With store-bought pie crust, a little cinnamon and sugar and a football cookie cutter, these small bites come together before you can say “hut, hut, hike!”
PEPPERONI CHEESE BALL
You can never have enough pepperoni, we always say! Cover a cheese ball in mini pepperoni slices for tons of added flavor and football spirit.
MINI BROWNIE PIES
All these chocolate-y treats need after they come out the oven is a little white lace icing and a steady hand.
This creative use for veggies will score you big points for minimal effort. Just arrange carrots, tomatoes and broccoli on your favorite platter and use snap peas for laces.
PEANUT BUTTER BALLS
Don’t bother going long: We’re tossing these tiny truffles covered in melted chocolate from She Wears Many Hats right into our mouths.
As if we needed another reason to eat pizza – these sporty slices from Daring Gourmet are decorated with threads of string cheese and can be made with a variety of toppings.
Melissa Hadfield from My Mommy Style transforms the staple party dish with just a touch of trimmed green onions.
This savory snack from Just a Taste – which is completely customizable with your favorite cheeses, herbs and chopped nuts – also serves as a cool centerpiece.
We’ve died and gone to dessert heaven with these chocolate cake whoopie pies made with toasted marshmallow frosting and salted caramel sauce from the Beantown Baker.
To create “seams” on these cracker, cheddar, sausage combos Ali Ebright of Gimme Some Oven used ranch dressing.
The trick to these hard-boiled eggs filled with the yolks, bacon and cheddar? Soak them in a mixture of hot water and brown food coloring before you slice them.
“These are much easier to make than they look,” says Jackie Dodd of Domestic Fits. Just use a coffee mug – which is the perfect size for dipping fruit – to melt the chocolate.
PASSION FRUIT FOOTBALLS
The recipe for these passion fruit, green tea and chocolate tarts may be a bit involved – but the look on your guests faces when you bring them out will make it all worth it.
Pumpernickel bread is the perfect shade of brown to make these sandwiches resemble a football – but it’s Panini Happy’s homemade horseradish sauce for the laces that make them irresistibly delicious.
RICE CEREAL TREATS
Everyone’s favorite childhood treat gets a game-day makeover when you form the gooey-goodness into an oval shape and decorate with some vanilla frosting.
COOKIE DOUGH DIP
This chocolate cookie dough dip is perfect served with Nilla wafers, pretzels or if you love sweets as much as us – by the spoonful.