Game Day Snack Ideas: Roll on #RWC2019

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The 2019 Rugby World Cup is almost upon us and the excitement is reaching fever pitch. Even if you’re not the biggest rugby fan, you have to get excited about the many braais, gatherings and get-togethers that will be happening as a result. Of course, any excuse for us foodies to plan a meal is good enough! To ensure you put on the best, we’ve rounded up a selection of great game-day snack ideas.

Perfect Game Day Snack Ideas and Finger Food

We love this collection of finger foods, perfect for a crowd.

Game Day Snack

Chicken Dippers with Artichoke and Lemon Mayo

A delicious snack or platter idea for informal entertaining. Who doesn’t love a crunchy chicken dipper?
Recipe for Chicken Dippers with Artichoke and Lemon Mayo

Baked potato Chips with Mayo and Gremolata (Vegan)

The potatoes crisp up so well in the oven and are an absolute treat with the egg-free avocado mayo and zesty gremolata. Great as a vegan snack.
Baked potato Chips with Mayo and Gremolata

Game Day Snack
Game Day Snack

Bacon Poppers

These easy, three-ingredient-only poppers will ensure no time at all is spent away from drinking beer and laughter. Just want you want for a game day snack.
Recipe for Bacon Poppers

Boerewors Scotch Eggs

Taking Scotch eggs to a new level by wrapping in boerewors for a local twist. A great snack for feeding hungry game watchers.
Recipe for Boerewors Scotch Eggs

Cheesy Spanish Croquetas

This classic croquetas are a Spanish tapas-style dish of deep-fried bundles of cheese and ham – they are party favourites! Serve with a roasted garlic aioli.
Recipe for Cheesy Spanish Croquetas

Deep-Fried Rice Balls With Chorizo Dust and Chipotle Dipping Sauce

Panko-coated rice balls are filled with gooey mozzarella and deep-fried for a crispy, cheesy and saucy snack.

Recipe for Deep-Fried Rice Balls With Chorizo Dust and Chipotle Dipping Sauce

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Crumbed cauliflower florets in a crisp batter, smothered in a BBQ sauce and served with spicy guacamole for dipping. Delicious!

Recipe for Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Vegan Mushroom Taquitos

A fun, plant-based Mexican-inspired meal that is perfect for lunch, dinner or even as party snacks.

Recipe for Vegan Mushroom Taquitos


Bread, Dips and Chips

These dishes are great for a hungry crowd. Serve with plenty of breads and crackers to scoop up all the goodness.

Game Day Snack

Whipped Feta Dip with Green Olive Salsa Verde

Say hello to your new fav party dish. This creamy cheese combo is delish smothered on toasted baguette and topped with a zesty green olive salsa.
Recipe for Whipped Feta Dip with Green Olive Salsa Verde

Labneh with Dukkah and Flatbreads

Creamy, tangy and perfect for dipping! We love the simplicity of labneh and the crunchiness of these fried breads. Great for a game day snack with a glass of vino.
Recipe for Labneh with Dukkah and Flatbreads

Creamed Ricotta With Chunky Pea Pesto And Cheddar Crackers

A simple cheese and veggie snack or help-yourself starter for easy entertaining.
Recipe for Creamed Ricotta With Chunky Pea Pesto And Cheddar Crackers

Spinach & Snoek Paté With Cucumber

It’s great to make your own paté as it allows you to control exactly what goes in and you can flavour it to your liking. Serve with cucumber slices for a lighter game day snack option.
Recipe for Spinach & Snoek Paté With Cucumber

Spicy BLT Guacamole With Tortilla Chips

Spicy guacamole is mixed with the much-loved flavours of a classic BLT sandwich by adding some bacon, tomatoes and crisp lettuce. Perfect for scooping up with plenty of tortilla chips.

Recipe for Spicy BLT Guacamole With Tortilla Chips

Mexican Tuna Ceviche With Guacamole, Salsa And Nachos

Light, fresh, packed with flavour and so easy to make. Serve with plenty of nachos for scooping and cooling guacamole. Arriba!
Recipe for Mexican Tuna Ceviche With Guacamole, Salsa And Nachos


Because we braai

It’s highly unlikely that there will be rugby watching without a fire going, so if you’re looking to create some snacks with a little flame action, these are them.

Peri Peri Chicken Lollipops

The only problem with good peri-peri chicken is that you’ll find it hard to break the fiery addiction.
Get the Recipe for Peri Peri Chicken Lollipops

Chipotle Honey Chicken & Pineapple Mini Kebabs

These killer mini kebabs are sweet, spicy and make a perfect snack for a picnic or gathering of friends.
Recipe for Chipotle Honey Chicken & Pineapple Mini Kebabs

Sriracha Amber Ale Hot Wings

Delicious grilled chicken wings tossed in a hot Amber Ale sauce and served with a creamy blue cheese sauce.

Recipe for Sriracha Amber Ale Hot Wings

Sticky Clemengold, Chilli And Ginger Chicken Wings

Sweet and spicy charred chicken wings that are quick and easy to prepare – a real crowd-pleaser.

Recipe for Sticky Clemengold, Chilli And Ginger Chicken Wings

Sticky Ginger Sweet and Sour Ribs

These gingery sweet-and-sour glazed ribs are tender and intensely flavoured – and pretty much impossible to stop eating once you start.
Recipe for Sticky Ginger Sweet and Sour Ribs

Pineapple BBQ Spare Ribs

Sweet and tangy BBQ Spare Ribs served with pieces of pineapple and chilli.

Recipe for Pineapple BBQ Spare Ribs


These treats spell the sweetest of game day snack victories!

Starting off with some South African classics to celebrate green and gold. Then moving onto a few things that are great for sweet snacks for a group.

Traditional Koeksisters

From the syrup to the crisp exterior and comfortingly doughy interior, a koeksister really the perfect bite. A traditional favourite around the South African table.
Recipe for Traditional Koeksisters

Mini Malva Puddings

A classic South African dessert in mini form. Use a giant muffin tin or individual moulds to take your malva to dinner party-worthy status.

Recipe for Mini Malva Puddings

Lemon And Poppy Seed Whoopie Pies With Raspberry Cream

This fun teatime treat is part cookie, part cake and it is delicious.
Recipe for Lemon And Poppy Seed Whoopie Pies With Raspberry Cream

Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies

This is a lovely combination of the tartness of the berries, tanginess of the cheesecake and richness of the chocolate.
Recipe for Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies

Salted Caramel Popcorn

A sprinkling of salt perfectly balances the sweet caramel; with its crunchy texture this popcorn is a yummy treat for a crowd with a sweet tooth.
Recipe for Salted Caramel Popcorn

Salted Caramel Chews

They make an ideal party treat as a little goes a long way.
Recipe for Salted Caramel Chews

Enjoyed these recipes? Check out our favourite braai recipes and braai sides.

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