In my book, if you are going to host a Super Bowl/Food Party there are a few rules you need to follow...
1. You have to know what two teams are playing.
➙ This year it's the N.Y. Giants Vs. New England Patriots
2. You must know the teams colors.
➙ Both teams have similar colors. Red, blue, white and silver.
3. Your napkins have to match the teams colors.
➙ The grocery store sells colored napkins by the paper plates.
4. Chips and dip must make an appearance.
➙ Here are some recipes to get you started.
5. Before the game starts you have to pick a team to root for.
➙ Oh, still undecided here. I have a couple more days to choose.
Also, if you have some extra time on you hands, peanut butter footballs are a great treat to add to the festivities.
The how to? Use your favorite peanut butter ball recipe. They are all pretty much the same, but here is a good one if you don't already have a fave.
When the dough is ready, roll into one inch balls.
Carefully shape the ball into a little tube.
Pinch the ends of your tube to create the football shape.
Now repeat a bajillion times. I mixed up half a recipe and ended with a little more than thirty footballs. Chill your footballs for a half hour.
After your peanut butter is done chilling, dip carefully into melted chocolate. Perfection in chocolate dipping is not on my resume. Go with the flow. Set dipped footballs back in fridge to speed up the chocolate hardening.
Time to finish these pigskins up. I used white icing to make the laces, but you could also melt white chocolate.
Not to bad for a cute treat. The footballs can keep in the fridge for a couple of weeks.
Warning: Making them ahead of time will likely cause you to more work. Only because you will have to make them again. For some reason chocolate covered peanut butter doesn't last very long at our house.
Happy Friday Friends!