Octopus Skewers

11. Mini Spinach and Mushroom Quiches

12. Baked Feta with Tomatoes

13. Parmesan Chicken Bites

14. Guacamole Potato Skins

15. Sun-dried Tomato and Basil Pinwheels

16. Bacon Corn Dip

17. Greek Meatballs (Keftedes)

18. Baked Zucchini Fries

19. Aussie Party Pies

via RecipeTin Eats

via RecipeTin Eats

20. Baked Kale Chips

21. Greek Yogurt Honey Blueberry Muffins

22. Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes

23. Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crystal is a 33-year-old Australian living in Chicago. Founding member, does HR stuff, writes now and then.

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  1. I just read this and am already having elaborate fantasies of being a plus one to a games night and sneaking off with the host to the mountains where we feed each other bacon corn dip.

    Bacon corn dip: what I didn’t know I was missing.

  2. But but but octopus is too tender to grill, it’ll over cook :(
    And would be too tempting to pull a Michigan J. Frog with. What would that even be with an octopus?
    Cephalopoda S. Octopus…?

  3. Seriously, go home right now and make those pretzel bites. You won’t regret it.

    Unless… you do what I did, and eat them all with the cheese sauce whilst home alone and scrolling through things you could watch on Netflix, before your SO comes home.

    Although, they were so delicious I don’t regret that either! *cue evil laughter*

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