Friday, January 31, 2014

Super Bowl Party Snack Ideas

Hey all! I've been back and forth to Indiana for the past 2 weeks and have one more week left to go until I'm home for a while, thank goodness. Nothing against Indiana, it's a pretty cool state and all, especially since it's close to Chicago..except that its -15 degrees here and hotel life really limits my recipe development. Not good for either of us!

So anyway, Super Bowl in right around the corner. Pretty cool that it's being held in NJ and that the teams are staying in Hoboken, my second home. Last night my sister sent me the picture below of the giant sign they put out on pier A, which I imagine all visiting tourists will stop and take pictures of at some point.

Unfortunately, all my plans to have a sick party with awesome football food and sweet treats is no longer possible due to the fact that I'll be on a plane back to this lovely state. Bummer.

On that note, I might as well set you guys up to have an awesome party..after-all, we shouldn't all have to suffer during one of the best excuses to throw a party.  So in the past I've made plenty of delicious football snacks and I have links to some of the best blogs to share with you! The pictures however are mine, to prove these recipes can be made by people other than the bloggers :)

Soft Baked Pretzels from Two Peas and Their Pod 
*These were an absolute hit, a double batch was gone in no time!
 Buffalo Chicken Bites from Sweet Pea's Kitchen

Okay now as for the good stuff: DESSERT! Last year I made chocolate covered pretzels and these adorable football chocolate covered strawberries that seemed to be a huge hit at the party and social media.  So why not give you guys a quick and easy how-to tutorial.
Football Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Giant Red Strawberries
Dark Chocolate
White Chocolate
Piping Bag (or ziplock)
Cute Mini Cupcake Liners

Line baking sheet with parchment paper.  Melt chocolates in microwave proof bowls. Holding the strawberry by the stem, dip the berry most of the way in, leaving only a little space by the top.

Place the strawberry on the parchment paper and repeat with all berries.  Place the tray into the fridge for 10-15 minutes until chocolate hardens.  

Cut the tip off the piping bag,creating a tiny hole (or corner off the ziplock) and fill it with the melted white chocolate.  Draw football lines on the berry and place back on the tray, and into the fridge for 10-15 more minutes until hardened.  Place on a tray in cute liners, or just EAT!

And visit some earlier posts for other easy, delicious ideas, like these:

Now go get ready for your awesome party!! If you weren't planning to have one before I bet you want to now :)


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