Food & dining

Five Super Bowl snacks with all the major food groups: salty, fatty, cheesy, creamy, smoky, meaty, buttery, sticky, and sweet

A Super Bowl party worthy of the name should have each of the major food groups represented — salty, fatty, cheesy, creamy, smoky, meaty, buttery, sticky, and sweet. You can add a plate of celery sticks and a pretty platter of fruit, but those are the things you’ll be begging your friends to take home, while every finger-licking snack is long gone.

Mount a spread that will sell itself: an addictive dip of peppadews and cream cheese, Chinese-style sticky pork ribs, juicy meatball sliders, crisp baby potato skins, and feathery biscuits filled with smoked turkey. During the last quarter, don’t bite your nails. Feed your anxiety with these irresistible snacks.

Sheryl Julian can be reached at sheryl.julian@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @sheryljulian.