For many bingo players, bingo live night is about more than just playing bingo and the chance to win cash and prizes. It’s all about everything for them. The ambiance, the camaraderie, the anticipation, and, believe it or not, the food all contribute to the overall experience.
While pizza, hamburgers, maid rites, hot dogs, pork tenderloins, and nachos appear to be standard fare, there are a variety of popular snacks with bingo players worldwide. Some are regional favorites, while others are newly created concoctions that are sure to please the taste buds and satisfy the desire to snack while playing bingo.
Consider homemade angel food cake with fresh strawberries and whipped cream or open roast beef sandwiches with mozzarella cheese and caramelized onions. At the Robinson Hotel and Casino in Nice, California, Bingo Lings serves Asian fusion dishes like udon noodles and stir fry dishes reminiscent of Mongolian grills.
Of course, you don’t have to go to a bingo hall or a casino to enjoy some fantastic snack foods. You can bring the bingo concession stand home and make these delectable treats in your kitchen while playing bingo at home. The majority of them are simple to prepare for a bingo party.
Delicious Dessert S’mores
Everyone enjoys the flavor of S’mores. You don’t need a campfire to make this delectable dessert, which will please both home bingo players and children. There are only a few ingredients required. Over medium-low heat, combine the following ingredients.
1 ½ cup semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
1 ½ Tbsp. melted butter
½ tsp. vanilla extract
½ can of sweetened condensed milk
Remove from the heat when smooth and pour over a graham cracker crust—Bake for 15 minutes at 375°F. Remove and set aside to cool. Combine the following ingredients over medium-low heat for the marshmallow layer.
- 1 cup of white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup of marshmallow crème
- The remaining ½ can of sweetened condensed milk
Once smooth, pour it over the chocolate and graham cracker layers. Allow chilling overnight in the refrigerator before serving.
Pizza Bombs with Cheese and Pepperoni
Amy Derosier’s cheese and pepperoni pizza bombs are another super-easy snack food perfect for bingo night. These can be made up right before you start playing bingo.
To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Coat a muffin tin lightly with cooking spray.
Place a triangle of crescent dough in each muffin cup.
Place one teaspoon of marinara sauce on top of each dough triangle. Ragu Thick and Traditional Pasta Sauce is a great option.
Place a quarter of a string cheese stick on the crescent dough and sauce.
Top with two pepperoni slices. Roll each one into a ball and sprinkle with Italian herb seasoning.
8 – 10 minutes, or until golden brown Heat some of the remaining marinara sauce to serve on the side if desired, and enjoy!
Nachos with a Delicious Twist
If you get a craving for something from the South of the Border while at a bingo party, why not try some nachos with a delicious twist? Spicy baked black bean nachos can feed you and several family members!
Spread a layer of tortilla chips on a large flat baking tray lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Prepare a mixture of the following to go on top of this:
- 1 small finely chopped onion
- 1 can (15 oz.) of drained but not rinsed black beans
- 1 – 10 oz. can of petite finely diced tomatoes with green chilies
Cook for about 10 minutes, or until slightly thickened, in a skillet over medium heat.
Pour 12 of this mixture over tortilla chips and top with a few pieces of one jalapeno pepper, some cilantro, a pinch of chipotle powder, cumin, garlic powder, and salt to taste.
5–7 minutes in the oven. Spread the remaining bean and tomato mixture on top, followed by another 2- 4 oz. Bake for another 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
Remove from the oven and top with sour cream, more cilantro, black olives, and chopped red onions for a fantastically filling bingo snack!