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Two Simple Football-Themed Food Ideas For Your Game-Day Party

If you’re an avid football fan, you probably start planning your weekly game-day parties as soon as the NFC or AFC football schedule becomes available. Unfortunately, with 16 regular-season games, play-off games, and the Super Bowl, it’s easy to run out of food ideas for your game-day gatherings quickly. So check out these two simple, fun food ideas to make your football party memorable.

Pigskin Pizza Pockets

To make football-shaped pizza pockets, all you need is a football-shaped cookie cutter, a knife, a fork, packaged pastry dough, marinara sauce, and your favorite pizza toppings.

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degree Fahrenheit.
  2. Use your cookie cutter to cut football shapes out of your pastry dough. You need two “footballs” for each pizza pocket.
  3. Set one pastry football on a cookie sheet, and lay your favorite pizza toppings, such as mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, and black olives, on top of it. Make sure you leave some space around the edges.
  4. Place your second pastry football over top of your pizza ingredients, and then, firmly press down around the edges with a fork to seal them.
  5. Slice “laces” into the top of your football-shaped pastries with your knife.
  6. Repeat the process with your remaining ingredients.
  7. Place the cookie sheet in the oven, and bake your pizza pockets until they turn golden brown.
  8. Fill a small dish with marinara sauce, and place the dish on the center of your serving plate.
  9. Place your pigskin pizza pockets around the dish filled with marinara dipping sauce to serve.

Football-Shaped Cocoa Rice Crispy Treat

To make a football-shaped cocoa rice crispy treat, you need:

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Football-shaped cake pan
  • 2 10-ounce bags of regular marshmallows
  • 12 cups of cocoa rice crispy cereal
  • 6 tablespoons of margarine
  • 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • White fondant
  1. Spray your football-shaped cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Place your marshmallows and butter in a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave the ingredients until they are melted. Make sure you watch the ingredients carefully while they are melting so that they don’t start to brown.
  3. Stir the cocoa powder into the melted ingredients until the mixture is combined well.
  4. Add the cereal to the mixture. Then, put margarine on your hands, and use your hands to mix the cereal into the other ingredients.
  5. Pack the mixture into your football-shaped pan, and set the pan in the refrigerator to harden.
  6. Once your football-shaped rice crispy treat is hard, remove it from the pan and place it on a serving plate.
  7. Cut white fondant pieces and place them on top of the rice crispy sheet to create the football’s laces and the bands around the tips of the ball.

When you’re making food for game day, recipes that are quick and easy to make are ideal. This way, you can enjoy the game with your friends, and you aren’t stuck in the kitchen all day.