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The BIG GAME is coming up!! I’m not just talking any old game day… this is the big one. It’s touted as SUPER!! *wink*wink*
I know, I have so many game day recipes I’ve shared already. I can’t help it, this season is like holiday season for our family. My boys are into all the logistics and know everyone’s scoring record and when they were drafted and who’s getting traded and who’s injured and who’s doing well this season. While I enjoy all of that too, I’m also here for the food. Duh!
Okay, I also love to entertain and feed other people too. It’s sort of what I do. While my boys do like to go to the games once in a while, sometimes it’s just so much more fun to kick back at home and relax on your comfy couch to watch it all at your own leisure. Bonus, if you have people over there’s plenty of folks to help clean up, and you might even get out of doing the dishes altogether if you’ve picked your friends correctly!
So today we shall discuss some super easy recipes to serve at your SUPER BIG Game Day Party!
- We have drinks – aka Pepsi™ Ice Cream Floats.
- We have snacks – aka Skittles® Sugar Cookie Sticks in Fruity Yogurt Parfaits.
- We have chips & dip – aka Buffalo Chicken Dip served with TOSTITOS® chips and salsa on the side.
- AND we even have dessert – aka Mini SNICKERS® Pies.
I even added some bowls for popcorn and a gorgeous fruit platter for the pickiest of snackers. There’s something for everyone!
I made the decor simple. Dark green (wipe-able and reusable) tablecloth. Simple ceramic white plates, trays and serving dishes. Cute paper plates in different sizes that go with a game day theme. I chose large black and white striped paper party plates, and smaller green and white paper party plates with some large gray napkins. Most of the foods are finger foods, so we didn’t have too much of a need for utensils aside from the parfaits. I added a cute cup full of spoons next to those. I also added fun paper straws and green and white or black and white patterns for a fun way to mix it up, in addition to two glass sizes for the fun Pepsi™ Ice Cream floats. I chose larger football shaped glasses, and smaller glass tumblers with gold dots on them that matches the gold confetti and the gold and white tassel garland hung behind the food station.
Now, for the food. Oh, the glorious food. I made a buffalo chicken dip for New Year’s Eve and while it was good it didn’t quite taste how I anticipated that it would. So I kept playing around with the recipe until I got something I absolutely love. This dip is so easy, and ohhhh so good. You can easily double (or triple) the recipe for a larger crowd.
I served the dip with TOSTITOS® chips, and I also kept some TOSTITOS® salsa on the side as well as one of their cheesy dips. I also made some fun little fruity yogurt parfaits that I served with vanilla and strawberry banana yogurt, strawberries and raspberries, and topped them off with some fun little cookie sticks that have ends dipped in white candy melts, then sprinkled with crushed Skittles®. Just for fun I used the rest of my Skittles® XL bag to fill up a tall vase that I could keep on the table, just in case anyone felt like grabbing a handful here and there.
Fun floats with vanilla bean ice cream, Pepsi™, whipped cream and a cherry are the way I choose to wash down all of this yummy food. I really can’t think of a better way! Last, but not least, we have mini SNICKERS® pies! This is the perfect occasion for miniature decadence. I used refrigerated pie crusts and cut them in a cute shape with a cookie cutter. Sprinkled the crust with some cinnamon sugar and baked it, then created a peanut butter mousse sprinkled with chopped SNICKERS® Minis and nuts. Filled the mini pies with the mousse, then topped with some more chopped up SNICKERS® Minis and drizzled with caramel and chocolate. YUM. I couldn’t stop at just pies, I had to serve some SNICKERS® Minis too, so I chose a unique display vase and kept them near the pies.
The thing with making a good food corner is having everything you might need to serve all in one place. There’s snacks, desserts, drinks and finger foods here, but there’s always room for some more. I have recipes for so many flavors of wings, you could always start there!
For an even more elaborate food table that is sure to have all you might need to party, you can also create your own snack stadium! Check out some of the amazing ones below for some inspiration, being sure to VOTE for your favorite for a chance to win the prizes listed below. You’ll also be eligible to WIN by uploading a photo your own special snack stadium to Instagram and using the hashtag #GameDayGlorySweepstakes! Best of luck to you!
Mini SNICKERS® Pie Ingredients:
- 2 refrigerated pie crusts
- 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 4.5 oz peanut butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons nut topping (usually packaged for sundaes)
- 7 SNICKERS® Minis, divided
- chocolate syrup
- caramel syrup
Spray your muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray, then carefully center each mini shell in the pan. Carefully prick the bottom of each shell with a fork, then brush with beaten egg white. Sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon sugar and pop them in the oven for about 8-10 minutes.
Add the softened cream cheese to a mixer and beat on a medium/low speed. Slowly add the sugar, then the peanut butter. Add extract, then the whipping cream. Beat for a few minutes till mixture seems to thicken a bit, then fold in the nuts and chopped SNICKERS®.
Buffalo Chicken Dip:
- 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
- 1.5 cup shredded rotisserie chicken
- 1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce (either bottled or homemade)
- 1/4 cup blue cheese dressing (either bottled or homemade)
- 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup monterey jack cheese
- 1 celery, chopped
- 2 tablespoons drained diced pimentos
- fresh parsley, chopped
Begin by preheating the oven to 350. In a square casserole dish, spread the softened cream cheese along the bottom. Add the shredded chicken and wing sauce to a separate bowl, mix until well combined. Carefully spread the chicken coated with sauce over the cream cheese.
Skittles® Sugar Cookie Sticks in Fruity Yogurt Parfaits
- 1 roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough, room temperature
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup white candy melts, melted
- 1/4 cup Skittles®, crushed
- 1 container vanilla yogurt
- 1 container strawberry banana yogurt
Begin by preheating your oven to 350. Break up cookie dough into tiny pieces over a large mixing bowl. Add the flour. Mix the flour in with the dough well, then knead into a ball. Roll it out into a rectangle near the size of a standard cookie sheet. Cut dough into sticks and do not separate. Bake for about 13-15 minutes, just until edges turn golden. Cut back through the already cut edges and separate. Place sticks on a cooling rack.
While cookie sticks are cooling melt the white candy melts and assemble the mini parfaits. I used small clear plastic cups and filled them with about 3 tablespoons of yogurt, topped with sliced strawberries and raspberries, then topped with another 2-3 tablespoons of the other flavor of yogurt. Once cookies have cooled, dip the ends into the white melts, then sprinkle with crushed Skittles®.
Pepsi™ Ice Cream Floats
- vanilla bean ice cream
- whipped cream
- maraschino cherries
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