Football Themed Snacks

6-12 servings
30 min

Are you ready for some football? Whether it's the Super Bowl, your favorite college team or a peewee tailgate, here are some great ideas to get everyone ready for the game.

Be the GOAT at your party. These six plays (recipes) are not tricky and your guests will be in the Red Zone the entire game.

Whether it's 1st & 10 or half time, your guests will take a knee to keep the party going long after the fourth quarter ends.

Go for the extra point with these crowd pleasing Ham and Cheese Sliders.

Sweet Hawaiian rolls filled with flavorful cheese and smokehouse ham covered in a buttery garlic sauce...that's an end run in my book.

This easy Bean Dip will have your guest doing a quarterback sneak all game long.

Chunky salsa is a delicious balance to the creaminess of the refried beans. Along with sour cream and cheese - everyone will be Raven about it.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries are sure to be a completed pass.

The piped on white chocolate laces make these little pigskins almost too cute to eat.

The Chicken Taco Bites will definitely score you an extra point.

Go in for the touchdown by cutting out the puffed pastry in the shape of a football and garnish with black olives.

The Bootleg Deviled Eggs, made with a fake-out ingredient (pickle relish) will have your guests running back for more.

For a perfectly centered yolk, huddle the eggs on their sides the day before hard boiling.

The Pass Pattern Brownies knows there's no evading the in-route to deliciousness of these chocolaty treats.

Using a box and adding in the special team - milk, butter, egg yolks, vanilla and expresso powder - these brownies will be named All-American

Recipe details
  • 6-12  servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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Ingredients
Ham and Cheese Sliders
  • 1 package sweet Hawaiian rolls
  • 1 lb. sliced deli ham (any kind that you prefer)
  • 1 lb. sliced cheese (any kind that you prefer)
  • 8 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon white sesame seeds
  • ½ Tablespoon garlic powder
  • ½ Tablespoon dried minced onion
  • salt and pepper to taste
Easy Bean Dip
  • 1 cup refried beans
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 jar chunky salsa
  • 2 Tablespoons sour cream
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • Fresh, whole strawberries
  • Dark melting chocolate
  • White melting chocolate
Chicken Taco Bites
  • 1 lb. cooked chicken
  • 1 packet or 1/2 cup taco seasoning
  • 1 pkg of puffed pastry
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 can sliced black olives
  • 1 cup chunky salsa
Bootleg Deviled Eggs
  • 6 hard boiled eggs, peeled
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon pickle relish
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste
Pass Pattern Brownies
  • 1 box brownie mix
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 Tablespoons espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate melts
Instructions
Ham and Cheese Sliders
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
Using a sharp serrated bread knife, carefully slice the rolls in half horizontally.
Place the bottom half of the rolls into a 9x13 baking dish. 
Layer cheese over the bottom of the rolls, then layer ham fully over the cheese. Repeat cheese and ham, ending with a last layer of cheese.
Cover with the top half of the rolls.
In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter.
Whisk into the butter, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, minced onion, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Slowly pour the butter sauce over the rolls, using a pastry brush or spoon to evenly spread the mixture over the tops. Allow the sauce drip down the sides to the bottom, this is needed for crispiness,
Cover the baking dish with foil and bake covered for 15 minutes.
Remove the foil and bake for another 5 minutes or until tops are slightly crispy and toasty.
Allow the sliders to cool then cut into individual pieces. If you'd like to make football-shapes, cut off two of the opposite corners and shape into a football.
Easy Bean Dip
Heat refried beans in the microwave
Spread refried beans onto a platter in the shape of a football
Spread salsa on top of beans
Spread shredded cheese on top of salsa
Place sour cream into a plastic bag. Cut off the tip and pipe a lace pattern onto the top of the shredded cheese.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Melt dark chocolate in the microwave according to package directions
Wash and dry strawberries
Dip strawberries into the dark chocolate
Place on a piece of parchment paper and allow to dry
Melt white chocolate in microwave according to package directions
Place white chocolate in a plastic bag and cut off the corner
Pipe the white chocolate in a lace pattern onto the strawberry
Chicken Taco Bites
Heat oven to 350 degrees F
Place cooked chicken into food processor and pulse until chicken is shredded
Add taco seasoning and mix well
Roll out puffed pastry
Using a football shaped cookie cutter, cut an even number of shapes
On a parchment-lined baking sheet, place puffed pastry shapes
Add one tablespoon of chicken and a bit of shredded cheese
Place another puffed pastry shape on top,
Seal the edges of the pastry together by pressing edges together with a fork
Bake for 15 minutes or until footballs are golden brown
Slice black olives into small "C" shapes and garnish tops of football with black olives
Serve with chunky salsa and sour cream for dipping
Bootleg Deviled Eggs
Slice eggs in half and remove the yolk
In a small bowl, add all ingredients
Mix until all ingredients are incorporated, mashing egg yolks until smooth
Spoon egg mixture into a plastic bag. Cut a corner and pipe the egg mixture into the white halves.
Using fresh chives, cut small pieces to make a lace pattern on top of the egg. Garnish the top by slightly pushing the chives into the yolk mixture so the chives remain on top.
Pass Pattern Brownies
Preheat the oven to 325F
Melt one stick of butter in the microwave
In a large bowl, mix all ingredients except for chocolate chips together until smooth.
Add chocolate chips and fold into mix.
Grease a 13x9" baking pan
Pour the brownie batter into the prepared pan and
Bake for 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean
Let the brownies cool completely
Using a football shaped cookie cutter, cut out brownies
Melt white chocolate in the microwave according to package directions
Pour melted chocolate into a plastic bag and cut one corner
Pipe the white chocolate onto the top of the brownies in the shape of laces
Enjoy the leftover pieces while your guest enjoy the footballs
Tips
  • Sliders and chicken taco bites can be made ahead of time and warmed in the oven on game day
  • Deviled eggs, chocolate covered strawberries and bean dip can be made ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator until game day
  • Brownies can be kept in a plastic container for 7 days
Alicia W
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