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The best little Super Bowl food ever

- Last modified: February 1, 2013 at 5:08 PM
Caprese salad bites. Photo/Erica Streisfeld
Caprese salad bites. Photo/Erica Streisfeld

Have you noticed that party food is shrinking? Given our super-sized society, I know it's hard to believe. But all those mini versions of our favorite foods are downright adorable, and they're more than delicious enough for Super Bowl.

You've heard me talk about oversized food before, but let's face it, doll-sized delicacies are a lot more trendy in the foodie world. And being so cute, they're pretty hard to resist. Here are some ideas for tiny temptations that you can make at home.

Put a stick in it

Take it from someone who makes a lot of cake pops (yours truly!): Everything tastes better on a stick. For me, it's oh-so-reminiscent of eating brightly-colored popsicles as a kid. Maybe that's why cake pops are so popular. Or maybe it's the sheer "grab-and-go" factor.

Recipes to try:

Make it (mini) muffin-sized

In case you thought mini muffin tins were just for baking, sorry, but you're wrong. This sheet of perfectly round molds has quite possibly a million and one uses, and one really great one is making bite-size appetizers. Just trust me on this, and be sure to think outside the box.

Recipes to try:

Turn it inside-out

Get a little creative with your tiny food by literally turning your favorite dishes inside-out. For example, if you love meatball subs, why not make bite-size meatball-stuffed biscuits with marinara sauce? You get the idea.

Recipes to try:

Shrink an entrée

If you could roll an entire dinner into one bite, why wouldn't you? My sentiments exactly. Don't worry, you can eat more than one, but it's a heck of a lot more efficient when you're trying to socialize at a party.

Recipes to try:

You can find these and other ideas on my Pinterest board of tiny food. What's your favorite pint-sized party food for Super Bowl?

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