Build your own Snack Stadium

Bowl over your friends with an amazing (and delicious) fortress of food.
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1. For the structure of your snack stadium, start with a ring made of Rice Krispies treats, then construct an outer wall. We shaped ours using foot-long grown-up grilled cheese sandwiches from the Scout (1301 S Wabash Ave, 312-705-0595).
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2. Add decorative edges in the form of waffles. We lined our stadium with the tasty cornmeal-bacon waffles from Old Town Social (455 W North Ave, 312-266-2277).
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3. Gourmet burgers topped with mini doughnuts and pepperoni flags provide impressive embellishment. Try the decadent gridiron burger from Rockit Burger Bar (3700 N Clark St, 773-645-4400)�a Black Angus patty topped with a grilled Polish sausage and bacon-braised sauerkraut.
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4. Divide the stadium using more Rice Krispies treats, cut to size.
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5. Build height with a smoked sausage entryway (skewered on blocks of cheddar cheese), more waffles and stadium lighting (pepper-jack cheese on skewers placed in the Rice Krispies ring).
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6. Finish adding the lights, create jerky stick goalposts with toothpicks and fill the stadium with your favorite assorted snacks, such as gourmet nachos from Old Town Pour House: wonton chips topped with queso fresco and duck confit (1419 N Wells St, 312-477-2800).
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7. We also added pretzels, white cheddar popcorn and cheese crackers.
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8. Distribute the snacks evenly so the stadium looks full. Add �fans� to the stands in the form of cheese cubes on toothpicks. There are no empty seats at the Super Bowl!
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9. Fill the center of the stadium with a popcorn base and add waffles and pretzel rods to the outer walls. Create more �fans� using tater tots on toothpicks, such as the delicious sweet potato tots from Haymarket (737 W Randolph St, 312-638-0700).
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10. In the center of the stadium, place a guacamole field with queso dip end zones and sour cream yard lines. (Place sour cream in a sandwich bag, snip a corner of the bag and pipe lines onto the field.) Next, add football players�a.k.a. olives and jerky stick pieces.
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11. For the finishing touches, build steps made of melba toast leading up to the stadium and position broccoli �trees� in the background.
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12. GAME ON! START SNACKING!!
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